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GSF seeks entry into GNOC

Kelly Bruce  | Published on 1/2/2015
The Guam Sailing Federation, along with the Marianas Yacht Club, formally requested reinstatement back into the Guam National Olympic Committee.      On January 2, 2015, Commodore Kelly Bruce sent the following letter:
" the Guam Sailing Federation (GSF) would like to formally request reinstatement into the Guam National Olympic Committee (GNOC).   The OSAF as well as the Pacific Games Organizing Council supports our efforts for reinstatement. 


Attached you will find the following documents to support GSF’s request.


  1. GSF’s Constitution and By-Laws


  2. General Membership Meeting minutes


  3. Guam Sailing Federation Four Year Strategic Plan (2014-2017)


  4. Letter of Support from Mr. John Tierney, Secretary General of OSAF


The member organizations of the GSF have been active and continue to hold regularly scheduled sailing instruction and races.   We have two (2) US Sail Certified Instructors that are on deck to begin developing formal coaching, racing clinics, and qualifying competitions specific to the following classes in the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea: Optimists Dinghy, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser Standard, and Hobie 16.  


We believe the time is right for the Guam Sailing Federation to be brought back into the Olympic/Pacific Games sports family so that we can develop and support an emerging group of sailors to represent Guam in regional events.  


The Guam Sailing Federation looks forward to hearing back from the Guam National Olympic Committee soon regarding our request.   "   

The Guam Sailing Federation and the Marianas Yacht Club are opmistically looking forward to a favorable response from the GNOC.    Upon approval, the GSF and the MYC will begin developing coaching programs specific for off-island and international competition for qualified sailors.