Summary Of Day One

The 2016 Equipment Trials commenced today in Santander, Spain.

After a morning briefing, sailors hit the water at 14:00 local time in light air. However, the conditions soon took a turn for the worse as the wind lifted to 23knots.

With many of the sailors sailing some of the six skiffs and seven multihulls for the first time, a decision was made to return to shore for the safety of the sailors and crew support.

Evaluation sailor Arnaud Jarlegan (FRA) said, “It was very shift. We started the afternoon with no wind, about five knots, and in about five minutes we have between 18-20 knots with a lot of movement and intensity. But we took a lot of pleasure in testing and it was very exciting.”

Jarlegan has a wealth of multihull experience and recently sailed on board Energy Team in the America’s World Cup Series in San Diego, USA. We will look to catch up with him later on in the week.

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There are two principal meetings held by the International Sailing Federation every year: the ISAF Annual Conference held in November and the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting held in May. In addition, the ISAF Executive Committee meet four times a year; during the Conference and Mid-Year Meeting and on two other occassions. ISAF Annual Conference Every November, the ISAF Annual Conference brings together the leading figures from the sailing world to discuss, debate and decide upon the key issues in the sport of sailing. The ISAF Committees, Sub-committees and Commissions all have the opportunity to debate all the issues in their respective areas. Based on these discussions they will then make recommendations to the ISAF Council, which is the final decision making body of ISAF. The Conference concludes with three days of Council meetings, when the major decisions which affect sailing's future will be made. ISAF Mid-Year Meeting Held annually every May, the ISAF Mid-Year Meetings bring together the ISAF Council, ISAF Executive Committee and ISAF Events Committee. The key focus of the Council meeting is to consider financial issues and follow up on matters deferred from the Annual Conference.
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