Göran PETERSSON of Sweden has today been re-elected to serve a second term as President of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) at the ISAF General Assembly in Madrid, Spain. The seven Vice-Presidents for the next four years were also elected.
The election for the President and seven Vice-Presidents of ISAF occurs every four years as part of the ISAF General Assembly. All Member National Authorities (MNAs) of ISAF are entitled to send a delegate to the General Assembly to vote in the election.
Göran PETERSSON (SWE), ISAF President since November 2004, ran unopposed and was re-elected as ISAF President for a second term which will run up until November 2012.
ISAF President Göran PETERSSON said: “I’m extremely honoured to be elected as President of the International Sailing Federation. It is a great honour and a privilege to serve in this position. I would like to congratulate the Vice-Presidents who have been elected. I am looking forward to having a very productive four years together.”
The President added, “It is hard to believe it has been four years since you elected me in 2004. The world has changed much over those four years and so has the sport of sailing. We have achieved a lot but we still have a lot more to achieve.”
There were 12 eligible candidates for Vice-President (Ralph NELLES of Mexico withdrew from the election). The seven Vice-Presidents elected are: Tomasz HOLC (POL), Nazli IMRE (TUR), David IRISH (USA), Teresa LARA (VEN), Teo Ping Low (SIN), Alberto PREDIERI (ITA), Eric TULLA (PUR)