sail-world.com -- Australia's Malcolm Page shines, Laser Worlds, World Cup and more

Australia's Malcolm Page shines, Laser Worlds, World Cup and more    

'Action on Day 1 of the 2013 Laser Worlds, Oman'    OmanSail ©

The ISAF Annual Conference has just concluded in Oman and refreshingly the mood within ISAF, under new President Carlo Croce, is to listen carefully to the Athletes.

Through the Conference, it was clear that the Athletes Commission was having a lot of say, and they were being listened to by the ISAF Council.

Athletes Commission Chairman and Double Olympic Gold Medallist, Malcolm Page (AUS) spoke very simply and directly to the meetings on many points. He made it very clear the way the sailors felt and he was listened to by the meeting – they did not go against the Athletes Commission’s views. We have the right man in the right place at the right time now... thank you Malcolm.

As Sail-World has been explaining in recent months, Carlo Croce has been keen to tackle the problems of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The Council voted to embark on a reform process which will take a couple of years at least.

At this stage the proposal seems to be that the World Cup events will be by invitation only to the top 25 sailors in the World within each class. There are several reason for the change, but the most significant is to lift the profile of sailing, and get more exposure for the Olympic side of the sport outside the Olympic Regatta. Sail-World will be following developments closely.

Nick Thompson (GBR) at Laser 2013 Worlds. -  © Paul Wyeth - RYA?nid=116771   Click Here to view large photo

The Oman Laser 2013 Worlds started today. British sailor Nick Thompson was impressive with a 2, 1 result to lead the Blue fleet. In the Yellow fleet, World number one, Australia' own Tom Burton had 8, 1, and is fourth overall.

Only a little over a week until entries close for the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne for both the Olympic and Invited Classes.

China’s Lijia Xu works hard in the breeze - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao -  ISAF ©  

There has been a big surge in entries, over the last week, especially from Asia. 15 Chinese sailors have entered, amongst them is the 2012 Laser Radial Olympic Gold Medallist Lijia Xu, the 2012 World Female Sailor of the Year, whose inspiring acceptance speech we published in full last week.

Krystal Weir (AUS) Laser Radial will be back in the hunt at 2013 Sail Melbourne -  Jeff Crow-Sail Melbourne?nid=116771   Click Here to view large photo

Sail-World will be in Melbourne for this great event, there have already been entries from 23 countries, with rapidly growing numbers in the Invited classes too. If you are planning to enter what will be another wonderful Melbourne event, do it NOW!!!

METS Tradeshow -  David Schmidt   Click Here to view large photo

But there is more to do for us first. By the time you read this newsletter, the Sail-World team will be jetting to Amsterdam for METS, the biggest Marine Trade show in the world.

We will be looking at new products from around the world. Some interesting days ahead...



by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
- 6:49 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT





Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=116771

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial Australia

Related News Stories:
22 Dec 2014  Sail-World's coverage of Rolex Sydney Hobart will be its biggest ever
17 Dec 2014  VOR Nico surprises, Problems for ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sydney Hobart
15 Dec 2014  And the best venue is Sideney!!
08 Dec 2014  Sail-World 2.0, Nico set to talk
03 Dec 2014  Volvo Ocean Race wreck-rescue and its Bermuda for next AmericasCup
03 Dec 2014  America's Cup gets underway ... Volvo Ocean Race wreck and rescue
01 Dec 2014  Oz double Gold- Sailing World Cup final, Vestas bricks in Volvo
28 Nov 2014  Volvo fleet heads for storm, SOLAS Big Boat, S2H, AC and more
20 Nov 2014  VOR, RdR, S2H update, CupNews—Sailing news from Oz and beyond
12 Nov 2014  2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race: The best of Leg 1

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 NEW AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT