Productive Fourth Day In Santander

Light winds welcomed the sailors on the fourth day of the 2016 Equipment Evaluations meaning that sailing was postponed early on.

Despite waiting for breeze, it was a productive morning for the female skiff sailors as they joined Evaluation Panel members Adrienne Cahalan (AUS) and Sylvia Vogl (AUT) in an informal session where they all gave feedback on the skiffs they’d sailed so far.

The wind started to fill in early in the afternoon and the sailors hit the water at 14:00 local time. Today saw the sailors finish sailing all of the seven multihull and six skiff boats. Sailor feedback forms have been completed and returned to the panel for evaluation and consideration.

As we move into the second half of the trials sailors will move out of the bay to further test the boats, and themselves, in various conditions whilst continuing filling out feedback forms.

Towards the end of the session a series of informal races were conducted between the mixed multihull crews who got the chance to face off against each other. Whilst the boats are not evaluated against each other in race conditions it was nice to see the competitive edge come out in many of the sailors.

The AURA team face the panel this evening in the usual presentation and Q&A session whilst the sailors will take in the sights of the Santander as the sun we’ve had today begins to set.

Check out some images of the day below.

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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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