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Irish Sailors to the Fore in International Sailing Administration

24th January 2013
Irish Sailors to the Fore in International Sailing Administration

#isaf – Ireland is punching well above its weight in the administration of world sailing.

After the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) world conference held in Dun Laoghaire last November there have been a number of Irish sailors appointed to key positions in the global body. Dun Laoghaire sailors in particular now hold key positions on at last four committees.

The Royal St. George's John Crebbin occupies a top seat on the ISAF council, a senior position in world sailing. The Irish Sailing Association's CEO Harry Hermon joins the youth development committee. Husband and wife Team Con Murphy and Cathy MacAleavey from the National Yacht Club are on race management and the events committees respectively.

Royal Cork's Mike O'Connor is on the match racing committee and Ballyholme's Bill O'Hara stays on in racing rules.

On ISAF's working parties Ireland is also well represented. O'Hara is on the umpire and special rules group and O'Connor is on the match and team racing rules working party. Bray sailor Gordon Davies is on the 'rapid response' team racing call group.

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