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General Information

Dates of 2016 Symposium Tuesday 02 - Thursday 04 February, 2016

Hotel Jen, 277 Orchard Road, 238858 Singapore

The 2016 ISAF Development Symposium is organised in partnership with Singapore Sailing, the ISAF Member National Authority for Singapore.

Delegate registration details

All enquiries for registration to attend this event should be made to the ISAF Training and Development department via email or by calling the office: +44 (0)2380 635111

Aims and Objectives of the ISAF Development Symposium

The first ISAF Development Symposium was held in Ireland in 2012. The event was presented as a forum where all ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) present could discuss areas of Training and Development related and input into the overall strategy of the International Sailing Federation. Over the years, the Development Symposium has become much, much more. Over the last 3 events in Oman, South Africa and in the USA, the structure of the event has broadened into a much more workshop oriented discussion driven event, where invited speakers and delegates themselves have had far more opportunity to shape the program to suit their individual needs.

International delegates at this important event receive presentations from a number of Experts in a variety of sport specific disciplines as well as taking part in break-away sessions where they are encouraged to interact with other delegates, often from other Nations. The ISAF Development Symposium directly compliments the work of the ISAF Development and Youth Committee, with the report from each event helping ISAF to gather valuable information on how its work can continue to develop, giving those delegates present from New or Emerging Nations a much needed chance to have their voices heard.

A full picture gallery of the 2016 ISAF Development Symposium will be available via the ISAF Training and Development Facebook page

Videos of previous events can be found via our dedicated YouTube channel here:

Regular updates will also available during the event via Twitter

If you have a query about any aspect the Development Symposium including the proposed programme then please contact the ISAF Training and Development department

Venue and Travel

The venue for the 2015 ISAF Development Symposium is Hotel Jen, 277 Orchard Road, 238858 Singapore

The nearest airport is Changi International Airport. You can find more information on the dedicated website here:

The venue hotel offers a transfer service to and from the airport. Please arrange this service when booking your accommodation.

Further details regarding alternative forms of airport transfer and accommodation available in Singapore, please contact the ISAF Training and Development department via email or by telephone: +44 (0) 2380 635 111

You can see more of the venue hotel by accessing their website here:

ISAF Development Symposium Schedule

The 2016 Development Symposium schedule will be announced soon.

To keep all our discussion topics relevant and up to date, your MNA may be asked if there are any specific topics that it may wish to see included in the program. In previous years, or topics have included the following:

- ISAF Training and Development Department overview

- ISAF Coaching Framework

- ISAF Training Resources for sailors and coaches

- Examples of regional / national development programs

- International Kiteboard Training Program

- ISAF Emerging Nations Program (Youth Worlds)

- Developing national disabled / Paralympic sail training programs

- ISAF Training Scholarship

- UNICEF Safeguards for children in sport

- The 'Gender balance' - Inclusivity in the sport of sailing

ISAF Development Symposium Schedule

2015 ISAF Development Symposium Schedule - Version 4


You will find a full report of each ISAF Development Symposium below:


Registration details will be announced soon. A delegate discount has been arranged and a code for use in booking accommodation will be issued to all delegates upon contacting ISAF.

If you have any queries please contact the ISAF Training and Development Department via email:

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