It may be useful to recall the decisions taken and proposals for the World Championships 2016-2019:
2016 COPENHAGEN ,DENMARK - confirmed at the AGM 2015
2017 NASSAU ,BAHAMAS - confirmed at the AGM 2015
2018 COWES,UK - to be confirmed at the AGM 2016
2019 HELSINKI, FINLAND - to be confirmed at the AGM 2016
For 2017 we plan to organize an European Championship. Deauville on the French atlantic coast is interested in principle, we have still to find out if that year is suitable for them.
Our Bahamian fleet wanted to put forward some proposals for shipping dates and costs. Once I receive these I will forward them to each fleet.
During the several month I had the honor to be your president, I was very pleased to receive news from fleets around the world and particularly lots of support from the officers of your Class.
We had a fun farewell dinner for Kaspar in Hamburg and it is my pleasure to let you know that Kaspar has agreed to continue his much appreciated work for the 5.5m archive and to be available to assist in the preparation of the Copenhagen and Cannes races next year.
The Season 2016 looks most interesting with great locations to race your boats.
In the hope to see many of you during 2016,
I remain with my best wishes and seasonal greetings,