At the head of the decision-making structure of the International Sailing Federation
(ISAF) sits the Council - elected every four years - which is the final decision-making body of the ISAF. The Council comprises the President, seven Vice-Presidents, two Officers of Honour (non-voting), twenty-eight appointed members (representing each of the regional groups of sailing nations), and representatives of the Offshore Committee, ISAF Classes Committee and a Women's Representative.
With the ISAF Annual Meeting this week in Athens, Greece to conclude on November 14th, the ISAF Council meeting started this afternoon with ISAF President Goran Petersson setting out the challenges ahead as he delivered his opening address to the ISAF Council members.
The President made special mention of the success to the Youth Olympic Games emphasising what a good show case this had been for sailing and also pointed out the innovative approach that many sports took to show case their sports.
The excellent training work carried out by ISAF this year was highlighted, with special thanks to the Training Commission for getting this up and running.
The President outlined the challenging agenda ahead and the importance to see the ISAF Olympic Event and Equipment submissions in the overall scheme of the Olympic Commission’s findings stressing to the council members
‘You are now in the position of being able to shape the future of sailing. You have been given the options and you have been given an outline of the issues with the background information. You need to set the policy and the direction for the future.’
The President went on to thank the Olympic Commission for the work they have done and their dedication to the task.
Read the full report at http://www.sailing.org/34693.php