On November 13, the Executive Committee of the International Finn Association decided to appoint Robert Deaves as Class Secretary for the period up to the 2020 IFA AGM in Palma, during the Finn Gold Cup. He will share the class management with Paul McKenzie, who will take on the role of Finance and Membership Secretariat.
Between them Robert and Paul will oversee the class management until May 2020 when a new strategy will be presented, looking at the structure and policy of the Finn Class for the coming years. The rest of the Executive remain unchanged.
The President of the International Finn Association, Balazs Hajdu commented, “Paul and Robert are two of the most experienced Finn sailors in the world, with extensive knowledge of the boat, the fleets and the sailors. Robert has been on the Executive Committee for 22 years and before that was Secretary of the British Finn Association for 10 years. Paul has sailed Finns since the early 1990s, was an Olympian in 1996 and came back in 2014 as a Master. He is a past IFA Treasurer and is now also the Chairman of the Technical Committee. I cannot think that our class could be in more safe hands over the coming months as we work through this transition period.”
Until May 2020 the principal class contacts will be:
Class Secretary: Robert Deaves
Principal point of contact, Event Management and organisation, Documents, AGM, General Enquiries
Finance and Membership Secretariat: Paul McKenzie
Membership, Invoicing, Mast and Sail Label orders, General Enquiries