The bi-annual ISAF Major Oceanic Event Organisers meeting is to take place in Estoril, Portugal on 13 December 2010 to discuss matters relating to the international organisation of oceanic events.
There will be representatives from ISAF oceanic classes such as the IMOCA Open 60s and the Class 40. Events represented in the group include the Volvo Ocean Race, Velux 5 Oceans, La Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale, Barcelona World, The Transat and Vendee Globe races.
The meeting is arranged to discuss the rolling four year calendar of major oceanic events, updates on future events or classes, communication, safety and other matters relating to ISAF and the international sport of sailing in oceanic events.
The meeting is chaired by the ISAF Oceanic and Offshore Committee Chairman, Jacques Lehn and includes other representatives from ISAF and sailors with much experience in oceanic racing such as Mike Golding, Alain Gautier and Pierre Fehlmann.
The meeting is to take place prior to the World Yacht Race Forum in Estoril that is held from the 14 to 16 December, for more information see www.worldyachtracingforum.com where ISAF will also be represented by Secretary General, Jerome Pels, and Head of Technical and Offshore, Jason Smithwick.
ISAF Offshore Microsite - www.sailing.org/offshore