The International Dragon Class Management team consists of one Chairman, three Vice Chairmen, Treasurer and Secretary.
Technical matters are handled by a specialist Technical Committee which has its own Chairman.
The Chairman and Vice Chairmen are elected every two years, the Treasurer and Secretary every four.
The Secretary’s position is permanent.
The Officials of the IDA all have a common goal. To run the Class in the interests of Dragon sailors everywhere.
H.M. King Constantine
H.R.H. Prince Henrik of Denmark
H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Was born in 1955 and has sailed since 1972, the last 7 years in Dragons.
His home club is Pirogovo to the North of Moscow. He sails all the major International regattas.
Vasily is also involved in sailing life in Russia as the publisher of the most important sailing magazine YACHT Russia and is a member of the board of governors of the All Russian sailing federation.
Vice Chairman IDA and Vice Captain of the Hong Kong Dragon Association
Born 1959, married with 3 children
bi-cultural with dual nationality French/British
has lived in France, China, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Germany, UK
first experience on Dragon at the age of 15 in Arcachon, SW France
has owned 3 Dragons since 1992 but only really active regatta competitor since 2008
Dragon «Outlaw» based in Arcachon, on the south west atlantic coast of France
besides sailing, spends time with family and professionally as Business consultant/Non executive Director
Chairman of the French Dragon Association
Dragon sailing has always been a substantial part of my private life.
I started sailing with my father in the early 1970s in the Dragon.
After some years in the 420 dinghy I sailed my first race at the helm in the Dragon class in 1980.
Since then I have competed in countless national and international regattas.
Since 2014 I am Chairman of the German Dragon Association and now also serving as an IDA Officer it is my aim to help the class to further grow and stay the most successful one design keelboat class worldwide.
I have received so much out of racing all those years so that is my goal to give back what I personally can contribute.
I started my business life in management consulting and later ran my family owned printing ink company.
During that time I was a Board member and Chairman of various chemical industry associations.
I am now engaged in the field of venture capital / private equity.