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ISA Annual Meetings Agenda

Dear ISA members,
The annual meetings of the class are scheduled to be on June 27 during the World Championship of the class at Hanko, Norway.
At the link you will find the meetings agenda.
Please if you require detailed information on how the meeting works or paper additions, please do not hesitate asking the ISA office at admin@soling.com
Looking forward to see you there
Meetigns Agenda

 

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ACGM
20/09/2023
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20/09/2023
ACGM - 20/09/2023
The 55th Annual General Meeting & 85th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held, September 20th of 2023 after racing time during the World Championship at the Milwaukee Yacht Club. The 55th Annual General Meeting & 85th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held, September 20th of 2023 after racing time during the World Championship at the Milwaukee Yacht Club.
 
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The 55th Annual General Meeting & 85th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held, September 20th of 2023 after racing time during the World Championship at the Milwaukee Yacht Club.

ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present.
France, Germany, Austria, Canada, and USA were represented by: Francois Gombeaud, Michael Dietzel, Martin Zeileis, Gord Devries, Henry Thomas.
Six countries represented through proxies: Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, Hungary and Norway by: Michael Dietzel, Rudy den Outer, Kadu Bergenthal, Roman Koch, Martin Zeileis and Harald Hilde
As observers:
Marc Lefevre(FRA), Bram Soethoudt(NED), Peter Hall(CAN), Dave Baum, Peter Siegel, Alex Yakutakis & Ashley Henderson(USA)

Proxies received up to September 4th :
Proxy from Gerben van Hartog and Han van Veen class VP and NED representatives, to Rudy den Outer.
Proxy from Alberto de Amicis , ITA representative, to Michael Dietzel
Proxy from Dennis Koch, BRA representative, to Kadu Bergenthal
Proxy from Tomas Peuvrel, ESP representative, to Roman Koch
Proxy from Ludwig Beurle & Ekkehart Steinhuber, AUT representatives, to Martin Zeileis
Proxy from Lars Ingberg, NOR representatives, to Harald Hilde
Proxy from Sandor Varjas, HUN representative, to Martin Zeileis.


MINUTES OF THE 54th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 84th COMMITTEE MEETING (August 2022),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the following link:
https://www.soling.com/minutes/2022ACGMminutes.pdf

Hall made motion to approve the past minutes and Dave Baum seconded and the ones were 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 2024.

Christian Mack (GER) to start second term to finish in 2026.
Han van Veen (NED) commencing third term to finish in 2026.
Martin Zeileis (AUT) commencing third term to finish in 2026.

Dave made a motion to approve the entire slate and Hall seconded and the entire slate was approved unanimously.

The other six Elected Members are:

Dennis Koch (BRA) on first term to finish in 2025.
Alberto de Amicis (ITA) on second term to finish in 2025.
Sandor Varjas (HUN) on third term to finish in 2025.
Tomas Peuvrel (ESP/ARG) on first term to finish in 2024.
Dave Baum (USA) on first term to finish in 2024.
Peter Hall (CAN) on its third term to finish in 2024


b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2024
i. Vice President for a term of one year Peter Hall (CAN)
ii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins (USA/ARG)
iii. Treasurer for a term of one year. Susanne Küffer (GER)

Ashley made a motion to approve the entire slate, Zeileis seconded, and it was approved unanimously.


2. FINANCIAL SITUATION

i. To receive the financial report for the year 2022-2023
The accounts being presented are provisory and finished on August one month earlier than our final period. The office notes that we still have about 12000 euros to collect for the current period, and some membership numbers are provisory, not yet final. The office considers that if 80% collected we still are in good shape to face 2024.

After a brief report from the secretary, the discussion quickly moved to the budget item (ii) & item 3.ii rising a discussion about rising the membership dues.
After different explanations on how has been done in Germany or Brazil, and also the disagreement by the French representatives, a motion was placed by Hall and seconded by Koch, and finally approved with only a vote against, the motion and decision is detailed at item 3.ii below.

ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2023–2024
The office makes a note on how travel expense has increased substantially.

iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income
Since we have not closed the financial year the list provided are just missing incomes from estimates on each country, sail labels to be paid and championship fees to collect.

3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive 2023 membership list.
The one is under review, we will have a more accurate number only after the World Championship being held in September, also 2023 members could increase at the end of the Year after the Argentine Championship.

ii. To discuss 2024 membership dues
Class current fees:
-Boat registration fee €45 (sticker)
-Individual membership fee €25 (card)
-Championship fees €75
-Sail Labels €40
The office sees no need to change the fees for 2024.

There was an agreement to rise the dues, the reasons where related of more than 10 years without changing the ones while there was inflation, etc.
Michael Dietzel proposed to increase a team (1sticker + 3 cards) cost to 200 Euros, Martin Zeileis suggested to split the increase in two different years the first part into 160 euros during 2024, Peter Hall made a motion on Martin’s suggestion seconded by Roman Koch, the motion was approved with only the French representatives voting against and one abstention. Therefore in a two-year period, starting into 40 euros for 2024, this means the sticker would be 55 Euros and membership 35 euros a total of 160 euros for a team.


iii. To decide color of 2024 stickers and membership cards.









Blue and red circle and white soling logo, to be discussed with Norwegian NSA.


