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18/08/2018
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The 50st Annual General Meeting & 80th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at UYCAs, Attersee, Austria, August 18 before the Zipfer Trophy races & on 19 of 2018 also before the Zipfer Trophy races from 0800-1000 am. The 50st Annual General Meeting & 80th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at UYCAs, Attersee, Austria, August 18 before the Zipfer Trophy races & on 19 of 2018 also before the Zipfer Trophy races from 0800-1000 am.
 
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The 50st Annual General Meeting & 80th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at UYCAs, Attersee, Austria, August 18 before the Zipfer Trophy races & on 19 of 2018 also before the Zipfer Trophy races from 0800-1000 am.

ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present.

MINUTES OF THE 49th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 79th COMMITTEE MEETING (September 2017, Netherlands),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website at the following link: http://soling.com/indexmore.asp?Seccion=General%20Information&Evento=Minuteview&MinuteID=41




ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ISA Officers
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2018.

Gustavo Warburg (ARG) commencing third term to finish in 2021.
Steve Bobo (USA) commencing third term to finish in 2021.
Peter Hall (CAN) commencing second term to finish in 2021.


The other six Elected Members are:

Nelson Ilha (BRA) on second term to finish in 2019
Michele Tognozzi (ITA) on third term to finish in 2019
Sandor Varjas (HUN) on first term to finish in 2019
Han van Veen (NED) on first term to finish in 2020
Dominik Meissner (GER) on second term to finish in 2020
Martin Zeileis (AUT) on first term to finish in 2020




b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2018
i. President for a term of two years Michael Dietzel (GER)
commencing second and last period
ii. Vice President for a term of two years Nelson Ilha (BRA)
iii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins (USA/ARG)
iv. Treasurer for a term of one year. Susane Kuchta (GER)
replacing Dieter Lewin(GER)



2. FINANCIAL SITUATION

i. To receive the financial report for the year 2017-2018


The Provisory accounts are ended on September 1st at this agenda the last bank statement taken is from June therefore missing 3 mothns, most membership fees to be collected and championship fees.
The current profit of 205 euros is temporary depending on timing to collect the missing income and next accrual expenses, I estimate a loss of 1000 euros and some debtors left to collect after the financial period end. Our current membership is constant, despite a drop in championship fees but an increase in Sail Labels. On our expenses side, devaluation in Argentina helped to slightly decrease current expenses.
By the time the Agenda is sent It is known that Italy already sent their membership fees and hopefully for the paper to present during the meetings other countries will follow despite Germany, Brasil, Argentina, Hungary, Denmark have already done it.
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ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2018–2019
Once more the office is being conservative and estimating a loss due to the increasing costs, although in 2017-2018 we had a slightly increase at sail labels but a decrease on championship fee incomes.

iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income
We note that the debtors listed at the present moment are missing monies to collect they become debtor only after September 30th. The office has been quite successful collecting these monies yearly after the period ends.

3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2018 membership list.
Membership is also provisional and should receive some updates in the future nearby. At the present moment we already reached same numbers as last 2017..

ii. To discuss 2019 membership dues
Current fees:
Boat registration fee €45 (sticker)
Individual membership fee €25 (card)
Championship fees €75
Sail Labels €40
The office see no need to change the fees for 2019.

iii. To decide color of 2019 stickers and membership cards.
blue

white
thick red outer ring





The office suggests white, blue and red as French colors.

ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING MATTERS

ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting

1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2019. (Note: NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitled now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 50+ members and three each for 100+ members, those with proxy rights):

The following list of appointed members by their NSAs was received so far, and countries may do it until December 31st of 2018. Their term starts on January first of 2019.
Haakon Haraldsen – ITA
Marcos Ribeiro – BRA
Theo de Lange – NED
Gabor Helmhout – NED
Paul Tully - GBR
Ekkehart Steinhuber – AUT
Ludwig Beurle - AUT
Roman Koch – GER
Michael Dietzel - GER
Manfred Kanter – CAN
Henry Thomas – USA
Dave Baum – USA
Alejandro Chometowski – ARG
Jaime Alonso Allende – ESP
Francois Gombeaud – FRA
Chris Wossala – HUN
Ivan Fitzgerald – AUS
Mogens Jorgensen – DEN






b) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies at the Executive Committee commencing 1st January
i. 4th Executive Member (elected by the ISA Committee) Peter Hall (CAN)
Note: Regulation 4.13 the nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.

To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies for a period of one year, except the Nominating Committee that is for a two years period.

ii. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Manfred Kanter (CAN)
iii. Chairman of Nominating Committee - Karl Haist (GER)
iv. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Peter Hall (CAN)
v. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Hannes Ramoser(GER)
vi. Editor – David Baum (USA)


2. DISCUSSIONS

REGATTA
A) SAILING INSTRUCTIONS CHANGES
1) A complete set of changes are proposed at the Standard Sailing Instructions, the complete changes are at the attached document Proposed SSI 2018.docx

2) Proposal from Roman Koch to include the windward gate.
This was tested at the Omega Cup without incidents but only 11 boats and max 10 knots of wind.

3) Proposal from Gabor Helmoudt to keep Continental events with 5 days, therefore more races

B) MEASUREMENT AT EVENTS
Proposal from Lars Østergaard (DEN) to reduce measurement procedure as follows:
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10% of the participating boats are measured (randomly chosen via a lottery draft)
All boats have a weight measurement e.g. when craned
All sails are measured
All safety gear is inspected
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Note: At the present moment ByPass is being used, boats who achieved the ByPass status may not go the traditional equipment inspection at major events (EC, WC, SA, NA), with only the need to check safety, sails, and spars numbers / hull numbers / corrector weights.
ByPass is only achieved when IM/SOL is present at an event measurement/inspection procedure; In the one, boat weighting should happen in acceptable conditions, hull, rudder, keel should be checked and spars as well.

Lars arguments at appendix M


C) RANKING CHANGES
Rudy den Outer (NED) proposes to count all regattas into the ranking to include all the sailors. See the full proposal at the appendix N

D) ADITIONAL EQUIPMENT / PORTABLE EQUIPMENT - C.3.1.b.1
The following wording to replace current class rule (note in yellow the sentence add that modifies the rule):
(1) Digital compasses and/or devices transmitting or correlating data relative to wind direction or speed, or boat speed or direction and location, by means such as, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic shall be prohibited. Except when event organization specific requests the use of personal phones using specific software for tracking and safety purpose. Specific models of digital compasses may be approved by the ISA if they offer facilities not exceeding timing, heading and directional memory and do not transmit or receive data.


BOAT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION


E) BACKSTAY – CONSTRUCTION
Rudy den Outer(NED) proposes to change the backstay construction see full change at appendix O

F) MASTS
To receive a report of current developments on the Carbon mast.
(a) Request the ISA Committee the recommendation and approval to introduce Composites to build the masts and spreaders.
(b) In case of approval of the one (a) the proposed rule replacement below is suggested by the Technical Committee, thanks to Jean Pierre Marmier:

CR F.2.2
MATERIALS
F.2.2.1 The mast spar shall be one continuous drawn aluminium alloy extrusion with an integrated groove. The aluminium content shall be minimum 90%.
As alternate to alloy, a mast spar may be of composite materials (carbon fiber and resin).

NOTE: May be that we should give a more precise definition of the resin and the content of fiber)

F.2.4.2
(b) Tapering shall be achieved only by making a cut or cuts down the section, closing them, and making continuously welded butt joints.
For composite masts the tapering results from the design of the spar mould.
(e) The sectional weight may be varied only by the removal of material due to the taper in aluminium masts (not applicable to composite masts).

F.2.4.10 Mast weight
The sectional weight including the luff groove shall be not less than 2.20kg/m for an aluminium mast.
For a composite mast the total weight of the mast tube shall be not less than 20 Kg.

F.2.4.11 Tip weight ...................................................................11 kg
(c) The aluminium mast shall not be disqualified if a shortfall in the weight measured in accordance with Rule F.2.4.10 can be corrected by the fixing of a corrector weight of not more than 300gr at a point above the top band. The corrector weight shall be fixed by a screw fitting (bolt and nut) attached through holes drilled in the mast or crane.
On composite masts additional corrector weights are allowed on any part of the mast spar excluding the spreaders.

Other parts of the SPARS rules remains unchanged.


3. 2018 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.


4. FUTURE EVENTS
2019 & Beyond
i. To receive a report from Matias Collins / Alejandro Chometowski, regarding the 2018 Soling Worlds to be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 15 to 22.
To receive a report from Gabor Helmoudt regarding possible shipping to BsAs.


ii. To receive report regarding the 2019 European Championship to be held in Lake Garda, ITA in June from Fabio Armellini and 2019 World Championship to be held in La Baule, FRA in September from Francois Gombeaud.

iii. To receive bids for the 2019 NA Champs & 2019 SA champs
2019 NA proposed to be in Kingston together with the CORK anniversary.
2019 SA proposal to be held in November in YCPE, Punta del Este, URU

iv. To receive bids for the 2020 & 2021 World Championship.

v. To receive bids for the 2020 & 2021 European Championship


5. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of World Sailing plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: BB Sailing I/S , Petticrows Ltd.
The Actual plaque fee: £463.88 (class share: £69.31).
Last plaque issued: 2552 – Petticrows in 2015

6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2019
To discuss venue and date for the future 2019 members meeting
The office proposes to be held in Torbole during June at the 2019 Europeans.
7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2019
To discuss venue and date for the future 2019 annual meetings, proposed to be held during the 2019 Worlds in France.


8. OTHER BUSINESS









































































PROVISORY MEMBERSHIP LIST 2017-2018















Appendix M

As time is a limited resource in many of our lives, du to work, family etc. we, the Danish Soling sailors, propose the measurement regime for continental and world championship events is changed to reduce the time spend on measurements and hereby focus on what matters most – time on the water for racing.
We propose a change to the format of the measurement procedure to be:
- 10% of the participating boats are measured randomly chosen via a lottery draft
- All boats have a weight measurement e.g. when craned
- All sails are measured
- All safety gear is inspected
The above change to procedure will save time and money for the sailors (estimated a day) which can be used to shorten an event or as a backup race day.
Additional upsides are:
- Less demand on the arranging club to provide qualified and experienced staff to assist during measurement procedure.
Does this less rigid measurement regime open for cheating?
In theory the answer is yes, however:
- The majority of the boats are +20 years old and have a history of participating in Olympics, worlds etc. during the time the Soling was an Olympic class, hence the boats are measured through and through on lots of occasions.
- As we are all part of small sailing community/family my argument is that if someone is caught cheating it would most likely result in exclusion from the family – and after all the majority of the sailors come to sail and have fun.
In case a sailor have suspicion that a particular boat do not comply to the class rules a request for measurement should be handed in to the race office – and a measurement procedure can be made if granted by the PRO.



















Appendix N Ranking Rules Motion
Background
So far the ranking list rules apply only for a limited amount of regatta’s. Two per country plus Worlds and Continental championships. This makes it difficult for small fleet and local Soling sailors to be included in the Ranking list.
Also with (Soling) sailing under pressure it is important to show that every regatta is important for the ISA.
Objective
• To show that every Soling regatta counts!
• To make sure that also small fleet and local Soling sailors are included in the ranking list
• To increase the participation in races
Proposed Ranking ruling
Rules involved:
• 2.1 The events for the ranking list will be nominated by the ISA Championship
• 2.3 The Ranking List shall consist of ISA Ranked Events as follows:
o 2.3.0 NSA Designated Event
- These nominations shall be received by the ISA secretary one (1) month before the major ISA Committee Meeting.
- Each NSA can nominate two Designated events, countries with 70 or more members on December 31 on the previous year can nominate three events for the following year
- The National Championship shall be included in these nominations.
o 2.3.1 Continental Event
- The Continental Championships shall be part of the Events for the Ranking List.
o 2.3.2 World Championship
- The World Championship shall be part of the Events for the Ranking List.
o Note: The World Masters Championship has limited eligibility entry and will not be included in the ranking event list.
• 3.7 Factors
2 - Worlds
1.5 - Continental
1.2 - Designated Event issued by NSA
1.0 - Designated Event issued by NSA
0.8 - Designated Event issued by NSA only if country has 70 or more members.
New ruling:
• 2.1 The events for the ranking list will be nominated by the ISA Championship.
• 2.3 The Ranking List shall consist of ISA Ranked Events as follows:
o 2.3.0 NSA Designated Event
- These nominations shall be received by the ISA secretary one (1) month before the major ISA Committee Meeting.
- Each NSA can nominate one National Championship and one Designated events, countries with 70 or more members on December 31 on the previous year can nominate two events for the following year
- The National Championship shall be included in these nominations.
o 2.3.1 Continental Event
- The Continental Championships shall be part of the Events for the Ranking List.
o 2.3.2 World Championship
- The World Championship shall be part of the Events for the Ranking List.
o 2.3.3 National Championships
o Note: The World Masters Championship has limited eligibility entry and will not be included in the ranking event list. OBSOLETE!
• 3.7 Factors
2 - Worlds
1.8 - Continental
1.6 - Vintage Yachting Games
1.4 - Designated Event issued by NSA Open National Championship
1.2 - Designated Event issued by NSA
1.0 - All other events does not need a nomination to the ISA. (Just a NOR and results on www.Soling.com and a separate start for the Soling Class will do)
Alternative solution
Discuss other methods to reach the objectives

















Appendix O Backstay motion
Background
At the time the Soling and her class rules were developed the best possible material for standing rigging was that of a steel construction. Meaning wire or rod. Since then a rapid development of Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (among those materials Dyneema (1979) is one of the trademarks) took place. Meanwhile these UHMWP materials are stronger than steel constructions of similar size for standing rigging.
After the Olympic period several boat owners replaced the back stay (thru deck) extension of their Soling with ropes made of UHMWP. Most of the times this was tolerated during measurement checks at Worlds or continental championships.
For standing rigging other than the backstay steel is still the most practical material.
Objective
• Lowering the cost of backstay replacement (cheaper base material and no expensive fittings)
• Making it easier to replace the backstay and especially her thru deck extension yourself (without professional help or expensive tooling).
• Modernize the look and feel of the Soling by allowing the backstay construction of UHMWP.
• Allowing these materials for the backstay instead of tolerating them.
Proposed Backstay ruling
Rules involved:
• F.5.2.1 The standing rigging shall be of steel construction.
• F.5.3.1 (d) One adjustable backstay of not less than 3mm diameter shall be attached to the mast head.
New ruling:
• F.5.2.1 (a) With the exception of the backstay the standing rigging shall be of steel construction.
• F.5.2.1 (b) The backstay shall be of steel or UHMWP construction.
• F.5.3.1 (d) One adjustable backstay of not less than 3mm diameter of steel construction or 4mm diameter UHMWP construction shall be attached to the mast head.
Alternative solution
No longer tolerating UHMWP materials for backstay construction









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18/09/2017
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18/09/2017
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The 49st Annual General Meeting & 79th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at KNZ&RV, Muiden, The Netherlands, September 18 after the World Champiosnhip races & on 19 of 2017 also after the WC races. The 49st Annual General Meeting & 79th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at KNZ&RV, Muiden, The Netherlands, September 18 after the World Champiosnhip races & on 19 of 2017 also after the WC races.
 
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The 49st Annual General Meeting & 79th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at KNZ&RV, Muiden, The Netherlands, September 18 after the World Champiosnhip races & on 19 of 2017 also after the WC races.

ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present.

On September 18th The quorum was stablished with the following :
Han Van Veen, Rudy den Outer, Gabor Helmoudt from The Netherlands;
Marc Lefevre and Francois Gombeaud from France;
Joanne Abbott, Billy Abbott, Peter Hall, Tom Mitchell from Canada;
Ludwig Beurle and Martin Zeileis from Austria;
Hannes Ramoser, Michael Dietzel, Karl Haist from Germany;
Henry Thomas and Dave Crysdale from USA;
Nelson Ilha fromBrasil;
David Antoncic from Slovenia;
Jens Pran from Norway


MINUTES OF THE 48th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 78th COMMITTEE MEETING (September 2016, Canada),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website at the following link: http://soling.com/indexmore.asp?Seccion=General%20Information&Evento=Minuteview&MinuteID=40

Ludiwg (AUT) made a motion to approve and Nelson (BRA) seconded and the minutes from 2016 was approved unanimously.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ISA Officers
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2018.

Dominik Meissner (GER) commencing second term to finish in 2020.
Martin Zeileis (AUT) commencing first term in replacement of Ludwig Beurle (AUT) finishing third term.
Hans van Veen (NED) commencing first in replacement of Bostjan Antoncic (SLO) finishing his second term.

The entire slot was approved unanimously after Henry (USA) made the suggestion and Nelson seconded the nomination committee. The ISA Committee members present welcomed the new comers Hans van Veen and Martin Zeileis.

The other six Elected Members are:

Nelson Ilha (BRA) on second term to finish in 2019
Michele Tognozzi (ITA) on third term to finish in 2019
Sandor Varjas (HUN) on first term to finish in 2019
Gustavo Warburg (ARG) on second term to finish in 2018
Steve Bobo (USA) on second term to finish in 2018
Peter Hall (CAN) on first term to finish in 2018




b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2018
i. Vice President for a term of two years Gabor Helmout (NED)
replacing Roman Koch (GER)
ii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins (USA/ARG)
iii. Treasurer for a term of one year. Dieter Lewin (GER)


The members present again approved the entire slot proposal by the Nominating committee suggested by Bill Abbott and seconded by Rudy den Outer.


