aims to provide opportunities worldwide for people who dream of learning to sail to make a start in a sailing school. Also, ISSA provides an international career path for sailing and windsurfing instructors to teach sailing and windsurfing in other countries.
ISSA is a non-profit international association which provides a framework of common standards of quality and safety for sailing and windsurfing schools throughout the world. The ISSA standards apply equally to the certification of students completing sailing and windsurfing courses at all levels of ability. All ISSA sailing and windsurfing instructors are trained to the same of levels of competence.
ISSA is managed by a committee elected from its member sailing and windsurfing schools.
ISSA was created in 1969 in London by:
- Les Glenans FRA
- Polish Yachting Association POL
- Yacht Club de Morges SUI
- Casa di Vela Caprera ITA
- National Schools Sailing Association GBR
- Centro Internacional de Navigacion de Arousa ESP