16th of October 2008


of the International Formula Windsurfing Class
Wednesday 10th September 2008
Pestana Hotel, Alvor, Portimao Portugal


1. Chairman Ceri Williams opened the meeting and welcomed the delegates at 21.20. He read out a welcoming address from Manuel da Luz, Mayor of Portimao City Council.
There were 20 votes present so any proposal to pass should receive 11 votes or more.
Committee: Ceri Williams
Markus Huhtinen
Willhelm Schurmann
Steve Bodner
Didier Flamme - proxy to Marc Cardon
Ian Fox – proxy to Sean O’Brien
Delegates representing paid up national associations:
ARG – Fernando Consorte
AUS – Sean O’Brien
BEL – Bruno de Wannemaeker
BRA – Willhelm Schurmann
DEN – Nikolaj Kruppa
ESP – Fernando Martinez
EST – email vote
FIN – Markus Huhtinen
FRA – Marc Cardon
GBR – Ceri Williams
LAT – Janis Preis
NED – Eric Kling
POL – Wojtek Brzozowski
USA – Steve Bodner

2. Chairman Ceri Williams and Bruno deWannemaeker reported the current status of the application of Formula One Design to become Olympic boardsailing class.

3. The Financial Statement of IWA was presented and no questions were asked.

4. Class rule changes
a) The proposal of reducing the amount of fins a sailor can register to two was overruled (0 votes in favour of the proposal).
b) The proposal of reducing the amount of sails a sailor can register to two was overruled (0 votes in favour of the proposal).

5. Championship Rules amendments
a) The proposal of setting no maximum number of races per day was overturned (3 votes in favour of the proposal).
b) The proposal of setting the maximum number of races per day to 5 if behind the schedule was overturned (4 votes in favour of the proposal).
c) The proposal of setting the the maximum number of back to back races to three if behind the schedule was overturned (2 votes in favour of the proposal).
However it was recommended the committee included in revised Championship Rules the option to run 3 back to back races to validate a championship.
d) The proposal of setting the maximum number of races before the split to gold and silver fleets to 4 was overturned (5 votes in favour of the proposal).
However it was agreed that the format for championship racing was in need of revision – (see 5 f)
e) The proposal to revise the prize money split between men and women was overruled (5 votes in favour). However, the need to revise the split was recognized and the new Committee (see 5 f) was given advice to come up with a new prize money split proposal.
f) The proposal that the committee finalise new championship rules for 2009-2012 was accepted (no votes against the proposal).

6. Future events

The World Championships 2009 will be held September 13-19 in Santa Pola, Spain.
Negociations were underway to confirm 2009 and 2010 Europeans, and 2010 Worlds.

7. Elections
a) The following committee members were elected:

Ceri Williams
Markus Huhtinen
Ian Fox
Andrea Cucchi
Didier Flamme
Steve Bodner
Alain Enault
Sailors’ representatives (2) to be elected at sailors meeting following the next days skippers meeting.

Ceri Williams was elected to continue as a chairman (no other candidates)

8. ISAF Series Production Board Rules

The proposition to change the registration period of a board to 4 years was overruled (one vote in favour).

9. The meeting closed at 23.35.

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