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AGM Minutes 2007

Draft Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2007
18 July, 2007 at Medemblik, Netherlands
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Election of Officers

The chairman identified three incumbent officers who wished to continue their service:
Treasurer: Tim Holden of UK
Technical Chairman: Alan Mollatt of UK
Secretary: Gil Woolley of USA
Then he nominated for the position of President: Jan von der Bank of Germany
Then he nominated for the position of Chairman: Neil Smith of Canada

Dissent was quickly quelled and the vote for the proposed slate was approved unanimously.

Upcoming Events

2008: Kingston, Ontario Canada
16-17 August CORK (North Americans and tune-up?) then 19-23 August Worlds
Location: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, Ontario K7M 1A1, Canada  (613) 545-1322
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour  44º13'8,70"N   76º31'4.57"W
Foxtrot racing area   44º 9'19.62"N   76º35'13.93"W
The Race Committee is very well prepared. They are currently running the Volvo Youth Championships.
If sufficient competitors enter, then there will be day trips, a sunset ceremony and a boat cruise.

European Championships 2008: Italy
1st week in June in Punt Ala, Toscana (Tuscany)
Big camping area

Worlds 2009: Propose Denmark. First Danish Worlds since 1985. The vote was yes.

Worlds 2010: Propose Brisbane in January or November.

Worlds 2011: Propose UK Likely Weymouth. Slot in early July.

Proposals for Rules Changes

Four rules changes proposals by Andrea Bonezzi were posted in the days before the AGM

  • 16.1 Remove the text "and its retaining fittings". This permits the centreboard fixing to remain in the boat when the centreboard is removed for a weighing.
    Yes 31 No 0 Passed unanimously 100%.
  • 7.1ii Remove (ii) in order to allow plastic boats to be built in epoxy.
    Yes 20 No 15 failed Only 57% in favour,
  • 13.8 Change minimum tip weight from 2.5 Kg to 2.3 Kg.
    Yes: 39 No 0 Passed unanimously 100%.
  • New deck layout proposal. Andrea Bonezzi proposed that the class authorize the expenditures of funds to build a more optimized cockpit section on either a new hull or a used hull changing only the look from the shrouds aft and not changing the hull shape at all.
    Proposal failed.
  • Proposal to remove the present requirement for a towing eye to be fitted. Considerable discussion about whether such a towing eye would pull out and how useful that it is. It was noted by observation that many of the boats at this Worlds were not fitted with a towing eye.
    The vote after this discussion was to not change the present rule. That is to continue to require that all Contenders must be fitted with a towing eye.
  • Proposal to permit the centreboard and lines to remain in the boat for a measurement at a major regatta such as the worlds. Further to assume that the centreboard adds 3.5 Kg and the lines add 0.5 Kg. This does not affect the class rules but rather the procedure to be followed at a major championship. Mol (Alan Mollatt will change the procedure. The new procedure will be used at the Worlds at Kingston.)

Submitted by Gil Woolley, Secretary dated 19 August 2007

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