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26 March 2013, 09:03 am
Obituary - Manfred Piso
Manfred Piso
Manfred Piso


It is with great sadness that ISAF reports the death of Austrian President of Honour Dr Manfred Piso, aged 75.
Manfred Piso had been involved in sailing since decades, being a keen racing sailor winning two national titles in Tornado in the 1970's.

Manfred started his involvement with the administration of the sport in 1974 as member of the Austrian Sailing Federation Executive Committee in which he served as Vice-President for many years before he became President from 1987 until 2001. In 1997 he became the President of the European Sailing Federation.

Manfred loved being a part of the global ISAF family and he was one of ISAF's first International Judges (1982 - 2011) and International Umpires (1992 - 1995). He was member of the International Judges Sub-Committee for 12 years and the Multihull Committee for eight years.

ISAF extends our sincere sympathy and condolences to his wife Inge and to his family.
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