Olympic Review Panel
In August, 2012 US Sailing’s past President Gary Jobson (term through Nov. 3, 2012) appointed an independent panel, a group of American sailors with extensive experience in Olympic sailing. The panel was led by Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing and included Ed Adams (Middletown, R.I.), Andrew Campbell (San Diego, Calif.), Jay Cross (New York, N.Y.), Andrew Kostanecki (Bridgewater, Vt.), Bill Martin (Dearborn, Mich.), Jack Mathias (Buffalo, N.Y.), Jonathan McKee (Seattle, Wash.), Cory Sertl (Rochester, N.Y.), and Tim Wadlow (Beverly, Mass.).
The panel’s assignment was to conduct a comprehensive review of Olympic sailing in this country in its current state; to form conclusions about performance in Weymouth; and to recommend changes going forward. The report was presented to and accepted by the Board of Directors on Nov. 2, and presented to the Olympic Sailing Committee on Nov. 3 in consideration for the 2013 to 2016 Olympic quadrennium.
Olympic Review Panel Report
Press Release: Independent Panel to Review U.S. Olympic Sailing Program (Aug. 29, 2012)
Press Release: Olympic Review Panel Presents Key Recommendations at US Sailing Meeting (Nov. 20, 2012)
Note: The Olympic Review Panel Report is not the U.S. Olympic Program’s strategic plan. The findings influenced the strategic plan and will continue to. The recommendations will continue to be a reference for future planning of the Program.