Rod Carr (recent recipient of an RYA lifetime achievement award) will be at Datchet on Saturday 31st January after the Flying Fifteen UK Winter Championships to share thoughts based on some of his tremendous experience*. The chat will start at about 5.30pm and will include ‘Olympics’, ‘UK Sailing Scene’, ‘UK Sport’ and even ‘sailing rules/ self-policing’ (not needed for Flying Fifteens of course!).
All are welcome – Keith will be putting on a chilli and it would be helpful for him to have an idea of numbers so please email mervynwright if you plan to come.
*Rod is Chair of UK Sport. He was the architect of the RYA World Class Performance programme for sailing which has delivered unprecedented and consistent medal success at every Games since Sydney 2000. Rod was Chief Executive of the Royal Yachting Association from 2000 to 2010, having previously been Racing Manager and Performance Director, Team Manager for the Atlanta Olympic Games, and Team Coach in Los Angeles, Seoul and Barcelona.
His standing in British sport was rewarded in 2000 when he was asked by the British Olympic Association to be Deputy Chef de Mission for the whole of Team GB at the Sydney Olympics. He was awarded an OBE in 2005, and in 2010 received a CBE