A National Clinic is being organised by the YAI and is run by ISAF appointed Race Management Clinic Instructor at Chennai during 06 - 10 Jun 2016. There is an exam associated with the Clinic and a pass is one of the requirements for the NRO qualification. The pass mark for the examination is set at 85%. The preparation for the Clinic includes being very familiar with the ISAF Race Management Guide.
The Selection Committee of the YAI has announced the National Squad for 2016. The National Squad will provide development opportunities for the selected athletes to refine their sailing abilities in the build-up towards 2018 Asian Games.
The primary focus of the National Squad is to ensure that there is a progressively increasing level of depth within the Indian team to ensure a sustainable future for the Indian sailors for years to come.
The National Squad is composed of 'A' and 'B' squads. The sailors in the 'A' squad are fully funded whilst the sailors in the 'B' squad are encouraged to particpate in select overseas events. In the two years preceding the Junior World Cup, the focus is on an under 21 age group, while during the rest of the cycle, the National Junior Squad supports athletes at an under 23 age group. As such, in preparation for the 2016 Junior World Cup, athletes born in 1995 or later are eligible for selection in 2016, and athletes born in 1996 or later are eligible for selection for selection in 2017.
Athletes have been assessed across the past years National Championships, performance at overseas events, likelihood of maturing into a potential medal winner based on skills, commitment and ability as observed by the coaches including the National Coaching Camps held last year.
A copy fo the Squad list can be downloaded from here
The 47th Meeting of the General Body of the YAI was held at 1630 hrs on 18 Nov 2015 at Varunika, Nau Sena Bagh I, Chanakyapuri New Delhi. A large number of Member Clubs, Life Associate Members and Annual Associate Members were present.