Ken McAlpine is a naval architect and started measuring boats in the early seventies making it to b appointed as chief measurer and technical director of the Int. 12-Metres and later the Int. America’s Cup Class from 1983 until 2007 as well as measurer for the Volvo Ocean Race. Ken is still technical director of ITMA and Unquestionably one of the worlds most respected measurers who bring the IEMA TC a wealth of knowledge on technical rules and rule interaction. With 30 years of experience as elected independent scantling approval for the America’s Cup IEMA feels privileged that Ken has accepted to be in charge of the scantling approval of all modern 8-Metres built in the world. Ken is also in charge as class measurer for IEMA in the southern hemisphere.