Already signed up to this voyage to the future is Jonathan Clark. Jonathan has agreed to join me as a key member of the IOM Class Association Management Team.
Many of you will probably already know him, but for those who don’t, Jonathan has been a championship winner at National and European level in dinghy and yacht classes. By profession he is claims director of a major global reinsurer and another engineer. He is past chairman of the Fireball Class and past president of the Chartered Insurance Institute. An expert in corporate governance his skills and experience compliment mine.
His first IOM was a Magpie which he sailed on the round pond before lending it to a friend who has yet to return it……
In the last few years he has watched the IOMs at Emsworth, bought a DF65 and, with his son’s help taken up IOM sailing again. Brilliant.
They own a Rubix (4428) from John Taylor and Damian Ackroyd and a Fantasia (4466) designed and built by Neil Thornton with sails by Number One sails which all takes Jonathan back to his Fireball days at Filey. Jonathan had ten years as the dinghy columnist for Yachts and yachting and brings to the IOM class a real love of sailing and excitement at getting others involved in the sport.