Event Partners

David Tillett (AUS)

Name: David Tillett
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 25/02/1954
Nationality: Australian
Residence: Glenelg, Australia
First Language: English
Other Languages: N/A


To work with the Board and CEO in ensuring World Sailing is recognised as a well-managed and governed sport and operates with the highest integrity.

To improve Race Officials' development, including greater emphasis on education to training.

To implement the provisions of the Continental Associations Working Party to assist growth in our sport and in particular, the developing regions of the World.

To maintain and consolidate sailing as a sport in the Olympic Games, including an appropriate and balanced spread of events, having regard to the way in which the sport is conducted and the need for gender equality, both from the numbers perspective and event perspective.

To work for the return of sailing as a sport at the Paralympic Games.

I have a background as a sports administrator, International Race Official (International Judge and International Umpire), as a practising solicitor, which will assist in the overall governance of the sport.

To assist with closer working relationships between the World Sailing Board, World Sailing Committees and its members and in particular, in the form of communication between those bodies.

Sailing Career

Commenced sailing at the age of 7.
Competed successfully in many classes ranging from Holdfast Trainers (a local class like Optimists), International Cadets, Fireballs, 470's, Lasers, Noelex 25 and Mumm 30.
Won the International Cadet World Championship in 1969 / 1970 and numerous national and interdominion championships.

Sailing Administration

Member of Constitution Committee.
Chairman of Racing Rules Committee 2000 to 2012.
ISAF Racing Rules Committee.
Chairman of Olympic Jury 2004, 2008 to 2012.
Member of Olympic Jury 1996 and 2000.
Past Chairman of America's Cup Jury and America's Cup Umpire.
Past International Judge / International Umpire.
ISAF International Judge.
ISAF International Umpire.
Member of World Sailing Disciplinary bodies.
Past member of Australian Sailing (formerly Yachting Australia) Board.
Attend Australian Sailing (formerly Yachting Australia) Board meetings from time to time in capacity of Group L Council Member for region.
National Judge (formerly International Judge) (International Umpire).
Rules Adviser - Yachting Australia - Olympics 2016 (off site)

Other Sports Administration

Member of Olympic Selection Disputes Tribunal in Australia for several sports.
Member of Executive of South Australian Olympic Council.

Roles Within World Sailing

Council Member - Group L - 1998 to 2016.
Member - Constitution Committee.

Other Information

Practising lawyer and have been for approximately 38 years (consultant to firm DBH Commercial Lawyers and formerly partner of that firm).
Chairman of Directors of family business, Tillett Stone Industries.

Nominating MNAs

Chinese Taipei
Dominican Republic
New Zealand
Puerto Rico
Trinidad & Tobago

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