4. ISA LEGAL STATUS
After some research, registering the ISA wherever decided will have pros and cons, no matter the country decided. Also these pros and const might differ after placed the registration since regulations are adapting.
The main issue found is that no matter where we register we will need a person living in the country to overlook the whole process and keep an eye and possibly do the physical work to open/close/modify account, paperwork with gov and taxes, etc.
- German “association” – the whole job is basically done, missing only to present paper work, the class would be tax exempt, but constitution has to be “presented” in German (already drafted) but it requires the ISA committee to adapt the ISA constitution in English version to match it.
The biggest advantage in Germany would be that German members can deduct their subscription/donations to the class from their personal taxes. Disvantage we must present paperwork in German language (meeting minutes/accounts).
- US “association” works around better regarding the lenguage, but final approval from IRS to be tax exempt only comes after the creation of the association.

No action, wait to finish the process for the GSA and deferred for one year.


5 ANY OTHER BUSINESS


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
Roll call achieved with Dave Baum, Henry Thomas (USA), Kadu Bergenthal, Nelson Ilha(BRA), Francois Gombeaud(FRA), Roman Koch, Michael Dietzel(GER), Martin Zeileis (AUT), Petert Hall, Gord Devries(CAN)
As Observers: Ross Richards, Marc Lefevre, Bram Soethoudt, Ashley Henderson, Joanne, and Bill Abbott.

Proxies holders:
Proxy from Gerben Van Hartog (appointed member) & Han van Veen (elected member), to Rudy den Outer
Proxy from Alberto de Amicis (ITA elected member), to Michael Dietzel
Proxy from Dennis Koch (BRA elected member) to Kadu Bergenthal
Proxy from Tomas Peuvrel (ESP elected member), to Roman Koch
Proxy from Ludwig Beurle & Ekkehart Steinhuber (AUT appointed member), to Martin Zeileis
Proxy from Lars Ingberg, (NOR appointed member), to Harald Hilde
Proxy from Sandor Varjas, (HUN elected member), to Martin Zeileis
Proxy from Henry Thomas, (USA Appointer Member), to Peter Siegel

1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2024. (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 2023. Their term starts on January first of 2024.

Nelson Ilha (BRA), Gerben den Hartog(NED), Theo de Lange(NED).

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) Martin Zeileis (AUT)
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-year period.

ii. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Bram Soethoudt (NED)
iii. Chairman of Nominating Committee - Peter Hall (CAN)
iv. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Rudy den Outer (NED)
v. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Dave Baum (USA)
vi. Editor – David Baum (USA)


Approved unanimously.





2. DISCUSSIONS

CLASS RULES / DOCUMENTS

1) Rudy den Outer (NED) and chair of the Championship Committee, has been working hard to produce a new Championship Manual (ICM) which would include all racing documents, event organization and ranking, such as: -Standard Sailing Instructions, -Standard Notice of Race
-Event Agreement Form (contract), -Ranking rules, -Championship Rules, etc.
The document is presented at this meeting and Rudy places his motion to approve the package below.
Special notes:
- Every class has its standards and in all of them these standards would differ from WS standards since the one it is only used as guideline, an easy example is the Foiling classes and kite, with all their addendums, etc. therefore the class should not be afraid of having items out of WS standards.
- Since OA for events in 2024 already have signed their contracts, this ICM would only apply 2025 or even 2026 since Brazil also signed their contract for 2025. Unless OAs are willing to sing the new contract drafted at the new ICM.

President Nelson suggest testing the document for one year, secretary notes that current venues who already signed their AGF for their events can’t be enforced to run their events under these new rules. Roman Koch puts a different motion to not approve.
The motion from the president was approved with only three votes against.


2) Proposal from Roman Koch, to eliminate Continental Championship when a World Championship is held in one specific continent, this would require a modification at the IC Manual above being presented.
Class secretary has read message sent from Christian Mack, Roman explaining his proposal.
Motion from President Nelson Ilha to defer the decision until we have more data.

Roman’s motion was seconded by Martin Zeileis to eliminate a Continental event when Worlds are at the same continent.
The vote was negative with only 5 votes in favor.

3) Proposal by Roman Koch to replace the C.3 Additional Equipment  C.3.1 PORTABLE EQUIPMENT  b) Optional  1) by:
The following equipment may be carried on board
1) Electronic devices: The Soling Class Technical Committee maintains a list of recommended electronic devices and only those approved by this committee and listed on the Soling Class website are allowed to be used during the class events.
The motion was approved after being seconded by Peter Hall.

Due to further discussion on the matter Rudy proposes a motion on behalf of Joanne Abbott to cancel preceding vote and split decision (GPS / VHF).
Unanimously approved after the real understanding of the whole wording previously.

Rudy proposes a motion on behalf of Joanne Abbott to allow VHF for security purposes but not mandatory required equipment, seconded by Peter Hall Approved unanimously.

Motion from Nelson Ilha to defer the GPS and functions to the technical committee to come with a new wording regarding the electronics, Peter Siegel on behalf of Henry Thomas seconded.
Approved unanimously.

4) Proposal from Roman Koch, to re-introduce the whistling system at the class events, this also would modify the ICM a possible wording would be:
Whistle system will be adopted:
"A whistle will be blown by the Judge on the water when observing and infringement of RRS part 2 at the event. Boats involved may want to exonerate by taking its penalty when correspond, if no penalty is made, the Jurors are available as witness for a possible protest in between the boats at the incident observed, the judges will not file a protest about the incident."

Rudy seconded Roman’s motion to introduce the whistle system.
8 votes in favor and 6 against, with three votes abstention.



CLASS DEVELOPMENT

1) League Concept: Proposal from Roman Koch to discuss how to encourage more events on this format.
Class secretary explained the system, supported by Roman and Michael. Nelson continued to explain how the invitations are made, etc.

2) Combined events: Proposal to combine more events like after a league concept a continental event or any other event to make cost/benefit of a sailing trip more affordable, etc.