2. FINANCIAL SITUATION

i. To receive the financial report for the year 2016-2017


The Provisory accounts are ended on September 1st taking into account the last bank statement (August) and only few membership dues income.
The loss of about 6500 euros is temporary at least until we collect the missing membership dues, and championship dues and pay the September expenses. The net sum will be in an additional of 10000 Euros into the ISA account with an estimate 2000 euro surplus if we collect all forecasted before the financial year ends.
It is known that Japan, USA, Brasil, Germany and Austria were proceeding to pay their dues before the end of the financial year. Besides that the isolated members such as Norway, Sweden and Denmark will settle their accounts just before the World Championship.
Leaving as debtors possibly Canada, Argentina, Australia, France and Spain.

Note: the office had in its program to make an important expense in a computer that wasn’t possible during 2017, extending actual one’s life for at least 6 more months.

The Financial situation was explained by the secretary, while these were temporary figures that even during the world championship dates were being in constant change, NSAs depositing their dues in time, etc.


ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2017–2018
Once more the office is being conservative and estimating a loss due to the increasing costs, although in 2017 we had a slightly increase at membership and championship incomes.

The budget proposed was based in the 2017 financial year and since once more is expected a profitable year the office proposal was deficits for 2018 including more travel expenses and a new computer expense.
The AGM was re-opened during the Committee Meeting in which the Budget was then altered by a salary increase to the Secretary. Also the Budget was left flexible in case the ISA executive decides on the Mast participation by the ISA to be decided later in December.

iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income
We note that the debtors listed at this paper are provisional and based on numbers sent to the office, we hope most of the NSAs will send their monies into the ISA account before September 30th .

Once more the office has to inform that these debtors are provisory since the financial year will only end on September 31st time when a real list of debtors will be released, unlikely to have many, since those listed are common due payers at the end of the year once they finish their monies collection.

3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2017 membership list.
Membership is also provisional and should receive some updates in the future nearby. At the present moment we already reached same numbers as last 2016 and we will increase the ones.

The membership provided was provisional and kept increasing and with possibility to increase until November due to our last continental event being held in Brazil. The actual numbers shows an increase from 2016, with amounts quite the same as 2015.

ii. To discuss 2018 membership dues
(Actual fees in Euross = Boat registration fee €45 and individual membership fee €25)
The office see no need to change the fees for 2018.

The discussion was passed since it is expected another profitable year, no touches on the amounts: membership card 25 euros, boat sticker 45 euros, sail label 40 euros and championship fees 75 euros.

iii. To decide color of 2018 stickers and membership cards.
blue

red







The colors are decided based on the Yacht club colors holding the 2018 Worlds, in case not extra expense, blue, yellow and red should be used, but otherwise red and blue will be used.

4. CONSTITUTION
i. Housekeeping at the Constitution, item 4.7(d), the currency and amount must be updated …GBP 5000... To Euros?

The office put note that the constitution were updated as decided at the past meetings but received the following comments from World Sailing (former ISAF) after submitting the one:
1. *4.7(d) Changing from £ to E sign will affect/ reduce the value of the sum referred to.
2. *6.2.1. "two or three people" does sound a bit vague! It may be best to say "at least two people".
The office did change the currency to Euros but left the amount of 5000, the committee may want to alter the one. Also we accepted the WS suggestion to say “at least two people on item 6.2.1”,
However this change and a possible amount change requires approval from the AGM.

ii. Doing some housekeeping the office requests approval for the re-writing of the Constitution, replacing the word ISAF to WS and the words International Sailing Federation to World Sailing.
Constitution proposed at the following attachment nr.1

Peter Hall put a motion to approve all changes and suggestion by the office, Nelson seconded
and the motion was approved unanimously.


On September 18 of 2017 at 1930hs Henry Thomas put a motion to adjourn the AGM an Billy Abbott seconded.

ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING MATTERS

ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting
On September 19th the Committee Meeting quorum was stablished by the presence in person of:
Executive committee members:
Peter Hall (CAN), Nelson Ilha (BRA) and Michael Dietzel(GER) President *;

Elected Members:
Ludwig Beurle(AUT), Sandor Varjas (HUN)

Appointed Members:
Marc Lefevre (FRA), Henry Thomas (USA), Gabor Helmoudt(NED)
Holding proxies:
* from Bostjan Antoncic (SLO) and Roman Koch(GER)
Tom Mitchell present in person holding proxy from Manfred Kanter (CAN)

Life Members:
George Wossala(HUN), Karl Haist (GER),

Observers:
Sergey Pichuguin (UKR), Yves Steff(FRA), Francois Gombeaud(FRA), Daniel Hofevre(SWE), Dave Crysdale (USA), Hannes Ramoser(GER), Rudy den Outer(NED), Han van Veen(NED).
Apologies from Kazuo Hanaoka (JPN) and Ivan Fitzgerald(AUS)

1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2018. (Note: NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitled now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 50+ members and three each for 100+ members, those with proxy rights):

The following list of appointed members by their NSAs was received so far, and countries may do it until December 31st of 2017. Their term starts on January first of 2018.
Netherlands: Theo de Lange and Gabor Helmoudt
Great Britain: Paul Tully
France: Marc Lefevre
Austria: Ekkehart Steinhuber (missing to appoint one)
Germany: Michael Dietzel, Roman Koch
Canada: Manfred Kanter
USA: Henry Thomas (missing to appoint one)
Hungary: Christoph Wossala
Japan: Kazuo Hanaoka
Australia: Ivan Fitzgerald
Italy: Haakon Haraldsen
Denmark: Lars Ostergaard
Spain: Jaime Alonso Allende
Argentina: Alejandro Chometowski



b) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies at the Executive Committee commencing 1st January
i. 4th Executive Member (elected by the ISA Committee) Peter Hall (CAN)
Note: Regulation 4.13 the nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
Nelson Ilha seconded the nomination committee and unanimously approved

To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies for a period of one year, except the Nominating Committee that is for a two years period.

ii. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Manfred Kanter (CAN)
iii. Chairman of Nominating Committee - Karl Haist (GER)
iv. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Peter Hall (CAN)
v. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Hannes Ramoser(GER)
vi. Editor – David Baum (USA)

Geroge Wossala seconded the president and approved the entire slot.

2. DISCUSSIONS

A) CHANGES - TECHNICAL CHANGES


i. Touching the Mark:
The modification at rule 31 was tested for over 2016, then again over 2017 after a deferral from past year’s meeting for more testing and the inclusion of better wording to make sure it could pass WS standards, although previous wording was identical to wording on RRS C2.14 which has same intention the class proposed (to allow touching the marks either the sails or spars but not the hull or crew).

The new proposed wording to be inserted in class rules:
3.2 ADITIONAL RULES
3.2.2 Changes of the Rules (RRS) Part 3
3.2.2(a) RRS Rule 31 – Touching a Mark , shall be replaced by the below sentence:
“While racing, neither the crew, nor any part of a boat's hull nor the safety equipment, nor the crew holding a safety equipment or spar part (such as boom or spinnaker boom) shall touch a starting mark before starting, a mark that begins, bounds or ends the leg of the course on which she is sailing, or a finishing mark after finishing. In addition, while
Racing, a boat shall not touch a race committee vessel that is also a
Mark.”


While racing, neither the crew nor any part of a boat's hull shall touch a starting mark before starting, a mark that begins, bounds or ends the leg of the course on which she is sailing, or a finishing mark after finishing. In addition, while racing, a boat shall not touch a race committee vessel that is also a Mark.”
Note:
1- At the entry form of the class we specify Helmsperson, Middleperson and Bowperson, the definition of crew includes all of them.
2- With the wording above the lack of mention of sails and spars in in its normal position, grants the possibility that they could eventually touch the mark.

Peter Hall made a motion to keep as being tested in the past two years without issues and seconded by Nelson Ilha , 9 votes to keep old touching system six (6) abstentions and changes approved to be included in the class standards.

ISA can’t make it the RRS 31 change as default in it’s Class Rules due to WS regulations, therefore the statement of change shall be introduced in the Standard Sailing Instructions for all major events and recommended to all NSAs to include the one in their national events.


Penalties:
A new test was conducted mainly at the Europeans and North Americans with a new wording for an alternative penalty Under test for one year the one turn penalty was used during Continental and National Championships. A final decision has to be made to include the change into the Standard Notice of Race and Sailing instructions as follows:
14.1 As permitted by RRS 86.1(c), The first two sentences of rule RRS 44.1 is altered to: “A boat may take a One-Turn Penalty when she may have broken one or more rules of Part 2 or rule 31 in an incident while racing. However, when she may have broken one or more rules of Part 2 while in the zone around a mark other than a starting mark, her penalty shall be a Two-Turns Penalty.”
Note:
1- The wording is the one used by the US Sailing in its prescriptions as their alternate penalty possibility .

Nelson made motion and George seconded with 9 votes in favour to keep only 360 approved.


ISA can’t make it the RRS 44.1 change as default in its Class Rules due to WS regulations, therefore the statement of change shall be introduced in the Standard Sailing Instructions for all major events and recommended to all NSAs to include the one in their national events.


ii. National Prescriptions and their interference in our Constitution and Championship rules.
This item leads into an interesting discussion us as a class can’t win. By 2017 and beyond all countries will end up having prescriptions, either because they want to interfere or have something to say at the level of event organization or because now is necessary, since item RRS 67 defines that damages should be dealed in an individual basis by each country’s legislation. Therefore We must update our SNOR and SSI to use countries prescriptions otherwise a written permission for not using the one is necessary. BUT due to actual context on WS RRS/Regulations, a country might in their prescriptions generate a conflict with our following ChR [Championship Rules] as an example:

ChR 9.3 Not later than six months before the first race of the Championship, the Host Club shall submit to the ISA Secretary the names of the proposed President and the other members of the Jury. The ISA reserves the right to veto the proposal in whole or in part. Should no subsequent proposal of the Host Club be acceptable to the ISA, then the ISA not later than two months before the first race of the Championship, shall appoint the President and the other members of the Jury.

RRS N1.7 In exception to rules N1.1 and N1.2, World Sailing may in limited circumstances (see World Sailing Regulation 25.8.13) authorize an international jury consisting of a total of only three members. All members shall be International Judges. The members shall be from three different national authorities (two, in Groups M, N and Q). The authorization shall be stated in a letter of approval to the organizing authority and in the notice of race and sailing instructions, and the letter shall be posted on the event’s official notice board.

RRS N1.8 When the national authority’s approval is required for the appointment of an international jury (see rule 91(b)), notice of its approval shall be included in the sailing instructions or be posted on the official notice board.

RRS 91 (b) an international jury appointed by the organizing authority or as prescribed in the World Sailing Regulations. It shall be composed as required by rule N1 and have the authority and responsibilities stated in rule N2. A national authority may prescribe that its approval is required for the appointment of international juries for races within its jurisdiction, except World Sailing events or when international juries are appointed by World Sailing under rule 89.2(c); or


Gabor Helmoudt suggested to define the differences or conflicts a national prescription and make sure before signing contract of agreement form to organize an event.
Geroge Wossala stated that diplomacy should start the deal .
Peter Hall stated that Judges the main issue is to pit forward the names as soon as possible.
The general agreement was to make sure the bidders have the formal approval of the MNA, and written if necessary to not include prescriptions that goes against our class rules/championship rules, and include all other prescriptions.

iii. Housekeeping a series of modifications at the Standard Notice of Race & Standard Sailing Instructions & Championship Rules were made, see the external documents.
Note: the changes above proposed are all included in the new documents.

The Class office will forward the Committee the new proposed SNOR and SSI including a mark on what is different from standard RRS SI.


B) MASTS REPLACEMENTS FOR ABBOTTs
Despite another brand exists in Europe and might be qualified to produce a class rule compliant, the shape; neither the technology used is the same as the Abbott. Owners / ISA members who needs a replacement are not happy with the change, that involves more than just replacing a tube, it requires boat work, a new base, a different handling, etc.
The main reason: There are no new Abbott masts or an equivalent mast available: This is because to have one mast you need to run a minimum batch at the Aluminum extrusion company and then at tapering and thermic treatment, that requires a bigger amount of investment in a product that really is not commercial since they last quite long (average now 30 years).
This office proposal is to run a batch, and have a number of tubes ready to use, besides solving the punctual problem of a few owners who are already in need of a mast due to bend or brake situation. The class will grant a quick supply for an emergency acting on its own behalf enduring the class association as reliable in a long term basis.
We have asked quotes to three mast builders: Abbott in Canada, Anzus in Argentina, and Licospars in Italy. Up to September we only have received a formal proposal from Anzus.

Decision on class participation either as stock builder and/or commercial will be decided by the Executive Committee once Billy Abbott comes with a price for Tube and final complete Mast. And the minimum order required plus the down payment necessary.


Note: The office already has found an indoor place where to store the masts that might not be sold for free in central Europe, with a quick distribution at any major event held in Europe. Also with some members help shipping costs might be under control making the mast not too expensive in Europe if produced in Canada or Argentina (places capable to run same mast shape and tech).


3. 2017 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
Peter Hall, thanked Rudy and Gabor for their excellent work organize

4. FUTURE EVENTS
2018 & Beyond
i. To receive a report from Matias Collins / Alejandro Chometowski, regarding the 2018 Soling Worlds to be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 15 to 22.
The Club organizing the event was changed to benefit the class, it will be held again by the CNSI, where most boats are located.

ii. To receive report regarding the 2018 European Championship to be held in Lake Balaton, HUN from May 1st to 5th.

iii. To receive bids for the 2018 NA Champs & 2018 SA champs
2018 NA proposed to be in Montreal from August 23 to 26.

iv. To nominate the Liaison Officers for each Continental and World Championship/
WC – ? , EC – ? , SA - ? , NA - ?
Decision on this matter will be made by Executive Committee before each event.


v. To receive bids for the 2019 & 2020 World Championship.
CVT – Garda, Italy is bidding for the 2019 Worlds, agreement form signed was received by the office.2020 ( USA?).
Karl Haist promoted the Warnemunde 2019, Begginig of July with the Warnumende Woche.

The suggestion from the Championship Committee is to come to a decision on the 2019 Calendar during the 2017, decision will be on December 1st. The office will advise Warnemunde and Spain they have time to sign the contract until mid-October.

vi. To receive bids for the 2019 & 2020 European Championship
2019 (Germany?)
The Spanish Soling Assoc. is bidding the 2019 Europeans, at. Laredo, Spain.

idem as above

vii. To receive confirmation and report for the 2018 Vintage Games to be held in RYC & Hellerup Sejlklub , Copenhagen, Denmark from September 16 to 22.

In October the VYG organization will get together with the Yacht Club for further organization. No quote will be imposed unless a class has more 25 entries.


5. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: BB Sailing I/S , Petticrows Ltd.
The Actual plaque fee: £452.57 (class share: £67.62) This might be subject to change soon by WS.
Last plaque issued: 2552 – Petticrows in 2015

Flaar was highly recommended as a possible builder of the Soling Class. If they decided to build Solings they should apply to be a licensed builder and the ISA will support it.
Billy Abbott make a note that plug 10 is available to make moulds from, and there are two moulds available Børresen & Petticrows.



6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2018
To discuss venue and date for the future 2018 members meeting

To be held in Hungary at the Europeans and World Championship.
7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2018
To discuss venue and date for the future 2018 annual meetings, proposed to be held during the 2018 Worlds in Argentina.

The Meetings are schedule to be held together with the Zipfer Trophy. Accepted by Ludwig Beurle and approved unanimously.

8. OTHER BUSINESS


Helmsperson change:
Sergey P. (UKR) mentioned the rule about changing the helmsperson; there were a discussion about it. Peter Hall proposed that there should be young committee to discuss new ideas with 5 recommendations to the class; To appoint the Young: Hannes, William, Anna, Christof, Tomas, Daniel and Sergey Pichugin, Sandor Varjas(HUN) decided as chairman received the task to come up next April 1st with new ideas.

Measurement:
Karl Haist mentioned the necessity to have measurement, Rudy mentions that on every event there must be a measurement day, Billy comments the need for measurement. Peter Hall propose bypass for three years and randomly checks, Gabor seconded and it was approved with 8(eight) votes, two abstentions.

The office requests the approval to make new rudder templates to give it to Laszlo. The committee after Billy commented that each IM of the class should have his templates, approved unanimously.

Henry Thomas puts a motion to adjourn the ACM and George Wossala seconded on September 19th of 2017 around 2000hs.

After reopening the ACM and AGM on September 21st of 2017, there were two proposals from Roman Koch be discussed by the committee and a nomination of the two/three members to audit the accounts.

Windward Gate:
One related to the windward gate, the decision on the one is subject to testing, the committee had a negative feeling with the one, although some events are using it, all of them are for classes with speed, the main issue to test it are the PROs of the different existent events, they are the main obstacle as no one would do it. Nelson made another specific comment on the matter, gates have to be set in farther position than the offset, mainly to avoid the zone to overlap for each mark. The discussion of this idea will be delayed for 2018 and only if a test is made with the Soling class.

Class Rule – Electronic devices
The second item was related without Class Rule xx in which after some discussion also a complete drop of the rule was negative, and the idea to avoid conflict with the rule and the new tracking devices and its phones using the ones like Kwindoo, will be to amend the rule to allow the phones to be carried in case these applications are requested to be used by the OA or the Class. The Office will come with a wording to be approved by the Executive committee.

Accounts Auditors-
Members selected were Joanne Abbott (CAN), Martin Zeileis (AUT) and Tom Mitchell (CAN).

The Meeting was adjourned on September 21st at 2130hs with a motion from Nelson and seconded by Henry Thomas.


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The 48st Annual General Meeting & 78th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Kingtrom Yacht Club, Ontario, Canada, September 15 after the World Champiosnhip races & on 16 of 2016 also after the WC races. The 48st Annual General Meeting & 78th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Kingtrom Yacht Club, Ontario, Canada, September 15 after the World Champiosnhip races & on 16 of 2016 also after the WC races.
 
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The 48st Annual General Meeting & 78th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Kingtrom Yacht Club, Ontario, Canada, September 15 after the World Champiosnhip races & on 16 of 2016 also after the WC races.

ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present.

A quorum was established by the following representatives:
USA – David Baum, Steve Bobo,
CAN – Manfred Kanter , Peter Hall , Tom Mitchell
BRA – Nelson Ilha
FRA – Marc Lefevre
GER – Michael Dietzel
AUT – Martin Zeileis
NED – Gabor Helmoudt
Observers – Francois Gombeaud(FRA), Rudy den Outer(NED), Han van Veen(NED), P. McGuan(USA), R. Richards(USA), D.Crysdale(USA), K. Davy(CAN), T. Freemann(CAN), A. Dize(USA), Bill Abbott(CAN), Joanne Abbott(CAN), Christopher Laske(GER), Henrique Ilha(BRA) amongst many others.



2. MINUTES OF THE 47th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 76th , 77th COMMITTEE MEETING (September 2015, Germany & November 2015, Argentina),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website at the following link: http://soling.com/indexmore.asp?Seccion=General%20Information&Evento=Minuteview&MinuteID=38
http://soling.com/indexmore.asp?Seccion=General%20Information&Evento=Minuteview&MinuteID=39 .

Nelson made a motion to approve, Baum seconded, and approved unanimously.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ISA Officers
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2017.
Nelson Ilha (BRA) commencing second term after finishing his first one
Michele Tognozzi (ITA) commencing third term after finishing the second one
Sandor Varjas (HUN) commencing first term, in replacement for George Wossala(HUN) after finishing his third one.

Nelson made a motion to approve, Dietzel seconded, and approved unanimously. Peter Hall described some of Varjas’ qualities as a sailor to illustrate the advantages of having new and young members in the class. The Class should appreciate his input.

The other six Elected Members are:

Gustavo Warburg (ARG) on second term to finish in 2018
Steve Bobo (USA) on second term to finish in 2018
Peter Hall (CAN) on first term to finish in 2018
Dominik Meissner (GER) on first term to finish in 2017
Ludwig Beurle (AUT) on third term to finish in 2017
Bostjan Antoncic (SLO) on second term to finish in 2017




b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2017
i. President for a term of two years Michael Dietzel (GER)
ii. Vice President for a term of two years Nelson Ilha (BRA)
iii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins (USA/ARG)
iv. Treasurer for a term of one year. Dieter Lewin (GER)

The entire slate was approved unanimously after Bill Abbott made a motion, Manfred representing CAN allowed and then Nelson Ilha seconded.

2. FINANCIAL SITUATION

i. To receive the financial report for the year 2015-2016
The officer reported that of the approximately 5000 € debt from the past period, everything was collected along with extra membership funds collected at the end of the year.
Although the year had a profit, there is a big amount outstanding from unpaid membership and championship fees. The profit is largely due to the excellent anniversary book sales. The extra income of 7100 € permitted some extra spending in 2016 mostly related to printing Soling Sailing, more travel to major events, as well as developing new software to allow the class website to be more responsive (useful) on mobile devices.
Sail label income was similar to previous years with a slight increase likely due to the 50th anniversary. A total of 120 new sail labels were provided in 2016.
There was much discussion regarding the collection of championship fees from the clubs. Some described how difficult it is to collect the fees. The Abbotts reported that they did not have any troubles when hosting the North Americans. Regardless, all fees have been collected for 2016 events.

Peter Hall discussed the financial situation of the class. One of his objectives as President was to improve them. This was accomplished despite all of the extra expenses deriving from the Anniversary year. Peter, on behalf of the ISA, thanked Michael Dietzel and Dieter Lewin for their swift work to move the bank account from the United Kingdom. The move was made in 2015 before the decision to leave the European Union.


ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2016–2017
The budget was explained by Matias Collins. Baum made a motion, seconded by Nelson Ilha, and approved unanimously without discussion.

iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income
(see ii, iii, iv )
The List was briefly mentioned by Peter Hall, although none are debtors at the meeting time. Further, many of the amounts mentioned in the file were in process to transfer to the ISA bank account.

3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2016 membership list.
Peter Hall explained that there was a 5% increase in membership for 2015 and a slightly decrease for 2016. Membership is showing stability..

ii. To discuss 2016 membership dues
(Actual fees in Euross = Boat registration fee €45 and individual membership fee €25)

Nelson Ilha made a motion to keep the same amounts, Steve Bobo seconded, and the motion was approved unanimously.

iii. To decide color of 2017 stickers and membership cards.
white

orange





4. CONSTITUTION
i. Housekeeping at the Constitution, item 4.7(d), the currency and amount must be updated …GBP 5000.. to Euros ?

Nelson Ilha made a motion to modify the amount in GBP into Euros, Dave Baum seconded, and approved unanimously.

ii. A Change to the Constitution was made regarding the type of auditing used by the Class. Per German law, non-profit organizations are not required to provide a outside and professional audit. It would be enough to have two members review the accounts and approve the financial reports. After some previous discussion it was approved by the Finance Committee at a previous meeting, but required member approval at the AGM.
The new wording proposed for 6.2.1:
6.2.1 The ISA Committee shall appoint an independent, qualified accountant who shall examine the correctness of the accounts and certify the annual financial statement of ISA.
6.2.1 The ISA Committee shall appoint two of its members who shall examine the correctness of the accounts and approve the annual financial statement of ISA.

After more discussion and a suggestion from Tom Mitchell who recommended a professional auditor every third year, Ross Richards explained that due to the amounts involved, account verification made by three ISA members would be enough. The suggestion included that one of the three members should have experience with accounting. Bill Abbott suggested that three regions should take part with Richards replying that members from three different countries would be enough.
Bill Abbott made the motion with Manfred consent, Nelson Ilha seconded. The following three members were selected to overview the 2016 accounts: Martin Zeileis (AUT), Ross Richards (USA), and Joanne Abbott (CAN). The new wording to be inserted into the ISA constitution will now be reviewed by the Executive Committee.


5. WEBSITE
The Class office started to implement new website standards due to the extensive use of mobile devices (ipads, smartphones). The idea presented was to maintain the same functionality of the site while adapting the design for improved use by these devices. The last updates will be done for the main site. Also, the new event sites will have the opportunity to implement a new way to collect entry fees paid by members. The money will be paid directly to the Class during the discount period. On the day following the discount period, the Class will wire the money to the organizers minus the championship fees. This should reduce the work of the organizers while assuring that the Class receives the championship fees. For those attending the Europeans (www.soling.com/europeans/2017) is almost ready with the new functionality and work is also being done for the Worlds (www.soling.com/worlds/2017 )













ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING MATTERS

ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting
The quorum was stablished by the following committee members present:
Marc Lefevre(FRA), Gabor Helmoudt(NED), Michael Dietzel(GER), Peter Hall(CAN), Nelson Ilha(BRA), Manfred Kanter(CAN), Tom Mitchell(CAN), Steve Bobo(USA), Martin Zeileis(AUT, holding proxy), Dave Baum(USA).
Proxies:
Martin Zeileis – Ludwig Beurle(AUT), Ekkehart Steinhuber(AUT),
Michael Dietzel – Roman Koch(GER), Nicola Armellini(ITA), Gernot Heller(GER),
Gabor Helmoudt – Paul Tully (GBR),
David Baum – Henry Thomas (USA)


1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2017. (Note: NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitled now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 50+ members and three each for 100+ members, those with proxy rights):

The following list of appointed members by their NSAs was received so far, and countries may do it until December 31st of 2016. Their term starts on January first of 2017.
Italy – Nicola Armellini
Austria – Ekkehart Steinhuber & (?)
Great Britain – Paul Tully
Japan – Kazuo Hanaoka
Australia – Ivan Fitzgerald
Canada – Manfred Kanter & (?)

b) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies at the Executive Committee commencing 1st January
i. 4th Executive Member (elected by the ISA Committee) Peter Hall (CAN)
Note: Regulation 4.13 the nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies for a period of one year, except the Nominating Committee that is for a two years period.

ii. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Manfred Kanter (CAN)
iii. Chairman of Nominating Committee - Karl Haist (GER)
iv. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Peter Hall (CAN)
v. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Hannes Ramoser(GER)
vi. Editor – David Baum (USA)


The total slate including the 4th Executive Member was approved unanimously after a motion from Michael Dietzel, seconded by Nelson Ilha.


2. DISCUSSIONS

A) CHANGES - CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES & Deed of Gifts & TECHNICAL CHANGES

i. Entry Fees: Discussion on the need to implement maximum fees (including class fee) for each event type, how to enforce, etc.

Peter Hall proposed that the entry fee should not exceed 650 euros (including class championship fee), and that 500-550 euros should be the early fee with discount (including the championship fee as well). Ilha made a motion to approve it, seconded by Lefevre, and approved unanimously. A comment was made that the fee is for a 5 day event (World Championship) and therefore an event with 4 days (continental championship) would have a proportionally smaller maximum entry fee.

ii. Windward Mark Gate: Discussion deferred from the last Annual Meeting after no test was done throughout 2015. Roman Koch commented that no PRO was willing to give try, alleging that they have difficulty setting the mark, etc. It was pointed out that it should be the same difficulty as laying the offset mark.

After comments made by Billy Abbott including negative observations seen in the Etchells class, Gabor Helmoudt made a motion to reject the change, seconded by Michael Dietzel, and approved unanimously.

iii. More and shorter races:
Tested for almost all of 2016 including Continental and National events. Now sailing 3 shorter races per day of approximately 1hr to 1hr 15 min, distances to the windward mark from 0.7 to 1.0 Nm, a limit for the first beat of 30 minutes, and a total of 2hrs for the first finisher. Championships should last 4 days with 9 races (ideally), (Aside, no Continental or National event attempted 10 races. No World championship attempted 11 races over 5 days either.)

If these new standard provisions are approved they will become permanent in the Standard Sailing Instructions.

After some comments from members, there was no motion to approve these changes. There were no motions to reject the actual ”test” status. The new executive will have to decide on how to proceed with this item.


iv. Touching the Mark:
The modification at rule 31 was tested for over one year at Continental and National championships with a final decision deferred to this meeting. If approved it will be included in the class rules and request of approval will be made to ISAF.

No issues were found using the modification, reports from sailors says less shouting at the marks due to this issue, and turns are still done by those touching with the hull.

Proposed wording to be inserted in class rules:
3.2 ADITIONAL RULES
3.2.2 Changes of the Rules (RRS) Part 3
3.2.2(a) RRS Rule 31 – Touching a Mark , shall be replaced by the below sentence:
While racing, neither the crew nor any part of a boat's hull shall touch a starting mark before starting, a mark that begins, bounds or ends the leg of the course on which she is sailing, or a finishing mark after finishing.

The test was approved at the past meeting with 7 votes for and 5 against and shall be considered for a final decision during the Annual meeting.

Marc Lefevre made a motion to table any decision on the matter and Nelson Ilha seconded. The new Executive accepted the deferral and agreed to allow one more year for testing and finding the right wording of the Rule in order to ensure that it will pass the World Sailing Rules Committee. Note: specific comments were made about a possibility of using the boom and or the paddle to push the rounding mark so as to avoid the mark touching the hull.


v. Penalties:
Under test for one year the one turn penalty was used during Continental and National Championships. A final decision has to be made to include the change into the Standard Notice of Race as follows:
14.1 As permitted by RRS 86.1(c), RRS 44.1 is altered to: “A boat may take a One Turn Penalty when she may have broken one or more rules of Part 2 in an incident while racing…”
The test was approved by 7 votes in favor against 5.

Instead of a final decision over the penalty system it was proposed to use the Etchell Class’ wording for one year as a test. Nelson Ilha made the motion, seconded by Dave Baum, and approved unanimously.

The Etchell’s wording below:

PENALTY SYSTEM
14.1 The penalty for breaking a rule of Part 2 and rule 31 shall be a One Turn Penalty (one tack and one gybe in the same direction) except that for infringements of a rule of Part 2 occurring within the zone as defined in the current RRS the penalty shall be a Two Turns Penalty (two tacks and two gybes in the same direction). This changes rules 44.1 and44.2.

14.2 A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under rule 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgement form at the regatta office within the protest time limit

vi. Add New
Rule: G.1.3
ERS (2017-2020) H.5.4 (a) to (e) shall not apply to find corner points of sails.
note: it will require renumbering of other items


vii. Add New
Rule: G.5.11
Rule H.5.4 (a) to (e) of ERS 2017-2020 doesn’t apply. The Tack Point of the jib is the intersection of the luff extended as necessary, and the line through the lowest point of the sail at 90° to the luff. (see drawing) Note: The shape of the foot is controlled by the foot irregularity, rule G.5.2 (f).










viii. Add New
Rule : G.5.12
The Clew Point of the jib is the intersection of the leech extended as necessary, and the extension of the foot. If needed a batten with even flexibility characteristics (max. length of batten = 500 mm) may be used.
Note: The shape of the foot is controlled by the foot irregularity, rule G.5.2 (f).

Note from the office: vi, vii, viii changes might then be unnecessary in case WS drops ERS approved changes, otherwise the class have to go in a different way to prevent future issues on event sail measurements. Jean Pierre Marmier and Laszlo Hegymegi are following the issue development quite actively as it also affects other classes.


After Bill Abbott clarified the issue all changes proposed by IM Jean Pierre Marmier and backed by Class chief measurer Laszlo Hegymegi were approved unanimously items vi, vii, viii. Nelson Ilha made the motion to approve and was seconded by Michael Dietzel,



3. 2016 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
Three events were reviewed by Peter Hall (Anniversary Worlds, SA champs and NA Champs) and one by Michael Dietzel (Europeans).

4. FUTURE EVENTS
2017 & Beyond
i. To receive a report from Gabor Helmhoudt, regarding the 2017 Soling Worlds to be held at Muiden, The Netherlands.
Gabor the president of the DSK took the opportunity to describe the event and all present including observers were interested. The ISA thanks Gabor for his contribution.
The event will be held at the Royal Yacht Club in Muiden, the Netherlands from Sept 16 to 22 with chair Leo Determan along with the DSK as primary organizers.
The PRO intention would be – Alex Hoeve
The Entry fee with discount shall be 575 euros and the late entry fee shall be 675 euros.
The event website will be online asap.


ii. To receive report regarding the 2017 European Championship to be held in Lake Garda, ITA.
40 boats expected. Peter Hall gave his vision about sailing in Garda. Event date July 13 to 16. Fraglia Vela Riva as organizer together with the IISA. The website is already running, with some information missing only. – www.solingeuropeans.com

iii. To receive bid for the 2017 NA Champs & 2017 SA champs
SA Champs – YCPE, Puta del Este, Uruguay – End of November 2017
NA Champs – Milwaukee, USA – August 24 to 27 confirmed by MYC.

iv. To nominate the Liaison Officers for each Continental and World Championship/
WC – ? , EC – ? , SA - ? , NA - ?
Decisions deferred to the Exec Committee closer to the event in question.

v. To receive bids for the 2018 & 2019 World Championship.
YCA – Buenos Aires, Argentina was bidding for the 2018 Worlds, no agreement form signed was presented so far.
2019 (Germany?).

2018 World Championship to be held in Buenos Aires and hosted by the YCA, was approved and AGF was received. Freya Mors from the YCA is the contact and Alejandro Chometowski the president of the AAS.

2019 Worlds interest from Italy (CVCP) and Germany (Warnemunde). A decision shall be made at the 2017 Annual Meeting after receiving the AGF from all interested locations. GBR and NOR retired their interest.

vi. To receive bids for the 2018 & 2019 European Championship

No bids were received and the Championship Committee will continue to work on this issue and will inform the executive.




5. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: BB Sailing I/S , Petticrows Ltd.
The Actual plaque fee: £430.76 (class share: £64.36) This might be subject to change soon by ISAF.
Last plaque issued: 2552 – Petticrows in 2015 –monies not yet collected -
Peter Hall requested the office, if no answer from ISA on the monies from last plaque to contact him for intervention.

Bill Abbott mentioned that Abbott Boats maintains a plug well blocked and in perfect shape to make new moulds.



6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2017
To discuss venue and date for the future 2017 members meeting
Muiden 2017 and Garda 2017 should have both members’ meetings.

7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2017
To discuss venue and date for the future 2017 annual meetings, proposed to be held during the 2017 Worlds in the Netherlands.
It was unanimously approved that the 2017 AGM and ACM shall be held at Muiden during the World Championship.



8. OTHER BUSINESS
- Rudy den Outer asked about the checking the whole set of SSI, SNOR and Championship to assure consistency. There were complaints that some details were redundant and inconsistent. The Class Office will provide the necessary items to the Championship Committee for further review.


-Masts – Matias discussed the issues in finding replacement masts. His goal is to have masts quickly available in case of need. The difficulty is finding a balance between the needs of the Class and the needs of any builder. Potentially, a batch of masts could be kept around the world ordered and owned by the ISA and available for a quick sale when someone breaks their own. Bill Abbott agreed to check the prices of tubes and determine a minimum quantity to be produced. Two buyers immediately confirmed their intention to buy a mast. The ISA executive will discuss with other members their needs for new masts that may facilitate their production.


