19th of October 2018

2018 Annual General Meeting minutes

1) Welcome

Ceri Williams, acting chairman, welcomed delegates and observers to the meeting. Apologies were received from the chairman and other members of the committee, who had recorded their votes by email.
Registration of delegates and email votes:
BEL, DEN, GRE, ITA, NED, SWE – email vote
GBR, LAT, LTU, POL, POR – delegate present
ARG – proxy vote to chairman, Ceri Williams, not used
Francesco Zarbo, Marc Cardon, Guido Verlaeckt, Alex Morales, Vincent Langer, James Briggs, Sean O’Brien – committee member email vote
Vasco Chaveca – committee member present
19 votes recorded in the room

2) Minutes from the last meeting and any matters arising

No matters arising.

3) Chairman’s Report

Apologies from the Chairman, unable to attend for personal reasons. Francesco wished everyone a constructive meeting, and remained committed to the wellbeing of the Class.

4) Financial Statement

The chairman reminded members of the Annual accounts published on IWA website; and 2017 could soon be found online. 2017 had been a difficult year, but the inclusion of foiling formula was a positive for the future.

5) Class Rules

(a) Limit to sizes foils (mast. fuselage and wings). No fixed dimensions are proposed, only the principle of “limitations”.
NOT APPROVED – 9 yes / 10 NO
(b) No limit to sizes of foils.
NOT APPROVED – 9 yes / 10 NO
Note – it was generally agreed that further limitations would be needed in the future after a further period of development.
(c) Limit two front wings and two back wings per event.
APPROVED 19 YES

6) Championship Rules

(a) Amend Age divisions and add veteran:
2.2.3 Senior (E) is a man competitor who has reached the age of 20 but less than 40.
2.2.4 Master (F) is a man competitor who has reached the age of 40.
2.2.5 Grand Master (G) is a man competitor who has reached the age of 50.
New – Veteran (H) is a competitor who has reached the age of 60.
APPROVED – 19 YES
(d) In championships that include both FIN and FOIL racing the divisions shall race
on different days.
NOT APPROVED – 8 yes / 10 NO
(e) The maximum wind speed for FOIL racing shall be 25 knots.
NOT APPROVED – 8 yes / 10 NO

7) Future Championships

The following events were confirmed for 2019:
FW World Championships – Alvor, Portimao, Portugal (easter)
FW FOIL World Championships – Puck, Poland (early July)
FW Masters World Championship – Marathon Bay, Greece (early September)

8) Any other business

(a) Event entry fees. Should entry fees be limited to a maximum of 160 euro.
NOT APPROVED – 5 yes / 11 NO

The Class Rule and Championship Rule changes approved at this AGM will into effect from 1st January 2019.