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4 December 2009, 02:03 pm
ISAF Announces Approval Of International Jury For The 33rd America's Cup
Bryan Willis (l) and David Tillett
David Tillett (r) is chairman of the Jury for the 33rd America's Cup, whilst Bryan Willis (l) is also a Jury member

33rd America's Cup

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the ISAF approval for the appointment of the International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup.
The 33rd America's Cup Match is scheduled to be held in Valencia, Spain in February 2010 between the Société Nautique Genève of Switzerland and the Golden Gate Yacht Club of the United States of America.

The five-person International Jury will be:

David Tillett

David Tillett (Australia) Chairman

A lawyer in Australia, David has been an International Judge for 20 years and is the current Chairman of the ISAF Racing Rules Committee. He has been a juror at the 31st and 32nd America's Cup's as well as an Umpire at the 28th and 29th America's Cups.

He has been a Jury Member at four Olympic Games, and Chairman in 2004 and 2008.

John Doerr

John Doerr (Great Britain)

An Arbitrator specialising in the engineering field. John has been an International Judge since 1987 and an International Umpire since 1980. A past Chairman of the ISAF Race Officials Committee.

He was a Jury member and Chief Umpire for the 29th America's Cup and a Jury Member and Chief Umpire at the last four Olympic Games.

Josje Hofland

Josje Hofland (The Netherlands)

Josje has a Doctorate in English Literature and Linguistics. An International Judge since 1992 and an International Umpire between 1992 and 2000. A past Chairman of various ISAF Race Officials Committees and a member of the Racing Rules Committee between 1995 and 2008. She was a Jury member in the 29th America's Cup and filled the role of Chief Umpire in the Challenger Finals and Deputy Chief Umpire in the America's Cup match.

Josje has also been a member of the Jury in three Olympic Games.

Graham McKenzie

Graham McKenzie (New Zealand)

A distinguished Barrister at Law and a solicitor in New Zealand. Graham is a competing sailor in keelboats. A member of the ISAF Constitution Committee.

He was a Jury member for the 32nd America's Cup.

Bryan Willis

Bryan Willis (Great Britain)

An Arbitration specialist and a Magistrate in the lower criminal court in Great Britain. Bryan has been an International judge since 1976 and an International Umpire between 1980 and 2004. He was an integral member of the ISAF Racing Rules Committee for 20 years between 1980 and 2000. Bryan was a Jury member and Chief Umpire in the 28th America's Cup, Chairman of the Jury and Chief Umpire in the 30th and 31st America's Cup and Chairman of the Jury and Arbitration Panel for the 32nd America's Cup.

Jury Chairman of the 2000 Olympic Games and Jury Chairman for the last three Volvo Ocean Races.

Reserve Jurors

Bernard Bonneau

Bernard Bonneau (France)

Responsible for International Relations at the Federation Francaise de Voile. Bernard is also the co-ordinator for the Semaine Olympique Française, the French event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series.

An International Judge since 1990 and a member of the Jury at the last three Olympic Games, including Vice-chairman at Athens 2004. Chairman of the Jury for the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe race, 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships and 2006 ISAF World Sailing Games. Vice-chairman of the ISAF Racing Rules Committee and also a member of the ISAF Race Officials Committee and International Judges Sub-committee.

Bertie de Speville (Great Britain)

A lawyer and consultant, specializing in anti-corruption.

An International Judge for 20 years, from 1985-2005. Team leader for Hong Kong at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games (where Hong Kong one their one and only Olympic medal, a gold). A past member of the ISAF Racing Rules Committee and International Judges Sub-committee.

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