Secretary's report: Annual General Meeting 2004

Currently there are 386 members of yahoogroups
compared with 350 members in 2003.

 

New boat sales figures.

Used boats sales

16

2003

27

 

 

 

26

2002

37

 

 

 

50

2001

39

 

 

 

18

2000

47

 

 

 

33

1999

19

 

 

 

25

1998

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2300 boats have been issued plaques representing new boats
since the inception of the Contender class in 1969.

This count does not include sales listed
only within a country such as Germany,
Great Britain or Italia with their own
2nd hand boat lists.


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 at the following address:

http://www.sailing.org/ and click on ISAF Classes. On
the next page to appear click on Class Annual Reports.
Then click on Centerboard & Recognized Classes under
the years 2004 and 2003 and finally click on International Contender.

A comparison of data for the International Contender and
arbitrarily selected other International classes.

Class

new boats 2003

new 5 years

Active

Built

Starting

Contender

16

140

1600-1900

2286

1969

505

24

127

2500

8840

1954

Fireball

23

-

-

-

-

Moth

10-15

50-60

-

~1000s

-

OK Dinghy

13

~100

-

~1000

-

Intl 14

20

~180

~500

-

-

Olympic Classes

Finn

121

587

-

-

-

Europe

200

~1200

5000

20.000

-

Laser

2455

12.426

-

179.600

-

Radial

2455

12.426

-

179.600

-

4.7

2455

12.426

-

179.600

-

 

Builders
None now in North America, Australia - an issue limiting potential in
those continents. Dinghy Sports has given up their license (by not
paying required fee to (ISAF).