Chairman Technical Committe

John Lammerts van Bueren_NED

John is your new Technical Committee Chairman and oops that’s me... well, I started sailing before I was born and 8-Metres in 1989. Back in 1994 I started the 8-Metre Register and over a period of 23 years served as secretary and later president of IEMA. Lucky to have been part of it all, lucky to have raced and cruised moderns, classics, vintage and gaff Eights. I was lucky to work with Fred Meyer from 1998 onwards and witness a magic renaissance of the class. After a 3 year holiday from IEMA, I'm back as TC Chair and I will try to do my bit to help the class racing as one.

Kjell Arne Myrann_NOR 

(+47) 901 81 921

8-Metre: Sira - Johan Anker 1938 (boat captain) Kjell Myrann is a highly accomplished sailor, with two world circumnavigations, including the 1981-82 Whitbread on Berge Viking. For 25 years he has been H.M. King Harald’s boat captain & permanent crew on the Framm program, racing a string of IOR, IMS, IRC boats, Maxi’s, Farr 40 and last but not least the TP52. Kjell takes care of Sira which he races with King Harald and the members of the Fram Team. To the IEMA TC Kjell brings a combination of classic and modern boat experience combined with a deep rooted knowledge of competitive racing at the highest level.


Juliane Hempel_GER
+49 7732 82 22 24

Davis Linsay_USA

Class measurer

Guy-Roland Perrin_SUI

Current Class Measurer and candidate for TC and Class measurer. Guy-Roland has been the measurer for the 8-Metres since 1994, and is measurer for the 5.5, 6 and 12-Metre Class. His knowledge of the class is encyclopedic, he is a main stay in the class, no doubt about that.

David Vieira_POR 

(+351) 917 572 271

David is a naval architect and an esteemed yacht historian, specialized in the period from 1900 to 1945. His knowledge on design and construction is unrivalled. He rebuilt his 8-Metre Emily in 1996 which resulted in the founding of Absolute Restorations and a further string of restored and recreated Metre boats. A classic yacht man in heart and soul and an incredible source of information and knowledge on classic 8-Metres.

Ken McAlpine_AUS

+61 8 9336 6664


Chris Mitchele_CAN

+1 647 745 7780

Nicolas Berthoud_SUI