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U.S. Olympic Sailing Program under review

by Jake Fish on 31 Aug 2012
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US Sailing President Gary Jobson has appointed an independent panel to review the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program. Leading the panel will be the new Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing, Josh Adams.

The panel will present their findings and recommendations to US Sailing’s Board of Directors and the Olympic Sailing Committee in consideration for the 2013 to 2016 Olympic quadrennium.

Members of the independent review panel are:

Ed Adams (Middletown, RI)
Two-time US Olympic Athlete of the Year for Sailing
US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 1987 and 1991

Andrew Campbell (San Diego, CA)
10-year member of the US Sailing Team in the Laser and Star (2008 Olympian in the Laser)
2007 Pan-Am Games Gold Medalist

Jay Cross (New York, NY)
1976 Olympian in the 470 for Team Canada
Member of America's Cup Advisory Committee

Andrew Kostanecki (Bridgewater, VT)
US Olympic Sailing Committee Chair for 1988 Games (5 medals in 8 classes)
US Sailing’s 2001 Herreshoff Trophy winner (outstanding contributions to the sport)

Bill Martin (Dearborn, MI)
Past US Sailing President & US Olympic Committee President
Former Athletic Director of the University of Michigan

Jack Mathias (Buffalo, NY)
1976 Olympian in the Flying Dutchman
1975 Pan-Am Games Bronze Medalist

Jonathan McKee (Seattle, WA)
1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Flying Dutchman
2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist in the 49er

Cory Sertl (Rochester, NY)
US Sailing's Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year in 2001 and 1995
US Delegate to ISAF Council / Chair of ISAF Youth World Championship Committee

Tim Wadlow (Beverly, MA)
Two-time Olympian in the 49er (2008 and 2004)
College Sailor of the Year in 1997 (three-time All-American)

Comments and feedback may be provided to the panel by email at 2012OlympicReview(at)ussailing.org.

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