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May 20 2005 Paul Henderson Receives Award

Paul Henderson Receives A Prestigious Award

On Friday 13 May 2005, ISAF presented its most prestigious award, the ISAF Beppe Croce, to Paul Henderson, ISAF President from 1994-2004. Thepresentation was particular significant, as for the first time since itsintroduction in 1988, the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy was presented at anevening entirely devoted to this prestigious Trophy and its recipient,hosted by presenting sponsor, Sanpellegrino

Being awarded the Beppe Croce Trophy is an honour reserved to a few greatnames who, with their voluntary commitment and devotion, have contributed inan outstanding way to the growth and evolution of sailing over the years.

Paul HENDERSON culminated 34 years of work for ISAF and its predecessor,IYRU, in November 2004. As ISAF President, the past decade alone was markedby his determination and devotion to his ideals.

Before becoming involved with ISAF, Paul was a competitive sailor, winning medals at World, North American and various National Championships. He holds the remarkable record of having competed in all the Canadian Olympic Sailing Trials from 1948 to 1984. Paul represented Canada at three Olympic Games; the first two as an athlete when he competed in Tokyo, sailing the Flying Dutchman and in Mexico City where he sailed the Finn. He was also the Canadian Olympic Coach in Munich in 1972.

 Gran Petersson - ISAF President, Paul Henderson,
Mr Sangriorgi - International Director of Sanpellegrino.

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