The Jersey Sailing Association has been asked by the Island Games Association of Jersey (IGAJ) to provide likely team numbers by the end of this month. The reason is the cost of attending the Games, which is expected to be in the region of £2,000/2,500. However sailing is one of the sports that are likely to have “home stay accommodation”, as this is what is normally offered during regattas. This will reduce the cost, hotel accommodation costs are high in Bermuda and have been included in this total expected cost.
It is likely individual sports will arrange their own transport, so again costs can be reduced by looking for best deals and booking early. As a result of this we would make the qualifiers earlier next year instead of September/October to allow the team to get together and make the necessary arrangements.
In any event it is still expected to be an expensive games, but on the other hand 2015 is being held in Jersey.
To assist with planning and so we can advise the IGAJ of likely numbers please would you let Jeff Speller know if you are considering sailing in the qualifiers for the 2013 Games in Bermuda and thereby seeking selection.
The sailing format in Bermuda will follow recent games in that the team will consist of 2 Laser Standard and 2 Laser Radial competitors. They will compete for individual medals and a team medal.
The Jersey Sailing Association
modile: 07700 337094
Home telephone number 482499