Executive Committee

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 […]

Werner Deuring

President of IEMA

Werner is continuing his job and role as president in the executive committee. A fierce competitor at the World Champion who has won the World Cup, Coppa D’Italia, Sira Cup and competed for the Neptune Trophy. He has served on the Excom for some years now and his contributions to the class are many. An extraordinary bright leader and diplomat. […]

Tom Knutsen

Executive Treasurer

Tom is taking over the role from Seraina as treasurer. He bought the famous red Eight from Peter Wilson, got hooked and set out to grow his fleet in Norway aiming and well underway for 10 boats in Oslo. He’s new to the class, in his own words, an old rookie, but he’s not new to making things happen. […]

Murdoch McKillop

Executive Secretary

Murdoch is the executive secretary of IEMA. In preparation of the 2007 centennial celebrations at the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, Murdoch bought Lafayette with the aim to defend the honor of the home club on the Clyde. The one boat, two year campaign ended up as a 2 boat 14 year addiction. We all knew that would […]

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 […]

Axel Meyer

Executive committee member

Axel Meyer has been introduced to sailing at a young age. Being the son of Honorary member Fred Meyer, it is easy to understand where his competitiveness, whitt, keen eye and love for boats come from. Axel is an active member in the Suisse fleet sailing from Geneva and is also a committee member […]

Jerry Dodge

Executive committee member
President of the NAEMA

Jerry Dodge is names as the new President of the NAEMA (North America Eight Metre Association)

from the age of around 8 he has been around eight metre yachts. on the water he is sailing onboard modern 8mR Alluette

and like most often, the best men for the jobs are, he was reluctant at first but now […]

Rob Roy

Executive committee member

Rob is a past-President of the North American 8 Metre Association. He is currently a partner in the Norseman syndicate and was once a co-owner of Bangalore. He has been passionate 8mR sailor since the early 1980s.

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