Colm Barrington

Sailing

Candidate for election to the position of 1st Vice President (Officer Position)

Candidate Biography

First Vice President of OFI Executive Committee since March 2017 where I was instrumental in changing the OFI towards an athlete focussed organization, introducing proper corporate governance and putting in place an appropriate professional management team.

Chair of Irish Sailing’s Olympic Steering Group 2000 – 2017 during which time a professional pathway structure was installed which has been instrumental in leading to success at junior and senior European and World championships, including one Olympic medal.

Founder and current Chair of Irish Sailing Foundation which has raised significant philanthropic funding for high-performance sailing programmes and has fully funded Irish Sailing’s High-performance Centre in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Competitive dinghy and keelboat sailor in Ireland, Continental Europe, UK and US for over 50 years.

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