On the 7th of April the annual General Assembly of ISLA was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The main objective of this year’s assembly was to redefine the scope of ISLA as well as to discuss the tasks of ISLA’s technical committee.
The Scope of ISLA
The definition of ISLA’s scope is now included in the official Articles of Association in the following way:
“The association acts as the global umbrella organization of the organizers of national sailing leagues (NSL). Its purpose is to support the development of NSL in countries worldwide and all leagues sailing activities. The association is the controlling authority of continental and world championships of clubs under the SAILING Champions League (SCL) title and establishes common standards to ensure quality and fairness of the competitions. The association represents and protects the interests of any of its members concerning the above purpose.”
Furthermore, it was unanimously agreed to maintain the membership fee of 500 Euro for 2018.
To ensure a high quality of national league sailing, ISLA decided to redefine the Rule Book, the standard of the Notice of Race, the Sailing Instruction and also the Call Book. By the use of a standardized policy all nations have the opportunity to host high-class league sailing events wherein all sailors compete under similar conditions worldwide. The technical committee is composed of international umpire experts of the SAILING Champions League format: Heiko Thölmann (Germany), Paw Hagen (Denemark) and Giuseppe D’Amico (Italy) and Roberto Emanuele de Felice, Vice-President of ISLA, is chairing this committee.
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