The 2017 Annual General Body Meeting of the Asian Sailing Federation took place on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at Pattaya, Thailand after the second day of measurement and registration of the IODA World Championship 2017.
The General Body approved the proposal of Executive Committee to co-opt Mr. Neil Pryde as Advisor to the ASAF Executive Committee upto 2020. The General Body also approved the proposal of the Executive Committee to invite the World Sailing Council members repersenting Group I, J and K to the ASAF Executive Committee as non voting members.
The representatives from seventeen Member National Associations took key decisions on the future of the Asian Sailing Federation regarding the selection of events at the Asian Games 2018 as the Olympic Council of Asia had directed reduction of events to 10 as against the 14 that had been choosen by the AGM in 2014. The 2016 accounts and the future growth pathway for the ASAF were also discussed and approved.
After lengthy deliberations, the sailing competition at the Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta, Indonesia will be held in the following classes:-
|Men / Boys||Women / Girls||Mixed||Open (Age Restricted)|
|Laser Standard||Laser Radial||RS:One||Laser 4.7|
The schedule of the Asian Sailing Championships was also discussed and it was decided that the event will be held at Jakarta, Indonesia during May 2018. The competition will be held in 15 classes
|Men / Boys||Women / Girls||Mixed|
|Laser Standard||Laser Radial||RS:One|
|Laser 4.7||Laser 4.7|
|RS One||RS One|
The General Body also approved the schedule and venues for the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup, the ASAF Keelboat Cup and the ASAF Sailing Cup for the year 2018.
The General Body also approved hosting of an annual ASAF Asian Optimist Championship commencing 2019 without restriction on number of sailors that could be entered for the event.
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