The new Director General of the International sailing Federation appointed Briton David Graham. To work in this new position he will begin on July 13.
We will remind that the armchair of the General Director of World Sailing has been empty since December of last year, when the international Federation was left by another Briton, Andy hunt. All four years at the high post hunt criticized the sailing press. He was accused, first, that as a result of his short-sighted financial policy World Sailing was on the verge of bankruptcy, and second, that he before had no relation to sailing, loves it and does not understand its specificity.
Judging by the first responses, Graham – the complete opposite of the previous CEO. From childhood he was engaged in sailing, in due time achieved considerable success, performing in different classes of yachts, and faithful to the sail so far (and now one of his Hobbies is kite surfing). In different years, Graham had the opportunity to train, to organize a regatta is to build boats and sell them – that is, he not by hearsay knows all these areas of activity. The last 10 years, he at the invitation of the government of Oman headed the Oman Sail programme and has achieved as a Manager of significant success: the sail is now one of the most favorite sports in the country, Omani sailors took the leading position in Asia, and in the waters of Oman hosts the regatta of the world level.
Of course, to develop a sail on a world scale – not the fact that in Oman, but you should pay attention to the fact that the leadership of the World Sailing were presented with several candidates, and Graham in competition with other candidates won a clear advantage. General opinion: this man is distinguished by the experience, knowledge and business acumen.
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