During the General Assembly on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Plate Taille, members have approved the change in leadership. Philippe Cowez has been nominated President of the Belgian OK Association. At the same time, they expressed their gratitude towards Paul Verrijdt for 12 years of effort to bringing the class alive again in Belgium. Paul has been nominated Honorary President.
Phillippe Cowez stressed the importance of taking further steps into making the class popular by communicating more extensively, providing a trial boat, repeating the successful inland series ‘Tour des Lacs’ and adding interesting regattas such as the weekend in Nieuwpoort week early July 2018 and a Benelux championship mid August on the Grevelingen, Netherlands, in collaboration with the Dutch association and other classes such as Snipe or Finn.