Karl Johan Hertell

Karl Johan Hertell – Finland – Elected 2002

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to th International 8-Metre Class over a period  extending 30 years the 2002 General Assembly of the International Eight Metre Association unanimously elected Karl-Johan Hertell as honory life member of this association.

Karl Johan (Joni) Hertell as served as president and executive secretary of IEMA for 11 consecutive

years and continuously served on the board of IEMA for 21 years.  With strong leadership and

vision Joni has been at the roots of the revival of the class as we see it today.

            Some highlights of Joni’s life with the Eights

            1972:                Entering the 8-Metre Class with Silja.

            1975:                Winner 8-Metre World Cup

            1978:                Founding member of the International Eight Metre Association

            1978-1983:                   First president and executive secretary of IEMA

            1982:                            8-Metre Class applies for International status under presidency of Joni               Hertell.

            1984-1986:                   Vice President IEMA

            1986:                Acquires the 8-Metre Iroquois with the Sex Grubbar Syndicate

            1987:                Executive secretary IEMA

            1987-1989:                   President IEMA

            1990-1991:                   Vice President IEMA

            1992-1993:                   President IEMA

            World Cup:       Joni has participated in the 8-Metre World Cup in 1975-1978-1982-1983-1985

            1986-1987-1988-1989-1992-1993-1995 and 2002.