Sailing Chief Now Hockey Chief

Ireland Hockey team has announced the name of their new Chief Executive and he is Jerome Pels. Before hockey Pels was at same role with World Sailing. Pels will take over his charge from Rob Johnson, who is the interim chief executive of Hockey team Ireland. Johnson has served this position for a year and he will hand over his responsibilities to Jerome Pels on January 3.

Pels has served the World sailing and International sailing federation on same role of chief executive from year 2008 to 2014. Earlier to that, he was in governing body circle. So, total he has the experience of 17 years as a governing body.

The Ireland Hockey Statement told a press conference in Kos “Pels has a big career record and within his tenure, he has served International sports for many. In the long history of his career he has acquired good knowledge and experience of sports. His experience of sports will help Hockey team of Ireland to excel in the path of success.” (more…)

America’s World Cup Series

For those who are following America’s Cup sailing events, they can look forward to seeing sporadic events lining up towards the finale of this mega tournament by the end of the year. Currently the tournament has moved to Portsmouth. For those who are sailing enthusiasts and have followed the evolution of the different sailing tournaments, they might feel that the America’s Cup World Series seems to be started a little while ago when the first race of this epic tournament had been raced first in Portsmouth in UK. This year the boats that are part of the tournament are moving to the same port around this time for the next lap of the tournament.

There would be an unofficial day for the boats to practice before the races begin on the weekend. There are several skippers and boats, some of which are preparing for the Rio Games as well. For instance, Artemis Racing will see Francesco Bruni is stepping in for Nathan Outteridge who would be taking part in the Rio Games, with Darren Ambridge of Scotland Bareboat charter stepping in. The present leader of the tournament is the Emirates team of New Zealand whose skipper would also be away for this event as he is busy preparing for the Rio Games. (more…)