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Malcolm Page Leaving US Sailing

US Sailing’s chief of Olympic sailing, Malcolm Page, moved to the Bay Area last year to personally oversee the FAST USA training facility at Treasure Island Sailing Center. We saw that as a good omen for the US Sailing Team and the development of Olympic sailors and the sailing skills of local young people. We found Page easy to talk to and liked him right away. Now we learn that he is leaving US Sailing and (according to US Sailing) leaving the USA to return to his native Australia. “US Sailing and Malcolm Page announced that they have agreed to part ways,” reads the press release from US Sailing. “Page will be leaving US Sailing and returning to his home in Australia. He will be working with US Sailing Team staff and coaches on transition activities through the end of October, 2019.”

This is disappointing and surprising news. It followed last week’s announcement that Greg Fisher had resigned as COO of the US Sailing Team after just one year in that role.

TV interview
On Treasure Island last year, Malcolm Page gives KGO 7 an interview.
© 2019 TISC

Page, 47, was a two-time Olympic gold medalist for Australia in the Men’s 470. He continued his winning ways over the weekend, topping a 20-boat fleet in the E Scow Blue Chip Regatta held by Pewaukee Yacht Club in Wisconsin. Page sailed as the “Mystery Guest” in the invitational regatta, with crew Jim Campbell, Harry Melges IV and Finn Rowe. We extend our congratulations to Malcolm and wish him well in whatever the future holds for him.

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