YACHT in conversation with the DSV top
How can a debacle like the one in Athens be prevented in Beijing four years from now? The quintessence of the conversation with DSV President Dierk Thomsen and OSA Chairman Achim Griese: In essence, everything stays the same. The structure in performance sailing changes only occasionally.
The disaster in Athens raises two questions in particular: who was to blame and how can such a break-in be prevented in the future? Immediately after the games, team boss Jochen Schümann analyzed the causes in an interview (issue 20/04), blaming the athletes themselves, but also the association structures that, in his opinion, are no longer up-to-date.
At this point in time, the German Sailing Association did not want to comment, but rather "analyze in peace and hold the necessary discussions," said President Dierk Thomsen. The analysis has been carried out, the YACHT spoke with Thomsen and the new chairman of the Olympic sailing committee Achim Griese, silver medalist from 1984 in the star boat.