Minutes of the 1995 Annual General Meeting of the ICA
The meeting was opened 11-Sep-95, 18:15 hours
at Roton Point Sailing Association,
Rowayton, Connecticut, USA with 27 full members present.
Apologies have been
received from Rien van Zwienen and Ab de Niet.
1.Minutes of 1994 AGM
The Meeting was opened by the Chairman, Richard Buttner, who read the Minutes
of the previous AGM held 1994 in Austria. Acceptance of minutes was proposed
by Keith Paul, seconded by Nigel Walbank, and unanimously accepted.
2.Report from the Secretary
Apologies had been received from Rien. A Report from Rien was read by
Richard Buttner. The ICA has been represented at the 1994 AGM of the IYRU by
Rien and Richard. Keith proposed a vote of thanks for Rien, unanimously
3.Report from the Treasurer
Apologies had been received from Ab. The following report were included in
Rien's letter. Total amount due for the Yearbook is 1800 pound Sterling
which needs to be paid to the British Contender Association. It was
suggested that the secretary sends out a proforma invoice in the first
quarter of each year reminding the National Associations of the amount per
member due for the year. It was confirmed that the annual fee will 4 pound
Sterling per year per full member from 1996 onwards.
4.Report from the Technical Chairman
The ballot regarding use of vinylester for laminating has been carried and
submitted to the relevant IYRU committee. The same applies for the ballot
regarding transom rake. Another question brought to the tech. committee was a
rewording of the rule regarding rig adjustements.The committee proposed that
no change was needed. This was unanimously accepeted by the AGM. The sail
measurement procedure for our class differs from the standard IYRU
procedure. Nigel Walbank proposed to bring this in line with the standard
procedure with a rule change via a postal ballot. Seconded by Ron Duffin,
5.Election of officers
Rien had mentioned that he wanted to stand down, Tobias Abarbanell proposed
as secretary by Nigel Walbank, seconded by Keith Paul, carried unanimously.
All other officers - President (Jo Rösler), Chairman (Richard Buttner),
Technical Chairman (Nigel Walbank) and Treasurer (Ab de Niet) reelected
unanimously - proposed by Steve Evans, seconded by Frank Wittington.
Technical committee: Andrea Bonezzi added to committee, proposed by Keith
Paul, seconded by Andrew Keag, elected unanimously. Michael Smits added to
cormmittee replacing David Gilliland, proposed by Gil Woolley, seconded by
Jerry White, elected unanimously.
6.Announcement of 1996 AGM
The 1996 AGM will take place on Wednesday, 4 September 1996, 19:00 hours at
the Weymouth Sailing Centre, Weymouth, Great Britain.
- Worlds 1996 Weymouth,
UK 30-Aug to 6-Sep 1996
- Europeans 1997 Kaløvig near Århus, Denmark
preferred Aug/Sep. 1997
- Worlds 1997 Sydney
1/2 Jan 1998 New South Wales Titles,
3-7 Jan 1998 Worlds (2 races each day)
- Worlds 1998 Italy, Sardinia
- Worlds 1999/2000 options: one year France, South Africa, or another
"new" country; other year a "big fleet" event like
To promote racing on an international level within Europe, a Euro Cup will
be initiated by the German Contender Association starting 1996. This will be
a ranking list calculated from each competitors best three regattas from a
total of 6 to 8 European regattas. The details will be finalized during the
next months and communicated by the ICA secretary. For ease of communication
it was propesed to put the addresses of the national fixtures secretaries in
the ICA address list.
9.Transport for the 1996 World
Richard Buttner will try to arrange a cheap ferry price for the transport to
the 1996 Worlds. People interested should contact Richard at least 6-8 weeks
in advance giving details such as: Car registration, Number of people,
Number of boats.
10. Any other business
Andrew Keag proposed to establish a list of International Judges and Jury
Members experienced in Contender Championships to make the organization of a
major events easier. It was suggested that the ICA secretary should hold
that list and make it available to interested parties.
11. Meeting closed at 20:00 hours
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