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
1967: Building of Iroquois, the worlds first modern 8-Metre, as a challenger for the Canada’s Cup.
1970: Founding the 8-Metre World Cup and donating this Trophy to the Royal Northern Yacht Club in Rhu, Scotland. Shipping his 8-Metre Iskareen to Scontland to compete in the inaugural 8-Mette World Cup.
1982: World Champion with Iroquois at Visby, Sweden.
1983: World Champion with Iroquois at Hanko, Norway.
1986: The 8-Metre Clas regains IYRU International Status under presidency of Eugene van Voorhis.
1983-1987: President IEMA