Dear Class members and Friends,
For almost two years now you have been receiving emails and updates on the status of the new Class book celebrating the 75th anniversary of the class.
Well, FINALLY, here it is…'
It arrived in Bermuda a few hours before the awards dinner for Bermuda International Race Week and was able to be circulated during the diner for all present to review.
Much of the delay has been occasioned by the enormous, and totally unexpected, amount of information and graphics provided by current class members, retired class members and friends of the Class. To all of you, my heartfelt thanks: your efforts have helped to ensure we have an anniversary book that tells a full history of the class...and of which we can be justifiably proud.
Browsing through this coffee table style book allows you lots of options: just pick out the graphics you like or perhaps focus on your fleet or on the technical evolution of the class.
Many of you have not yet ordered your copy of the book and I urge you to do so now before they are all sold out. This is an exercise we will not repeat for a long time…………probably not until our 100th anniversary!!
Last, but not least, the Class owes a special set of thanks and recognition to Sandro Vitelli (NEH), Dana Jinkins (Concepts Publishing) and Herb Motley (MHD) who between them provided the expertise and time to make this book a reality……………and also had to bear the brunt of my, occasionally, fierce criticism.
The fruits of their labours are for you to enjoy.
IOD WCA President