3) Building the Solings in Brazil, a report to be given by Nelson Ilha.
Nelson gave a brief description and all the issues being faced, but confident that soon the moulds would be in Brazil producing boats for the 2025 World Championship


3. 2023 EVENTS
i. A brief report from Rudy den Outer about the events held so far in 2023.
Rudy gave his report and about the Europeans and the NA was commented by Gord Devries.

4. FUTURE EVENTS
2024 & Beyond
i. To decide venue and dates for the 2026 Soling Worlds, no bids were received so far, the event should be hosted in Europe.
Propose from Peter Hall to Matias to contact HUN to offer 2026 Worlds.

ii. The ISA received the following bids for the 2024 European Championship:
- bid received from YCLB to host the event in parallel to the Vintage Yachting Games
- bid received from Balatonfured Yacht Club (HUN), possible dates in May or September
- bid received from AVAS, Iseo to host the event in Italy during September
Michael puts a motion to leave decision made earlier, seconded by Peter Hall.
11 votes in favor and 6 against.

iii. To receive report from venue for the 2024 - 2025 Soling Worlds::
2024 – KNS, Hanko Norway
2025 – VDS, Porto Alegre, Brasil

iv. To decide venue and dates for the 2025 European Championship:

v. To receive bids for the 2024 NA Champs & 2024 SA champs:
SA Champs 2024  15 to 17 November, Rio Grande, Open Seas.
NA Champs 2024  Montreal or Kingston third week of august


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 (DEN) and Peter Liebner Bootsbau (GER)
The Actual plaque fee: £499.55 (class share: £74.64).
Plaque to be issued: 2555 – Liebner hull 003  hulls 001 and 002 produced and sold.


6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2024
To discuss venue and date for the possible future 2024 members meeting. The ISA office believes the best possible members meetings would be held during Zipfer Trophy at the month of August, mainly due to the large number of competitors from different nationalities and to be closer to the end of the financial period.
Roman pro WC.

7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2024
To discuss venue and date for the future 2024 annual meetings, the propose the one to be close around September depending on racing schedule in an event that gets good attendance.
Norway was chosen during the Worlds


8. MEMBERS TO REVIEW THE ACCOUNTS
To decided which members will review the accounts for the period 2022-2023

9. OTHER BUSINESS

Peter Hall talked about honoring people and put a motion to honor past president Michael Dietzel as Life member. The motion was seconded by Nelson and approved with an applause.
Michael then while thanking put a motion to honor Charlie Kamps as a class Life Member seconded by everyone and unanimously approved.

Martin Zeileis announced that Master Trophy was recovered and will be awarded in future World Championships to Master teams, Rudy then puts a motion to name the trophy, there were no decision on which name, but only suggestions that should be honoring a past president of the class.

Windows on Jib, proposal by Rudy to eliminate the quantity numbers in it leaving the maximum surface. This was deferred to the technical committee to come with a new wording next ISA meeting in order to be voted, but it made sense that since Main isn’t limited, the jib shouldn’t also.

Roman Koch mention about the Kwindoo positioning system, and that the Soling is the only class that has the system for free, Nelson mentioned that the main issue is the data transfer from the phones being carried on board, not all have the roaming for such purpose, and in addition any many people are afraid due to security reason to install the application on their personal phones, including not only competitors but also the race officers.




































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ACGM
30/08/2022
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30/08/2022
ACGM - 30/08/2022
The 54th Annual General Meeting & 84th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held, August 31st of 2022 after racing time during the Europeans. The 54th Annual General Meeting & 84th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held, August 31st of 2022 after racing time during the Europeans.
 
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The 54th Annual General Meeting & 84th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held, August 31st of 2022 after racing time during the Europeans.

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

Proxy from Francois Gombeaud to Marc Lefevre (FRA) from the FSA to attend the AGM, received on August 8th of 2022.

MINUTES OF THE 53rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 83rd COMMITTEE MEETING (October 2021),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the following link: http://www.soling.com/minutes/2021ACGMminutes.pdf

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 2023.

Dennis Koch to replace Nelson Horn Ilha (BRA) finishing third term to in 2022.
Alberto de Amicis (ITA) to start second term to finish in 2025.
Sandor Varjas (HUN) to start third term to finish in 2025.


The other six Elected Members are:

Tomas Peuvrel (ESP/ARG) on first term to finish in 2024.
Dave Baum (USA) on first term to finish in 2024.
Peter Hall (CAN) on its third term to finish in 2024
Christian Mack (GER) commencing first term to finish in 2023.
Han van Veen (NED) commencing second term to finish in 2023.
Martin Zeileis (AUT) commencing second term to finish in 2023.



b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2023
i. President for a term of two years Nelson Ilha (BRA)
ii. Vice President for a term of one year Peter Hall (CAN) to finish Nelson term
iii. Vice President for a term of two years Han Van Veen (NED)
iv. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins (USA/ARG)
v. Treasurer for a term of one year. Susanne Küffer (GER)





2. FINANCIAL SITUATION

i. To receive the financial report for the year 2021-2022
The accounts being presented are provisory and finished on July two months earlier than our final period.
The current period looks quite good for the class, we have a record of sail labels sold only matching years like 2015 and 2008. There is also a recovery in membership and a good improvement on Championship fees although we have not seen a massive attendance to the class events. Both Worlds and Europeans had 30+ participants from a great number of countries and continents.

ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2022–2023
The budget includes a new item – ISA Legal status, to be used in case the ACM and AGM decides to go further with a proper legal registration for the class, it will cost $ to register and further it will cost some money yearly to present minutes/balance to the proper institutions to maintain non profit / tax free status

iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income
Since we have not closed the financial year the list provided are just missing incomes from estimates on each country, sail labels to be paid and championship fees to collect.



3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive 2022 membership list.
The one is under review, we will have a more accurate number only after the Europeans being held in September, but also the North Americas are being held in October and the numbers obtained there also counts for the current period.

ii. To discuss 2023 membership dues
Class current fees:
-Boat registration fee €45 (sticker)
-Individual membership fee €25 (card)
-Championship fees €75
-Sail Labels €40
The office sees no need to change the fees for 2023.


iii. To decide color of 2023 stickers and membership cards.











4. ISA LEGAL STATUS
i) The office sees that in the future nearby the class should be properly registered as a non profit (tax free) institution, the class members first should agree with this change to the current status quo, it will generate a new expense and possibly constitution changes required to meet the local law to acquire the tax exemption.

ii) An affirmative decision on the matter above (i) the office presents different options of registration inquired, its differences, benefits, issues, Etc.
ii.1) The main one inquired had the help from Lorenz Walch (IJ and also former judge in the German system). The German possibility requires to present a German constitution although based in our English one. Nevertheless, it requires changes in our current one to meet these German specifications in which it would be approved to run as nonprofit, amongst this changes and other small details the ISA might need to stop collecting Sail label fees and new boat royalties. Find at the supporting document 1 an English version of the new constitution that fits then German requirements.
ii.2) The other being investigated is under US law called 501(c)(3),
ii.3) Through our member from Luxemburg, Nigel Williams we are also investigating an opportunity under the EU zone under EU / Lux law.
ii.4) Through our member from Ireland, Denis Ellis we also have investigated under the Irish Law, despite easy registration, mostly online, it requires majority of board directors (our executive committee) to be resident in Ireland, leaving this option out of the table.

5 ANY OTHER BUSINESS


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
Proxy and Apologize from Haakon Haraldsen to Marco de Amicis(ITA) received by the office on August 8 of 2022.

1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2023. (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 2022. Their term starts on January first of 2023.

Nelson Ilha (BRA), Alejandro Chometowski(ARG), Henry Thomas(USA), Haakon Haraldsen (ITA), Jorge de la Nuez (ESP), Paul Tully (GBR), Gord Devries (CAN),
Ekki Steinhuber(AUT), (AUT), Michael Dietzel(GER), Simon Zeh(GER), Roman Koch(GER), Gerben den Hartog(NED), Theo de Lange(NED), Kazuo Hanaoka(JPN),

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) Martin Zeileis (AUT)
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 year period.

ii. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Bram Soethoudt (NED)
iii. Chairman of Nominating Committee - Peter Hall (CAN)
iv. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Rudy den Outer (NED)
v. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Dave Baum (USA)
vi. Editor – David Baum (USA)




2. DISCUSSIONS

CLASS DEVELOPMENT
A) To listen the recommendation and observations from the Technical Committee regarding the new Soling boat built at Peter Liebner’s boat yard, the committee may approve the class rule change to use any new resin, if so, the Office will communicate to WS to approve the new ruling, new boats then are only prototypes due to being build by a new builder and not due to the material being used.


CLASS DOCUMENTS

A) Standard Sailing Instructions reviews, this is part of a major documents review to be presented by Rudy den Outer. This is going to be postponed to 2023. But questions below will serve as reference to him on the changes being made.

A.1) item 1.5 add to the sentence: “Amendments to any of the rules applying to the regatta must be approved and signed by the ISA Liaison Officer appointed for the event before publishing/posting. “
This is a lite modification at the Sailing Instructions making it clear that the signature must be in the paper before being published.
A.2) item 1.9 do we keep the sentence and RRS31 modification: ‘ RRS 31 is altered to: “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’
Rudy has strong feeling that there is no Support base for this. He feels It will definitely NOT help new teams to feel at home in the class.
A.3) item 6.4 Do we want to modify former wording into this new one: “10 races are scheduled of which 5 must be completed to constitute a valid championship.
A maximum of 4 races per day may be sailed only on last day of racing. A third race may be sailed on any day provided that does not cause the number of remaining races to be less that the number of scheduled race days remaining. A fourth (4.) race may be sailed on last day only to bring the programme back to, or towards, the published schedule of races. A second or third or fourth race to be held on any day will be signaled by displaying flag D on the race committee boat at the finish line of the previous race. (10 races for Worlds (minimum 5 to validate), 9 Races for Europeans (minimum 4 to validate)”
This was set to be used at the Worlds in Chiemsee, but we never had wind.

3. 2022 EVENTS
i. The ISA had the following events in 2022, Brazilian Championship (BRA), SA Chamos (ARG) with good participation, World Championship with no races and good attendance in Chiemsee, Italian Championship at Bellano with good participation, the return of the Soling to Hanko sailing week in Oslo, German Championship held in Edersee with Dutch and Spanish participation, Erich Hirt Preis with young teams and the first test of the new Soling.
Also it was held the first Match Race at Lake Iseo. Another attendance improvement was the 2022 French Open held in La Baule.


