Australian Sailing creates partnership with Japan Sailing Federation

by Australian Sailing

Belinda Stowell, Alec Brodie, Sophie McIntosh, Tristan Brown, Conor Nicholas, Jacinta Ainsworth, Xavier Winston-Smith, Emily Summerell at the Youth Exchange in Wakayama in 2015
Belinda Stowell, Alec Brodie, Sophie McIntosh, Tristan Brown, Conor Nicholas, Jacinta Ainsworth, Xavier Winston-Smith, Emily Summerell at the Youth Exchange in Wakayama in 2015

Joint-training exercises and exchange visits for sailors, officials and coaching staff, along with support for the Australian Sailing Team base, is all part of an agreement signed by Australian Sailing and Japan Sailing Federation (JSA).  The agreement, which runs until December 2020, continues an ongoing relationship between the two organisations that has assisted youth sailors in the past.

Under the new partnership, there will be training opportunities for National and Junior Youth national teams of both countries, as well as visits between officials and staff.  There will also be co-operation in the areas of coach training, medical science and anti-doping, as well as sailing development and promotion.

Australian Sailing CEO Matt Carroll said the arrangement is a great opportunity to strengthen an existing relationship with the Japan Sailing Federation saying, “We have shared a positive working partnership with JSA previously, particularly in the development of our youth sailors in both countries.

“This new chapter allows for our national teams, as well as our off-water specialists to exchange information and work together to strengthen sailing across our region.

“Australian Sailing will also benefit from the local knowledge of our colleagues in Japan as our preparations ramp up for the Tokyo Games in 2020.

“Our thanks to the President and Board of Japan Sailing Federation for their willingness to continue to develop our existing relationship, which will strengthen sailing for both of our countries,” Matt added.

This year the Japanese exchange will be held in Karatsu from May 1 to 7 with two 420 and Laser Radial teams in attendance alongside two coaches.




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