sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Yachting New Zealand issues media statement on Board Sailing debate
Yachting New Zealand issues media statement on Board Sailing debate

'Kiteboard Course Racing Worlds 2012'    Alberto Foresti/Canon    Click Here to view large photo

On Wednesday afternoon, Yachting New Zealand issued a media statement on its position with the expected re-opening of the decision made at the May Meeting of the International Sailing Federation. The statement makes a claim, which would seem to be at variance with ISAF Constitution in regard to the voting and speaking obligations of ISAF Councillors.

The ISAF Annual Conference being held on first -11th November in Ireland will hold special interest for supporters of windsurfing and kite boarding, with the ISAF Council to decide whether the decision on Kite-Board Racing’s inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games is to be re-visited.

Jan Dawson, Yachting NZ President -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo
The ISAF Council is the decision making body of ISAF and is made up of representatives elected by 12 groups of countries, known as Areas. Each country in the Area has one vote in determining matters before Council.

Area L, the South West Pacific, consists of New Zealand, Australia and seven Pacific nations and has two representatives on the Council. These delegates are required by the Constitution to represent the majority views of the countries in Area L at the Council, not those of the individual countries within Area L.

Despite Yachting New Zealand’s position on the debate, strong support of kite-boarding from the other countries in Area L means that the majority view from Area L is in support of not reopening the May decision to introduce Kite boarding into the Olympic Games.

Yachting New Zealand President Jan Dawson explains the situation; 'Unfortunately at the ISAF Council it is not New Zealand’s 'personal vote' but the vote of all the countries of Area L South West Pacific. The Councillors must represent what the majority of the countries want and Area L includes nine nations. We have to respect the democratic process.'

Australia and the majority of the Pacific Island nations support the decision for kite-board racing to be introduced and as a result the two Area L representatives on the ISAF Council will vote to not re-open the equipment slate decision.

David Abercrombie, CEO, Yachting New Zealand -  .. .  
Yachting New Zealand remains in support of Wind Surfing as an Olympic sport for 2016 and this is reflected in a Yachting New Zealand submission to ISAF on the matter made in July.

Chief Executive David Abercrombie outlines Yachting New Zealand’s July submission; 'Yachting New Zealand feels that wind surfing should be there in Rio and the basis that Kite boarding needs more rigorous testing before it is included in the Olympic Games and a good way to do this would be to introduce it as an event at ISAF World Cup Regattas.'

'Yachting New Zealand will continue to support windsurfing development programmes as windsurfing is still a pathway and an event at the ISAF Youth Worlds and the IOC Youth Olympics.'

Sail-World: How Councillors vote is set out in the ISAF Constitution, Clause 39 which says: 39. Members of the Council shall be persons who are active in Yachting. Members of the Council shall be responsible for placing before the Council the views of the Member National Authorities by whom they were nominated or elected but in the exercise of their votes they shall have regard to the interest of the sport of yachting throughout the world as a whole.

The final phrase makes it clear that Councillors in fact are required vote in the best interests of the sport worldwide, whether or not that is consistent with the views of one or more, or the majority of countries in their region. They are also required, as the body of the clause states to place before Council the views of the countries in their region, even though these may be in conflict.

About the ISAF Annual Conference

From 1-11 November 2012 the world of sailing will gather in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland for the 2012 ISAF Annual Conference.

ISAF Committee, Sub-committee and Commission members will travel from around the globe to Dun Laoghaire where they will be joined by ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs), Class Associations, sailors, event organisers, boat manufacturers and many more. Those in attendance will discuss, debate, make recommendations and decisions on the issues and policies that will take sailing forward into 2013.


by Jodie Bakewell-White

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103372

7:57 PM Wed 31 Oct 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

30 Oct 2012  Yachting NZ caught in OSAF 'friendly fire' over Olympic events
25 Oct 2012  Coastal Classic 2012 on board Higher Ground - Video
22 Oct 2012  New website and other developments at Auckland Viaduct Marina
17 Oct 2012  Coaching and Cancer Awareness
14 Oct 2012  2012 Coastal Classic: Riada and her crew of Lads and Dads
11 Oct 2012  Yachting NZ announces 2012 Sailor of the Year line up
05 Oct 2012  Coastal Classic 2012 : Entry deadline extended
03 Oct 2012  Steele wins NZ Youth Match Racing Championships at Wellington
03 Oct 2012  Learn to Sail and dinghy training for grown ups
29 Sep 2012  Two more reasons to enter the Stack Winter Champs next weekend
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World















2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight




























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT