Fortaleza Brazil 23/10/2001

International Board Sailing Association Annual General Meeting 2001

Chairman Peter England, invited Don Sutherland to chair the meeting

I. Register of voting delegates

Committee present :
1. Wojtek Brzozowski
2. Jamie Lever
3. Dorota Staszewska
4. Peter England
5. Ceri Williams

Committee proxy :
6. Arnon Dagan (Jamie Lever)
7. Theo Don (Peter England)

FW members delegates :
8. Piotr Jankowiak (POL)
9. Masimo Mesarini (ITA)
10. Bruno De Wannemaeker (BEL)
11. Nikolaj Kruppa (DEN)
12. Jeroen Coppens (NED)
13. Ansis Dale (LAT)
14. Ceri Williams (UKWA)

FW members proxy votes :
15. Germany - Ceri Williams
16. Austria - Ceri Williams
17. USA - Ceri Williams
18. Spain - Peter England
19. France - Peter England
20. Czech - Ceri Williams

II. Minutes of last meeting
Taken as read

III. Chairman Report
Presented by Peter England

IV. Financial Statement
A Budget for 2000 was presented. The new IWA Treasurer, John Ellis (professional accountant) is in process of preparing statement up to and including FW Worlds, Brazil. Accounts for the year end 2001 will be circulated as soon as available.

V. Youth Report
Unavailable at present. Theo Don to circulate statement as soon as possible

VI. Future events
List of future events circulated - for 2002 Euros, Asians and Worlds. Asian confirmed. Committee to finalize criteria for selection of venues and to conclude agreements for 2002 Euros & Worlds.

VII. Future Youth & Junior FW events
Committee to prepare proposals. Largs, Scotland 2002 confirmed, pending on site inspection.

VIII. Class Rule Submission to ISAF
Proposals approved inc. Max. sail size for Men (12,5), Youth& Woman (11,0) , Junior (10,0).

IX. Class Constitution
Adopted as presented with the following amendments:
a. 6.6 delete 12; insert 15
b. 7.1 delete. Insert "The Class Committee size shall be determined by the general assembly and is elected for a period of four years. After an initial two years (2002,2003) at least 50% of those elected in 2001 shall resign, but may candidate for a further term of four years. At least one from each specific interest (Technical, Youth, Women, Sailors) shall sit for the full term. All retiring Class Committee members may stand for re-election.
c. 7.5 delete 5; insert 50% (2/3 for e-mail voting?)

IX a. Committee Election
The following candidates for Class Committee were elected:
Phil Mcgain (AUS)
Massimo Maserini (ITA)
Bruno de Wannemaeker (BEL)
Matthias Regber (GER)
Ceri Williams (GBR)
Arnon Dagan (ISR)
Jamie Lever (GBR)
Peter England (GBR)
Dorota Staszewska (POL)
Wojtek Brzozowski (POL)
Nikolaj Kruppa (DEN)
Marc Cardon (FRA)
Didier Flamme (FRA)
Theo Don (NED)

X. Future affiliations / Class management
Deferred to Class AGM

Committee agreed to meet 8:00 PM, 24th Oct. Plaza Hotel

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