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"Whilst in Copenhagen for the Annual Meetings, I had the great privilege of attending the Rolex International Yachtsman of the Year Awards. Our own Adrienne Cahalan was a nominee for the Women's Award for her outstanding achievement as navigator aboard Steve Fossett's Cheyenne when it took 5 days off the Round the World Record on 5 April this year. The new record stands at 58 days, 9 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds. Adrienne's other achievements, which include 13 Sydney to Hobart Races, are too long to list here but can be found on her website.
Proving that record setting is a specialty, Adrienne finished runner up for the fourth time at these awards behind Sofia Bekatorou and Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE), 470 Olympic Gold Medallists. Three time Laser Olympic Medallist Robert Scheidt (BRA) won the Men's Award. A disappointment for Adrienne but I did spot her sitting at dinner between His Majesty King Constantine of Greece and sailing legend Paul Elvstrom. Appropriate recognition for one of Australia's true sailing legends and pretty good for girl born and bred in Sydney with sailing in her viens. Another demonstration of where dedication and hard work can take you in our sport.
Congratulations to Adrienne for her nomination and all she has achieved in sailing."
CEO, Yachting Australia.
|Yachting Australia News|
Yachting Australia Employment Opportunity - We are looking to recruit a National Training Manager. Applications close on the 3rd December.
2005-08 Racing Rules of Sailing come into effect on 1 January, 2005. The revised Special Regulations are effective from 1 July 2005. Stocks of the new Rule Book will be available from Boat Book Australia from mid December.
2004 Australian Yachting Award winners - Yachting Australia announced the winners of the 2004 Yachting Awards at a small function at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on Saturday 30 October.
2003-04 Yachting Australian Annual Report Available Online - All committee and financial reports, as well as the CEO and President's report can be found at this link.
ISAF Annual Meetings - Summary of outcomes - Yachting Australia has summarised and published the major issues effecting Australia. The ISAF Annual Meetings took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 7-14 November 2004. These were important meetings, seeing the Olympic Equipment for 2008 decided and the new President and Vice Presidents elected to serve for the next four years.
|High Performance News|
High Performance Coaching Positions - there are currently three High Performance coaching positions available around the country. Yachting Australia is recruiting for a South Australian High Performance Coach, and the NSW Institute of Sport is recruiting for two coaches for its sailing program - a Sailing Coach/Coordinator and a Sailing Coach.
Olympic & Paralympic Classes Funding 2005 - The Yachting Australia Board of Directors has approved the Guidelines for Funding Under the Yachting Australia High Performance Program, including Supplement One - Guidelines for Athlete Funding in the Olympic & Paralympic Classes.
Selection Policy for the 2005 ISAF World Team Racing Championship - The Yachting Australia Board of Directors have approved the Guidelines for Nomination and Selection of the Australian Team for the 2005 ISAF World Team Racing Championship.
International & Recognised Classes Funding Policy 2004 - All applications for funding must be received at the Yachting Australia office by 1st May 2005.
Arthur Brett Awarded NCSP Scholarship - Yachting Australia would like to congratulate 2004 Australia Olympic Team Coach Arthur Brett on being awarded a scholarship under the NCSP for the second year running.
Become a Sailing Instructor - Wouldn't you prefer to be sailing right now? Well, you could use your interest and knowledge of sailing to become an instructor. Training programs for Instructors exist at many clubs and commercial training centres and are a great way to spend more time doing your favourite sport, as well as earn your living.
Remember to update your First Aid Certificate - It is a requirement for most instructor qualifications and strongly recommended for all others to obtain and maintain their Senior First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certificates. Senior First Aid Certificates need to be renewed within three years and CPR every 12 months.
|Club of the Month|
Commodore of Tinaroo Sailing Club Peter MacGregor reports how MyClub has made club life much easier: 'I have been involved in the administration of our club for 10 years now. Over that time the roles required of our voluntary management committee have become very much more onerous and demanding. The turning point came in 2003 when I attended Yachting QLDs annual conference. Here I was shown MyClub for the first time.' Read more.
|Around the Country |
Officer Administrator Wanted - Yachting Queensland requires the services of an Office Administrator for its small but busy office by the water at Manly.
Sail Melbourne 2005 – online entries now open - There really could be no easier way to book yourself into some top competition, professional race management and excellent sailing conditions on Port Phillip than through the Sail Melbourne online entry system – Now open to all competitors.
WA Sailors win Womensport West Team of the Year - Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson were announced winners of the 2003-04 award, beating a strong field of women.
First “true” Australian entrant in Volvo Ocean Race - Premier Challenge will be the first 'true' all Australian entry in the event since its inception in 1973 (formerly as the Whitbread Around the World Race). It is being designed, built and sailed predominantly by Victorians in Victoria.
Sail Melbourne secures the 2008 International 470 World Championships - In a major coup for sailing in Melbourne and Australia, Sail Melbourne has been successful in its bid to host the International 470 World Championships in 2008.
SIRs Competitors Ready to Hit the Harbour - This year will mark the 13th year Yachting NSW has organised the Sydney International Regatta, which will be conducted from the Woollahra Sailing Club with the RSYS hosting the keelboat classes.
Great Southern Regatta - will be held as a lead up to the Adelaide Port Lincoln Race. The Regatta starts on Saturday 19th February. Notice of Race and entry form now available.
|November News Round Up|
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