Meeting between ISAF and Radio Sailing Permanent Committee January 2010

Jerome Pels LLM (Secretary General ISAF) & Mike Clifton (Chairman RSA)

Following the election of the new permanent committee of ISAF/RSD, who look after the thirty divisional members and class associations, an inaugural meeting was held at the offices of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), to discuss the future organisation and management of radio sailing and its involvement with ISAF.  It was agreed that RSD would change its name to International Radio Sailing Association, thus removing the anomaly of “Division”. IRSA would remain at this stage an ISAF Affiliated member. It was agreed to look into strengthening the relationship over the next two years. Both the options of class associations and formalising the terms of affiliation of IRSA to act on ISAF behalf for radio sailing were discussed. IRSA will continue to work with ISAF to help publicise and promote all aspects of radio sailing by promoting the four existing International classes and encouraging the new up-and –coming classes to become part of the IRSA family. Both ISAF and the PC recognise that there is considerable opportunity and potential for full size and radio sailing to benefit from mutual co-operation in the worldwide sport of sailing.

For more information contact Robert Hobbs Publicity Officer at publicity-officer@ radiosailing .org

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