4. FUTURE EVENTS
2023 & Beyond
i. To decide venue and dates for the 2023 Soling Worlds:
bids received by:
- Milwaukee Yacht Club, USA to host from September 18 to 23,
- Warnemunde, GER to host within the Warnemunde Woche from July 1st to 9th,
- Veleiros do Sul, BRA from February 10th to 17th .

ii. To decide venue and dates for the 2023 European Championship:
- bids received from Warnemunde Woche from July 1st to 9th.

iii. To decide venue and dates for the 2024 Soling Worlds::
bids received from:
- Warnemunde Woche from July 6st to 14th,
- Veleiros do Sul, BRA from February 10th to 17th

iv. To decide venue and dates for the 2025 Soling Worlds::
bids received from:
- Veleiros do Sul, BRA around February.

v. To receive bids for the 2023 NA Champs & 2023 SA champs:
- bids received from RGYC, BRA (April)


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 (DEN) and Peter Liebner Bootsbau (GER)
The Actual plaque fee: £499.55 (class share: £74.64).
Plaque to be issued: 2553 – Liebner hull 001 in 2022


6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2022
To discuss venue and date for the possible future 2023 members meeting.
There was an informal member meeting at the Worlds in Chiemsee where the class exposed different situations (new boat building, the legal status possibility, etc), the members pointed out the personal efforts being done at the Star class to attract young sailors, etc.

7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2023
To discuss venue and date for the future 2022 annual meetings, proposed to be held at last major event of the class hopefully around September depending on racing schedule.


8. MEMBERS TO REVIEW THE ACCOUNTS
To decided which members will review the accounts for the period 2021-2022

9. OTHER BUSINESS


ACCOUNTS

INCOME
EXPENSES
BALANCE
DEBTORS
BUDGET
MEMBERSHIP LIST 2021 -2022


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01/10/2021
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01/10/2021
ACGM - 01/10/2021
The 53rd Annual General Meeting & 83rd Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held, October 1st of 2021 after racing time. The 53rd Annual General Meeting & 83rd Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held, October 1st of 2021 after racing time.
 
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The 53rd Annual General Meeting & 83rd Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held, October 1st of 2021 after racing time.

ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present.
MINUTES OF THE 52nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 82nd COMMITTEE MEETING (October 2020, Online due to COVID),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the following link: http://www.soling.com/minutes/2020ACGMminutes.pdf

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 2022.

Tomas Peuvrel (ESP/ARG) to start first term to finish in 2024.
Dave Baum (USA) to start first term to finish in 2024.
Peter Hall (CAN) to start its third term to finish in 2024.


The other six Elected Members are:

Christian Mack (GER) commencing first term to finish in 2023.
Han van Veen (NED) commencing second term to finish in 2023.
Martin Zeileis (AUT) commencing second term to finish in 2023.
Nelson Horn Ilha (BRA) on third term to finish in 2022.
Alberto de Amicis (ITA) on first term to finish in 2022.
Sandor Varjas (HUN) on second term to finish in 2022.



b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2022
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. Susanne Küffer (GER)





2. FINANCIAL SITUATION

i. To receive the financial report for the year 2020-2021
Due to the compression of the events during this second semester, all the numbers are being made during this last month of September, and also all payments into the ISA account will come really late.

ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2021–2022

iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income



3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive 2021 membership list.
The one is under review, and will be soon released, there are events ongoing that may change the one. The numbers are better than 2020 but still didn’t recever levels of 2019.

ii. To discuss 2022 membership dues
Current fees:
Boat registration fee €45 (sticker)
Individual membership fee €25 (card)
Championship fees €75
Sail Labels €40
The office sees no need to change the fees for 2021.
There is a proposal from Italy (Alberto) to increase fees of boat registration /owner and decrease the fees of members to allow more newcomers and to those who attend just one event only.


iii. To decide color of 2022 stickers and membership cards.








The office suggests to introduce the Bavarian flag colors and squares in the sticker .


4. CONSTITUTION HOUSEKEEPING


5 ANY OTHER BUSINESS


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 2021. (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 2021. Their term starts on January first of 2022.


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) Han Van Veen (NED)
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 – Gustavo Warburg (ARG)
iii. Chairman of Nominating Committee - Rudy den Outer (NED)
iv. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Peter Hall (CAN)
v. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Dave Baum (USA)
vi. Editor – David Baum (USA)




2. DISCUSSIONS

CLASS DEVELOPMENT
A) Prototype Soling boat building at Peter Liebner boat yard close to Ammersee(GER), report from Roman Koch.



REGATTA

BOAT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
B) F.3.2.5 Boom sectional weigth limitation on Carbon booms.
Current class rule state that the boom profile sectional weight should be 1.25 kg per meter . But on specifications of current carbon spars producers this is not met. With values from 0.93 to 1.1 Kg per meter.
The inspection/measurement for each profile is not practical since the fittings in the one wouldn’t be easy to remove, there are different suggestions of class rule changes including the elimination of the rule or leave as it is, if a rule change is the path the committee decides there were two proposed:

Replacing the sectional weight per meter of the boom class rule into a new rule that measures the deflection of the boom like the 470 class has it. There were also a proposal to measure the total weight of the boom including fittings.
Note: that the difference in weight from a Carbon boom and Aluminium profile allowed in the rule won’t be more than 1.5kg.

C) GPS watches, Roman suggest either control or introduce a rule to allow them despite transmitting data in/out.


3. 2021 EVENTS
i. The ISA had the following events in 2021, much better situation than 2020: Brazilian Championship (BRA), SIL (ARG), Zipfer Trophy (AUT), Erich Hirt Preis (GER), Trofeo Autonomico (ESP), Paris Open Trophy (FRA), Norwegian Championships (NOR), McNulty (USA), US Championship(USA), German Open(GER), Europeans (ITA).



