David Staley, Matt Allen (President of Australian Sailing), David Tillett (Chairman), Amanda Lulham, Daina Fletcher (ANMM on behalf of Kevin Sumption), Greg Johns and Michael Spies.


David Staley


David’s involvement with sailing lasts a lifetime. An experienced sport administrator, he has a broad knowledge of dinghy, multihull and yacht racing and specialist expertise in the area of para sailing.
Matt Allen AM

Matt’s sailing expertise spans yacht racing, Olympics, America’s Cup, general history, round the world sailing, history and more. He has completed several Sydney to Hobarts, and is a leading sporting administrator.  He is the former President of Australian Sailing and currently on the Australian Olympic Committee Board.

David Tillett AM

Chairman of the Jury at numerous Olympic Games and America’s Cup events, David has also served on the World Sailing Council and Australian Sailing Board.

Amanda Lulham

A veteran sailing journalist, Amanda has been involved in establishing Hall of Fame for other sports. She has an in-depth knowledge of many sailing disciplines, including yacht racing, Olympics, Paralympics, dinghy racing, America’s Cup, round the world sailing and more.

Kevin Sumption PSM

The Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM), Kevin has the knowledge and experience of a team of maritime experts behind him. At the 2017 Selection Panel meeting, Kevin was represented by Senior Curator, Daina Fletcher.

Skip Lissiman OAM

A well-regarded and experienced sailor and sports administrator, in 1984 Skip was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to sailing.  He was a crew member of ‘Australia II’ in 1983 winning the America’s Cup and the Louis Vuitton Cup and crew on ‘Ragamuffin’ winning the 1979 Admirals Cup. Skip is also a member of the Australian Sailing Board.

Michael Spies

With an incredible knowledge of sailing history, Michael’s expertise also encompasses skiff racing, America’s Cup, Admiral’s Cup and an in-depth understanding of yacht racing and its history.

Karyn Gojnich

The first female board member of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Karyn has competed at several Olympic Games and has a thorough knowledge of female sailing, Olympics and dinghy sailing.



Australian Sailing in partnership with the Australian National Maritime Museum