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Can you bring us up to speed with the work of the Athletes' Commission this year and your time in Korea so far.
The Olympic Commission is really just getting started with some of its analysis but it's bringing up some really good points with what the IOC is looking for with its requirements and its interests as an Olympic sport. We're trying to fit those things with a strategy that can change the sailing sport to fit in with a long term benefit there. I think Phil Jones has done a great job in making a strategic Commission which really focuses on the long term. That fits along with what the Athletes' Commission wants; it's something that benefits the sport and our investment in the future of it.
My report to the Executive today I think went well. They were very receptive with World Cup interests, they were very interested in what we thought of the importance of a World Championships compared to a World Cup event and how to get more participation overall.
|The ISAF Athletes' Commission members...
Back row (l-r): Rasmus Myrgren (SWE), Dan Slater (NZL), Peter Kruger Andersen (DEN), Ben Barger (USA), Malcolm Page (AUS)
Front row (l-r): Claire Leroy (FRA), Marcelien De Koning (NED), Laura Baldwin (AUS), Mark Reynolds (USA)
On the ISAF Meetings microsite at www.sailing.org/meetings you can find more details on the 2009 Annual Conference. There's also a simple guide to ISAF's decision-making process and a full database of past meeting papers.