The election and voting to determine the one representative for each of the 11 Olympic events will take place during the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cascais, Portugal.
All nominations to the Athletes Commission must be received at the ISAF Secretariat by 16:00 UTC on Monday 25 June 2007, with a proposer and seconder (one of which may be the nominated athlete). CLICK HERE for more details.
The athletes which have been nominated to date are as follows:
There may be more than one nomination per event, and athletes are encouraged to consider being nominated for this important role.
The role of the Athlete's Commission is to:
ISAF organizes one meeting each year, which is held at the ISAF Secretariat usually in late September or early October. ISAF covers travel, accommodation and sustenance for this meeting, which is usually held over two days during a weekend. Other meetings are co-ordinated by the Athletes' Commission at ISAF Graded events. At this meeting, a representative of the ISAF Executive Committee is present and the Athletes Commission can make recommendations directly to the ISAF Executive Committee.
The Athletes Commission Athletes is expected to represent the interests of Olympic sailors to ISAF, and to encourage open communication and feedback from the sailors.
In the future the athletes elected will serve a four-year term, although for this election the term will be two years, 2007-2009, to align with the Olympic quadrennial. An athlete may serve as the ISAF Athlete Commission representative for a maximum of two terms. Athletes nominated cannot be an officer or paid employee of their MNA and/or Class Association and simultaneously serve on the ISAF Athletes Commission.
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