Tim Pearson (Sec) addresses the AGM. With Helmut Schmidt, Vasily Senatorov, Stephane Baseden & Gerard Blanc.

It was an extremely well structured IDA “AGM” with a total of 28 voting Secretaries and Officers in attendance at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London. In addition were 2 Vice Presidents Chris Dicker and Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen, also Chief Measurer Gunter Ahlers, Sailing Co-ordinator Martin Payne and Chairman of the Technical Committee Klaus Diederichs. (All non voting).

The meeting was both informative and refreshing as Chairman Vasily Senatorov, outlined the continued success and forward vision of our popular Dragon Class. He also thanked Treasurer Kasper Harsberg for his 4 years of valued service (resigned due to work commitments) and welcomed Anne Vanneste into the role.

2 Vice Presidents, Secretaries and Officers from all over the World in attendance at the IDA “AGM”.

Updates were given by representatives from Medemblik (Gold Cup 2019), Kinsale (Gold Cup 2020), Palma (Europeans 2020), Kuhlungsborn (2021 Worlds) and Marstrand (Gold Cup 2021).  In addition due to successful presentations Ostend will host the 2022 Gold Cup, San Remo 2022 Europeans and Abersoch or Torquay confirmed for the 2023 Gold Cup….

Tim Pearson (Sec), Helmut Schmidt, Anne Vanneste, Vasily Senatorov, Gerard Blanc, Marc Castagnet & Stephane Baseden (far right).

During Dinner Chairman Vasily Senatorov made a presentation to outgoing Vice Chairman Stephane Baseden for all his hard work and commitment. It was a moving speech and everyone showed their appreciation to Stephane for his voluntary service over the past years.  His position will now be filled by Gerard Blanc (France).

More details and Minutes of the Meeting will be available soon.  However, you can be sure that the “Elected Officers” and all concerned will continue to do their very best for the Class as we look forward to a bright future sailing our superb “One Design” Keelboat.

Higher, Faster, Longer……………    Stavros.