In November last year STI held their annual conference. One of the major events was the launching of STI's international youth forum (IYF). South Africa was privileged to be invited as a founding member of this organisation, with Luke Gregor from Cape Windjammers Education Trust being the representative.
At the conference the IYF drafted their mission statement:
The International Youth Forum aims to help Sail Training International fulfill its mission and meet its goals by bringing young people from the international sail training community together; working for youth by youth to provide fresh ideas for the future of sail training
Several Aims were established at the meeting, which are listed below: