|Techno 293 Class Association|
Organisation/AGM /Minutes 2007
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting for the TECHNO 293 CLASS
held on Tuesday, 4th September 2007, in
1. Welcome and registration of voting delegates.
Ezio Ferin - committee
Marc Cardon - committee
Ceri Williams - committee
Helen Cartwright - committee
Didier Flamme - committee, proxy to Marc Cardon
Deborah Powell - committee, e-mail vote
Marco Rossi - committee, e-mail vote
Plus 14 national association delegates:
BEL; EST; FRA; GBR; GER; HKG; ISR; ITA; LAT; NED; NZL; POL; RUS.
ESP - vote by e-mail.
It was established that the meeting was quorate - 21 votes.
A "simple majority" of 11 votes in favour was required to approve proposals.
2. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising.
3. Chairman's Report.
Ezio Ferin apologised for his difficulty in participating, fully, during 2007. However, it was clear that the class had developed rapidly during the current year and this enabled him to be "objective" in his analysis of current trends within the class.
4. Financial Statement.
Ezio Ferin (ITA) and Bruno de Wannemaeker (BEL) spoke on behalf of the respective bids for the 2008 Europeans. It was agreed to go to
Helen Cartwright delivered a presentation on behalf of the RYA bid to host the championship. The venue would be the 2012 Olympic Regatta site, during the summer holidays, and would preceed the RSX Worlds. The event would follow the established structure and include Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championships.
Marc Cardon spoke on behalf of the bid from La Tranche, north of La Rochelle, also to host the event during summer holidays; but it was planned to combine with FW/FE junior youth and masters to create a "mega festival of windsurfing".
It was agreed that
6. Class Rule change submissions to ISAF (2008 onwards)
7. Any other business
a) The proposal to develop an international calendar was approved unanimously (21 votes in favour). The IWA office would be tasked to co-ordinate the project and publish dates as soon as possible.
b) It was agreed unanimously (21 votes in favour) that the work and responsibilities of the committee required regular meetings, and that conference calls (eg via Skype) should be the preferred method of conducting business.
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