Thursday, February 28, 2008

International Multihull Council


This comes from Nick Dewhirst, Secretary General of the newly established International Multihull Council:

The decision of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to exclude any Multihull Event from the 2012 Olympic Games has shown that we cannot entirely rely on others to promote our interests, so that there was a need to establish our own organisation to do so. As there is no representation for Multihulls within ISAF, either formally through a Multihull Committee, or informally, through the interests of individual Councillors, national multihull associations from several leading ISAF Member National Authorities (MNA) have jointly founded the International Multihull Council.

The founder Members are the National Multihull Associations of Australia, Great Britain, Netherlands and United States and are represented on the Executive Committee by Paul Pascoe (AUS) as President, John Williams (USA) as Vice President, Nick Dewhirst (GBR) as Secretary General, Edwin Lodder (NED) as Treasurer and Rod Waterhouse (AUS).

For additional information:

IMC background information and future plans
IMC Meeting Minutes - February 12, 2008
IMC Constitution

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5 Comments:

At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Capt Marty said...

Congratulations on forming the Multihull Council. I'm surprised one did not exist before the ISAF voted to exclude multi's from the Olympics. All the best with reinstating them back in the Olympics were they belong. Although we don't have any sway you have our blessing from Asian Yachting circles.
Capt Marty Rijkuris

 
At 12:18 AM, Anonymous Othmar Karschulin said...

I think, that is the rigth answer to the autocratic behavior of the ISAF. I hope many other national Multihull Associations will follow.
It is sad, that 50 years evolvement of modern multihulls are not honored by the ISAF. May someone will spend them holidays in the Caribbean or any other beach worldwide, that they get an impression what's reality today.

 
At 4:05 AM, Anonymous Eugene said...

Congratulations, may the multihull live long and prosper.

 
At 4:17 AM, Anonymous Wolfgang Koch said...

Dear Nick Dewhirst,

how can I contact International Multihull Council by mail ?
How can we participate ? I still donĀ“t find a website.

Wolfgang Koch
President of the German Multihull Association

 
At 4:24 AM, Anonymous Wolfgang Koch said...

please contact me with mhd@cat-sail.de

Thanks
Wolfgang Koch

 

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