Laser Sailing Lessons – Selection for ISAF Laser Clinic
The following message was sent to all Sailing Clubs in Belize.
This year ISAF started the Emerging Nations Program for MNAs just like us. The program is in the form of five clinics in key locations round the world. ISAF have invited 3 junior sailors from Belize to the Americas Clinic in Antigua.
From Antigua we hope to go to the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2015. This year they are at Langkawi, Malaysia. We will be able to send one girl and one boy. This too we hope to receive some funding from somewhere :-). http://www.sailing.org/events/isafworlds/index.php
These races will be held in Laser Radials and the Belize Sailing School to provide free 5 day intensive Laser sailing lessons. A 5 day selection regatta will follow. We will also try to provide free accommodation for sailors.
Laser Sailing Lessons – 28th March to 1st April.
Laser Selection Regatta: 2nd April to – 7th April. Top 2 Boys and top Girl go to Antigua.
Places are limited to 8 and we invite clubs to put forward potential candidates. Candidates for the Laser sailing lessons must meet the following criteria.
Candidates shall be under the age of 19 years on 31 December 2015.
- Candidates shall be under the age of 19 years on 31 December 2015.
- Candidates must be of Belizean Nationality.
- Candidates must bring a valid passport.
Please remember the optimal weight for the Laser Radial is 121 to 159 lb (55 to 72 kg). Lighter sailors will not be turned away though. Potential candidates you should consider are those sailors that have aged out of Optimists or are currently in the top 10 BzSA Optimist rankings.
Candidate names must be submitted to the Development Officer by sundown 16th February. We wish all the best of luck to all candidates.
Fair winds and following seas
Belize Sailing Association – Development Officer