Proposed Rules Change 2000:
Ballot Results


Proposals to change the Contender Class Rules were presented at the
Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Medemblik, Netherlands in
August, 2000. After approval at the AGM the rules had to be submitted
to the Contender class members worldwide for voting by postal ballot.

Rule 13: Remove the requirement for aluminium alloy only for mast
material . Essentially to permit carbon fibre masts.

Rule 15: Increase the maximum diameter of the boom from 80 mm
maximum to 120 mm maximum to permit the users choice of larger
sections.

Rule 17: Remove the prohibition of loose footed sails.

A recount of all ballots was required. The last of the ballots were
received and the recount was completed on 11 May, 2001.
All three proposals have been approved by more than the required
2/3 (66.67%) majority.

Issue
Rule 13
Rule 15
Rule 17
In favour
Yes
Yes
Yes
# votes
164
188
181
percentage in favour
68.33%
78.01%
75.42%
Decision
Passed
Passed
Passed
Opposed
No
No
No
# votes
76
53
59
percentage opposed
31.67%
21.99%
24.58%
Sum of all ballots
Total
Total
Total
Ballots cast for issue.•
240
241
240











 

 



In response to requests for information on how the ballots were cast by country the
table below has been added on 5 June, 2001

.
Issue/country
Yes 13
Yes 15
Yes 17
No 13
No 15
No 17
#
Ballots 13
#
Ballots 15
#
Ballots 17
7
Western Australia
5
5
7
2
2
0
7
7
7
22
Victoria, Australia
1
2
2
21
20
20
22
22
22
12
Canada
11
12
12
1
0
0
12
12
12
5
Denmark
4
4
4
1
1
1
5
5
5
2
France
2
2
2
0
0
0
2
2
2
63
Germany
27
43
41
36
20
22
63
63
63
67
Great Britain
65
67
62
2
0
4
67
67
66
35
Italy
30
32
32
5
3
3
35
35
35
11
Netherlands
10
11
9
1
0
2
11
11
11
7
Switzerland
0
0
0
6
7
7
6
7
7
10
USA
9
10
10
1
0
0
10
10
10
.
. . . . . . . . . .
241
Totals cast
164
188
181
76
53
59
240
241
240
.
In favour In favour In favour Opposed Opposed Opposed . . .
.
Percentage
68.33%
78.01%
75.42%
31.67%
21.99%
24.58%
.
.
.

 


* One ballot was received that showed no mark either for or against the
mast measure. One other ballot was received that showed no mark either
for or against the sail measure.



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