Dear IEMA members and friends,
I am proud to confirm that Ms Julia Ormio, the President of the Finnish 8
Metre Association, has accepted to become the next secretary of IEMA,
to be confirmed at the next AGM. Julia Ormio (40 years of age) is the
captain and owner of Sherman Hoyt design Lara (FIN-10), who is the
current Finnish champion. Ms Ormio sails in the class since 1987 in her
father's boats. In 2000 Julia took over Lara from her father. In
addition to 8 mR's she raced in other classes from dinghies to maxis and
sailed professionally on big yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean
in the 90's.
Ms Ormio has been the Class President of the Finnish Eight Metre Association since 2006. In this position she has actively promoted the 8 mR Class in the Baltic area, including organizing a regatta in Tallinn Estonia in 2007. Ms Ormio works as a lawyer for a multinational company and lives in Helsinki with her husband Petteri and two children Mainio and Ellen, who are also active 8 metre sailors.
Julia has the full support of our friend and long-time secretary John Lammerts van Bueren.
Please join me in welcoming Julia wishing her full success in her new endeavours.
(Kirjoittanut Kim Weckström)