Paul Botterill, Barton Marine’s Operations Director
Barton Marine's very own Operations Director, Paul Botterill, has been announced as the new Chairman for British Sailing. Paul takes over from Tim Coventry and founding Chairman Paul Strzelecki. British Sailing is run By the British Marine Federation to provide the BMF's sailing members with a ‘true voice' at all levels of the sport.
On the announcement of his appointment Paul commented, “With the Olympics fast approaching and the huge amount of talent surrounding sailing in the UK, our mission at British Sailing is simple – to help, support and encourage our members to get more people associated with and involved in sailing at every level, from school kids right up to the oldest generations.”
Paul has also outlined what he sees as some key messages that need to be driven home in order for sailing in the UK to develop. This includes promoting the sport as an activity that people of all ages and from all walks of life can take part in, moving away from the common view that it is an elitist sport for the few.
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