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New chairman appointed to Olympic Sailing Committee

US Sailing president Gary Jobson announced the appointment of Ben Richardson as chairman of the Olympic Sailing Committee during US Sailing’s annual meeting, held Nov. 3 in San Francisco.

Richardson will take over from outgoing chairman Dean Brenner, who has served as chairman since 2008.

“In his role with the Olympic Sailing Committee, Ben can draw on his years of Olympic campaigning,” Jobson said. “He knows first-hand what our athletes need for success. We are very happy to have him in this leadership position.”

In his new role, Richardson will oversee the committee, an advisory board to U.S. Olympic Sailing made up of sailors with Olympic and Paralympic sailing experience. He will serve as the senior advisor of this committee and represent it as a voting member of US Sailing’s board of directors, along with Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing.

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