David Vieira


David is a naval architect and an esteemed yacht historian, specialized in the period from 1900 to 1945. His knowledge on design and construction is unrivalled. He rebuilt his 8-Metre Emily in 1996 which resulted in the founding of Absolute Restorations and a further string of restored and recreated Metre boats. A classic yacht man in heart and soul and […]

David Vieira2022-10-21T09:29:30+01:00

Kjell Arne Myrann

8-Metre: Sira – Johan Anker 1938 (boat captain) Kjell Myrann is a highly accomplished sailor, with two world circumnavigations, including the 1981-82 Whitbread on Berge Viking. For 25 years he has been H.M. King Harald’s boat captain & permanent crew on the Framm program, racing a string of IOR, IMS, IRC boats, Maxi’s, Farr 40 and last but not least […]

Kjell Arne Myrann2022-10-21T09:29:23+01:00

Guy-Roland Perrin

Class Measurer

Current Class Measurer and candidate for TC and Class measurer. Guy-Roland has been the measurer for the 8-Metres since 1994, and is measurer for the 5.5, 6 and 12-Metre Class. His knowledge of the class is encyclopedic, he is a main stay in the class, no doubt about that.

Guy-Roland Perrin2022-10-03T10:59:01+01:00

Juliane Hempel

Chairman Technical Committe

Juliane is a Naval Architect, specialist in 6, 8 and 12-Metre yachts. One of the world’s leading experts in the Int. Rating Rule. A life time in the 8-Metres, past, present and future. She has been Techncal Committee member forever and her contributions are many. As a woman in a men’s world she stands firm with […]

Juliane Hempel2022-11-05T21:51:10+01:00

John Lammerts van Bueren

Well, I started sailing before I was born and 8-Metres in 1989. Back in 1994 I started the 8-Metre Register and over a period of 23 years served as secretary and later president of IEMA. Lucky to have been part of it all, lucky to have raced and cruised moderns, classics, vintage and gaff Eights. I was lucky to work […]

John Lammerts van Bueren2023-05-08T16:32:04+01:00
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