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Jose Manuel Leandro (POR)

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Jose Manuel Leandro
1 December 1958
English (fluent)
French (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)


As an Ambassador for the Ethics in Sport, nominated by the Portuguese government, my main goal is to create an Ethical Code for all who are involved in our sport.

It is also absolutely necessary to have an independent Disciplinary Committee and we must clarify the role of MNAs in the presence of international promoters, so that ISAF Events can't be appointed without prior confirmation from the MNA.

Council's role must definitely be much different. The committees must be reduced to the minimum necessary, in order to make ISAF's technical decisions more effective and more responsible. The role of International Classes must be orientated to strengthen our sport and not to support lobbyist influence.

The structures of our sport have been supported mainly on volunteers. In these increasing demanding times, we must protect and incorporate this valuable asset, in a strong and professional ISAF.

Sailing Career

4th Nationals Cadet Class 1974
26th World Championship Cadet Class-1974
2nd Junior Snipe Nationals-1976
South Portugal Snipe Class Vice-Champion
Algarve Laser Class Champion-1992
Three times winner Around the Algarve regatta (CHS)
One time winner in One Design (JOD 35)1996-1998
1st Lagos/Palos Regatta-1996
1st Puertos de Andaluzia (CHS)- 1996
3rd Offshore Racing Nationals (CHS) - 1998
13th France One Design Nationals- 1998
3rd Osborne Regatta-Class2-CHS-1998
1st Inter-Vilamoura regatta-IRC-1999
1st Casinos Regata-IRC-1999
5th Osborne Regatta class 2-IRC-1999
1st JOD 35 Regional Championship - 2000
1st Around the Algarve Regatta (ORC-Club)-2004
National Champion National Handicap System (ANC)-2004
Portuguese Cruising Overall Champion 2007

Sailing Administration

National Race Officer
National Judge
Sailing Coach Course - 1992
Clubs Management Course

President - Portuguese Sailing Federation - since 2009

President - Portuguese One Design Class Association (JOD 35) - 2000/02

Executive Board Member - Portuguese Sailing Federation-1994/96 & 2001/2002

Member - Nautical Clubs Associations National Council - 1994/96 & 98/2000

President - South of Portugal Sailing Association - 1994/96 & 98/2000

Other Sports Administration

General Assembly's President of Algarve Martial Arts Association (South of Portugal)

Roles Within ISAF

Alternate of Group E at ISAF Council

Portuguese Delegate for ISAF'S General Assembly

Other Information

Company Owner
Vice-President - Portuguese Nautical Industry and Commerce Association - 2001/03

President of General Assembly - Portuguese Nautical Industry and Commerce Association - 2003/2005

Member of the Portuguese Government Nautical Council - 2000/02

Nominating MNAs

ALG Federation Algerienne de Voile
ANG Angolan Federation of Nautical Sports
BRA Confederacao Brasileira de Vela e Motor
CHN Chinese Yachting Association
CRO Croatian Sailing Federation
ITA Italian Sailing Federation
POR Portuguese Sailing Federation
RUS Russian Yachting Federation
SIN Singapore Sailing Federation
SMR Federazione Sammarinese Vela
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