• HONORARY MEMBERS •
(1) H. Dwain Lovett, Past Commodore of Montserrat Yacht Club
From 1992 to 1994 Raced on J-24’s out of Austin Yacht Club. 2002 to 2006 Raced on Catalina 22, DragonFly, and Hunter 31, Orion, out of Chandler’s Landing Yacht Club. Foredeck, grinder, navigator and spinnaker trimmer. Orion took 2nd place in Dallas Race Week for 2 years and 1st place in 2004 and 2005. Many regattas and weekly races on Orion, mostly 2nd place finishes due to handicapping system.
(2) Eugene Platon
An international yachtsman and head of Eugene Platon Yachting School, Eugene is a participant of a number of world class sailing events, including the most prestigious Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race). In 1989/90, he was a key member (watch leader) of team "Fazisi" the only Soviet Union entry to the Whitbread Round the World Race. Later, Eugene Platon brought his sailing/navigation and management experience to the Ukrainian team that for the first time in history entered Whitbread Round the World Race on board "Hetman Sahaidachny" in 1993/94. Competing with the world's top sailors, Platon was successful in skippering and navigating the Ukrainian yacht into 7th place overall, despite the fact that other competitors had significantly larger budgets. Early practical sailing and navigation experience made Eugene Platon one of the best yacht racing skippers on the Black Sea, and he got even more advanced with his sailing and navigation skills while having the experience of ocean yacht racing. Having sailed the Volvo Ocean Race twice, Platon also combined his skipper and navigator knowledge with yacht’s design and construction. "Hetman Sahaidachny" was a new generation of ocean racing yachts, - the high tech Whitbread 60 design. Using a design from top naval architect Bruce Farr, "Hetman Sahaidachny" was built under the direct management of Eugene Platon with advanced aerospace technology. For "Fazisi", Platon was also instrumental in the construction of the vessel. Eugene Platon was the leader of the Russian Project for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race. In 2009 Platon joined as technical expert the SpeedDream project - a quest to build the fastest monohull on the planet. Platon is also known as the author of three books about ocean yacht racing: "The Russians are coming", “Formula 1 of the Oceans” and “Skipper’s Notes”. More information about Eugene Platon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Platon
Sergiy and Tirzah Yanchyshyn
Founders and Former Directors of Montserrat Yachting Association
All yachtsmen and women who have achieved qualifications with Montserrat Yachting Association are automatically awarded membership of MYA, and are entitled to member benefits as detailed from time to time on this website and elsewhere.
• CORPORATE MEMBERS •
(1) Montserrat Yacht Club (Montserrat)
(2) Sigma-Marine Yachting School (Ukraine)
(3) Eugene Platon Yachting School (Montenegro)
(4) European Sailing School (Estonia)
(5) Atlas Marine Sailing School (Greece)
(6) Sindbad-Travel Ltd. (Dominica)
(7) Maritime Academy Ltd. (Dominica)