Roser og taksigelser

Af: Thomas Capitani Nielsen

Kære alle sammen, vi fik mange roser og smukke taler både under og efter ISAF Youth Worlds, mange blev nævnt uformelt og andre formelt. Jeg har samlet en lille buket af citater og mails jeg har modtaget og iler med at sende dem videre til alle jer, der fortjener hvert et ord og hver en rose.. Rigtig god sommer Mange hilsner Thomas

 

Dear Thomas
“Tak for sidst” as well back to you and your team! It was a pleasure to be part of this event.
ISAF received in the last couple of days a lot of positive comments about the organisation of the event, everyone was impressed by the way the event was organised and the high level of the organisation on the water and ashore.
Many thanks to you, to your team, to Sailing Aarhus, the Danish Sailing Association and to the City of Aarhus!
Best regards
Helmut Czasny-Bonomo
Manager
ISAF Competitions Department

Kære samarbejdspartnere og kolleger.

Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Champinship 2008 i Århus er nu overstået og er efter vores opfattelse afviklet med succes. Vi fik da også ISAF’s ord for, at de mente dette VM var afviklet som det bedst organiserede nogensinde.

Derfor en stor tak til alle jer der på den ene eller anden måde har bidraget med hjælp og arbejdskraft. Der har været rigtig mange involveret og for os i Sport Aarhus Events er det en kæmpe hjælp at så mange har bidraget med at sikre at denne event blev afviklet på en måde, så byen kan være tilfreds. Det blev under begivenheden nævnt mange gange fra ISAF, at det var en kollosal styrke at bl.a. byen stod så stærkt bagved arrangementet.

Derfor en stor tak til alle i byen – både sejlklubber og kommunale instutution m.m. – Uden jeres hjælp og engagement var det aldrig lykkedes at afvikle denne event så succesfyldt.

Også en stor tak til Dansk Sejlunion for et utrolig godt samarbejde og engagement – det lover godt for fremtidige sejlevents. Til slut og ikke mindst også en stor tak til “de frivillige” i Århus. Uden jer er at det svært at se hvordan alle opgaver kunne være løst.

 

Med venlig hilsen
Mariann Vinding og Finn Lyck
Sekretariatet Sport Aarhus Events

 

 

 

 

Dear Sailing Aaarhus and Dear Thomas,
It was a pleasure to meet you and for you to find time to meet with me during my few days in Arhus. The event was a huge success and it was clearly evident that it was highly organized and well managed.

Thank you and your team again for a great visit. Thanks also to Finn Lyck and Jens Erik Hansen for their insight & guidance during my visit.

Best regards,
Jerelyn Biehl
One Design Management (29er & 49er)
San Diego, Calif. 92106 USA

 

Hi Thomas
I would like to say ‘Thank you’ for allowing me to volunteer for the ISAF Youth Championships. Thank you also for your arranging accommodation for me in a boat in the harbour. “Hot Potato’ was a great home and Eric a gracious host.

 

This is the first time I had crossed the ocean to volunteer for an event in Europe. Your group made me feel very welcome. All the volunteers associated with Sail Aarhus were wonderful. I made some good friends. The food was grand. I have great memories putting up and taking the flags down each day. I was even starting to understand Danish by the end of my stay! It was a pleasure working with Christian and Annika on the Laser / Radial course.

 

All in all, thank you for the opportunity. It is much appreciated. Hopefully, we will meet again.

 

Irene McNeill
Canada

 

 

 

Dear Thomas,

 

I hope you are catching up after this big event and the big amount of work it bought to you.

it seems that all went fairly well and it was a success in many ways. your organistion was good and we appreciate the ambiance, the friendly and delicated staff wether official or volunteer.

 

Best regards,
Nicolas Honor
Export Dvt Manager
LaserPerformance
Laser Performance Europe LTD.
Northamptonshire, NN6 7PF, England

 

 

 

 

Dear Thomas,

 

Thank you and your committee for staging a great Youth Worlds, for all your wonderful hospitality shown to me and a special thanks to Lisbet for a very special evening in her home.

 

I was enchanted by Aarhus and her people, a big thank you to Finn and Mariann also. There will be many sailors with very special memories of this event.

 

With all good wishes,

 

Fiona Barron
Vice President
ISAF Excecutive Committee

 

 

 

Kære Lisbet, Anne Britt, Per R, Per S, Per K og Thomas

 

Dagen der på, vil jeg gerne sende jer en hilsen, med en stor tak for et rigtig flot stævne som, klubberne og Sailing Århus kan være meget tilfreds med og stolte af. En fremragende indsats som på mange måder er enestående.

Fra unionen skal der lyde en varm tak og vi ser frem til et forsat samarbejde.

Jeg håber i vil viderebringe en hilsen og en stor tak til de mange frivillige.

Jeg ønsker alle en god og meget velfortjent sommerferie.

 

Mange hilsner
Carl Gerstrøm
Formand, Dansk Sejlunion

 

“This is the most well prepared Youth Worlds event I have ever experienced”

Helmut Czasny-Bonomo
Manager
ISAF Competitions Department
ISAF Secretariat

 

“I have been to countless events like this, but this is the first time, that I actually enjoyed the registration process”

Swiss National Sailing Association
Youth Team Manager

 

Hi everyone
Thanks for a pleasant and interesting time in Aarhus with VOLVO Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2008
It was fantastic to see all the kids struggling with passion to conquer the wind and the waves but also to meet all these people that made this event happend.
 
Many thanks to let me participate in this sailing event and share your experience.
 
Best regards Annika Ekman
ISAF Course Reps

Hi Everybody,

Thanks to the ISAF for her confidence on me, thanks to the organisers for the hospitality, thanks to the whole team of active volonteers for their friendship, and congratulations on a general point for the very good organisation, including the winds (which was not the case the past week in Palermo – Sicilia, for the Youth Worlds RSX Chpts)

All the best for your next sailing.. and good luck for all those who will be at the Olympics.
Best regards
Paul Bastard
ISAF C
ourse Rep

 

 

 

Dear Dan Ibsen,

Many thanks for your email.
I’ve enjoyed the Youth Worlds in 
Denmark very much and it was a fantastic experience to work with so many highly skilled volunteers and all the fantastic race officers from Denmark. I will prepare a report for DSA/Sailing Aarhus with some recommendations for future events but I feel that there is only little space for improvement for the future.

I fully agree that the event was absolutely on top!

Helmut Czasny-Bonomo
Manager
ISAF Competitions Department
ISAF Secretariat