Summary Of Day Five

It was another light wind day here in Santander as the wind failed to fill in towards the latter part of the afternoon.

Nonetheless it gave the Evaluation Panel a chance to gather their thoughts and engage in discussion between themselves and with the sailors.

Enrique Figueroa (PUR) and Sylvia Vogl (AUT) got a chance to sit down with the mixed multihull sailors to speak to them about the seven boats out here in Santander. And just like the skiff meeting it was beneficial for both parties to have an open discussion between themselves.

The day started with the Hartley Rebel team speaking to the panel and ended with the Nacra manufacturers presenting their case to the panel.

Several kiteboarders are currently in Santander trialling formats for possible inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. But just like the Skiff and Multihull sailors, they were left frustrated with a lack of wind.

It’s been good to see the new wave of Olympic sailing boats in action throughout the week, but not one to forget where we came from we’ve been retracing Olympic Sailing’s roots on the London 2012 ISAF Olympic Sailing website. We’re currently up to 1936, read more here. And images are available on the ISAF Facebook here.

There will be the usual sailor briefing at 9:30 tomorrow morning with sailors, panel members, observers and media hoping we get some breeze.

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About ISAF

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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