4 August, 2004 at Fraglia della Vela di Riva del Garda, Italia
Many thanks to Tim Holden who was recording.
Apologies for non attendance: One received from Gil Woolley due to being detained by local Police
Minutes from last meeting were read out. Proposed as accurate and unanimous vote to accept passed.
No report was provided by the treasurer. This led to vocal challenge as to why, and no real reason could be found to placate the members. Christoph explained his problems of extracting information from his predecessor, and it seems the account was under the control of the German Association, rather than with ICA officers. This MUST be changed, and Christoph needs to approach the bank for new signing mandates so that ICA officers are able to deal with the account.
The president and the chairman explained that a successful meeting had been held with the Italian association and an agreement has been reached for a final payment to bring their account up to date. See below (Other Business) re future expenditure.
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A number of rule changes were proposed
- To adopt ISAF E.R.S (2005-2008) - unanimously accepted by show of hands
- Rule 17.2 bringing sail measurement in line with ERS - agreed
- Rule 17.6 re headboard dimensions - agreed
- Rule 17.8 re aft head point - agreed
- Rule 13.1 re 2 part masts. The proposal was to limit the joint area, but discussion led to a changed proposal to simply delete the fact that sections had to be permanently fixed together ie allowingthe joint to be anywhere on the mast, and to be removable to ease transport. Discussion included the fact that at a regatta or championship only one top and one bottom section was allowed, andno pivoting was to be allowed, in accordance with existing rules. Alan will redraft thisamendment. It was full y accepted by those voting.
- Rule 13.1 part two re allowing 50mm flex in mast. In vote one member was against, rest for.
Other technical issues were discussed under this report, and two proposals were made.
- Andrea Bonezzi proposed to allow epoxy resins to be used in the manufacture of GRP boats alongside existing polyester resins. Much discussion, with boat builders warning of increased costs(approx £800 per boat) and incompatibility between compounds leading to delamination.Vote 27 for and 18 against so proposal defeated
- An Australian proposal to allow amateur builders to build in GRP, as an extension to theexisting limitation of only wood or composite completion of GRP hulls. In the vote it was fully supported, with the proviso of the existing limitation of only one boat per year for own use.
Tim Holden declined to present a President’s report as he has stepped down as President in order to take on the office of Treasurer.
Gil reported that he has been tasked with identifying and listing all of the perpetual trophies which are to be awarded at any World Championship and also the recipient of each trophy at each World Championship.
Albrecht Dellius announced that the GCA has created a new Women’s trophy to be awarded to the top woman sailor at the Worlds.
Currently there are 386 members of yahoo-groups compared with 350 members in 2003.
New boat sales figures Used boats
16 2003 27
26 2002 37
50 2001 39
18 2000 47
33 1999 19
25 1998 -
2300 boats have been issued plaques representing new boats since the inception of the Contender class in 1969. The secretary makes a SWAG (sophisticated wild_a guess) that there are 600 to 900 Contenders currently actively sailed.
The ISAF requires all International classes to individually report twice during the year.
On 1 February a report is submitted which appears on the ISAF web pages. A comparison of data for the International Contender and arbitrarily selected other International classes.
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- None now in North America and Australia - an issue limiting potential in those continents. Dinghy Sports has given up their licence (by not paying required fee to (ISAF).