Event Partners

Oleg Ilyin (RUS)

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Oleg Ilyin
28 May 1943
German (sailing terminology, everyday language)


To work with the President and Executive Committee in close collaboration with specialist expertise.
As the governing body for the Sport of Sailing, ISAF shall combine traditions with new trends of modern Olympic Sport , in particular:

  • Strengthen the role of the General Assembly and provide simultaneous translations at ISAF meetings;
  • Improve the relationship between the Executive Committee and Council;
  • Develop the existing system of clinics, seminars for race officials, coaches and youth;
  • Develop special programs to help emerging nations and new ISAF members;
  • Enhance control over the International Calendar of major events to prevent clashes;
  • Develop interaction with mass media, use modern means of footage of events;
  • Continue to work on modern formats for Olympic, ISAF and class championships;
  • Enhance control over the price of equipment for youth and Olympic classes of boats.
  • Get professionals involved in attracting sponsors.

Sailing Career

Practical Coaching (1966-1991)

  • USSR National Team, 1977-1992, as National Coach, Dep. Head coach, Head Coach;
  • XXVII Olympic Games (1980, Tallinn, Head coach) three medals;
  • XXV Olympic Games (1992, Barcelona, Dep.Head coach/Rule adviser);

Classes raced:

  • National "Yersh", "M", "Finn" (at regional level), "Star" (as crew member), offshore boats (occasionally)

Sailing Administration

Continental Activity - European Sailing Federation (EuroSAF)

  • Member of committees - 1997- 2004;
  • Vice-president - 2005 - till present.

Russian Yachting Federation (RYF)- functions from 1993-till present:

  • RYF Secretary General (1994- till present);
  • RYF International Relations Committee (1993- till present);
  • RYF Publishing Committee (rules, trranslations, special and general books on sailing 1993- till present)
  • RYF Match Race Committee (Chairman- 1997-2005, member- till present);
  • RYF Racing Rules Committee member (1996-till present).

Roles Within ISAF

ISAF Committee Membership
ISAF member 1977-1983; 1994- till present;
ISAF Council Member 1977-1983; 2005-2012(as alternate);
Events Committee Member since 1999 till present;
Racing Rules Committee 2009-2012.

ISAF Race Official Appointments
ISAF International Judge- since 1992;
International Umpire Judge since 1995;

ISAF Race Official Activity:
International Jury member at the XXVII-XXX Olympic Games ( 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
International Jury member at ISAF World Championships 2003 (Puerto Sherry), ESP; 2007, (Cascais , POR)
International Jury member / Chairman - at World & European Championships in fleet and match race - over 40 events during this period
International Umpire- member of Umps team for Open MR World Championship (2004, Yekaterinburg, Russia)
International Umpire- member of Umps Team for Open MR European Championshoips 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010.

Other Information

Education: teaching
ISAF Seminars /Clinics held in Russia- as instructor -coordinator, annually since 2000;
RYF National seminars for judges and umpires- as instructor- annually since 1996 till present;
Published 8 original books on racing rules, tactics (fleet & match racing), psychology of sailing.

Nominating MNAs

AND Federacio Andorrana de Vela
BLR Belarus Sailing Federation
BUL Bulgarian Sailing Federation
CHN Chinese Yachting Association
CRO Croatian Sailing Federation
DEN Danish Sailing Association
ESP Real Federacion Espanola de Vela
EST Estonian Yachting Union
FRA Federation Francaise de Voile
GBR Royal Yachting Association
GRE Hellenic Sailing Federation
HUN Hungarian Yachting Association
ISL Icelandic Sailing Association
ITA Italian Sailing Federation
KAZ Kazakhstan Sailing Federation
KGZ Sailing Federation of Kyrgyztan
KOR Korea Sailing Federation
LAT Yachting Union of Latvia
JPN Japan Sailing
NOR Norwegian Sailing Federation
POL Polish Yachting Association
POR Portuguese Sailing Federation
ROU Romanian Yachting Federation
RUS Russian Yachting Federation
SIN Singapore Sailing Federation
SMR Federazione Sammarinese Vela
SWE Swedish Sailing Federation
TUR Turkish Sailing Federation
UKR Sailing Federation of Ukraine
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