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ISAF welcomes nominations for ISAF Athletes' Commission Members

by ISAF on 4 Jul 2013
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The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is calling on athletes to nominate candidates to represent their Olympic event on the ISAF Athletes’ Commission.

The ISAF Athletes’ Commission represents the interests of the sailors in the Olympic events and reports directly to the ISAF Executive Committee. The Athletes' Commission is composed of athletes representing Olympic events, and is elected by the athletes themselves.

Following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission model, the term of membership shall be eight years allowing members to learn and be effective over that period of time. Three members from the 2009-2012 Athletes’ Commission have already been elected to remain on the Commission: Ben Barger (USA) Men’s Windsurfer competitor in 2008; Malcolm Page (AUS), Men’s Two Person Dinghy gold medallist 2008 and 2012; and Marcelien de Koning (NED) Women’s Two Person Dinghy silver medallist, 2008 and Women’s Match Racing competitor in 2012.

Three new members, who must be Olympians who competed at the 2008 and/or 2012 Olympic Games, will now be elected with the final two appointed by the ISAF Executive Committee.

ISAF is now inviting athletes to nominate new candidates to represent their Olympic event on the ISAF Athletes' Commission. The final date for candidates to put their name forward is 31 July 2013.

Candidates may be nominated from the 10 sailing events selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. To ensure a balanced Athletes Commission there shall not be more than one member from any Olympic sailing Event on the Commission:

Event - Equipment

Men’s Windsurfer - RS:X
Women’s Windsurfer - RS:X
Men’s One Person Dinghy - Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavy - Finn
Men’s Two Person Dinghy - 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy - 470
Men’s Skiff - 49er
Women’s Skiff - 49erFX
Mixed Multihull - Nacra 17

For further background information on Eligibility, Term of Membership, Composition, Election, Meetings, Committee Representation and Terms of Reference view the ISAF Athletes’ Commission Consultation Paper here.

To make a nomination, download the form here and return to ISAF Secretariat no later than 16:00 (UTC) on 31 July 2013.

Voting shall open in early August and all 2012 Olympians are eligible to vote. Votes shall be cast via email until the close of the ballot at midnight UTC on Sunday 18 August 2013.
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