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Jean-Pierre Champion (FRA)

Name: Jean-Pierre Champion
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 09 06 1948
Nationality: French
Residence: Cannes, France
First Language: French
Other Languages: English (spoken)

Goals:


UNIVERSALITY - INNOVATION - FAIRNESS - DEVELOPMENT
A GOVERNANCE TO SPOUSE THE GENERAL INTEREST OF THE MNAs.

Olympic Sailing
* Make sure Sailing keeps its Olympic status and the same number of medals
* Work with IOC (see Agenda 2020) to be sure that Sailing brings more and more universality and at the same time focuses on innovations to make our sport more attractive to the public and more media friendly.
* Total dedication to reinstall sailing at the Paralympic Games
* Continue to make sure that sailing is representating fairness on the playing field and preserve its values
* Continue to work on the international calendar and make easier to understand for the public who are the best sailors (better coordination between Sailing World Cup events and World and Continental class championships). Continue the same work regarding youth events.
* Closely monitor the financial aspects of an Olympic campaign and control as best as possible the costs in order to allow universality
More focus on Inshore and Offshore Sailing / Match Racing
* More focus and will to strengthen World Sailing relationships with the Inshore and Offshore Sailing world which brings a fantastic exposure to our sport (better coherence of the international calendar).
* Continue to enforce the relationships between World Sailing and the professional Offshore and Oceanic events organizations.
* Creation of a Inshore / offshore World Championship with our worldwide star sailors (property of World Sailing to showcase our sport).
* Strong will to work closely with the handicap systems which represent a very large number of sailors around the world and try to have systems which can work all together to better promote our sport.
Investing more and more in Development
* Strenghten the existing programs with more World Sailing Investment.
* Intensify exchanges between MNAs and make easier the transfer of human expertise.
Assure transparent governance
* Associate MNAs and all stakeholders into the decision making process * Promote transparency as a key factor for all the decisions taken within World Sailing

Sailing Career

470 French National Team member (1976)
Laser and 470 sailor (1963-1980)
Offshore Sailor (1980-1992)

Sailing Administration

FFVoile President (1996-2016)
World Sailing Council Member (2000-2016)
FFVoile Vice-President (1984-1996)
Sailing Regional League Nord Pas de Calais President (1976-1989)

Other Sports Administration

French National Olympic Committee Vice President (2005-2009)
French National Olympic Committee Board Member (1997-2009 and 2012-2017)

Roles Within World Sailing

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Semaine Olympique Francaise then Hyeres Sailing World Cup (1996-2016)
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 2002 Jeux Mondiaux de la Voile (Marseille)

Other Information

Mutelle des Sportifs (Insurance Company specialized in Sport Activities) Manager (1998-2011).
Insurance broker (1972-1997).

Nominating MNAs

Algeria
Andorra
Argentina
Barbados
China
Croatia
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
Morocco
Poland
Puerto Rico
Russia
Switzerland
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Uruguay
USA

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