Czeslaw MARCHAJ of Poland has been presented with an ISAF Silver Medal by ISAF President Göran PETERSSON for his significant contribution to the sport of sailing and the success of the International Sailing Federation.
The presentation of the Silver Medal was made at a Dinner hosted by the President of the Polish Yachting Association, held on Friday 8 May during the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting in Warsaw, Poland.
Czeslaw MARCHAJ, known as "Tony" to friends, has been a key figure in Polish sailing and is renowned as one of the most prominent sailing specialists in the aero and hydrodynamics field. He was a member of the ISAF Permanent Committee (the predecessor of the ISAF Council) and known for his catch phrase:
"what is the criteria for ..."
Through competition in both national and international regattas and over 40 years of research, Czeslaw has become one of the sailing world's most respected authorities and a highly respected author. In particular, his 'Sailing Theory and Practice', published in the mid 1960s, has been an essential text for yacht, sail and rig designers. Since the late 1960s, Czeslaw worked at Southampton University, carrying out research into the America's Cup boats. He now lives in France and still continues his research on safe boat construction.
ISAF long-service medals are awards to individuals for their services to the Federation. They were first presented in 1990. Find out more about ISAF Awards at www.sailing.org/awards.php