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Six Irish Sailors Appointed to World Sailing Committees

3rd February 2021
Belfast Lough’s Chris Lindsay Chairs World Sailing's International Umpires Sub-Committee Belfast Lough’s Chris Lindsay Chairs World Sailing's International Umpires Sub-Committee

As well as Ireland’s role at the top of World Sailing with Cork's Marcus Spillane elected as Vice President and Baltimore Sailing Club's Fiona Bolger on its council, six Irish sailors have been appointed to World Sailing Committees today and will serve until 2024.

Belfast Lough’s Chris Lindsay from Carrickfergus is the new chair of International Umpires Sub-Committee. The Ulsterman, who has been selected as an International Technical Official (ITO) for the Tokyo Olympics this July, has also been appointed to Race Officials Committee.

The National Yacht Club’s Con Murphy will continue on World Sailing's Race Management Sub-Committee.

Royal Cork’s Michael O’Connor will continue to serve on the Match Racing Sub-Committee. The Cork Harbour race official will also chair World Sailing’s Team Racing Sub - Committee.

The Royal Irish Yacht Club’s Paddy Boyd continues on World Sailing's Oceanic & Offshore Committee.

World Sailing's Council, the ultimate decision-making body of World Sailing, approved the appointments to the Committees and Commissions for 2021 - 2024. The Board of Directors carried out an in-depth review of their CV's bearing in mind a new set of new key principles they devised such as: relevant experience and expertise, good female representation, strong geographical split, focus on emerging nations and new members to introduce fresh thinking.

Download the full list of World Sailing Committee members below

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