Interview With ISAF Technical Delegate David Kellett (AUS)
David Kellett At The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta
Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain
David Kellett (AUS) is one of two ISAF Technical delegates attending the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test Event.
The Australian also acted as Technical Delegate at the Beijing 2008 Games and as the ISAF liaison in the Sydney 2000 Games and he is impressed with how the preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition are going, "The venue is fantastic. The layout that the RYA were involved in with the Weymouth and Portland people has shown that they were well ahead of the game."
Kellett has been working closely with ISAF Technical Delegate and ISAF Events Manager Alastair Fox (GBR) and LOCOG Sailing Manager Rob Andrews (GBR) throughout the week and Kellett added, "So far so good. It is only early but everything's been done. I think Rob Andrews and Rod Carr have done a very good job in getting everything set up here and managing that process."
And on the role Kellett plays he added, "It always is busy; it's amazing where the days go with the various meetings and then making sure that everyone's got what they need. And our role is making sure there's a fair playing field and that takes a lot of time."
View a full interview with David Kellett as he talks about the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition venue, how the preparations have gone and how busy he is during the fortnight. The video also includes some shots of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy so well worth a watch for a behind the scenes preview.
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