EMERGING NATIONS PROGRAMME
The ENP encourages and assists developing sailing nations to participate in the Olympic Sailing Competition. It is designed to increase the number of participating ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) and, subsequently, the number of competitors at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
It is hoped that emerging talent identified during the ENP will qualify to represent their countries in the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
The inaugural ENP camp was held at Fremantle Sailing Club, WA, from 22 July – 3 August 2009. It was the first of seven intensive camps to be held up to the ISAF Sailing World Championships in December 2011.
Over the course of the seven training camps up to 40 athletes from 30 nations not represented in any sailing discipline at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, were invited to Perth to improve their chances of earning a place in the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
Athletes invited to attend an ENP camp met specific ISAF and Perth 2011 criteria and were invited from countries identified by ISAF.