Focus on European Sailing

The EUROSAF Annual General Meeting 2019 took place from 19 to 21 of April in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to the professional organization of the Turkish Sailing Federation, 37 delegates, observers, and guests could fully concentrate on the extensive and diversified program. All in all 25 member nations were represented in Turkey, leading to interesting and goal-oriented discussions among the participants.

For the first time in recent years a meeting for Committee chairs and Committee members had been organized, giving them the opportunity to get a broader view about current issues in each Committee and to connect members with each other. The EUROSAF Meeting was attended also by World Sailing President, Kim Andersen. He joined the whole program from Friday evening on; on Saturday he gave a keynote speech right after the Ordinary General Assembly.

While Saturday morning, until early afternoon, was dedicated to the formal and administrative matters of the 22nd Ordinary General Assembly, the later afternoon was open for presentations given by EUROSAF Committees, event organizers and guests. The Annual General Meeting in Istanbul closed on Sunday noon.

The meeting was held at the sailing section of Fenerbahçe Sport Club, where participants were able to mingle with sailors.

A great evening program, organized by the Turkish Sailing Federation, completed a fruitful weekend for European sailing.