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Jill will be Greatly Missed…..
Our brilliant IDA “behind the scenes” Assistant Secretary, Jill Hayward retires after 16 years..
It was all change at the recent IDA “AGM” as various retirements and positional changes took place. But none will be felt more within the IDA than losing Jill Hayward who has been most instrumental in the successful running of the class for the past 16 years. Her organisational and communicational skills have been second to none and we will all miss Jill now that she has decided to call it a day due to health reasons. We all wish you a happy and peaceful retirement Jill, enjoy life to the full and be happy…
One of the other “significant” changes was our long serving Treasurer, Andrew Craig, has decided to call it a day after devoting 20 years of his life and precious time to the IDA. Over the years Andrew, who is also an excellent helmsman, has kept the “books” in perfect order and has always managed to maintain a small but sensible balance at the end of our financial year. We will miss you Andrew but now we hope to see you sailing a little more at the big events. Thank you also for your kinds words and appreciation of my 676 “Blogs” written to date, on the IDA web site, in which I try to keep our web site alive and kicking. It’s nice to be appreciated and acknowledge within some ranks of the IDA Officers and Committee….
In closing it was nice to welcome our President H.M. King Constantine to the Dinner held at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall. After entertaining us all with some very humorous and well versed stories he was pleased to congratulated Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen as a newly elected Vice President. “The Man” Poul-Richard, now joins Christopher Dicker and our two Royal Danish Vice Presidents, H.R.H. Prince Henrik and H.R.H. Crown Prince Henrik. No one has done more for the International Dragon Class than Poul-Richard, in fact I would not be writing this blog if it were not for Poul-Richard. We, I and the Class owe him a great deal, long live “The Man”…
Higher, Longer, Faster………….. Stavros. IDA Sailing Co-ordinator.