World Sailing announced the Youth Sailing World Championship Emerging Nations Program in February 2015. The YW ENP replaced the Athlete Participation Program, a scheme that had been running since 2003.
The Youth Worlds Emerging Nations Program aims to increase the number of sailors and MNAs particpating at the Youth Worlds, with the aim to narrow the performance gap and promote world wide competition. With this in mind the ENP clinics focus on coach performance, sailor ability and national training scheme development, with the goal to enhance sailing within the home nations, allowing future generations and sailing as a sport to benefit.
One coach and two sailors (one male & one female) per MNA.
The ENP program incorporates four regional clinics world wide followed by one performance clinic hosted by the Youth Worlds nation just before the event. The six day intensive programme encompasses four days of training before a two day regatta working to develop skills both on and off the water. Alongside traditional sailing skills and coaching techniques, World Sailing will send a media team to further enhance communication skills and expand sailings profile within their nation.
Upon completion of each regional performance clinic, attending nations will be automatically registered for the Youth Worlds performance clinic and ENP Scholarship. World Sailing will provide successful candidates with additional financial support for attendance at the Youth Worlds, including entry fees and equipment charter.
World Sailing provided 15 anttendees with financial support for attendance at the 2015 Youth Worlds in Langkawi, Malaysia. The sailors received support for entry fees and equipment charter. Alongside this, they received perfomrance coaching from World Sailing Nominated Expert Eduardo Sylvestre who provided expert on-water guidance, of water debriefs and event support.
For more detailed information on this program, contact the World Sailing Training and Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org