Eugene van Voorhis

Eugene van Voorhis – USA – Elected 1999

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the International 8-Metre Class over a period  extending 40 years the 1999 General Assembly of the International Eight Metre Association unanimously elected Eugene van Voorhis as honory life member of this association.

Some highlights of Eugene’s life with the Eights

Eugene van Voorhis2023-05-10T10:43:54+01:00

His Majesty The King of Norway Olav V

His Majesty The King of Norway Olav V – Elected 1982

In recognition to his outstanding contributions to yacht racing and his participation in 8-Metre Competition over a period extending 45 years, the 1982 General Assembly of the International Eight Metre Association unanimously elected His Majesty King Olav V of Norway as honorary life member of […]

His Majesty The King of Norway Olav V2023-05-10T11:03:02+01:00

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

Honorary President

Our honorary president is unquestionably the most experienced Int. 8-Metre sailor in the world. Eighty years ago, back in 1939, his father King Olaf first took him on board his Int. 8-Metre Sira and so started a life time of deep passion for sailing and the sea. King Harald is a highly accomplished and competitive sailor who competed in […]

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway2023-05-08T16:36:36+01:00
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