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Sailing Clinic In Suva

The Oceania Sailing Federation (OSAF) aim to send two reps to the 2015 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Youth Sailing Championships, says Graham Numa The OSAF vice-president and Papua New
01 May 2015 07:40
Sailing Clinic In Suva
Maria Anette Gay of Samoa (front), Viliame Raturu of Fiji (middle) and Corey Santos of Guam during the ISAF 2015 Youth Worlds ENP Oceania Performance Clinic at the sailing centre in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday. Photo: Rama

The Oceania Sailing Federation (OSAF) aim to send two reps to the 2015 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Youth Sailing Championships, says Graham Numa

The OSAF vice-president and Papua New Guinea Yachting Association vice-president made the comment in Suva yesterday.

Numa explained how the Youth’s World Emerging Nations Programme clinic currently under way in Suva would provide such a platform.

“This is actually a new workshop established by the International Sailing Federation,” Numa said.

“This is a new concept of training for the emerging nations.

“The ISAF offers two scholarships to each of the federations that are taking part here, depending on merit. There are also international sailing coaches that are here and they are also assessing all the athletes here.

“We’re hoping that two countries will qualify for the scholarships to attend the Youth World Championships in Malaysia in December.”

Numa confirmed that most of the participants in the clinic would also be featuring for their respective countries at the 2015 Pacific Games in July.

“Yes, from PNG, we’ve got two of our female sailors here who are also in the final squad for the sailing team in PNG.

“They’re both here doing the ENP programme which ends today (yesterday) and the Oceania Sailing Federation Championships that start tomorrow (today). For us it’s a good lead-up event towards the Pacific Games.”

A total of 24 sailors have been attending the clinic from the Cook Islands, Guam, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu and Savusavu and Suva.

This clinic started on April 24 at the National Sailing Centre, Laucala Bay and ended yesterday. Today, the sailors will compete in the Oceania Sailing Championships which ends next Monday.

Feedback: eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 



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