Rory leaves IWA

17 May 2005

Is this the worlds worst kept secret?

Rory Ramsden RORY moves on ……. Is this the worlds worst kept secret ?

It is with mixed feelings we bid farewell to Rory from the post of Executive Secretary of IWA - we will miss his guiding hand on the tiller , but at the same time recognise our loss is someone else's gain .

It was inevitable that last Novembers ISAF decision would impact upon the activity and management structure of the IWA .

Rory recognised this possibility , and not being the sort of guy to sit around, pursued new opportunities ,qualifying in another of his passions ( yes.. there is more to life than windsurfing !) .. big boat sailing .

Rory can , proudly , add to his collection of qualifications -‘Ocean Yachtmaster .
He has ,in addition to his vast amount of experience managing an olympic class ,the ISAF qualifications of International Jury, International Measurer, and International Race Officer.

Despite his new job skippering ‘ aboat ‘ , we are sure he will be still be putting himself ‘about' at IWA events for a while yet !

Meanwhile - it will be business as normal in the IWA Office. Annie Smith, IWA Administrative Secretary, will continue with the ‘day to day' activity in her usual efficient manner; and the Management Sub Committee will continue to ensure delivery of a first class service to the membership .

We all wish Rory further success in his new venture.

- IWA Board