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15 June 2009, 09:00 am
ISAF Athletes' Commission - Online Voting Now Open
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ISAF Athletes' Commission

Voting to determine the Olympic event representatives for the ISAF Athletes' Commission is now in progress online from 15-21 June 2009.
For the six events where there was only one candidate, that candidate has been automatically elected. The remaining four events - Men's RS:X, Finn, Men's 470 and Women's 470 - had more than one candidate and voting will take place online to elect the representative.

Who Can Vote?

Only athletes who are 'actively campaigning for the Olympics' and ranked on the ISAF World Rankings will be entitled to vote for candidates in the Olympic event in which they are campaigning. All votes will be scrutinized to ensure that this requirement has been complied with. If an athlete casts a vote for a candidate not in his/her event the vote will not be valid and will not be counted.

Each athlete may vote only once. The vote you cast will be final.

Voting will be determined by simply majority, with the candidate receiving the most votes by 24:00 hours on Sunday 21 June 2009 elected as the event representative on the ISAF Athletes' Commission. In the case of a draw in the number of votes, the athlete who is highest on the ISAF World Rankings as at 22 June 2009 will be elected.

Vote Now

Voting is online via the ISAF website. To cast your vote click on the link below and then login using your ISAF Sailor ID and Password. If you are eligible to vote you will then be transferred to the voting area where you can select the candidate you wish to vote for.

The votes cast will not be made public.

Click here to cast your vote now - www.sailing.org/ACelections2009.

Candidates Up For Election

The candidates up for election in four events are:

RS:X - Men's Windsurfer
Ben BARGER (USA)
João RODRIGUES (POR)

Finn - Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy
Dan SLATER (NZL)
Ivan KLJAKOVIC GASPIC (CRO)

470 - Men's Two Person Dinghy
Malcolm PAGE (AUS)
Udi GAL (ISR)

470 - Women's Two Person Dinghy
Erin MAXWELL (USA)
Marcelien DE KONING (NED)

Elected Candidates

The following sailors were the only candidates nominated in their event and therefore automatically elected to the ISAF Athletes' Commission for 2009-2013.

Laser Radial - Women's One Person Dinghy
Laura BALDWIN (AUS)

RS:X - Women's Windsurfer
Olga MASLIVETS (UKR)

Laser - Men's One Person Dinghy
Rasmus MYRGREN (SWE)

49er - Men's Two Person Dinghy High Performance
Peter KRUGER ANDERSEN (DEN)

Star - Men's Keelboat
Mark REYNOLDS (USA)

Elliott 6m - Women's Match Racing:
Claire LEROY (FRA)

Voting Timeframe

Voting will open at 01:00 hours UTC on Monday 15 June 2009 and will close at 24:00 hours UTC on Sunday 21 June 2009. ISAF will notify the elected candidates by Wednesday 24 June 2009.

Find out more about the ISAF Athletes' Commission at www.sailing.org/athletes.

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