-Sail numbers – Rudy discussed the idea of having sail numbers match the ISAF/WS plaque. Although discussion was not opened, the same item arose on the Secretary’s boat while racing with one of the crew (young). He held an opposing view from both Rudy and Matias (Secretary) commenting that it would look more powerful with the sails showing the letters of the country represented (with smaller numbers of identification) than displaying a bigger (higher) number according to overall boat quantities.

The meeting was adjourned with a motion from Nelson Ilha, seconded by Michael Dietzel, and approved unanimously.


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22/11/2015
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22/11/2015
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The 77th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association
Espana 1262, San Isidro, Buenos Aires, ARG, November 22 of 2015 - 1830hs.
The 77th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association
Espana 1262, San Isidro, Buenos Aires, ARG, November 22 of 2015 - 1830hs.
 
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The 77th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association
Espana 1262, San Isidro, Buenos Aires, ARG, November 22 of 2015 - 1830hs.


ROLL CALL

Committee members at the ECM
Roman Koch (GER – VP-1), Gernot Heller (GER-A-1), Nick Follett (ARG-A-1), Leonardo Selva (ARG-A-1), Martin Zeileis (AUT-A-1), Peter Hall (CAN-E-1)

Proxies:
Martin Zeileis holding Proxies from Ekkehart Steinhuber (AUT-A-1) and Ludwig Beurle (AUT -E-1)
Gernot Heller holding Proxies from Fabio Armellini (ITA-A-1) & Michael Dietzel (GER-A-1)





1. DISCUSSIONS

A) CHANGES - CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES & Deed of Gifts & TECHNICAL CHANGES

i. Trophy Vincent Manach: Wording of deed of gift to be included in the Championship Rules – Proposed wording from Executive:
“To be awarded by the ISA Executive to the person or persons from the NSA hosting the Europeans who has made an outstanding contribution to the Organizing Authority, for example such as Organizing Chair, PRO, Judge, or important local sailor."
Besides the wording the ISA should produce and giveaway a certificate to the winner as a keeper.
This was accepted by the Committee Member and should be included in the Championship Rules.


ii. Decisions made at the ACM: The office together with Roman Koch to present the latest decisions made at the ACM

ii.1 - Course configuration-time limits, quantity of races per day, and total at the event, minimum to validate championships, etc.
This decision was to test for a year and discuss it again at the next meetings:
The Committee present requested and approved some minor modifications in the decision made in Berlin:

- Distance in between marks 0.7 to 1.0 nm
Proposal to adjust the range regarding the boat quantity at the starting list. 29 and under -> 0,7 to 1.2 NM
30 and over -> 0.9 to 1.2 NM
With a recommendation to use 1NM.
Changes to be applied in the Sailing Instructions

- Championships with only 4 racing days.
The proposal was to have 5 days at the WC and 4 Days for the Continentals approved by the Committee.

- A total quantity of races in the championship of 10 races.
The proposal to go to 9 races to the Continentals and 11 races to the WC approved by the Committee.

- 5 races to validate
The proposal to modify it to 5 races to validate at the WC and 4 at the Continental events, approved.

- 1 Day measurement (2 only on special events to issue bypass)

The proposal to eliminate the previous measurement/inspection days therefore no measurement days done at the EC, but with any possibility to spot checks by OA inspectors., these inspections even on boats with Bypass. Bypass to be issued only at the WC where a full measurement is done .

The ISA modified this at the Standard Sailing Instructions; the changes will be notified to the NSAs and OAs after the extraordinary meeting is published.

ii.2 Touching the Mark:
The following wording should be inserted at the Sailing Instructions for a test in one year, if approved next meeting then should be included in the class rules.

RRS Rule 31 – Touching a Mark , shall be replaced by the below sentence:
While racing, neither the crew nor any part of a boat's hull shall touch a starting mark before starting, a mark that begins, bounds or ends the leg of the course on which she is sailing, or a finishing mark after finishing.

Accepted by the Committee and should be inserted into the Sailing Instructions.

ii.3 Penalties:
Also for a one year test and to be inserted at the SSI accordingly with ISAF current rules.
14.1 One-Turn penalty.


ii.4 Trophy for European Champion:
To inform of decision for an extra trophy for the best European team, with all three sailors being European Citizens. It was decided that ISA should prepare the challenger trophy.
Change back the plaque in trophy it was replaced.
-Decision from the Committee that mistakes from the past can be corrected therefore, the old plaque at the red hull should be reinstated in the Trophy.

ii.5 Event organization:
The proposal by Roman, to collect early entry fee by the ISA (PayPal or bank wire) in order to forward to the OA a % of the entry fee asap is received and the remaining amount later compensating with the late entries and any problems that might occur based on the AGF signed, possibility to use as economical punishment also.
Discounts on entry fee should be two months earlier - 30% increase after the time limit.
Existent events which have signed the agreement form could organize the event with the old procedure. But office should notify the ones to see if they desire to change.



B) RANDOM TOUGHTS TO PROMOTE THE CLASS by Peter Hall
iii. How to get young sailmakers in boat (we had over 10 sailmakers racing soling in 70s‎?
iv. Junior under 25 charter race?
Discussion about the personal efforts some in the class are making to introduce newcomers, youth or even not so youth. Peter is proposing to put a project to finance a long term youth racing. An article will be written by Peter Hall on the matter.
Proposal of Peter Hall to increase the age to implement of the discounts on Continental and World events, approved unanimously. Nick Follett proposes 35 and it was also approved, office will get in touch with BSA to communicate the age change and Peter Hall will communicate with P. Elvstrom. Office will change the Championship Rules and request support

v. Alternative course with 2 longer reaches second time down.
vi. ISA to strengthen role of liason officer in championship guidelines?
vii. ISA executive to review PRO resumee?‎
viii. When have we needed anchors?
ix. One jib? One spinnaker?
x. 3 judges works!
xi. Charter internationally?
xii. Encourage 3 boats per country for Vintage Games?
xiii. Website improvements?


2. FUTURE EVENTS
2016 & Beyond
i. To receive a report from Paul Davis, regarding the 2016 Soling Worlds (Class Anniversary) to be held at Kingstom, Canada.
Ross Cameron was appointed as PRO.


ii. To receive bid for the 2016 NA Champs & 2016 SA champs
SA Champs – VDS, Porto Alegre, BRA – April 20 to 24 in 2016.
NA Champs – Sarnia, Canada – It will be held around June of 2016 to match Chief’s birthdate. – 23 to 27 June.

iii. To remind that the following Liaison Officers were designed to the following events in 2016:
WC – Michael Dietzel, EC – Gernot Heller, SA - Leonardo Selva, NA - Rudy den Outer, Proposal to change to Peter Hall at the NA.

iv. To receive a bids for 2017 & 2018 EC.
Riva del Garda, was selected, notify the change on the organization regarding early fees, and fees through ISA. Recommending second week of July 8 to 14.
Drop from Ruthland to organize 2018.


v. To receive bids for the 2017 Worlds
The ISA should be deciding this venue after receiving the bid from two venues (Netherlands and Germany), both should present the Agreement form document prior to the extraordinary meeting.
Muiden, was selected, notify the change on the organization regarding the fees, and fees through ISA. - dates will be selected after Hirt Preis is defined by Haist.

vi. To receive the latest information regarding the VYG..
June 2018.



8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

- Bid to 2019 Worlds in Ruthland, UK

-Audit decision of ACM, It was proposed to have two members from different countries to sign the accounts and it was approved to get rid of the auditor at the ECM. Office will request this change at the constitution next AGM.

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15/09/2015
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15/09/2015
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The 47st Annual General Meeting & 76th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association held at the YCBG, Berlin, Germany, September 15 after the Europeans Champiosnhip races & on 17 of 2015 also after the EC races. The 47st Annual General Meeting & 76th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association held at the YCBG, Berlin, Germany, September 15 after the Europeans Champiosnhip races & on 17 of 2015 also after the EC races.
 
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The 47st Annual General Meeting & 76th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association held at the YCBG, Berlin, Germany, September 15 after the Europeans Champiosnhip races & on 17 of 2015 also after the EC races.

1. ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present and the Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting.

AGM Quorum:
Michael Dietzel (GER-VP - 5), Ludwig Beurle (AUT - 2), Rudy den Outer (NED - 1), Leonardo Selva (ARG - 2), Francois Gombeaud (FRA - 1), Robert Morris (GBR)
Requirements of ISA constitution 5.3.2 and 5.3.3 fulfilled with Roman Koch (GER) second member of the Executive.
Also present:
Germany: Winfried Geisler, Carsten Beister, Dieter Lewin Karl Haist@, Gernot Heller@
Austria: Martin Zeileis

Proxies:
Leonardo Selva holding proxies from Santiago Nottebohm and Nick Follett(ARG)
Roman Koch holding proxy from Hamish Loudon (GBR)
Francois Gombeaud holding proxy from Marc Lefevre (FRA)
Martin Zeileis holding proxies from Dominik Meissner (GER)

2. MINUTES OF THE 46th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 75th COMMITTEE MEETING (November 2014, Uruguay),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website at the following link: http://soling.com/indexmore.asp?Seccion=General%20Information&Evento=Minuteview&MinuteID=37 ).
Roman Koch made a motion to approve and Ludwig Beurle seconded, and it was approved unanimously.



ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ISA Officers
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2016.
Gustavo Warburg (ARG) commencing second term after finishing his first one
Steve Bobo (USA) commencing third term after finishing the second of Steve Dolan
Peter Hall (CAN) commencing first term, in replacement for Tom Mitchell (CAN) after finishing his third one.

The whole slot was approved unanimously.

The missing list of 9 Elected Members are:

George Wossala (HUN) on last term to finish in 2016
Michele Tognozzi (ITA) on second term to finish in 2016
Nelson Ilha (USA) on first term to finish in 2016
Dominik Meissner (GER) on first term to finish in 2017
Ludwig Beurle (AUT) on third term to finish in 2017
Bostjan Antoncic (SLO) on second term to finish in 2017





b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2016
i. Vice President for a term of two years Nelson Ilha (BRA)
ii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins (USA/ARG)
iii. Treasurer for a term of one year. Dieter Lewin (GER)

Ludwig Beurle made a motion to approve the slot, and seconded by Roman Koch, and approved unanimously.

2. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive information about new bank account transfer status

The bank transfer was successful thanks to Dieter Lewin, Michael Dietzel and Karl Haist, now the ISA has a bank account in euros in Germany, free of taxes.

ii. To receive the financial report for the year 2014–2015

The financial report was explained, there was a concern that it is no more necessary the auditor in the class, due to the German regulations, therefore at the next AGM a constitution modification will be proposed modifying the item 6.2.1 in it.
It was also noted the good financial year the class will have for 2014-2015.

iii. To receive the proposed budget for 2015–2016

The budged suffered a modification increasing Salary from 11685 euros to 13200 euros a year. It is noted that with the current updates from GBP to Euros, the negative difference will decrease since Membership, Stickers and sail labeles fees were rounded up.

iv. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income
(see ii, iii, iv below on page 6, 7, 8, 9 )

It was noted that no one is debtors so far, since it is not September 31st



3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2015 membership list.
(see below on page 10 )

The Membership list already received updates since more German members joined due to the EC held in Berlin, some more are expected for Italy at the Italian Championship. But numbers are almost the same as 2013-2014, but it improved in boat quantities.

ii. To discuss 2016 membership dues
(Actual fees in GBR Pounds = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £15)
The ISA Office proposal to modify fees into Euros and approximate conversion would be: Boat Registration 45 Euros, Membership Fees 25 Euros, Sail Label Fees 40 Euros, Champs Fees 75 euros. (This will change the budget)
The rounded conversions favored the ISA, and modify the budget, with earnings of 2800 euros).

The fees conversion were approved unanimously and a notice will be sent out to all NSAs, OA and Sail Makers.

iii. To decide color of 2016 stickers and membership cards.
RED (Canada)

White





Also related to the discussion on the budget, Dieter and Matias will find the best combination $ to print and distribute the cards/stickers

ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING MATTERS

ROLL CALL

Committee members present at the ACM
Michael Dietzel (GER – VP-1), Roman Koch (GER – VP-2), Gernot Heller (GER-A-1), Ludwig Beurle (AUT-E-2), Martin Zeileis (AUT-A-2), Karl Haist (GER –LF-1)

Proxies:
Martin Zeileis(AUT) holding proxy from Dominik Meissner(GER)
Ludwig Beurle (AUT) holding proxy from Ekkehart Steinhuber (AUT)
Leonardo Selva(ARG holding proxies from Santiago Nottebohm and Nick Follett - 2)
Roman Koch (GER) holding proxy from Hamish Loudon (GBR)
Francois Gombeaud (FRA) holding proxy from Marc Lefevre(FRA)

Quorum was stablished with more than 5 Committee Members present in person.


1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2016. (Note: NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitled now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 50+ members and three each for 100+ members, those with proxy rights):

The following list of appointed members by their NSAs was received so far, and countries may do it until December 31st of 2015. Their terms starts on January first of 2016.
AUSTRIA - Ekkehart Steinhuber, Martin Zeileis
ARGENTINA - Leonardo Selva, Nick Follett

b) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies at the Executive Committee commencing 1st January
i. 4th Executive Member (elected by the ISA Committee) Roman Koch (GER)
Note: Regulation 4.13 the nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
The Committee approved unanimously the nomination of Roman Koch as 4th Exec Member.

To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies for a period of one year, except the Nominating Committee that is for a two years period.

ii. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Manfred Kanter (CAN)
iii. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch (GER)
iv. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Hannes Ramoser(GER)
v. Editor – David Baum (USA)

The Committee also approved all the names in separate, despite the lack of time for Manfred, the ISA will help him build a good group of people to help.

2. DISCUSSIONS

A) CHANGES - CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES & Deed of Gifts & TECHNICAL CHANGES

i. Windward Mark: Discussion deferred from last Meetings, subject to some testing, this proposal affect the Standard Sailing Instructions at diagram and course items.

After a brief comment from Roman that no PRO wants to give ta try, and that they allege difficulty in laying the mark, etc. The discussion is then deferred to the next Annual Meeting.

ii. More and shorter races: Discussion deferred from last Meetings, a proposal from Roman Koch to increase number of races and make them shorter. Decision made here will affect Standard Sailing Instructions, diagram and courses item.

After some discussion, the conclusion to try for one year and experiment:
-Target race time 1hr to 1.10 hrs.
- Distance in between marks 0.7 to 1.0 nm,
- Limit to the first windward mark 30 min, & total limit 2hrs.
- 3 races x day,
- Championships with only 4 racing days.
- A total quantity of races in the championship of 10 races.

The ISA will modify this at the Standard Sailing Instructions and inform NSAs and OAs


iii. Touching the Mark:
Proposed wording to be inserted in class rules:
3.2 ADITIONAL RULES
3.2.2 Changes of the Rules (RRS) Part 3
3.2.2(a) RRS Rule 31 – Touching a Mark , shall be replaced by the below sentence:
While racing, neither the crew nor any part of a boat's hull shall touch a starting mark before starting, a mark that begins, bounds or ends the leg of the course on which she is sailing, or a finishing mark after finishing.

This proposed change was accepted to test for one year as it is, 7 votes against 5.


iv. Penalties:
Proposed wording to be inserted in Standard Sailing Instructions in compliance with RRS 44.1:
14 Penalty System
14.1 A boat may take a Two-Turns Penalty when sailing without Spinnaker or a boat may take a Single-Turn penalty while sailing with the spinnaker and she may have broken one or more rules of RRS Part 2 in an incident while racing. She may take a One-Turn Penalty when she may have broken rule 31.

The ISA Committee accepted to make a change in the Penalty rule, but it also decided to go the easier way not giving room for different interpretations, therefore the ISA committee approved a change by 8 votes against 4 and then the wording proposed here was not approved with 5 votes in favor and 7 against and then a trial for a period of one year the one-turn penalty in all ISA Championships approved by 7 votes in favor against 5.

v. Minimum races to validate a Continental Championship
Proposed by Peter Hall to accept a continental championship with three races. The proposal is also linked with quantity of days for a continental championship.

This decision was bonded with the race configuration decision and it was stated that now with shorter races and more races in the championship, the minimum should still be 5 races to validate the championship. Discards starting with 6 races.

vi. New wording for the pumping rule
“As permitted by RRS 86.1(c), RRS 42.3 (c) is altered to : Except on a beat to windward, when surfing (rapidly accelerating down the leeward side of a wave ) or planing is possible ,the crew may pull the sheet controlling any sail in order to initiate surfing or planing , but not more than twice for each wave or gust of wind. The pumping of the main sheet directly from the main sheet boom block is allowed. In addition, pumping of the spinnaker guy is permitted at all times without restriction. In this part of the Rule "pumping of the spinnaker guy" means repeatedly trimming and releasing the guy by any means. Moving the body as reasonably necessary to pump the guy is permitted and shall not be considered to be ooching (see RRS 42.2 (c)), nor shall any rolling of the boat caused by such reasonably necessary movements be considered rocking (see RRS 42.2 (b)).”

Approved unanimously after explaining that there is no room for adding extra lines in the boom to pump the one directly, neither the possibility to pump using the Mainsail Vang.


vii. Update in Soling Rules & Documents
Discuss new proposed standard documents by Rudy den Outer and Paul Davis with the objective to:

• The three documents must be read in conjunction to each other (Making a change in one might influence one other)
• Limit the influence of the race committee on the results to a minimum (Except in case off immediate danger)
• Reduce/remove redundancy between the documents
• Numbering in line with ISAF NOR and SI .

(Click at each document to open the proposed new version)

- Standard Notice of Race
- Standard Sailing Instructions
- Ranking Rules
- Championship Rules

The hole study of documents proposed by Paul Davis and Rudy Den Outer, should be read during the year for study and should also be modified with current changes made to the SSI. And SNOR.

B) RANDOM TOUGHTS TO PROMOTE THE CLASS by Peter Hall
viii. How to get young sailmakers in boat(we had over 10 sailmakers racing soling in 70s‎?
ix. Junior under 25 charter race?
x. Alternative course with 2 longer reaches second time down.
xi. ISA to strengthen role of liason officer in championship guidelines?
xii. ISA executive to review PRO resumee?‎
xiii. When have we needed anchors?
xiv. One jib? One spinnaker?
xv. 3 judges works!
xvi. Charter internationally?
xvii. Encourage 3 boats per country for Vintage Games?
xviii. Website improvements?

On each item above there were some discussion, It was noted that there is enough charter availability in Europe (at least 5 boats are always available). The number of boats at the VYG is a proposal the class must make to the VYG organization, but their target is to have only 25 boats from each class at the starting line. The Judge quantities discussion will always need to wait ISAF decision, but for sure ISA would like to decrease the cost of the Jury at the events, also avoid them to be protagonists in the decisions. The ISA to discuss the PRO will generate more costs for organizing events, and it will create also more discussion about the agreement form, etc. The Anchor was something the class could get rid of, but nowadays is this a problem?, all boats have the ones. The elimination of the second spinnaker was for sure denied, since it was stated that without the spare one in case of blowing the principal one, later the boat has no chance to keep racing. Also it was noted that the role of LO is well described at the constitution. The courses were not even a discussion after the approval for shorter courses, more races in the day, etc. It was stated that as long the class starts to have more and more sails sold, the sailmakers will jump in the one either to promote their brand or to study the sails for better production.

3. 2015 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
Roman Koch gave the report, in which it was mentioned the two past world championships, the Zipfer Trophy, the Rechensee event and the North Americans.

4. FUTURE EVENTS
2016 & Beyond
i. To receive a report from Paul Davis, regarding the 2016 Soling Worlds (Class Anniversary) to be held at CORK, Canada.

No report was received, we trust everything is under control, and at the next extraordinary meeting of the Committee to be held in Argentina during the South American Championship, Peter Hall can give us an update.

ii. To receive report regarding the 2016 European Championship to be held in Traunsee, AUT. ( see file 2016_European_Championship_report.pdf )

The ISA should contact Christian Feitchinger to best develop the measurement for the event. Flyers were distributed during the European Championship.

iii. To receive bid for the 2016 NA Champs & 2016 SA champs
SA Champs – VDS, Porto Alegre, BRA –
Just after the meetings Brazil appointed the VDS to hold the South American championship from April 20 to 24 in 2016.

NA Champs – Sarnia, Canada – It will be held around June of 2016 to match Chief’s birthdate.

iv. To nominate the Liaison Officers for each Continental and World Championship/
WC – Michael Dietzel, EC – Gernot Heller, SA - Leonardo Selva, NA - Rudy den Outer

v. To receive bids for the 2016 & 2015 Masters (now on, not considered a World Championship at least until the event gathers more than 3 countries, 2 continents), the 2015 edition did not take place.

This event won’t take place anymore, and trophy to be awarded to the best Masters team sailing at the World Championship. The same way the Grand Masters is crowned.

vi. To receive a bids for 2017 & 2018 EC.

In October there will be conversations with Riva del Garda for the 2017 EC.

vii. To receive bids for the 2017 Worlds
- Netherlands - Rudy den Outer - Gabor Helmhout will have meetings with the interested YC to get the Agreement Form signed before the extraordinary Committee Meeting.
- Germany – Warnemunde – should also sign the agreement form before the extraordinary Committee Meeting.

And the Decision will be made in the extraordinary Committee Meeting based on the AGFs presented.

viii. Not in the Agenda, but part of the future events, Rudy gave a brief description of the VYG situation, where the venue for 2016 was cancelled in Great Britain, and now all the VYG member classes will produce a vote of when/where to held the event amongst four different venues and dates. The decision will be in October.

5. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: BB Sailing I/S , Petticrows Ltd.
The Actual plaque fee: £430.76 (class share: £64.36) This might be subject to change soon by ISAF.
Last plaque issued: 2552 – Petticrows in 2015.


6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2015
To discuss venue and date for the future 2016 members` meetings.

Members meetings scheduled during the Traunsee European Championship.
7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2016.
To discuss venue and date for the future 2016 annual meetings.

The AGM and ACM will be held in Cork, Kingston, Canada during the World Championship.


8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS


Trophy European Championship – It was noted that the plaque in the Danish Trophy for the European Championship was replaced, eliminating the GER 308 team and engraving ARG 37 team as winners of the trophy. After the discussion it was stated that both Danish and Swedish Trophies are for the winners of the event. The event remains Open but will issue a new and special perpetual to the best European team where requirements are that all have European citizenship to be called the European Champion and together with the perpetual medals to be given. This was approved after a motion made by Karl Haist and seconded by Ludwig Beurle.

Velocitek – Roman proposes that Velocitek to be allowed, the ISA Committee delegates this to the Technical Committee for study. The reason is to avoid that a device replaces the human mind behind the decisions to be made in the race course.

Tracking system – apps to be installed in the smartphones, that can be used in a cheap way to track and show live the boats situation, it was mentioned that these apps have the ability to check if calls, text, income or outcome were made during the race, avoiding this way a possible cheating by those carrying the smartphone in the boat. The ISA should also delegate this to the technical committee and the cost of implementation should be done by the OA of the event to use the one.

Event organization- Roman proposed a newest way to organize the event, in such a way to “punish” OA when not fulfill the requirements in the AGFs, and the penalization would be economically. The idea is simple, accepting an early entry fee, only through the ISA which would collect the Championship fees and the entry fee, will forward a % of the entry fee to the OA but would keep some to forward after the event is concluded, after the balance made with the late entryfees paid and the decision of everything was as expected by the class. The extraordinary Committee meeting may need to check this possibility.


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25/11/2014
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25/11/2014
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The 46st Annual General Meeting & 75th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association held at the Yacht Club Punta del Este, Uruguay, November 25 after the World Champiosnhip races & on 30 of 2014 at 9:00 am. The 46st Annual General Meeting & 75th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association held at the Yacht Club Punta del Este, Uruguay, November 25 after the World Champiosnhip races & on 30 of 2014 at 9:00 am.
 
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The 46st Annual General Meeting & 75th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association held at the Yacht Club Punta del Este, Uruguay, November 25 after the World Champiosnhip races & on 30 of 2014 at 9:00 am.

1. ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present and the Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting.
The AGM had the following representatives: Nelson Ilha (BRA), Peter Hall (CAN), Nick Follett(ARG), Santiago Nottebohm (ARG), Johan Offermans (NED), Michael Dietzel (GER), Roman Koch (GER), Gernot Heller (GER), Martin Zeileis (AUT) – each country has one vote for each 20 members they have -> GER (4), ARG (3), BRA(1), NED(1), CAN(2), AUT (2)
Holding proxies: Roman Koch for Hamish Loudon (GBR).
A quorum was stablished


2. MINUTES OF THE 45th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 74th COMMITTEE MEETING (September 2013, Balaton),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website at the following link: http://soling.com/indexmore.asp?Seccion=General%20Information&Evento=Minuteview&MinuteID=36 ).

It was approved unanimously

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ISA Officers
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2014.
Domink Meissner (GER) commencing first term in replacement of Roman Koch who finished his third term,
Ludwig Beurle (AUT) commencing third term after finishing his second one,
Bostjan Antoncic (SLO) commencing second term, after finishing his first one.

The motion to approve this nomination was made by Peter Hall after some explanation about those who does participate and those who doesn’t, the secretary also explained how the Elected members are selected, their number of 9, one for each country only, their term of three years and possible of two consecutive reelections.



Also the Nominating Committee is proposing the following names to replace inactive Elected Members:
Steve Bobo (USA) to replace Steve Dolan (USA) -
Nelson Ilha (BRA) to replace Frank Lavrsen (DEN) -

The nomination and the replacement was approved unanimously, Nelson Ilha(BRA) present also agree to serve, This way, it is the first time in history that 2 South Americans are ISA elected members, Nelson Ilha and Gustavo Warburg.

The complete list of 9 Elected Members are:

Gustavo Warburg (ARG) finishing term in 2015
Tom Mitchell (CAN) finishing term in 2015
Steve Bobo (USA) to finish term of Steve Dolan in 2015
George Wossala (HUN) finishing term in 2016
Michele Tognozzi (ITA) finishing term in 2016
Nelson Ilha (USA) to finish term of Frank Lavrsen in 2016
Dominik Meissner (GER) starting first term to finish in 2017
Ludwig Beurle (AUT) starting new period to finish in 2017
Bostjan Antoncic (SLO) starting new period to finish in 2017





b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2014 (note: the ISA is now working under the new constitution released on January first of 2010)
i. President for a term of two years Peter Hall (CAN)
ii. Vice President for a term of two years Michael Dietzel (GER)
iii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins (USA/ARG)
iv. Treasurer for a term of one year. Dieter Lewin (GER)

v.
Each name was approved unanimously, with motions made from Johan Offermans and seconded by Roman Koch after Johan thanked all for the time he had been president.



2. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive the audited financial report for the year 2013–2014
ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2014–2015
iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income
Appendix 1 is presented:
The ISA had a surplus of 269 GBP even when the membership again decreased and also the active boats at races have decreased. The only exceptions where Argentina, Brasil, Germany, Canada and Austria in which levels have been maintained or even increased a little. France is a remaining incognita since activity seems to be increased but it doesn’t reflect the ISA numbers. The biggest down were USA and Hungary.


3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2014 membership list.
Matias explained that the membership has decreased since 2013, the biggest drop was USA. Appendix 2 attached with final numbers. These final numbers are not 100% since little modifications could happen until December 31st, is known that little increase happens in Germany with new sponsor members, or late payments etc. That would allow GER to forward a third appointed member.

ii. To discuss 2015 membership dues
(Actual = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £15)
The membership fees will be kept the same as in 2013.

iii. To decide color of 2015 stickers and membership cards.
GOLD

WHiTE



The sticker will be white with a gold omega and it should say 1965 -2015 (instead a single year mention)










ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING MATTERS

ROLL CALL
Present: Roman Koch (GER), Martin Zeileis (AUT), Johan Offermans (NED), Peter Hall (CAN), Gernot Heller (GER), Gustavo Warburg (ARG), Nelson Ilha (BRA)
Proxies:
Martin Zeileis holding proxy for Ekkehart Steinhuber (AUT),
Roman Koch holding proxies for Hamish Loudon (GBR), George Wossala (HUN)


1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2015. (Note: NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitled now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 50+ members and three each for 100+ members, those with proxy rights):

The following list of appointed members by their NSAs was received so far, and countries may do it until December 31st of 2014. Their terms starts on January first of 2015.
USA – Henry Thomas
Canada – Peter Hall, Manfred Kanter
Germany – Michael Dietzel, Gernot Heller
Austria – Ekkehart Steinhuber, Christian Holler
Hungary – Istvan Szucs
Australia – Ivan Fitzgerald
Japan – Kazuo Hanaoka
Norway – Jens Pran
Brazil – Andre Wahrlich
Argentina – Nicolas Follett, Santiago Nottebohm
Italy – Nicola Armellini
Netherlands – Johan Offermans
France -

b) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies at the Executive Committee commencing 1st January
vi. 4th Executive Member (elected by the ISA Committee) George Wossala (HUN)
Note: Regulation 4.13 the nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
Peter Hall mentioned that he would like to have a South American in the executive, therefore the name for the 4th member of the executive was proposed by the ISA Committee, Nelson Ilha (BRA) was then approved as 4th Member of the Executive (also called of Vice President of Administration)

To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies for a period of one year, except the Nominating Committee that is for a two years period.

vii. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Berend Vree
viii. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch
ix. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Vacancy
x. Chairman of the Nominating Committee – Karl Haist
xi. Editor –

At the Technical Committee the name of Gustavo Warburg was proposed by the Committee, mainly as because Gustavo has a long experience in the Soling Class, and sailing itself, also being an Engineer his background knowledge my help take faster decisions on the matters that might arise.
Peter Hall made the motion and was seconded by Johan Offermans and approved unanimously and with the consent of Gustavo present at the meeting.

Roman Koch was unanimously approved as to continue with the position of chairman of the championship committee.

Karl Haist will continue as Chairman of the Nominating Committee approved unanimously.

At the Chairman of the Communications Committee the problem to find the right person was explained by Johan and together with Peter Hall they would think about a person to perform the task.


2. DISCUSSIONS

A) CHANGES - CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES & Deed of Gifts & TECHNICAL CHANGES

i. Measurement: Proposal from Roman Koch to increase the time elapsed for the Bypass, making championship and measurement time shorter. This would modify the Bypass rules and procedures.

There was a discussion about the time elapsed, and it was explained that the proposed modification doesn’t apply to NA or SA, extending to three years the time of Bypass would please the European sailors, with this action, all the boats that sailed in Hungary can skip measurement at the Worlds and Europeans in 2015.

ii. Windward Mark: Proposal from Roman Koch to eliminate the offset and include a second windward mark (rounding as a gate) changing completely the game. Off course these modifications would depend on entry numbers, etc. This would modify the Standard Sailing Instructions.

Roman explained the situation in which right now the offset still have interference amongst boats coming on upwind and the ones downwind. Therefore the two windward marks would behave as the gate,
Peter Hall is against the two windward marks, but is in favor of experimenting the middle gate although the average sailors in North America were no happy with it.
Regarding the safety reason actual system did not presented any issues. Johan asked for the arguments for the new two mark system, Nelson presented that the difficulty to put the two marks are the same difficulty to present the offset and the windward mark.
The main argument was to increase the tech level.
Roman will write an article about it, and some testing should be done, the Championship Committee should select the events in which to test the two mark system and then report to the ISA Committee next meeting.



iii. More and shorter races: Proposal from Roman Koch, could the Soling Class go to 12 to 15 races in a championship making them shorter? This would also modify the Standard Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race
Roman explained the point to increase the races, Nelson explained how funny was the discussion where at the Olympic sailors are requesting to go back to the longer races.
This discussion was postponed to the next gathering together with the General meetings, but due to time was not finished.



iv. Change pumping rule: Proposal from Roman Koch to open the pumping rule as other classes, over certain amount of wind allow anything. In addition from the class office, it is necessary either way to clarify the means of pumping the sheet: The origin of the one, from the last block in the boat or direct from the boom, etc. Also the pumping pulling from the Vang.

The basic idea from the committee was to keep the Soling class rule for pumping the same but new wording has to be introduced to meet ISAF new definitions and the proposal to accept the pumping of the main sheet from the block at the boom (the ISAF definition is related to wave side.).


B) CLASS ANNIVERSARY
i. Programme, Events and Locations ( Worlds and Europeans )
j. Crowdfunding status and money allocation (Book, and what is left).
k. Other
Johan explained that all guests from the ISA will have a cost to the ISA at the Gala Dinner, the one would be held just after the practice race in a great Location in Castiglione della Pescaia, Matias found out with Michele the amount of the one (around 40 euros x guest). Also the CVCP would announce another informal dinner in addition to the prize giving. It was also mentioned that all Solings will be able to park at the marina mooring since the harbor deepness was increased.
Johan explained the crowdfunding, and that the one wouldn’t happen as up to the first day at the world’s only 6900 Euros was pledged, therefore a B plan was set to produce the book anyways contacting all those who pledged and obtaining from them the $ pledged , according to Johan a shipping company from a Soling sailor would double what was obtained and therefore enough $ would exist to produce the book in such desired standards, the company logo would end up in the one too together with other sponsors. Also proposed by Peter Hall, the ISA will then not produce Soling Sailing for 2015, and 2500 from what is budgeted should pass to the Book production, this amount would add to the pledged amounts. The administration from information collection, editing and composing if necessary, the pictures and the financial aspects will be under Johan Offermans scope, he will use a private company to produce and ship the one.
An issue rose when class secretary was requesting some specific information about the Event in Castiglione: the entry fee was 600 euros and the championship fee included was not going to be forwarded to the ISA accordingly to what Michele Tognozzi the CVCP representative in the ISA informed. The Executive will go deep in the matter as this should not be this way.
The ISA executive and the Organizing Authority will work together to find a good solution by December 15, 2014 for the entry fee of 600 euros per boat, payment by event OA to the ISA regarding the fee of 75 euros per boat (championship fee), the ISA support of the event, and possible additional sponsorships


3. 2014 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.

There was only mention that the SRSP ended paying their championship fees, and also how good the Worlds was going so far, and the amenities from Punta del Este, La Trinity also was mentioned as a fantastic sailing location, and Zipfer Trohpy once more were beyond the expectations.

