September 11, 2015

To all members of the International 5.5m Class Association

At the Annual General Meeting in Nynäshamn you elected me as your new president.

Your confidence honours me and I will certainly do everything in my power to continue to grow the Class and to encourage challenging races on a national and international level.

I would like to thank my predecessor Kaspar Stubenrauch for the many years of dedication and leadership of the International 5.5m Class Association.

He leaves a solid platform from which we will continue to strengthen our Association..

I am very much looking forward to getting in touch in due course with the Board and the National Fleet Presidents.

Until then I wish you all a successful end of season,

with my best wishes,

Hans-Juergen Queisser