high-level coaches clinic at i420 sailing academy in Portugal

The International 420 Class Association is hosting a High Level Coaches Clinic at the I420 Sailing Academy in Vilamoura, Portugal from 3-7 October 2018.

The aim of the High Level Coaches Clinic is to share knowledge and coaching techniques, with sessions delivered by specialists in a mix of shore side theory and on-water practical sessions. Led by Head coach Jim Saltonstall (GBR), long time coach of the British Sailing Team who has encouraged and inspired so many youngsters towards international and Olympic success. Jim will be joined by renowned 420 Coach Nikos Drougkas (GRE), along with Pedro Pires de Lima (POR), Dr Bernardo Pessoa (POR) and Drª Mónica Neves (POR).

The essential costs of the Clinic are being met by the International 420 Class Association. Participating coaches just need to cover their transport costs, accommodation and meals.

The Clinic will be a mix of on-water sessions, lectures, exercises and presentations. The Clinic is open to experienced high level coaches from around the world. The maximum number of coaches is 30, and if the Clinic is over-subscribed, coaches will be limited to a maximum of two per country at the discretion of the organizers.

Click here for full information on the Clinic Programme and General Conditions and Registration Form.

Register by 20 September 2018.

Any queries should be emailed to Jose Massapina on

U.S. sailing opportunity

When: April 5-8 2018

Where: Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

The 40th year of the CISA Clinic is one not to be missed! Expert coaching, awesome conditions, a fantastic opportunity to jumpstart your summer campaigns! Please submit your application NOW.

Registration closes February 1st

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WADA publishes 2017 Prohibited List 01/01/2017

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; along with, the 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes.

The List - which designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition, and which substances are banned in particular sports - was approved by the Executive Committee on 21 September and comes into force on 1 January 2017.

"WADA is pleased to publish the 2017 Prohibited List, which is one of five International Standards that are mandatory for all signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) to follow," said WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie. "All athletes around the world are held to these standards and there can be no tolerance for people who intentionally break the rules," Reedie continued. "Updated annually, the List is released three months ahead of taking effect so that all stakeholders - in particular athletes and their entourage -- have ample time to familiarize themselves with the List and its modifications," he said.

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