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Marcelien Bos-de Koning (NED)

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Marcelien Bos-De Koning
10 May 1978


  • Securing and strengthening sailing as an Olympic Sport.
    Every Olympic sport is reviewed every 4 years. Sailing has a lot of challenges for IOC. We need to follow a strategic plan. It's not about the format. It's how you present the sport.
  • Improving and adding transparency to ISAF's decision-making process.
    The 8 years that I'm officially within ISAF it worries me that decisions take a very long time. Also knowledgable people do not have the influence they should have.
  • Limiting the costs of involvement at all levels to ensure more people can participate.
    If we keep on adding different boats, different classes and formats, how can a new country develop to perform?
  • Develop youth sailing
    ISAF has been striving for a clear pathway to follow for youth. I do see progress and I intend to keep it going for the coming years. Without youth there's no future in sailing.

Sailing Career

1x French national champion Optimist
3rd place Europeans Europe dinghy
3x National Champion 470
3x World Champion 470 (2005, 2006, 2007)
Silver Medal Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 470
2nd RS:X National Championships 2010
21st RS:X Europeans 2011
8th ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2012
8th London 2012 Olympic Games Women's Match Racing, Elliott 6m

Sailing Administration

1996 - 2000 Editorial "Europe Info" information magazine Europe class

2008 until 2011, Minister of change for Syntens
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Panel of recommendation for Dutch youth regatta

Advice committee - Delta Lloyd Regatta

Roles Within ISAF

2005 until now, Chairmen ISAF Athletes' Commission
As a starting up commission I was the first Chairman of an Athletes commission within ISAF. Different work was done within ISAF, resulting in voting rights during council meetings. Also an easy accessible system was set in place so sailors know how to find us. Since 2009 I stepped down to have a better roulating group.

2009 member of ISAF Equipment working committee

2011 member of ISAF 2016 Olympic Format working party - making Olympic sailing more attractive for sailors, viewers and the IOC.

Other Information

Ambassador NOC - NSF Beijing 2008,
Ambassador Earth Water,
Ambassador Loot school Tabor Hoorn, (youth sport development)
Teammember of Delta Lloyd regatta

Knight of Orange,
Sports team of Nederland 2005.

Nominating MNAs

AUS - Yachting Australia
CAN - Canadian Yachting Association
DEN - Danish Sailing Association
EST - Estonian Yachting Union
ISL - Icelandic Sailing Association
NED - Royal Netherlands Yachting Union
NOR - Norwegian Sailing Federation
SIN - Singapore Sailing Federation
SWE - Swedish Sailing Federation
UKR - Sailing Federation of Ukraine
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