FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jake Fish, US SAILING Communications Manager
LEAGUE CITY, Texas (October 24, 2009) - During the “Rock the Boat… Vote!” program, US SAILING members voted to fill three positions on the organization's board of directors. The voting process was completed today during the organization's Annual General Meeting.
The elected members of the board of directors - all of whom will serve for a three-year term are listed below. Meet the new members by clicking on their respective names for their profiles:
• Walter Chamberlain (Bay St. Louis, Miss.)
• John Craig (San Rafael, Calif.)
• Tom Hubbell (Delaware, Ohio)
This is the fourth year that US SAILING held elections to determine members of its board of directors. In October 2005, US SAILING amended its bylaws to restructure the organization and dramatically downsize the board of directors, from 49 to 15 members, making it more nimble and efficient. The organization's first elections were held in 2006.
In addition, during tonight’s Annual General Meeting, the new board of directors elected Gary Jobson (Annapolis, Md.) as president. According to the organization's bylaws, the president can serve for a maximum of three consecutive terms of one year each.
About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national governing body for sailing. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the organization provides leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.