Salk Won, US Ailing 0

Won, US Ailing 0

For those who doubt any aspect of US Sailing abuse of process
in the Salk matter, this memo from Natalie’s lawyer Ed Williams and
the decision from the Arbitrator ought to clear up any questions about
her innocence. For anyone who hasn’t figured it out yet, Charlie Cook
was US Sailing’s lawyer, and he admitted that US Sailing did not provide
due process in this matter. How much did all of this cost the members
of US Sailing, and how much did Charlie Cook get paid? And again, when
is US Sailing, or Jury Chairman Wes Durant going to publicly apologize
to Natalie Salk? We’re waiting.

AAA arbitration under Sports Act: Natalie Salk vs. US Sailing
AAA No.: 77 190 E 00297 08

On Saturday afternoon, July 26, 2008, Natalie Salk, a 17 year-old rising
high school senior from Jamestown, Rhode Island, was stripped of her
first place finish in a July 15-16, 2008 sailing competition held in
North Falmouth, Mass, by the Area “A” Council representative
of US Sailing, the NGB for sailing in the United States. The effect
of this decision was that Ms. Salk was no longer eligible to participate
in US Sailing’s Junior National Championships scheduled to commence
in Chicago on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, and in which she had been entered
as a result of her July 15-16 win.