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8 September 2010, 12:26 pm
ISAF Invites Bids To Host ISAF Youth Worlds
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships

Future ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships

ISAF is now inviting bids to host the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships from 2014 onwards.
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAF's longest running event, having taken place every year since the first Youth Worlds hosted by Sweden in 1971.

The event has been held in 23 countries over the past 40 years. The 40th anniversary edition took place from 8 - 17 July, sailed out of Istanbul, Turkey.

In 2011 the Youth Worlds heads to Zadar in Croatia, followed by Dublin Bay in Ireland in 2012 and Limassol, Cyprus in 2013.

In advance of the 2010 ISAF Annual Conference in Athens, ISAF is inviting bids to host the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships from 2014 onwards.

All ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) are invited to bid for this pinnacle youth event. MNAs interested in bidding should contact the ISAF Secretariat by email to receive the bid manual.

The deadline for bids is 15 October 2010. Bids will be reviewed by the Youth World Championship Sub-Committee during its meeting on 6 November 2010 at the ISAF Annual Conference in Athens, Greece.
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About The ISAF Youth Worlds

The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAF's longest running event, having taken place every year since the first Youth Worlds hosted by Sweden in 1971.

It is the most prestigious championships in the youth sailing calendar, 333 sailors from 59 countries competed in the 2010 ISAF Youth Worlds in Istanbul, Turkey.

Since 2003, the ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) has assisted young athletes from developing sailing nations to attend the ISAF Youth Worlds by providing funding and coaching support.

The APP has directly supported the participation of over 140 sailors and helped introduce 12 new nations to the Championship, further spreading the appeal of youth sailing's premier event.

France is the current holder of the Volvo Trophy, awarded annually to the top performing nation at the Youth Worlds.

Past notable winners include American's Cup skippers, Russell Coutts (NZL) and Chris Dickson (NZL), Volvo Ocean Race sailor Stuart Bannatyne (NZL) and many Olympic Champions including Robert Scheidt (BRA), Ben Ainslie (GBR), Alessandra Sensini (ITA) and Iain Percy (GBR).

Find out more about the Youth Worlds at www.isafyouthworlds.com

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