We are delighted to welcome back acclaimed international juror, Philippe Mazard, as jury chairman for the 2016 Festival of Sails.
A local from New Caledonia, Philippe is an ISAF international judge and national umpire and, at home, President of the New Caledonian Sailing League. He also teaches mathematics to student teachers at the University of New Caledonia and loves to compete himself, sailing mainly in club and offshore races.
Philippe joined us for the first time in 2015 on the jury for the Festival of Sails, Multihull Australian Championship and International 14 World Championship. While he visits Australia two or three times annually, this year was his first visit to Geelong and Philippe was impressed by the scale and organisation of the event as well as the warm RGYC welcome and support from our great team of volunteers.
Philippe will lead one of two judging panels during the 2016 FOS and says his focus will be ensuring the best event for competitors, race management and the RGYC.