So long, Thomas… and many thanks!

After long years of service dedicated to F18 sailors, our friend Thomas Pierlet decided to step down from his position of BEL F18 Chair, and to hand over the charge to Patrick Demesmaeker.


This is the opportunity for the International F18 Class Association to thank Thomas dearly, stressing the major role held by the Belgian Association from the very beginning of F18 history, permitting IF18CA to be granted ISAF Recognised Status in 1996, and to host the very first Europeans in Oostende the same year.


We can only wish him as many exhilarating rides as possible in the near future, expecting to exchange with him on F18 topics somewhere, sometime, sharing some excellent Belgian bier…!


Olivier Bovyn – International F18 Class Association President