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Eric Tulla (PUR)

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Eric Tulla
23 August 1948
Puerto Rican
San Juan, Puerto Rico
English (complete fluency)
French (limited fluency)
Italian (limited fluency)
Portuguese (limited fluency)


We are all one in ISAF!
I seek a change of ISAF's corporate culture and governance to promote unity and efficiency, empower MNAs and their sailors, and enhance sailing on all continents. We will implement modern communication tools and translation facilities for MNAs, Regional Associations, classes, coaches and sailors to encourage dialogue at all levels. MNAs will be involved in transparent voting on ISAF's significant decisions. Open electronic meetings will be instituted and training/educational materials will be accessible electronically. The Olympic Games will continue to be a pinnacle of our competitive sport. ISAF must support special events and assure their integrity and impartiality. Our Youth and disabled sailors must receive more attention, as well as Leisure and offshore sailing. I pledge to you my commitment to excellence and fairness and will be approachable and available. I ask for your support as we help bring sailing into the future.

Sailing Career

  • Olympic Soling Class Helmsman - 1984 Games at Los Angeles
  • Regional and Continental: Soling - (PAN AM GAMES 1979) and world level 1976-1984 (1978 + 1980 World Championships ) National PUR Champion 1979 & 1980, 1984; J-24 - Regional and Continental (PAN AM 1983); (Silver Medal - Central American and Caribbean Games - Mexico 1991); (Central American and Caribbean Games 1994); (PAN AM Games 1995); (Qualified for Central American and Caribbean Games 1998); Hobie Cat 14 + 16 - Regional 1973-1976: Puerto Rico Champion 1975-1976; Caribbean Champion 1976; Sunfish - National Champion 1978-1980
  • COPUR: Puerto Rico Sailor of the Year: 1982 & 1991
  • Ocean Racing: PHRF and CSA - 1983 - Present: Antigua Race Week; 7 times St Thomas Rolex Cup Class Champion; Puerto Rico Heineken International Cup Class and Overall Champion 1984; BVI Overall and Class Champion, sailing on sailboats ranging from J-24 to a converted IOR Class 50 footer - ESMERALDA ex RETALIATION, to a Swan 65 Ketch, GACELA (Class winner at 2001 Puerto Rico Heineken Regatta) & J-120 and Henderson 30 in the recent years; Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (C.O.R.T.): Champion in 1982 (Campechano) & 1998 (Son of Syndicate): 2nd in 1996 & 1997.
  • Recent Centomiglia Race, Lago di Garda, Italy - September 2007 (1st in UFO 22 Class); Gorta Race - Lago de Garda, Italy - September 2007 (4th in UFO 22 Class); KPGM International invitational J-22 Regatta, Cayman Islands - February 2008; Heineken International Regatta in St Maaten, March, 2012 (2nd in Multihull Class 2)
  • Intercollegiate Sailing - Yale University - Varsity 1966 - 1970; Commodore, Yale Corinthian Yacht Club 1969 - 1970; Varsity Letter - 1969.
  • Cruising: Cruising and sailed extensively in the Caribbean, from Puerto Rico to Venezuela and through all the Windward and Leeward islands of the Caribbean as owner-skipper, aboard 50' ESMERALDA and currently with Swan 65 GACELA
  • Member: Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club, The Storm Trysail Club, New York Yacht Club, Club Nautico de Fajardo, Cofradia Europea de Vela.

Sailing Administration

Federacion de Vela de Puerto Rico

  • 1973-1980 - Secretary
  • 1992-2006 - Director
  • 1994-1997 - President
  • 1974-1980 & 1992 to present - Appeals Committee
  • 1994 to present - Judges Committee Chair
  • January 2006 to May 31, 2007 - President
  • 2007 to present - Director Emeritus

Confederacion Centroamericana y del Caribe de Vela (COSECAVE) (organizer and sanctioning body for the Central American & Caribbean Games) - President - 2006-2010

Pan American Sailing Federation (PASAF) (organizer and sanctioning body for the Pan American Games) - Vice-President - 1999 -2003

P.R. Multihull Association - Commodore - 1975-76

Other Sports Administration

Puerto Rico Olympic Committee (COPUR - Comite Olimpico de Puerto Rico)

  • 1994-1997 Delegate & Board Member - Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
  • January 2006-2007: Alternate delegate - Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
  • 2008 - Present: WADA Puerto Rico Appeals Board Member

Roles Within ISAF

2008 to present - ISAF Vice-President & Executive Committee Member
1998 to 2208 - ISAF Council Member (representing Group O)
2000 to 2008 - Member Constitution Committee
International Judge (IJ)
Prior periods of IYRU/ISAF IJ qualification: 1986-2010
Present ISAF IJ qualification: 2010-2014


Sailing, piloting (helicopter rated); SCUBA diving, snow skiing, occasional tennis

B.A. Yale University 1970
J.D; Columbia University School of Law 1973

Attorney at Law - Admitted to the Bar of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Supreme Court; Washington, D.C. Bar; U.S.D.C. for the District of Puerto Rico; First Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Supreme Court
Fellow member of the International Academy of the Trial Lawyers & the American College of Trial Lawyers; Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico
Founder Partner - Rivera, Tulla & Ferrer
Calle Quisqueya # 50
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00917

Passport: USA

Nominating MNAs

AHO AHOsailing
ALG Federation Algerienne de Voile
AND Federacio Andorrana de Vela
ANG Angolan Federation of Nautical Sports
ANT Antigua Sailing Association
ARG Federacion Argentina de Yachting
ARU Aruba Sailing Association
BAH Bahamas Sailing Association
BAR Barbados Sailing Association
BER Bermuda Sailing Association
CAY Cayman Islands Sailing Club
CHI Federacion Chilena de Navegacion a Vela
CHN Chinese Yachting Association
COL Federacion Colombiana de Vela
DOM - Federacion Dominicana de Vela
ECU Federacion Ecuatoriana de Yachting
EGY Egyptian Sailing & Watger Ski Federation
GRN Grenada Sailing Association
IRI Iran Canoeing Rowing and Sailing Federation
ISV Virgin Islands Sailing Association
IVB Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club
JAM Jamaica Yachting Association
KOR Korea Sailing Federation
KSA Saudi Arabia Maritime Sports Federation
KUW Kuwait Sea Sport Club
LBA Libyan Sailing and Sea Sports Federation
LCA St Lucia Sailing Association
LIB Federation Libanaise de Yachting
MAR Federation Royale Marocaine de Yachting A Voile
MEX Mexican Sailing Federation
MOZ Federacao Mocambicana de Vela e Canoagem
PER Federacion Peruana de Vela
PLE Palestinian Sailing Federation
POL Polish Yachting Association
POR Portuguese Sailing Federation
PUR Federacion de Vela de Puerto Rico
QAT Qatar Sailing and Rowing Federation
SRI Yachting Association of Sri Lanka
SUD Sudan Sailing Federation
TAN Tanzania Sailing Association
URU Yacht Club Uruguayo
VEN Federacion Venezola de Vela
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