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  1. 1. 5 A huge number of had 19,3 million tourists sailing In 2009 we tourists come to Greece for 220 average monthly hours of sunshine We have the 11th paradise in Europe longest coastline in the Greece is a throughout the year world being 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length More than 2,3 million British citizens visited us in 2011 for holiday 1
  2. 2. Everyone am not here today to facing But I knows that we are AWe feel insecuredepressedof what is big percentageandbook your sad of people and their The Greeks areduring this period of afraid live convince you to of next big difficulties happenthe box! Think…outside situation going to from the financial the TV lives inholidayof front time Every challenge is an opportunity 2
  3. 3. Relax Fight depression The development of sailing in Greece will give us the opportunity to… Keep our minds sharp and ready for new opportunities Be more positive to over come the difficulties Be more active and healthy 3
  4. 4. The Hellenic sailing federation today The board of members has 12 people All volunteers Many big events including the Olympic games in 2004 Olympic and world titles from 1964 up to 2008 Medals in youth classes They managed to remove the stigma that sailing is an elitist sport 4
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  6. 6. Our federation has always been focused in competitive sailing 6
  7. 7. Money from the Ministry of Sports To the federation Elite athletes Clubs 7
  8. 8. The clubs Learn to sail 6-12 years Performance sailing in optimists, lasers, 420ies and windsurfs Offshore sailing schools A senior coach at every club Friendly and easily accessible 8
  9. 9. The coaches Different levels of coaches Accredited by the ministry of sports Assistant coaches are trained and accredited by the federation 9
  10. 10. Numbers! 110 active clubs around Greece 150 active coaches and 75 to be accredited by the end of this year 750 sailors competing at the nationals in 2013 15 sailing schools for yachting 1000 new sailors every year I am sure we can do much better 10
  11. 11. My vision Clubs with high quality services In a safe environment The coaches in line the rest of the world Sailing as a lifelong journey Greece being a sailing centre of excellence in the Balkan countries High quality performance training during the winter for Europe 11
  12. 12. Recreational sailing Competitive pathway improvement in youth level ISAF accreditation 12
  13. 13. WHY? Recreational sailing Lifetime sport Bring more people Upgrade the image Job opportunities Wider grassroots Money 13
  14. 14. The “Sail away” program For 16+ Unemployed sailors will be the instructors Work as volunteers as long as…the boats will be paid Well structured and promoted by the federation Low cost and low risk 14
  15. 15. Competitive pathway improvement in youth level The Feva and the 29er in the grassroots Add value to the Youth Worlds and Olympics New boats will bring passion to the coaches 15
  16. 16. ISAF accreditation     Improve quality The sailing federation an example to follow in Greece A center of excellence in the Balkan countries Legacy for the board members 16
  17. 17. Plan for the Federation Create a data system Responsible to run the Sail Away program Create a national syllabus Child protection policies Major incident plan Coaching framework manual Organize and run the CPDs and accredit coaches Second hand high performance boats 17
  18. 18. CPDs Coaches logbooks Child protection updates Upgrade coaching skills First aid training Improve teaching methods Advanced powerboat skills 18
  19. 19. Action plan for clubs Same operating procedures High safety standard High performance teams 19
  20. 20. “ We don’t want to spoil what we have, we don’t want to be a When I first came, I thought that changing was impossible federation from another culture. to happen in my country. We are proud of what we have done and we want to make it even During my stay I realized that… better” 20
  21. 21. Thank you for your attention Any questions? 21