26th of July 2019

MINUTES - 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of International Formula Windsurfing Class

held on Tuesday 2nd July 2019, Puck, Poland
1) Welcome
Francesco Zarbo welcomed delegates and observers to the meeting. Apologies were received from other members of the committee.

Registration of delegates and email votes:
AUS, GER, GRE, ITA, POR – email votes
EST, GBR, LAT, LTU, POL, SWE – delegates present
Committee proxy – Marc Cardon to Ceri Williams
Guido Verlaeckt, Sean O’Brien, Matthias Regber – committee email votes
Francesco Zarbo – committee member present

16 votes recorded in the room

2) Minutes from the last meeting
There were no matters arising.

3) Chairman’s Report
A view from the Chair

4) Financial Statement
2018 Accounts will be published soon. 2018 was a challenging year; 2019 has improved; and the future looks good.

5) Class Rule changes
(a) Proposal – to permit the use of 2 fuselage for Foil Racing.
APPROVED – 16 YES.
(b) Proposal – to limit competitors in Foil racing to registering sails of maximum 10.00sqm in area.
NOT APPROVED -8 YES; 8 NO.
(c) Proposal – to amend the Sail Identification rule to permit the application of sail letters/ numbers as “white graphics on a black background.”
APPROVED – 14 YES; 2 NO.

6) Production Board Registration
(a) To approve the updated Production Board Registration Instructions.
APPROVED - 16 YES.

7) Championship Rules
(a) To discus the development of Championship (event) Rules for Foil racing; and authorise the Committee to publish for 2020.
APPROVED – 14 YES; 2 Abstention.
NOTE – A report will follow on the FW Class website.

8) Future Championships
Discussions were “ongoing” for 2020 championships.
Concluding event contracts is becoming harder; prize funds is an issue.

9) Any other business
(a) IFWC and IFCA - development of foiling competition.
Windsurf Foiling competitions from 2020 onwards will be under Formula
Foil, a division of IFWC.
It will be a development supported by both IFWC and IFCA.

(b) It was agreed that the IFWC present a proposal to World Sailing for Formula Foil at the 2024 Olympics.

ELECTIONS

The following committee members offered themselves for election to the
committee for the next 2 years and were duly elected:

Francesco Zarbo (ITA) – Chairman
Marc Cardon (FRA)
Alex Morales (USA)
James Briggs (GBR)
Sean O’Brien (AUS)
Matthias Regber (GER)

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