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Irish Sailing Association Treasurer Roger Bannon Resigns

23rd February 2016
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Dun Laoghaire sailor Roger Bannon has resigned as ISA Treasurer Dun Laoghaire sailor Roger Bannon has resigned as ISA Treasurer

Irish Sailing Association Treasurer Roger Bannon has resigned from the association. The Dun Laoghaire based sailor stood down from the voluntary role citing 'personal work commitments'.

Bannon, who served as President of the association from 1994 to 1996, is credited with the 1993 'Joint Membership Scheme' (JMS). The JMS underpinned the financial viability of the association by making every member of a sailing club also a member of the ISA.

An outspoken critic of former ISA policies, Bannon spearheaded a group of sailors in 2013 calling for change at the association, claiming it had 'lost touch with grassroots sailing'. He rejoined the board in 2014 as its Treasurer under current President David Lovegrove, promising major reform of the national governing body.

A statement on the resignation reads: 'Roger Bannon has resigned as a director and Treasurer of the ISA due to his anticipated ongoing lack of availability as a consequence of his personal work commitments'.

'I am sorry to lose Roger as Treasurer, he put in an inordinate amount of work, firstly as part of the Strategic Review Group and then as Treasurer. I thank him for all that he has done for the ISA', Lovegrove told Afloat.ie

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