4. FUTURE EVENTS
2015& Beyond
i. To receive a report from Michele Tognozzi, regarding the 2015 Soling Worlds (Class Anniversary) to be held at CVCP, Italy.
- Also to receive a report from Johan Offermans related to the 50th Anniversary Book to be released in Castiglione.
This was covered at the Class Anniversary item.

ii. To receive report regarding the 2015 European Championship to be held in Berlin, GER.
Roman gave a short speech that all is organized, the Jury panel needed some work and names exchange, etc. Website is up and running, some entries were already made.

iii. To receive bids regarding the 2015 Masters Championship
No bid was presented, the Championship Committee has to work on the issue.


iv. To receive bid for the 2015 NA Champs & 2015 SA champs
SA Champs – CNSI, Buenos Aire, ARG - November 20 to 23
NA Champs – SSYC, Wilmette, Illionis, USA –August 27 to 30

v. To receive bids for the 2016 & 2015 Masters (now on, not considered a World Championship at least until the event gathers more than 3 countries, 2 continents), the 2015 edition could happen in PSSS, Kingston or Sarnia – CAN, ASAP more is known we will let you know.

vi. To receive a bids for 2017 EC.
No bids were proposed, action from the secretariat to forward the this open possibility to countries that not often organize major Soling events.

vii. To receive bid for the 2017 Worlds – Johan Offermans announced that the one could be hosted in Netherlands (Muiden) as per the email of Rudy den Outer.
A contact must be made by the Championship Committee institution to start all the negotiations regarding this possibility.


5. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: BB Sailing I/S , Petticrows Ltd.
The Actual plaque fee: £420.00 (class share: £61.26) This might be subject to change soon by ISAF.
Last plaque issued: 2551 – Petticrows in 2013.

A late note from ISAF informed ISA that the plaque fee from January first will be 430.76 and the class share 64.36 GBP

6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2015
To discuss venue and date for the future 2015 members` meetings.
The main members meetings should be held in Castiglione della Pescaia at the 2015 Anniversary Worlds, others might take place at the continental events..
7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2015.
To discuss venue and date for the future 2015 annual meetings.
The venue will be Berlin during the 2015 European Championship in September, the dates around the European Championship.


8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
- Appendix 3 – late proposals from Rudy den Outer
The loop idea was not really taken into consideration by the committee since it would mean that a new length has to be set or most of the boats have to buy a new line since the loop in the end would shorten the length (splicing or making a not).
The Digital compass approval will relay on the committee and the technical committee report for each model, no need to change actual rule.
The VHF will be studied by the technical committee, with the intention to only carry the one for safety reasons, no OCS calls, neither other kind of communication.
Due to control the Mobile phones still won’t be allowed.
The Anchor elimination was denied, but the technical committee should study the weight reduction of the one, since now anchor models are coming in Aluminium and have considerably decreased their weight despite increasing their size…

- Appendix 4 – late proposal to bind with Roman’s ideas
The touching the mark generated some controversy, as the idea likes, the main issue fall into the wording for the rule, since that will change many other things too. One general idea to be studied by the technical and championship committee is the possibility to allow the spars and sails to touch the marks but not the hull, but again the wording will be a key. Nelson Ilha, Lorenz Walch and the Technical Committee should work in a proposal wording for this possible change.
Regarding the penalties, again to be considered any modification a proper wording has to be set, but what was general consensus is that in upwind the 720 penalty should remain, but the 360 penalty could be used if the spinnaker is already hoisted. Again a wording has to come up for approval; this will be requested to Lorenz Walch, the class TA.


The meeting was adjourned before the boats went out for their racing day under a nice sun and light breeze.


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The 45st Annual General Meeting & 74th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association held at the Ramadabalaton Hotel, Lake Balaton, Hungary, September 23 after the World Champiosnhip races & on September 26 of 2013 at 9:00 am. The 45st Annual General Meeting & 74th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association held at the Ramadabalaton Hotel, Lake Balaton, Hungary, September 23 after the World Champiosnhip races & on September 26 of 2013 at 9:00 am.
 
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The 45st Annual General Meeting & 74th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association held at the Ramadabalaton Hotel, Lake Balaton, Hungary, September 23 after the World Champiosnhip races & on September 26 of 2013 at 9:00 am.


1. ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present and the Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting.
10:30 am the meeting started with a quorum and a welcome from ISA President Johan Offermans.
Quorum from countries GER, UKR, GBR, NED, AUT, ITA, FRA, AUS, CAN, BRA, DEN
Persons who attended the meetings (© Committee Member ):
Germany: Roman Koch©, Karl Haist©, Gernot Heller©, Michael Dietzel©, Dominik Meissner, Anna Dietzel, and Andy Baumueller.
Netherlands: Johan Offermans©, Ben Medentorp, Berend Vree, Gavin Lidlow, Ben Vree, Razmi Souli, and Rudy den Outer.
Austria: Ekkehart Steinhuber©, Ludwig Beurle©, and Christian Holler.
France: Marc Lefevre, and Christian Jozan.
Great Britain: Hamish Loudon©
Canada: Peter Hall©, William Hall, Paul Davis, Tom Mitchell©, David Johnston, and Bruce Fielding.
Italy: Domenico Carducci
Hungary: George Wossala©, and Istvan Szucs©.
Denmark: Kasper Rytter, and Bjarne Nielsen
Australia: Rooney Housego, Bill Damm, and Gavin Worth.
Brasil: Nelson Ilha©
Ukraine: Sergey Pichuguin, and Ygor Yushko.

2. MINUTES OF THE 44th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 73th COMMITTEE MEETING (September 2012, Milwaukee),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website at the following link: http://soling.com/indexmore.asp?Seccion=General%20Information&Evento=Minuteview&MinuteID=35 ).
Approved unanimously

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ISA Officers
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2014.
Frank Lavrsen (DEN) commencing second term after finishing his first one,
Michele Tognozzi (ITA) commencing second term after finishing his first one,
George Wossala (HUN) commencing third term, after finishing his second one.

Approved unanimously


b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2014 (note: the ISA is now working under the new constitution released on January first of 2010)
i. Vice President for a term of two years Roman Koch (GER)
ii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins (USA/ARG)
iii. Treasurer for a term of one year. David Baum (USA)

.Votes made individually:
Roman Koch accepted the job and it was approved unanimously
Matias Collins accepted the job and it was approved unanimously
The treasurer position, Matias explained the situation with Dave Baum that was not really sure about the job, new names were proposed, and Hamish Loudon explained the task, Hamish was asked to continue for a one more year and start a transition with AUT-GER to centralize the accounting in central Europe. Micheal Dietzel, Ludwig Beurle and Hamish Loudon would work on the transition; Ben Medentorp (NED) stepped in to be the future treasurer once the new account is arranged.




2. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive a preliminary financial report for the year 2012–2013
note: the financial period only ends on September 31st,.
ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2013–2014
iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income

Matias gave a preliminary financial situation, the one would be better known once Audit is finalized. Hamish Loudon also explained the situation and proposed an increase of membership fees and stickers. Then Karl Haist seconded a membership card increase from 10 to 15 GBP, Ben Medentorp quickly calculated the new situation and proposed budget were modified showing a positive balance for 2014 subject that membership keeps constant. The proposal was voted unanimously. No fees were increased for the boat sticker, neither championship fees or sail label royalties.


3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2013 membership list.
ii. To discuss 2014 membership dues
(Actual = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £10.Note if bank account changes country then fees currency should change also.)
Fees changed as per item 2 discussions. – Card will cost 15 GBP and sticker 30 GBP.

iii. To decide color of 2014 stickers and membership cards.
white

light blue


Unanimously approved to match Uruguay’s colors.


4. ISA Organization – Officers, Committees

i. How to improve the ISA organization? Suggestions?
ii. Website, is it reaching the expectations? What would you like to see new, and what to dismiss?

Johan started the discussion on how to improve the organization, Roman explained his opinion on how the decisions of the class looks like from outside as ruled by just a small group, he proposes more people to the sub committees, Tom Mitchell explained his position as a member of the Championship committee, feeling ok with the decision that sometimes he was able to participate and sometimes not, etc. Then Roman proposed to modify the appointed members numbers at the ISA committee, in such a way to include more people at the committee.



ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING MATTERS

The

1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2014. (Note: NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitled now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 70+ members and three each for 130+ members, those with proxy rights):

A proposal to decrease the numbers to allow more appointed members 20, 50, 100
Approved unanimously to follow Roman’s idea to improve committee participation. This re-opens the AGM with unanimous approval to change the constitution on item 4.5.1 to read as follows:
“At the date specified in Constitution Rule 6.1.3 (a) NSAs with 10 or more members and less than 20 members has the right of an appointed member to be present in person. With 20 or more but less than 50 members are entitled to appoint one member with proxy rights, NSAs with 50 or more members are entitled to appoint two members and NSAs with 100 or more members are entitled to appoint three members. Appointed Members shall be appointed by NSAs for a term of one year beginning the next January 1st and shall have the same authority and responsibility as Elected Members”
b) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies at the Executive Committee commencing 1st January
iv. 4th Executive Member (elected by the ISA Committee) Peter Hall (CAN)
Karl Haist, explained why Peter is proposed, Ludwig puts the motion and Hamish is second, approved unanimously and Peter Hall becomes a 4th executive member.

Note: Regulation 4.13 the nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies for a period of one year, except the Nominating Committee that is for a two years period.

v. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Frank Lavrsen
vi. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch
vii. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Ashley Henderson
viii. Chairman of the Nominating Committee – Karl Haist
ix. Editor – Iain Loudon
Berend Vree, offers himself as Chairman of the Technical Committee, approved unanimously.
Roman Koch & Karl Haist accepted the job for one more year, and both positions Editor and Communications to be filled with two persons Christoph Wossala and William Hall.

2. CHANGES - CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES & Deed of Gifts

i. Proposed wording for the Agreement Form related to the media rights:
“We the undersigned agree to make available to the Association any relevant photographs or videos of the competition in which they are partaking , free of charge, for Association promotion purposes.”
To discuss wording at SIs from competitors to authorize the distribution of their pictures/videos by the organizer, etc.

The following wording was modified to improve the scope of the one and prevent the future.
We the undersigned agree to make available to the Association any relevant photographs, videos or electronic data information of the competition in which they are partaking , free of charge, for Association promotion purposes, whiting the championship conclusion.”

ii. To discuss and propose if necessary new wording for prohibited items to be included in the Class Rules, the inclusion of VHF, phones, etc. at the following appendix no.3 find some emails exchanges.

Paul Davis, explained that to keep cost down GPS should be no allowed, VHF was brought into the discussion, Gernot Heller noted that VHF use in Germany requires especial license. It was agreed to keep actual wording and it was mentioned to all that smartphones are forbidden at the boat even when switched off.


iii. Whistling system discussion and decision, either to include the one in the class standards create the wording, or to exclude, or to include appendix P (rule 42 umpiring), etc.
Lorenz Walch GER/IJ and ISA TA, explained that the class is well good self-policy, he thinks that the class should avoid the Jury in the water; Roman thinks that more penalties were done due to the whistling system. The committee therefore considered to keep a standard wording for the whistling system during racing at major events.
Roman also explained the forms of acknowledgement of penalties, etc. Lorenz proposed to delete item 14 of the SSI. To avoid the issues of failing to sign the ones after accomplishing the penalties. Matter deferred to the 2014 Meetings.


3. TECHNICAL CHANGES
i. Middle Gate Proposal Discussion, generated at the 2012 Member’s meetings.
It is not known of any tests, the AAS tried to discuss this, but PRO Tino Mora AR explained that in a 20+ Soling fleet in order to place a middle gate he would need to use maximum length course and even in some conditions with more boats and wind, to increase the maximum to avoid incidents. The item was brought to your attention to know if this was tried in any other country and what was the result.
It was unanimously dropped the initiative, after Peter Hall comments on their trials held in Canada.
Roman proposed the gate upwind, some considerations were spoken, test will be done in different places and a report should be returned to the ISA for final decisions at the next Annual meeting in 2014.

4. 2012 EVENTS
ii. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
Roman started with the Danish Europeans in 2012, continued with the Worlds in Milwaukee, spoke about the Zipfer, the Vintage Y. Games, South American Championship (YCPE), etc.

5. FUTURE EVENTS
2014& Beyond
i. To receive a report Matias Collins, regarding the 2014 Soling Worlds to be held at PDE, Uruguay.
Matias gave the report, explaining that a large number of Argentine boats will be sailing the event, and therefore the chance to rent a “newer” boat is quite impossible as most owners are planning to sail. A bunch of old boats were found to grant international participation at real low cost and some rentals are expected. Besides some international sailors have planned to ship their boats. The Location is fantastic, but expensive; it is considered the Cote d’Azur from South America.

ii. To receive bids regarding the 2014 European Championship.
Quiberon – FSA, Berlin – GSA, Traunsee – AUT
After much discussion it was decided that it will be held during May/June in St. Pierre Quiberon due to the efforst of Marc Lefevre and Christian Jozan to promote the Soling in France, which has been always members in the ISA and have fantastic areas for sailing the Soling.

iii. To receive bids regarding the 2014 Masters Championship
Berlin – GSA
Awarding Berlin with the 2015 EC, UYCAs stepped in to host the Masters together with the Zipfer Trophy Mid August. This accompanied the notice from ISAF that the event wouldn’t be a Master World Championship unless it meets the minimum criteria required. (Minimum of two continents, and 4 countries, and more than 24 entries…)

iv. To receive bid for the 2014 NA Champs & 2014 SA champs
SA Champs – Porto Alegre April 17 to 20 (Easter time)
NA Champs – Canada – Late August/September, PSSS, Canada

v. To decide date for 50’ anniversary of the class (2014-2015) accordingly to a Party of 20 years made earlier under Karl Haist. Party? Championship?
It is going to be a party during the World Championship, in addition to other activities during the Worlds and other events.

vi. To receive a bids for 2015 EC events.
Traunsee – AUT, Berlin - GSA.

Berlin, GER end of August/September

vii. To receive the bid for the 2015 Worlds.
Torbole, Lake Garda – ITA, Riva del Garda, Lake Garda – ITA, Castiglione della Pescaia – ITA, and Asker – NOR

It was decided to support the next anniversary Worlds at the end of May in Castiglione della Pescaia, a Yacht Club that has been supporting the Soling class even after the loss of the Olympic status in 2000. They already have run another successful World Championship and other major events of the class.

viii. To receive the bid to the 2015 Masters
Port Stanley, Sarnia or Kingstom - CAN

ix. To receive the bid for the 2016 Worlds
CORK, Kingston – CAN
Paul Davis, gave a briefing the week of 27 September. They are open to host a two day Canadian Championship, 2 measurement and 5 days racings… or just the Worlds version.

x. Although not in the agenda, it was awarded the 2016 Europeans to Traunsee in AUT.

6. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: Abbott Boats, BB Sailing, Petticrows.
The Actual plaque fee: £410.00 (class share: £61.26) this was updated just before the 2012 minutes release by ISAF on December 20 of 2012.
Last plaque issued: 2551 – Petticrows.


7. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2014
To discuss venue and date for the future 2014 members` meetings.
Meetings at all continental events will be welcome the thought of the members will be used at the Annual meeting by the ISA committee.
8. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2014.
To discuss venue and date for the future 2014 annual meetings.
It was decided to hold it for the first time in South America, during the Worlds in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
-Trophies – Karl Haist explained the situation in Castiglione and Aarhus – Trophies have to be the same to all helmsperson and crew.
Paul Davis explained that NA and EC was always an Open event.
Gernot Heller propose to standardize at the Championship rules that all Soling events to be Open.

-The Picture comments moved to Facebook

-Ranking to change to an elapsed year points,

-Rudy den Outer proposed Hamish Loudon to be a Life Member of the ISA, after his 10 years of Treasurer at the Soling Class. Roman Koch put the motion and Johan Offermans seconded, unanimously approved.


The meeting was adjourned with a proposal from Johan Offermans seconded by Roman Koch.


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The 44st Annual General Meeting & 73th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the MYC, Lake Michigan, USA, September 21 after the races & 24 of 2012 at 9:00 am. The 44st Annual General Meeting & 73th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the MYC, Lake Michigan, USA, September 21 after the races & 24 of 2012 at 9:00 am.
 
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The 44st Annual General Meeting & 73th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the MYC, Lake Michigan, USA, September 21 after the races & 24 of 2012 at 9:00 am.

1. ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present and the Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting.
Committee Members present:
George Wossala(HUN), Gernot Heller(GER), John Morgan(ISV), Steve Dolan(USA), Tom Mitchell (CAN)
NSA representatives present:
Rudy den Outer(NED),
There were other observers at the meeting from different countries, most of them competitors at the worlds.

2. MINUTES OF THE 43th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 72th COMMITTEE MEETING (September 2011, Attersee),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website at the following link:
http://www.soling.com/indexmore.asp?Seccion=General%20Information&Evento=Minuteview&MinuteID=34 ).
Approved by a motion from Steve Bobo and seconded by Peter Hall

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ISA Officers
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2013.
Steve Dolan (USA) commencing second term after finishing his first one,
Tom Mitchell (CAN) commencing third term after finishing his second one,
Gustavo Warburg (ARG) commencing first term, replacing Derek Priestley.

Approved with a motion from Steve Dolan(USA) and seconded by Tom Mitchell(CAN)

b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2012 (note: the ISA is now working under the new constitution released on January first of 2010)
i. President for a term of two years Johan Offermans
(note this will be the fourth reelection and needs ¾ of the committee approval)
ii. Vice President for a term of two years George Wossala
iii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins
iv. Treasurer for a term of one year. Hamish Loudon

The present approved the above the entire slot with a motion from Tom Mitchell(CAN) seconded by Steve Dolan(USA) with the abstention of voting from representative of the NED Rudy den Outer due to the fact that Johan belongs to the Dutch Association.

2. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive a preliminary financial report for the year 2011–2012 (appendix no. 1)
note: the financial period only ends on September 31st,.
ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2012–2013 (appendix no. 1).
iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income (appendix no. 1)

With a brief description of the facts by class secretary, it was general acceptance of Treasurer Hamish Loudon previsions and recommendations, it was mentioned by the secretary the increasing costs of air ticket and basic feeling was if at some point ISA needs to cuts the trips to the major events there were three options to follow:
a) Proposed by John Morgan(ISV) to send it to the worlds of each ear
b) Proposed by Ashley Henderson(USA) to send it to the last big event of the year to attend of the meetings
c) Proposed by Peter Hall(CAN) the attendance to both events, due to the fact that work done during the event won’t be accomplished by any other committee member and therefore the ISA should look after a financial solution for that.

Tom Mitchell explained that the ISA had funds enough to run for one entire year without any income and therefore this decision could wait to see the financial development after the Audit comes with the financial results for the current period.


3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2012 membership list (appendix no. 2).
ii. To discuss 2013 membership dues
(Actual = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £10.)
iii. To decide color of 2013 stickers and membership cards.
Orange

White






ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING MATTERS

The

1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2013. (Note: NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitled now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 70+ members and three each for 130+ members, those with proxy rights):
Ivan FitzGerald (AUS), Charlie Kamps (USA), John Morgan(ISV), Kazuo Hanaoka (JPN), Peter Hall (CAN), Ekkehart Steinhuber (AUT), Michael Dietzel (GER), Gernot Heller (GER), Johan Offermans (NED), Pontus Berglund (SWE),
b) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies at the Executive Committee commencing 1st January
v. 4th Executive Member (elected by the ISA Committee) Peter Hall (CAN)


Note: Regulation 4.13 the nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies for a period of one year, except the Nominating Committee that is for a two years period.

vi. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Frank Lavrsen
vii. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch
viii. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Ashley Henderson nominated by the committee members present, she was present and willing to do the job.
ix. Chairman of the Nominating Committee – Karl Haist
x. Editor – Iain Loudon

The Committee present nominated Ashley H.

2. CHANGES - CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES & Deed of Gifts

i. Proposed wording for the Whistling system to be introduced in the Sailing Instructions. (appendix no. 3 )
George feeling is that the class doesn’t need this ruling; John Morgan thinks the whistling is kind of a distraction that there is already system. Gernot Geller also thinks that when there is violations at the mark and whistling at the crowded marks, people doesn’t have the real knowledge to know if they are or not involved in the incident. The decision of adopting this system is left for a bigger consensus amongst the ISA Committee members. During the online consultation, and voting, the system reached a technical tie, therefore the Exec decided to postpone the discussion until next meetings, and continue to use as a test during next Worlds and Europeans, but this time seeking for a direct response from the ISA members (yes/no).

ii. Proposed wording for the media rights to be included at the Agreement Form (appendix no.4)
This item will be pending until the George contact Finn class to have what they are using, this will communicated to Ashely H. who will check and propose the right wording for the Soling class.

iii. Proposed wording for prohibited items to be included in the Class Rules (appendix no.5)
The committee present at the meeting finds the actual wording ok, if the Technical Committee wants to submit a different wording the one will be analyzed. The actual wording is clear and forbid all kind of equipment that receive or transmit data (it includes phones, smartphones, radio, GPS, compass with velocity calculation, etc..)

iv. Team nationality definition (appendix no. 6 )
The office proposal to determine boat nationality representation was examined by the committee present and should include item (vi) in which helmsperson replacement should only occur in emergency cases.
The rule change proposed after the committee consideration is:

B. 4 Crew Eligibility
B.4.1 - The crew shall consist of two or three persons.
B.4.2 - A crew nominated or listed for regatta or series of races held over consecutive days including a lay day, shall remain the same throughout the event unless substitution is authorized by the race committee. If there is a replacement for the helmsperson, he/she must be one of the crew nominated at registration and also needs to be authorized by the race committee.
B.4.3 – The nation being represented by the team will be the helmsperson nationality and will remain during the regatta or series the same independently of any helmsperson replacement.
Delete of C.1.1
C.1.1 The crew shall consist of two or three persons. A crew nominated or listed for a regatta or series of races held over consecutive days including a lay day, shall remain the same throughout the event unless substitution is authorized by the race committee. If there is a substitution for the helmsperson, he/she must be one of the crew nominated at registration.

By ISAF request after changes approval the items were C.1 -> C1.1-> C1.2 and what would be item C1.3 was inserted at the Championship Rules under item 4.4 .

v. Item 4 SNOR elimination (appendix no. 7 )
The item deletion was approved by the committee. And the one should take effect starting on 2013.

vi. Helmsperson changes during a series, Roman proposal to limit this in the class rules discussion.
It was general feeling that the new wording for crew eligibility should include that helmsperson change shall be a replacement and not just a swapping with original crew.



3. TECHNICAL CHANGES
i. Middle Gate Proposal Discussion, generated at the Member’s meetings (appendix no.8 )
The committee present at the meetings thinks that the ISA could encourage the use of the middle gate at national level before implemented in the continental or world championship. The ISA would like to receive a report from the events using the one.

ii. Opening of the Pumping Rule (appendix no.9 )
The general feeling was that the class should not change the pumping rule.


4. 2011 EVENTS
iii. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.

5. FUTURE EVENTS
2013& Beyond
i. To receive a report from BYC, Balaton, Hungary the host of the 2013 World Championship at Lake Balaton.
George explained the club changes, and the ISA office together with George would be making some formal changes to keep hosting the event in Balaton but in a different location.

ii. To receive a report from CVCP, Italy the host of the 2013 Europeans.
The event is confirmed at the CVCP.

iii. To receive a report from the ASA the future host of the 2013 Masters at the Traunsee, Austria.
The ISA office will chase the situation with the ASA.

iv. To decide date for 50’ anniversary of the class (2015) accordingly to a Party of 20 years made earlier under Karl Haist. Party? Championship? What kind of event are we looking for?
The committee present feels that the ISA should encourage Germany, Italy to bid for the event and the one should be the Worlds during 2015.

v. To receive a bids for 2014 EC event.
The committee will encourage the French to bid for the event.

vi. To receive the bid for the 2013 NA and 2013 SA events.
2013 NAs proposed for Wilmette (USA), mid-August.
2013 SAs is going to be San Isidro (Argentina), mid april.

vii. To decide Liaison Officers to the 2013 WC, EC, NA, SA, MC
Roman Koch for the Worlds, Gernot Heller the Europeans, George Wossala the Masters, Peter Hall for the NAs and for the SAs Nelson Ilha.

6. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: Abbott Boats, BB Sailing, Petticrows, Bootswerft and Mader.
The Actual plaque fee: £410.00 (class share: £61.26) this was updated just before the minutes release by ISAF on December 20 of 2012.
Last plaque issued: 2550 - Petticrows. (No boat were built in the last 12 months)


7. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2013
To discuss venue and date for the future 2013 members` meetings.
The Members meetings will be at the Europeans, since the AGM will be held at the worlds

8. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2013
The next AGM and ACM will be during the Worlds, the one should be scheduled at the last measurement date in order to achieve quorum.


9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
- Proposal from Rudy den Outer:
i. No shortening of races with flag “S” but yes with “C” with change course.
The Committee present feels that the class should remain with current shortening process to eliminate the leg or lap. This was sent anyways to a wide request for comment and vote amongst committee members not present during the meetings, the ones who made comments were against changing the current procedure, voting to reject the idea of course shortening.

ii. No more finishing at the downwind course
The ISA Committee present supports technically the finish upwind but this decision should be taken by the whole committee. Therefore this was sent to the committee not present for comments and vote, most of the comments regarding this option came along with votes regarding the inclusion of the triangle course below, it was the general feeling that the PRO could time to time finish upwind without the need to introduce a new course, just by using our single standard course and our shortening procedure, therefore this intention will be informed to the Liaison Officers at the major events to guide the PRO and finish upwind upon their own criteria.

iii. Possibility to have three different courses (Sausage 4 legs, 6 legs and Triangle)
The idea here is to not eliminate the Technical aspect, and include the reaching in certain conditions (above 14 knots) but the contra is related to the increasing costs of needing a second type of spinnaker and or more RC staff required to set the reaching mark.
The Committee present couldn’t reach a decision therefore two round of comments were presented to the committee members through email and finally a vote round to take a decision on the inclusion of the triangle course. The vote results turn out to be a rejection by 8 committee members and only two in favor of such course , but many abstentions.


The Meeting was adjourned with a motion from George Wossala seconded by John Morgan with the comment that some input would be made into this minutes after the round email regarding the difficult items


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The 43st Annual General Meeting & 72th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the SCK, Lake Attersee, Austria, September 3 & 4 of 2011 at 9:00 am. The 43st Annual General Meeting & 72th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the SCK, Lake Attersee, Austria, September 3 & 4 of 2011 at 9:00 am.
 
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The 43st Annual General Meeting & 72th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the SCK, Lake Attersee, Austria, September 3 & 4 of 2011 at 9:00 am.

1. ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present and the Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting.
Roman Koch (GER) , Heino Shuckmann (GER), Maxl Koch (GER), Gernot Heller (GER), Johann Kahls (AUT), Ludwig Beurle (AUT), Bostjan Antoncic (SLO), Francisco Villa(ESP), Stuart Walker (USA - LF), Karl Haist (GER – LF), Peter Szucs (HUN), Marc Lefevre (FRA), Francois Gamboud (FRA), Laszlo Hegymegi (HUN), Alex Hasch (AUT), Istvan Szcucs (HUN), and Johan Offermans (NED) with late arrival announced
Proxies: Charlie Kamps (USA)
Observers: Ekki Steinhubert(AUT), David Antoncic (SLO), Domink Meissner (GER), Ronnie Zeiller (AUT), Leonardo Cunha(BRA)
Quorum was establish either for AGM and ACM


2. MINUTES OF THE 42th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 71th COMMITTEE MEETING (October 2010, Starnbergsee),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website at the following link:
http://www.soling.com/indexmore.asp?Seccion=General%20Information&Evento=Minuteview&MinuteID=33 ).

Roman made a motion seconded by Charlie to approve the ones, approved unanimously.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ISA Officers
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2012.
Pablo Noceti (ARG) commencing third term,
Ludwig Beurle (AUT ) commencing second term,
Roman Koch (GER) commencing third term.

Stuart makes a different nomination to replace Pablo Noceti, by Bostjan Antoncic, moved by Charlie and seconded by Johann, approved unanimously. Charlie made an observation that next year a South American should be nominated amongst the Elected Members.
Ludwig Beurle and Roman Koch were elected unanimously


b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2012 (note: the ISA is now working under the new constitution released on January first of 2010)
i. Vice President for a term of two years Roman Koch
ii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins
iii. Treasurer for a term of one year. Hamish Loudon

Ludwig puts the motion and Charlie seconded to approve unanimously the slot.


2. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive a preliminary financial report for the year 2010–2011 ( appendix no. 4 )
note: the financial period only ends on September 31st,.
The provisory income x expenditure was presented by Matias, no objections made and the committee will wait for the final audit after September 31st.
ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2011–2012 (appendix no. 5).
The Committee accepted the budget as it was for the next year with the loss of approx. 1000 GBP due to less championship fees income, they think that the situation might not be as bad as forecasted.
iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors (appendix no. 6)
Matias noted that there were no debtors so far, since financial period was not over and many NSAs already did their membership dues payment or at least an advance, just a few were missing, etc.
iv. To decide over Hamish’s motion to re-invest the deposit account into a two year investment for more interest.

The whole financial/bank situation the committee started to search a possible solutions to create an institution elsewhere in a way to proper operate ISA with more signatures in the bank, be less dependent of a person, etc.
Alex Hasch introduced the nonprofit sports institution registered in local areas in Austria in detail, procedures, tax exemptions, etc. The ISA will look if it is not possible to set this in the UK or USA in such a way that foreigners could be signers of the account, therefore Hamish would be able to step down from the treasury.
This decision will be taken by the Executive Committee, once all options are on the table.


3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2011 membership list (appendix no. 7) .
Matias explained the numbers are quite the same as previous years, there was a big increase in Germany and slight drop in other countries, it was noted that Greece had re-joined and Belgium still renews regularly each year.
ii. Norwegian Issue, Letter from NSF, emails exchange, etc.
The matter was explained by Matias to the Committee, Johan will go deep with the one and together with Peter Hall they will contact Preben and ISAF to try to solve the problem.
iii. To discuss 2012 membership dues
(Actual = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £10.)
The Committee decided to keep the actual values, and change to equivalent amounts in the currency of new bank if a change in ISA registration situation moves to Austria or any other country.
iv. To decide color of 2012 stickers and membership cards.
black

white




2012 Colors - black ink, and white background.


ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING MATTERS
1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2012. (Note: NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitled now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 70+ members and three each for 130+ members, those with proxy rights):
Matias noted that all countries may have till December 31st to appoint their members, the appointments depends on their membership final numbers.
b) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies at the Executive Committee commencing 1st January
iv. 4th Executive Member (elected by the ISA Committee) Tom Mitchell (CAN)
It was mentioned at the table that at the exec should remain at least one member from the American continent, therefore the nomination of Tom Mitchell was wise, and the nomination was seconded by Charlie and approved unanimously.

Note: Regulation 4.13 the nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies for a period of one year, except the Nominating Committee that is for a two years period.

v. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Laszlo Hegymegi
Laszlo mentioned that he would like to remain the Chief measurer but not the chairman, therefore Charlie nominates Frank Lavrsen as chairman of the technical committee seconded by Roman and approved unanimously.
vi. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch
Charlie seconded the nomination, approved unanimously.
vii. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Ronnie Zeiller
Approved unanimously
It was mentioned that the position requires follow up with the press, etc. to promote the class in different areas. Note, Ronnie didn’t accept due to work commitments that wouldn’t allow him to do his job properly, ISA Committee would keep seeking the proper person to fill this vacancy.
viii. Chairman of the Nominating Committee – Gyorgy Wossala
Charlie thinks that names should change and therefore nominates Karl Haist to the position, seconded by Ludwig and approved unanimously.
ix. Editor – Iain Loudon
The nomination was seconded by Charlie and Iain was approved unanimously.


2. CHANGES - CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES & Deed of Gifts
Boat numbering and codes for Soling with plaque missing or older than first ISAF no. (see appendix n. 3).
It was general sense to keep actual sail number based on the input of the technical committee, the advantage in advertising of the class would be too small, Ludwig put a motion to keep as it is and Roman seconded.

i. Changes at SSI – Item 16.6 regarding what competitors can protest (see appendix n. 1 )
Gernot Heller put a motion to make the change in the SIs and seconded by Johann to eliminate item 19 from 16.6. Allowing this way a competitor to protest if there are any crew changes or equipment changes.

ii. Change on maximum entry fee (100 euros) for young teams at the Championship, suggestion from Peter Hall. Note that these teams receive a discount on entry fees and championship fees already of 50%.
Motion from Ludwig to keep as it is seconded by Johann and unanimously approved, with the argument that the real cost would be boat rental and not the entry fee, situation that happened at the 2011 EC, and also because there is already in the rules a discount to promote youth sailing of 50% of the Championship Fee and Entry fee for continental and worlds events.

iii. SSI – Triangle course inclusion, proposed by Marcos Ribeiro (BRA) (see appendix n. 2 )
Gernot Heller based on the input from the members’ meetings thinks that the class courses should stay the same, with the reaches the idea of strong guys are generated, and also it was mentioned together with the members’ meetings inputs like: the argument that an extra spinnaker for reaching, etc. Charlie put a motion to keep as it is, seconded by Gernot, approved unanimously.
As input from the members meetings, to increase number of races, and make them a bit shorter. The decision was to get more information from the different continents from future members’ meetings and after that make a decision during next years’ meeting. ISA should know if there is or not a desire to increase the races quantity in a championship (Continental and Worlds) and if it is like that the intention will be to know if races should be shorter in time target or we should continue with exact same time target of 1hr30min.

iv. Request to make Pictures published on our site or in Soling Sailing to be released by the owner with a license Attribution Share Alike (CC-BY-SA) conform the specs of Creative Commons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_licenses . This gives the right to publish the pictures without fee and will contribute to the `distribution of the Soling image.

Ronnie Zeiller explained the situation of rights and photographers, The ISA will add an item in the Championship Rules regarding of the rights of the media produced during the events, in which the ISA should have the rights to distribute to press and other type of media releases to promote freely the class either digital or in paper) .

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3. TECHNICAL CHANGES
i. Carbon Mast Proposals
The members’ meeting input was considered as well Jean Pierre’s email then Charlie put a motion to not change what the class has, and to thank George with his will to support the development of the carbon mast, this was seconded by Ludwig and approved unanimously.

ii. Spheretex on lamination
It is general consensus that the rule should not be changed, Charlie’s motion is that the ISA should grandfather in individual cases the boats declared illegal due to sepheretex inclusion in the early 90’ with the following conditions: boats should be significantly heavier 20kg or more due to the extra layer of fiberglass fix done to supply the missing one the boats had, a confirmation of the boat yard that this job was done, and also that the boat passes a full measurement. This was seconded by Johann and approved unanimously. The boat that requested the grandfathering was Petticrows hull number 10, from 1990.

iii. Full Top batten proposal for jib
inputs to all technical issues coming from the technical committee and the members meetings (appendix no.8)
Unanimously decision to stick with the members’ meetings decision, in which no changes to be made on the Jib.

