The principle members of World Sailing are the ‘Member National Authorities’ (MNAs) and the ‘Class Associations’. The Cadet is one of only two(!) International Classes for the age group of 6-17 year olds, the so-called junior classes. Together with the Optimist (an International Class since 1973) it represents the interests of the world’s sailing youth.
The Chair of the International Cadet Class is a member of the World Sailing Classes Committee, where the Class Associations are represented. They promote the Class’ interests at the World Sailing Annual Conference.
Currently our immediate past Chair and EXCOM Member Jan Martin Wilschut is Chair of the World Sailing Classes Committee for the 2020-2024 quad. As Chair he is also Council Member on the World Sailing Council, which is at the head of the decision making process of World Sailing. It was agreed Jan Martin is the official Class representative during his elected tenure at World Sailing.