The K1 Association is run by a committee of keen and friendly K1 Sailors. Find out who they are and what they do below.
Chairman of the Class Association
Chairman of the Class Association
The Chair of the Class Association is David Norris.
Been sailing for longer than I dare to think, initially in yachts until I went to University and there acquired a taste for dinghies. On leaving University met the wife at a Sailing club, she had her own Enterprise at the time. We got married we decided to sail together and after moving to Blithfield, bought our first Osprey and campaigned Ospreys for fifteen years.
Unfortunately a recurring knee injury put paid to that as I needed something that gave a few seconds more to get back in from when hiked out. A number of years followed mainly in Flying Fifteens and a K6 for three years, but this had to go when we moved to our current club, it just wasn’t big enough.
Nearly two years ago whilst supporting our club Lightning fleet at their nationals we both decided that we missed the circuit and wanted to get back into circuit racing. But the crew rebelled and decided that she wanted to go back to helming after twenty years of crewing, looking around the K1 seemed to fit the bill for both of us and December 2013 saw two K1s on the drive.Contact David Norris
At the moment the Class Secretary and the membership secretary are one and the same. Basically the Secretary is responsible for taking and publishing the minutes of all meetings, communicating all committee decisions to the membership and keeping the membership informed of all developments where applicable. Part of the role is also to ensure that the committee are appraised of what they are obliged to comply with and that the constitution is adhered too and communicating with external suppliers on behalf of the class. One could say that in many ways part of the function is a post box both incoming and outgoing.
The membership part involves communication with all members and prospective members, although very often new member’s first contact is with the treasurer. At the moment the secretary also shares the administration of the Big Tent forum but this is likely to change when the class web site is launched.
Apart from this the Secretary is a member of the committee and share the responsibility for running the administration of the class with all other committee members.
Whilst the Chairman of the Association takes care of organising the events calendar, it is the function of the Results Secretary to facilitate the events, and most importantly, collate the results from each event, and provide scores for the series.
The Results Secretary will gather the logistical details for each event, and get them published on the web site, so everyone knows what the plans for each event are.
The Results Secretary will also provide a liaison between the local event organiser and the committee, and do their best to get a news article written, giving the flavour of the event, which is much more important than the bare results.
I learnt to sail in a Mirror, from about age 7, at the Lizard, in Cornwall. For the most Southerly village in the UK, it is, surprisingly, the windiest place in mainland Great Britain. It also has some pretty good tides...
I graduated to Ocean Youth Club ketches (72 foot) via Sea Scouts, and spent many happy summers as a second mate, mostly on Falmouth Packet. I now live in the Lake District, and sail at South Windermere SC, where we have a fleet of 6 K1s, which I'm really pleased about.
I look forward to welcoming K1 sailors at the Windermere Open in May.Contact Mike Deane