4. 2010 EVENTS
iv. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
Roman Koch gave the report about the Worlds in Brazil and suggested all sailors to attend any event in South America as always is fantastic, Also spoke about the good European championship run by the French and the fabulous Masters in Stanberg. A big thanks to the organizer.

5. FUTURE EVENTS
2012& Beyond
i. To receive a report from MYC, United States of America the host of the 2012 World Championship at Lake Michigan.
Charlie Apologized for not having such information, but informed that the Jury was already selected and that their main challenge is regarding the rental boat list in conditions and affordable to overseas sailors.

ii. To receive a report from Aarhus m.a., Denmark the host of the 2012.
We received the contract from Aarhus and the one will be signed by ISA and returned to Denmark the contract were reviewed by the committee, and Matias noted the significant extra entry fee.

iii. To receive a report from the HSA the future host of the 2012 Masters, to be held in Balaton, HUN.
Johan will contact George to confirm the event, and future ones.

iv. To receive a bids for 2013 EC event.
European championship to be organized either in Izola or Koper , approach for beginning of July (racing from 1 to 5) or September. The responsible will be Bostjan Antoncic and should check with possible hosts and work himself to proper organize such an event.
Worlds in Balaton early in the year to be confirmed by George Wossala.

v. To receive the bid for the 2012 NA and 2012 SA events.
2012 SA championship will be in Montevideo (URU) and already have a confirmation of an Austrian boat to sail the event. Matias informed that USSA / CISA will only provide this information later January.

vi. To decide Liaison Officers to the 2012 WC, EC, NA, SA, MC
Gernot Heller is designed to be the LO for the Worlds.
Charlie put a motion to introduce the Whistling system during the Worlds, seconded by Roman and approved unanimously and Charlie will work with Matias to find the proper wording to include in the SIs.
Charlie Kamps was appointed to be the LO for Aarhus.
Marcos Ribeiro for SA 2012




6. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: Abbott Boats, BB Sailing, Petticrows, Bootswerft and Mader.
The Actual plaque fee: £362.38
Two plaques were sold during 2010-2011 to Petticrows and boat numbers issued were 2549 and 2550.


7. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2012
To discuss venue and date for the future 2012 members` meetings.
There should be members’ meetings in all continents to find out the target time for the races and the quantity of races x championship, SA event and NA event should perform this question during their 2011 events, also the question should rise at the 2012 EC.

8. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2012
Meetings during the Worlds in Milwaukee and the day after, the ISA will request the MYC to leave an afternoon free in which the meetings should start. To continue during of the event if there is no wind or the day after the event finishes.


9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

- Poul Richard Høj Jensen suggestion as Wild card for 2012 VYG was accepted.
- CE certification for the Soling, the ISA will ask Tim Tavinor the requirements to grant CE certification, etc.
- Nationality of the winner, the committee will look into the different class rules on how to define the boat nationality and will circulate proposals.

download complete minutes here: www.soling.com/downloads/2011agcmminutes.pdf


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The 42st Annual General Meeting & 71th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the BYC, Starnbergsee, Germany, October 4 & 5 of 2010 at 9:00 am. The 42st Annual General Meeting & 71th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the BYC, Starnbergsee, Germany, October 4 & 5 of 2010 at 9:00 am.
 
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The 42st Annual General Meeting & 71th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the BYC, Starnbergsee, Germany, October 4 & 5 of 2010 at 9:00 am.

1. ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present and the Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting.
One of the biggest meetings the Soling Class had in the past 20 years:
The following Committee Members :
Johan Offermans(NED), Roman Koch(GER), Heino Shuckmann(GER), Gernot Heller(GER), Maxl Koch(GER), Tom Mitchel(CAN), Charlie Kamps(USA), Ashley Henderson(USA), Johann Kahls(AUT), Ludwig Beurle(AUT), Nicola Armellini(ITA), Peter Szucs(HUN), George Wossala(HUN), Tomas Peuvrel(ARG), Karl Haist(GER)
note: It includes the Life Members that now are part of the Committee.
The following observers and NSA representatives:
Frank Lavrsen(DEN), Peter Neumann(AUT), Peter Hall(CAN), Markus Stallhoffer(GER), Martin Zeleis (AUT), Christian Nothhaaft(AUT), Susanne Steingross(GER), Stephan Beurle(AUT), Ben Medentorp(NED), Thomas Mashkiwitz(GER)

George Wossala put a motion on the table to accept the quorum for the AGM and for the ACM even if meeting was starting early, Tom Mitchell seconded and Ludwig Beurle indicated that it was ok to continue with the meeting, since no other NSA representatives neither Committee Members would be arriving the next days to attend the one, and it was present in the room more than 80% of the Soling Class representatives.

2. MINUTES OF THE 41th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 71th COMMITTEE MEETING (September 2009, Toronto),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website).

It was unanimously approved by the committee.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ISA Officers
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January (2010)2011.
Michele Tognozzi (ITA) commencing first term, replacing Tina Mikland (NOR) finishing second term.
Frank Lavrsen (DEN ) commencing first term, replacing Johan Offermans (NED) finishing third term.
George Wossala (HUN) commencing second term.

It was noted that in this agenda this item had a wrong date for commencing the term and Ludwig Beurle puts a motion to change the date from 2010 to 2011, seconded by Roman Koch and approved unanimously by the Assembly.

The new elected members were approved by the AGM and names forwarded to the ACM, unanimously.

b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2011 (note: the ISA is now working under the new constitution released on January first of 2010 )
i. President for a term of two years Johan Offermans
ii. Vice President (I) for a term of two years George Wossala
iii. Vice President (P) for a term of one year Roman Koch
iv. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins
v. Treasurer for a term of one year. Hamish Loudon

Ludwig Beurle seconded the Nominating Committee to approve in a single slot the above nominations, the one was approved unanimously.


2. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive a financial report for the year 2009–2010 ( appendix no. 4 )
note: the financial period only ends on September 31st,.
ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2011–2012 ( appendix no. 5 ).
iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors ( appendix no. 6)

The accounts are presented by Matias with provisory numbers untill the one is Audited. And Informed the AGM that ISA situation changed radically into a better position. Listed in the minutes are the audited accounts, showing only a defict around 200 GBP.

It is also presented the budget for the next year, were Johan Offermans noticed of the issue related to Matias’ computer. Peter Hall, Frank Lavrsen with donations and/or advertising on SS/Soling.com and ISA will buy a new with a unanimously agreement amongst all present modifying the budget as it was, including the income from Frank and Peter and the new expense for ISA.
It was increased in the Budget the amount for the secretary traveling to 1400 GBP, making possible with some effort by the GSA (50% air ticket), George Wossala (boat and accomodation) the trip of the secretary for the worlds despite the natural trip to the end of the season to take part at the meetings after the Europeans.

It was noted by Matias that the debtor’s list was really small, and that many appearing there already made their deposits, a situation not seeing before in the ISA. A few countries would send more monies as differences in membership rising in the last month.


3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2010 membership list ( appendix no. 8 ) .

It was noted that membership numbers recovered and that situation at September 30th was similar to 2008, and increasing.

ii. Norwegian Issue, Letter from NSF, emails exchange, etc

Johan Offermans, explained the situation generated with the Norwegian Sailing Federation, the letters exchange and their lack of support regarding the ISA rules compliance during their National championship. George Wossala explained that there were two ways to go with the issue, one the hard way digging deep into ISAF regulations formal letters, etc and more soft issue by dialog and talking to NSF at the ISAF meetings, etc. Peter Hall from ISAF constituion committee and George offered to speak with them at the meetings. The committee agree and will wait for what could come out of these negotiations.

iii. To discuss 2011 membership dues – possibilities of payment through paypal, paypal fees, early down payment discount, etc.
(Actual = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £10.)
The ISA Committee decided to maintain the same membership fee structure where boat registration fee 30 GBP validates the MF and MC of the boat and the membership card 10 GBP is individual and non transferable amongst different members. Like any NSA paying the membership monies to ISA are responsabile for paying the bank charges that are produced by this transaction it was decided that the membership monies coming trhough paypal should reflect the paypal expense, reason the fees through the online system were increased a little where a 3 cards + 1 sticker will be 63 GBP, 1 card + 1 sticker will be 42 GBP and 1 card will be 12 GBP.

iv. To decide color of 2010 stickers and membership cards.
Pink

White




2011 Colors? - Pink ink, and white background.

The Koch suggested that the sticker or the cards should have a phanter foot print in it; a test would be made, but unlikely to be acceptable.

ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING MATTERS
1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2011. (Note: NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitled now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 70+ members and three each for 130+ members, those with proxy rights):
The nominations are:

Only a few names were received at the meetings, the following are names sent by the NSAs after the meetigns:
Nicola Armellini(ITA), Pontus Berglund (SWE), Dave Parle (AUS), Peter Hall (CAN), Kazuo Hanaoka (JPN), Dr. Gernot Heller (GER), Maxl Koch (GER), Heino Shuckmann (GER), Ashley Henderson (USA), John Morgan (ISV/USA), Yves-Jambu Merlin(FRA), Johan Kahls(AUT), Hamish Loudon (UK), Peter Szucs(HUN), Johan Offermans (NED), Nelson Ilha (BRA), Santiago Nottebohm(ARG).
b) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies at the Executive Committee commencing 1st January 2011 (note: the ISA is now working under the new constitution released on January first of 2010 )
vi. 4th Executive Member (elected by the ISA Committee) Tom Mitchell (CAN)

Note: Regulation 4.13 The nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies for a period of one year, except the Nominating Committee that is for a two years period.

vii. Chairman of the Technical Committee – J. Pierre Marmier
viii. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch
ix. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Ashley Henderson
x. Chairman of the Nominating Committee – Gyorgy Wossala
xi. Editor – Iain Loudon

Johan Offermans advised the committee that Jean Pierre Marmier was suggesting that Lazslo Hegymegi soon continues with the chair of the Technical Committee, the ISA Committee agree that 2011 would be a transition year where JPM would continue as chairman and slowly LH will be involved with the chair tasks, etc.

Either the fourth member of the executive and the chairman of the different committeee nominated by the President were unanimoulsy approved by the ISA committee.

c) 2011 Executive Committee
To designate four Committee members. (Constitution Rule 4.11 states that the President and Vice Presidents shall always be three of its members. The fourth member shall be elected by the ISA Committee.
The four members of the Excutive are: Johan Offermans, George Wossala, Roman Koch, Tom Mitchell.

2. CHANGES - CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES & Deed of Gifts
i. Boat numbering and codes for Soling with plaque missing or older than first ISAF no.
(see Appendix 2 )
ii. Changes in Class Rules
iii. Changes for Young helm properties (age of 28 for Worlds and 25 for Europeans and other Continentals), suggestion from Rudy the Outer to increase the age. Note that these teams receive a discount on entry fees and championship fees.
iv. Proposed Agreement form (Appendix 1 )
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The proposed Agrement form that now is a contract form, was properly fixed by Peter Hall during the meetings and beyond. The new version of the contract was approved by the ISA committee. At the appendix now is the final version already published at the web.
The age changes proposed by Rudy for the differnet special trophies were not accepted by the ISA, also it was noted that a change if accepted would require a full acceptance of Trophy donators and their deed of gift.
Matias explained the issue of boat ISAF numbers, just before the Committee approved Rudy’s proposal to sail numbering change to reflect the ISAF plaque, the decision was to solve the issue with boats that doens’t have the ISAF number and once this is solved set a one year time limit for all sail number changes, this would require a class rule change further approval from ISAF. Frank Lavrsen together with the Technical committee would check with ISAF the solution for the missing ISAF numbers.

An important decision regarding measurement was decided to decrease competitor’s time away from home: a two year measurement dispensation at events if nothing was changed since last measurement done at the boat. The general idea was set a card for the measurement, but that wasn’t necessary as it can be online listed for each boat. The main thing to solve was on how to mark the equipment measured (sticker’s selfdestructives, etc.) It was noted by the technical committee if part of the equipment is changed it should be up to the measurer to perform a complete measurement again or just the replaced equipment. This first full measurement would start to apply during the 2011 Worlds.

Johan Offermans also noted that he was worried about the last time check on harnesses flotation and quick releases system, Matias noted that during the Worlds in 2007, 2005, 2001 this was checked, It was also mentionned that it was better to have the checks at the water and not inland at at the moorings. The Technical Committee made a note after the meetings that if checks are to be made in the water, the host shall provide adequate boats (inflatable ones) to jump on board no matter the seas situation, etc. Also it was noted by the TC that the number of checks in the water are less than the ones made at the mooring

Another important matter, the committee was concern about the One Design status of the Soling, and is looking forward to hear from the Technical Committee how tight are our rules regarding the sail measurements, against complete different shapes and sizes: an example of this question would be: what happens if a person wants to make a much smaller sail, will the one still fit the measurement or at some point the one just don’t fit anymore our regulations. The intention is to avoid some day that we have the heavy wind and the light wind main, etc: The chairman of the TC answered that they don’t see a problem with the present rules since so far they didn’t see a sailor trying to take advantage of a smaller sail, due to the fact that they can only have one main measured at the event.

Rudy’s suggestion that boats sailing with the previous 1992 sail letter and numbers identification should not be allowed to compete at the major events, the ISA committee approved the change and starting on January 1st of 2011 old sails sailing the major events should change their Letter codes.


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3. 2010 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
ii. To discuss any matters arising from members meetings (Porto Alegre & La Trinite) held during the year.

Roman Koch reported that the 2010 Worlds and Europeans were fantastic, social gathering, and even wind helped a lot, that while meetings were being held at the Masters another example of good event was shown, it was a pity just a few took the chance to visit Brasil or France, but both local fleets responded to their NSA call and were there not only sailing but also helping in the organization, etc.

The suggestion from Michele Tognozzi to supress the European Championship when the Worlds were being held in Europe made at the members meetings in La Trinite did not pass the motion at the ISA committee.
The idea of the spare day at the major events were somthign special to deal the majority of the committee didn’t want it but understood that in certain cases could be a good solution, specially when traveling far away, etc. The idea to have match racing in these spare days would be a decision of the organizers as a extra activities, etc.
Other suggestions in the members meetings were already covered at this minutes.


4. FUTURE EVENTS
2011& Beyond
i. To receive a report from CYC, Germany the host of the 2011 World Championship at Lake Chiemsee.

We received a report from Roman Koch, Jury panel was already requested approval, some minor changes would be made, talking to David Chivers was already going on, website was already online and entries were expected, is going to be a big event, etc.

ii. To receive a report from SCK, Austria the host of the 2011 EC in Aug/Sept, Attersee.(note that AGF was received)

Stephan Beurle gave a report and in conjuction with the UYCAs announced earlier measurement for boats at the lake or sailing the week earlier the Zipfer cup and Austrian Championship, also accepted the situation that although they were doing the website by their own, the entry system and entry list should be based on ISA, a few changes would be made at the NOR to reflect ISA championship rules, etc.

iii. To receive a report from the MYC the future host of the 2012 Worlds, to be held in Milwaukee, USA.

Ashley Henderson, gave a report on how things were being developed inside USSA and at MYC, that one of the keys they were working were with the local fleet and boats to be available for overseas participants, etc.

iv. To receive a bids for 2012 EC event (NED)

Due to the date set for the worlds (September), then Netherlands would be changing their dates for late may / June, this was going to be checked with Johan Offermans with the club, also Johan commented on the concept that as far as you come, as cheap is your entry…

v. To receive bids for the 2011 & 2012 Master events & 2013 Worlds to be organized in Europe.
Riva d’Garda(ITA) and Balaton(HUN) are requesting 2011 Masters

The committee decided to allocate the 2013 Worlds to be organized in Hungary, and the 2012 Masters while the Europeans would be in Denmark.

vi. To receive the bid for the 2011 NA and 2011 SA events.

The 2011 NA will be organized at the MYC as a test event for the 2012 worlds, during same dates as the Worlds; the 2011 SA event will be organized in conjunction with a grade 2 ISAF event of olympic classes at the YCA in downtown Buenos Aires.

vii. To decide Liaison Officers to the 2011 WC, EC, NA, SA, MC

LO officers for Worlds: Johan Offermans, Europeans: George Wossala, Masters: Roman Koch, NA Champs: Charlie Kamps, SA Champs: Pablo Noceti


5. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: Abbott Boats, BB Sailing.
The Actual plaque fee : £362.38 and last plaque sold was during 2009 to Abbott boats and boat number issued was 2548, however Petticrows is in process to sign the contract with ISAF as a licensed builder and it is producing his first boat that should receive boat number 2549.

By the time these minutes were being finished, ISAF notified ISA due to the reception of monies for plaque 2549 issued for Petticrows.

6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2011
To discuss venue and date for the future 2011 members` meetings.
To discuss what was mentioned in the 2010 members` meetings (Apendix 3. ).

The next members meetings will be held at the 2011 Worlds in Chiemsee, but any other major championship desiring to have a members meetings should conduct the ones.
7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2011

Next 2011 AGM and ACM will be held at the European Championship in Austria, the meeting might start earlier in case of no wind with the intention to achieve another great attendance. The weekend of the meeting will be around 3,4,5 of September.


8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

The meeting was adjourned with a motion from Johan Offermans, seconded by Roman Koch.


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