4. FUTURE EVENTS
2022 & Beyond
i. To receive a report from, regarding the 2022 Soling Worlds to be held at Chiemsee, Germany in the month of May.

ii. To receive report regarding the 2022 European Championship to be held in Austria, during the month of August.

iii. To receive bids for the 2022 NA Champs & 2022 SA champs

iv. To receive bids for the 2023 & 2024 World & European Championship.
Milwaukee, Santander and Warnemunde will be supported by the Executive, they all had their events cancelled due to covid or the travel restrictions.



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
The Actual plaque fee: £499.55 (class share: £74.64).
Last plaque issued: 2552 – Petticrows in 2015



6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2022
To discuss venue and date for the possible future 2022 members meeting.
No members meetings were held during 2020,2021, due to covid and lack of timing in the event calendar.
The office propose if one member meeting is held the one should be at 2022 World Championship during May, if members present feel the need for discussions..

7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2022
To discuss venue and date for the future 2022 annual meetings, proposed to be held just before the 2022 Europeans in Attersee, AUT; this because the Zipfer will be held just before and many will be around the lake, in special any overseas competitors attending.


8. OTHER BUSINESS


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17/10/2020
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17/10/2020
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The 52nd Annual General Meeting & 82nd Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held online due to COVID situation, 17 October of 2020 GMT -3hs : 14:30hs. The 52nd Annual General Meeting & 82nd Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held online due to COVID situation, 17 October of 2020 GMT -3hs : 14:30hs.
 
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The 52nd Annual General Meeting & 82nd Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held online due to COVID situation, 17 October of 2020 GMT -3hs : 14:30hs.

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

MINUTES OF THE 51st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 81st COMMITTEE MEETING (September 2019, France),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the following link: http://www.soling.com/minutes/2019ACGMminutes.pdf

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 2021.

Christian Mack (GER) commencing first term to finish in 2023.
Han van Veen (NED) commencing second term to finish in 2023.
Martin Zeileis (AUT) commencing second term to finish in 2023.

The other six Elected Members are:

Nelson Horn Ilha (BRA) on third term to finish in 2022.
Alberto de Amicis (ITA) on first term to finish in 2022.
Sandor Varjas (HUN) on second term to finish in 2022.
Gustavo Warburg (ARG) on third term to finish in 2021.
Steve Bobo (USA) on third term to finish in 2021.
Peter Hall (CAN) on second term to finish in 2021.

b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2021
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. Susanne Küffer (GER)

2. FINANCIAL SITUATION

i. To receive the financial report for the year 2019-2020
Despite the current world situation as consequence of COVID, the class took the right steps to save $ over the year of 2020 as a countermeasure of the forecasted membership decrease and what it was even worst, no income from Championship fees at all.
The current accounts being presented are final, and shows only 1500 Euros extra loss as budgeted in 2019.
ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2020–2021
The office is expecting a low activity also in 2021, better than 2020 but an activity that will still not have full recover of membership. We do hope and cross fingers that Championships are held and therefore the Championship fees are collected.
iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors / Missing income
For the first time in many years the debtors list reflects a real situation after September 30th. This because our meetings are being held after the financial year end. Despite the decrease on membership, most of countries made their efforts to forward the monies before the end of the period. It is missing just a few. There are NSAs who have collected the $ and have trouble forwarding them through the bank.

3. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive 2020 membership list.
Membership could be considered as final, although it is provisional since all countries may present extra members until December 31st. Due to COVID situation the ISA had a substantial drop in membership, just a few countries could maintain their situation as of 2019.

ii. To discuss 2021 membership dues
Current fees:
Boat registration fee €45 (sticker)
Individual membership fee €25 (card)
Championship fees €75
Sail Labels €40
The office sees no need to change the fees for 2021.

iii. To decide color of 2021 stickers and membership cards.

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

Proxies:

1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2020. (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 2020. Their term starts on January first of 2021. There should be noticed that for 2021 the ISA Committee appointed members list will be shorter, mainly due to the membership decrease over 2020.

Dennis Koch (BRA), Francois Gombeaud (FRA), Roman Koch (GER), Michael Dietzel (GER), Andrew Richies (GBR)*, Manfred Kanter(CAN)*, Theo de Lange (NED), Gabor Helmhout(NED), Carlos Elosegui (ESP)*, Henry Thomas(USA), Ekkehart Steinhuber (AUT).

Missing to appoint without proxy rights: ARG(1)
*Appointed Members without proxy rights

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) Martin Zeileis (GER)
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 – Jean Pierre Marmier (SUI)
iii. Chairman of Nominating Committee - Karl Haist (GER)
iv. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Peter Hall (CAN)
v. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Felix Kling (GER)
vi. Editor – David Baum (USA)

2. DISCUSSIONS

CLASS DEVELOPMENT
A) With COVID situation.

REGATTA
A) Change of wording at Championship rules regarding European Championships:
This item in the Agenda is mainly to inform class members of the change already approved by the Championship Committee:
The European Championship - donated by the The Royal Yacht Club of Sweden made by Valter Saaristu it is awarded to the winning crew at the European Championship.
note: This is the red half hull, and Rudy den Outer found amongst the old Soling Sailing the trophy deed of gift, the one involved giving the trophy to the team which won it three times, but in practice many teams won it three times and none kept it.

BOAT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
A) Change of Resin from Polyester to Vinylester using Infusion method.
Roman Koch has been pursuing a builder for the class, using his own moulds (former Petticrows). Most of boat yards in Europe refused building the Soling due to its method of construction not allowed by the EU regulations anymore. Yngling Class faced the same issue, and had approved the resin change for a few prototypes endorsed by World Sailing. This item in the Agenda is to inform that the ISA is making a research on the matter amongst builders, technical committee and even the Yngling class, and in the future nearby will submit a proposal on the matter.

