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Twenty Sailors To Receive Athlete Participation Programme Funding At 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds

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Thursday 30 May 2013 -The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce that 20 competitors from 11 nations have been approved to receive funding from the Athlete Participation Programme (APP) for the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship.

From the 20 competitors chosen to benefit from APP funding at the Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds in Limassol, Cyprus from 13-20 July there will be seven sailors in the Laser Radial Boys, five in the Laser Radial Girls, three in the 420 Boys, three in the 420 Girls, one in the Open 29er and one RS:X Boy.

Since 2002 APP funding has enabled over 200 sailors the chance to compete at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships.

Of the 2013 recipients the Youth Worlds welcomes back previous APP funded athletes Owen Siese (BER), Mathias Robertson (CHI), Nadja Horwitz (CHI), Maria Jose Poncell Horowitz (CHI), Rodrigo Ducase (CHI), Stephanie Devaux-Lovell (LCA), Luka Tosic (SRB) and Oleksander Tugaryev (UKR).

With some steady results from Dublin Bay, Ireland last year they will benefit from the same support in their bid to push up the leader board.

APP has given developing sailing nations the chance and opportunity to represent their nation at the premier regatta for youth sailors. Sailors from Botswana, El Salvador, Andorra, St. Lucia and Paraguay have all been given the opportunity to compete on a level playground with developed and experienced sailing nations.

Roberto Briffa

Roberto Briffa

The 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds is no different and welcomes sailors from Mozambique for the first time. Laser Radial sailors Neidy Justini Nhaquile and Velick Manchica will fly their nation’s flag in Cyprus.

Limassol, Cyprus will host the 43rd edition of the Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds and the sailors on APP will be able to compete in Limassol with subsidised travel and entry.

They will also benefit from the coaching of Hugh Styles, World Youth Sailing Trust coach, who will guide the athletes.

2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds APP Sailors:

Laser Radial Boys
1. Owen Siese (BER)
2. Miguel Antonio Saab (COL)
3. Roberto Briffa (MLT)
4. Velick Manchica (MOZ)
5. Luka Tosic (SRB)
6. To Be Confirmed (UKR)
7. Alberto Lados (URU)

Laser Radial Girls
1. Maria Jose Poncell Horwitz (CHI)
2. Nicole Paul (COL)
3. Stephanie Devaux-Lovell (LCA)
4. Neidy Justini Nhaquile (MOZ)
5. Kamolwan Chanyim (THA)

420 Boys
1. Rodrigo Ducasse (CHI)
2. Nicolas Flores (MEX)
3. Alfonso Garcia Bringas (MEX)

420 Girls
1. Nadja Horwitz (CHI)
2. Nicolas Flores (MEX)
3. Alfonso Garcia Bringas (MEX)

RS:X Boys
1. Oleksander Tugaryev (UKR)

Open 29er
1. Mathias Robertson (CHI)

How It Works

The Athlete Participation Programme allows athletes, via their MNA, to apply for support in a number of different ways:

Event Coaching/Support
Athletes which attend the event without a coach or team leader can apply for coaching support. Coaching is provided by the World Youth Sailing Trust.

Entry Fee Subsidy
Applicants can apply for help with the entry fee. They can either ask for help with the whole amount or part of the cost of the entry fee.

Travel Subsidy
To assist in covering the expenses of the athlete’s travel, they can apply for a Travel Subsidy to cover either part or the entire cost of their travel.

Editorial rights free images will be available during the event via ISAF’s Flickr stream at http://www.flickr.com/isafmedialibrary

Video

Cyprus Ready For 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds
URL – http://youtu.be/E9ZdApllADI
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Contact

ISAF Communications Department
Tel: + 44 2380 635 111
Fax: + 44 2380 635 789
Email: marketing@isaf.com

Links

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship
www.isafyouthworlds.com

ISAF Athlete Participation Programme
www.isafyouthworlds.com/app.

ISAF Youth Worlds Facebook site:
www.facebook.com/ISAFYouthWorlds

ISAF Youth Worlds YouTube
www.youtube.com/ISAFChannel

International Sailing Federation (ISAF)
www.sailing.org

Editors Notes

The ISAF Youth Worlds was first held in Sweden in 1971. The 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Dublin, Ireland will be the 43rd edition of the championship.

Past notable winners include American’s Cup skippers, Chris Dickson (NZL), Russell Coutts (NZL), Dean Barker (NZL); Olympic medallists, Robert Scheidt (BRA), Amelie Lux (GER), Ben Ainslie (GBR), Iain Percy (GBR), Alessandra Sensini (ITA), Elise Rechichi (AUS) and Tessa Parkinson (AUS); Volvo Ocean Race sailors like Stuart Bannatyne (NZL) and Richard Clarke (CAN). The most successful ISAF Youth World Champions are Great Britain’s Sally Cuthbert and Poland’s Zofia Klepacka having won four successive titles in the Laser II and Mistral respectively.

Great Britain is the current holder of the Nations Trophy, awarded annually to the top performing nation at the Youth Worlds. France is the most success nation through the history of the Championship, winning the Nations Trophy on a record 12 occasions and holding a record 70 medals: 22 gold, 30 silver and 18 bronze.

International Sailing Federation

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing.

ISAF is made up of over 130 Member National Authorities (MNAs), who are its principal members, and responsible for the decision making process that governs the sailing world.

There are currently more than 100 ISAF International, Recognized and Classic Yacht Classes, ranging from the small dinghy classes for young people up to 60 foot ocean racers.

Sailing

Sailing is a lifetime sport enjoyed right across the world.

The sport encompasses a massive range of disciplines and events including Olympic sailing, offshore sailing, windsurfing, match racing, team racing, fleet racing and disabled sailing.

Sailing first joined the Olympic programme at the Paris 1900 Olympic Games. Sailing was back on the Olympic programme for the London 1908 Olympic Games and has been a part of every Olympic Games since.

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