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General Information

Dates of 2017 Symposium Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 January 2017

Yacht Club Argentino, Sede Playa Grande

Paseo V. Ocampo, Playa Grande, 7600 Mar Del Plata, Buenos Aires

The 2017 World Sailing Development Symposium is organised in partnership the Federation Argentina de Yachting the World Sailing Member National Authority for Argentina

Delegate registration details

All information regarding registration can be found in the 'Registration' tab above. All other enquiries should be made to the World Sailing Training and Development department:

Aims and Objectives of the Development Symposium

The first Development Symposium was held in Ireland in 2012. The event was presented as a forum where all Member National Authorities (MNAs) could presentand discuss areas of Training and Development and have a input into the overall strategy of the International Sailing Federation. Over the years, the Development Symposium has become much, much more. The last 3 events in South Africa, USA and Singapore saw the structure of the event broaden into a interavtive workshop, oriented around Learning, Sharing Networking and Planning, where by invited speakers and delegates themselves had far more opportunity to shape the program to suit their individual needs.

International delegates at this important event receive presentations from a number of Experts in a variety of sport specific disciplines as well as taking part in break-away sessions where they are encouraged to interact with other delegates, often from other Nations. The Development Symposium directly compliments the work of the Development and Youth Committee, with the report from each event helping World Sailing to gather valuable information on how its work can continue to develop, giving those delegates present from New or Emerging Nations a much needed chance to have their voices heard.

Videos of previous events can be found on our YouTube channel

Regular updates will also available during the event via Twitter and Facebook

If you have a query about any aspect the Development Symposium including the proposed programme then please contact the Training and Development department

Accommodation and Travel

The venue for the 2017 World Sailing Development Symposium will be the Yacht Club Argentino: Sede Playa Grande, Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The main location for all sailing regattas and water sport activities.

Event accommodation - The Federation Agentina de Yachting have organised discounted rates at one hotel from walking distance and have suggested two other options, please see below:

Option 1.

Hotel: Costa Galana

Website: - book via email ( referencing 'World Sailing Development Syposium'

Price: $212 per night (twin room and single room) / taxes included

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Option 2.

Hotel: Club del Golf

Website: - book via website

Cost: $100 per night

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Option 3.

Hotel: Loma del Golf

Website: - book via website

Cost: $120 per night

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Event Transfers - the transfer time between the Main Airport in Buenos (Ezeiza) and the Development Symposium (MDQ) ranges between 4 - 5 hours. To make this trip as comfortable as possible for the cheapest price it is reccommended you use and book via the transfer shutlle company detailed below:


Price: $50 each way

It is recocommneded to travel during weekdays to avoid heavy traffic

Other options: 1hr transfer flight to the local airport 'Astor Piazzolla'

World Sailing Development Symposium Schedule

The World Sailing Development Symposium will be held at two venues, changing from morning to afternoon (walking distance).

During the event World Sailing will provide tea and coffee breaks throughout the day along with lunch.

Please find below the provisional agenda for the event.


2017 World Sailing Development Symposium presentations available below:

World Sailing Development Symposium Presentations


You will find a full report of each World Sailing Development Symposium below:


Registration is now open.

Please complete and return the form attached below named 'World Sailing Development Symposium Registration Form - Argentina 2017' to the Training and Development Department ( by the deadline of the Tuesday 10 January 2017.

Please ensure all registration forms are accompanied with a statement from your MNA endorsing your application for this event.

Following completion and acceptance of this form you will be asked to fill in a 'World Sailing Development Symposium Information Form - Argentina 2017' to finalise the registration process.

Development Symposium Registration

Development Symposium Registration Form - Argentina 2017
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