50 years of dedication to ISAF

November 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

His Majesty King Constantine was last night presented with the Beppe Croce Trophy in recognition of his outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing.

In presenting the trophy, ISAF President Göran Petersson, “We are here tonight for a very special occasion.  The awarding of the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy to His Majesty King Constantine is in recognition of his outstanding voluntary contribution and devotion to the sport of sailing and the Olympic Movement.

In recent years, it was never a question that His Majesty would not be a recipient of the Beppe Croce trophy; it was only a matter of when.  It is also fitting that we celebrate this Award here tonight in the very Club from where he started his involvement, training and competition in sailing.”

His Majesty King Constantine has worked with ISAF for over 50 years giving up his time to help and steer a sport that is so dear to his heart.

His Majesty shared some his fondest sailing and ISAF memories including how he was persuaded by his father King Paul to abandon a sporting career in horse-riding in favour of sailing. 

He concluded saying “I don’t think I deserve this award, it should be for all of you.”

The ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. In memory of Beppe Croce, the ISAF President from 1969-1986, the Federazione Italiana Vela presented the Trophy to the ISAF and it was awarded for the first time in 1988.

The roll of honour is an impressive one, including multiple Olympic medallists, rules gurus and designers, and all have dedicated an outstanding amount of time to the sport of sailing.

HM King Constantine's Olympic winning Dragon

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