CONSTITUTION
A) ISA former president Karl Haist found an issue at the constitution item 4.7:
The one should read:
“The President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and one new member of the Executive Committee shall be nominated by the NOMINATING Committee ‐ in accordance with Constitution Rules 4.9 and 4.10 below. At the Annual Committee Meeting, the ISA Committee shall:
a. Elect one of its members as President of the ISA for a term of two years if a two year term has just been completed according to Constitution Rule 4.8”

B) Karl Haist suggested other little things in the constitution, like the elimination of Vice President of Administration as initially it had a specific purpose that is not in need anymore, this can be read at the constitution changes at the Guide 1992-1995.
C) Also, items 4.9.b and 4.12 are in slightly conflict and might require re-wording, the conflict is generated when President person will be changed. And maybe the nomination of officers should be in only one item and it should make clear that the future new president has this responsibility.

3. 2020 EVENTS
i. The ISA basically only had the following events in 2020: Brazilian Championship(BRA), Zipfer Trophy/ Europa cup(AUT), Erich Hirt Preis (GER), Trofeo Autonomico(ESP), Paris Open Trophy(FRA), Scandinavian Open(NOR), McNulty(USA), French Open(FRA).


4. FUTURE EVENTS
2020 & Beyond
i. To receive a report from, regarding the 2021 Soling Worlds to be held at Milwaukee, USA in the month of September.

ii. To receive report regarding the 2021 European Championship to be held in Spain, during the month of June with the Santander sailing week.

iii. To receive bids for the 2020 NA Champs & 2020 SA champs
2021 NA Champs to be held in Annapolis, USA - May 19 to 23.
2021 SA Champs to be held in POA, Brazil – VDS - April 1 to 4.

iv. To receive bids for the 2022 & 2022 World Championship.
The Worlds in 2022 will be hosted at the CYC-Prien(Germany) as initially scheduled for 2021.
The Europeans in 2022 will be hosted at the SCK (Austria).

v. To receive bids for the 2023 Worlds & European Championship
2022 European Championship assigned to SCK, Austria during the club anniversary.


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
The Actual plaque fee: £463.88 (class share: £69.31).
Last plaque issued: 2552 – Petticrows in 2015

6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2021
To discuss venue and date for the possible future 2020 members meeting.
No members meetings were held during 2019, during the Europeans most sailors present felt it was not necessary the one.
The office propose if one member meeting is held the one should be at Warnemunde during July at the 2020 Europeans only if members present feel the need for discussions..
7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2021
To discuss venue and date for the future 2021 annual meetings, proposed to be held during the 2021 Worlds in Milwaukee.


8. OTHER BUSINESS


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23/09/2019
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23/09/2019
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The 51st Annual General Meeting & 81st Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at YCLB, La Baule, France, 23 & 24 September of 2019 after the Worlds races from 1730-1930 hs. The 51st Annual General Meeting & 81st Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at YCLB, La Baule, France, 23 & 24 September of 2019 after the Worlds races from 1730-1930 hs.
 
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The 51st Annual General Meeting & 81st Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at YCLB, La Baule, France, 23 & 24 September of 2019 after the Worlds races from 1730-1930 hs.

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

Opened at 1610hs
Countries present:
GER, FRA, NED, HUN, SUI, AUT, CAN, GBR
Members:
Michael Dietzel (GER – exe), Peter Hall (CAN – exe), Martin Zeileis (AUT), Han Van Veen (NED), Francois Gombaud (FRA), Patrick Nicolas (FRA), Sergey Pichuguin (UKR), Andy Richies (GBR), Daniel Holfve (SWE), Jean Pierre Marmier (SUI), Theo De Lange (NED), Roman Koch (GER), Mogens Jorgensen (DEN), Sandor Varjas (HUN),

Later arrivals:
Gustavo Warburg (ARG), Tomas Peuvrel (ESP), Nelson Ilha (BRA - exe)


MINUTES OF THE 50st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 80th COMMITTEE MEETING (August 2018, Austria),
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the following link: http://www.soling.com/minutes/2018ACGMminutes.pdf

Peter Hall made a motion to approve and Roman seconded the motion, the one was approved by all present.


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.

Nelson Ilha (BRA) commencing third term to finish in 2022
Alberto de Amicis (ITA) commencing first term to finish in 2022 replacing Michele Tognozzi (ITA) who finished his last third term.
Sandor Varjas (HUN) commencing second term to finish in 2022

Peter Hall also made a motion to approve the entire slot seconded by Martin Zeileis, the motion was unanimously Approved. Nelson, Alberto and Sandor joins the other 6 elected members below:

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



b) ISA Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2020
i. Vice President for a term of two years Martin Zeileis (AUT)
ii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins (USA/ARG)
iii. Treasurer for a term of one year. Susanne Küffer (GER)

The AGM decided to nominates Han Van Veen instead Martin Zeileis to keep the good momentum the Dutch fleet has at the Soling class; The AGM nomination was approved unanimously. Also, Roman Koch made a motion to approve secretary and treasurer seconded by Peter Hall and approved unanimously.

2. FINANCIAL SITUATION

i. To receive the financial report for the year 2018-2019
The Provisory accounts are ended on September 12t at this agenda the last bank statement taken is from August therefore missing 1 months.

Class secretary explained that the current situation was good, not all membership dues for 2019 were yet collected but that all debtors from 2018 have been without issue. Despite the loss shown at the provisory papers, at the final ones presented to the members that will review the accounts will show some profit and the ones once ‘audited’ will be amended with these minutes.
Attached to these minutes are the reviewed accounts by members: Joanne Abbott (CAN), Gernot Heller (GER) and Martin Zeileis (AUT).

ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2019–2020
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.

The Budget approval initially suffered a deferral to the end of the meetings (next day) mainly to come with a modification including some expense to future developments & the young fleet, etc. At the end of the meetings after some talk class office and Michael Dietzel arrived to a conclusion that to finance some sort of development for young or new sailors needs an amount of $ way much higher than what the ISA has, it was decided to increase the loss in 1000 euros for 2020 with a concept that might be used in some development purpose, helping young to travel, etc. Budget then was modified and approved with this new concept.

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 2019 membership list.
Membership is also provisional and should receive some updates in the future nearby.

The membership in 2019 kept constant, same amount of boats slightly less paid members, but a much bigger attendance to the major events like Europeans and Worlds. The down is significant in South America including the events, compensated by steady increases in other countries. For 2020 is expected that the US membership will increase again. And Hopefully with the Europeans set in Northern Germany this gathers the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish sailors as well.


ii. To discuss 2020 membership dues
Current fees:
Boat registration fee €45 (sticker)
Individual membership fee €25 (card)
Championship fees €75
Sail Labels €40
The office sees no need to change the fees for 2020.

iii. To decide color of 2020 stickers and membership cards.










Anna Puts a motion and Rudy seconded - world champion colors will be set (not decided during the meetings since the champion was not defined, it turned out to be Hungary )



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 roll call is stablished with the following Committee Members presents and three executive members and many observers despite the cold and wet wind outside the tent.
Michael Dietzel (GER – exec), Peter Hall (CAN – exec), Nelson Ilha (BRA -exec), Martin Zeileis (AUT), Han Van Veen (NED), Francois Gombaud (FRA), Andy Richies (GBR), Jean Pierre Marmier (SUI), Theo De Lange(NED), Roman Koch(GER), Gustavo Warburg(ARG), Tomas Peuvrel(ESP), Mogens Jorgensen(DEN), Sandor Varjas(HUN)

Proxies:
Roman Koch (GER) holding proxy from Kristof Wossala (HUN) & David Baum (USA)
Andrew Richies (GBR) holding proxy from Paul Tully (GBR)
Peter Hall (CAN) holding proxies from Steve Bobo (USA) & Manfred Kanter (CAN)

Observers:
Patrick Nicolas (FRA), Sergey Pichuguin (UKR), Daniel Holfve (SWE), Anna Dietzel (GER), Simon Zeh (GER), Felix Kling(GER), Lucas Neun (GER), Rudy den Outer (NED), Carlos Elosegui (ESP)

1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2020. (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 2019. Their term starts on January first of 2020.
Haakon Haraldsen – ITA, Francois Gombeaud – FRA, Gabor Helmout – NED, Theo de Lange – NED, Andrew Richies – GBR, Roman Koch – GER, Michael Dietzel – GER, Tomas Peuvrel – ESP, Tom Freeman – CAN, Kristof Wossala (HUN), Alejandro Chometowski – ARG, Dave Baum - USA, Henry Thomas – USA, Kazuo Hanaoka – JPN, Ekkehart Steinhuber - AUT, Ludwig Beurle – AUT
Missing to appoint: BRA(1),
Missing to appoint without proxy rights: NOR(1), DEN(1), SWE(1)

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.

Roman Koch made a motion and Francois Gombeaud seconded and it was approved unanimously.


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 – Jean Pierre Marmier (SUI)
iii. Chairman of Nominating Committee - Karl Haist (GER)
iv. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Peter Hall (CAN)
v. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Felix Kling (GER)
vi. Editor – David Baum (USA)

Han van Veen made a motion to approve and Roman Koch seconded and the entire slot was approved. Some Committees already forward some of the names that will take part in the ones like:

TC - Manfred Kanter, Bram Soethoudt, Simon Zeh
CC - Sandor Varjas, Florian Felzmann, Tom Mitchell, Gabor Helmout
CmC - Anna Dietzel


2. DISCUSSIONS

CLASS DEVELOPMENT
A) To review paper sent by Sandor Varjas regarding the Youth in the class, see appendix Y.

Sandor explained his paper, part of the usual discussions

B) League Format, potential events and locations, course of action, report from Brazil after their successful test past June.
Simon commented on how expensive is to get a car to tow the boat and trailer, So everyone sees with good eyes to have a few league events to interconnect the fleets in a cheaper way. Brazil will host the event again late March/Early April in 2020.

C) Soling boat construction/licensed builder.

Rudy made a mention on saving good boats not only looking for a boat a builder.
Roman commented that he purchased the moulds from Petticrows, now laying in Germany, moved just before the Brexit actions. Several conversations with different possible builders, etc.


REGATTA

A) STANDARD NOTICE OF RACE CHANGES
1) The introduction of a Refund Policy:
5.5. Refund policy: 100% of the entry fee is reimbursed back to the competitor if its participation is cancelled before __________. After this date, a partial refund of the entry fee could be done at discretion of the Yacht Club, only if participant cancels its participation. No-show are not entitled to refund.

JPM Wording of Swiss entry refund was approved after a motion from Roman seconded by Jean Pierre as follows including the use of an early deadline with a discount.
“ The entry fee shall be paid when entering. It shall be paid even if a boat withdraws the entry later or does not show up. Entry fees will only be refunded if the entry is rejected or cancelled by the organizing authority or the race committee. The fees shall be paid on the following bank account “

BOAT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

B) Booms & Spi Booms in Carbon: Proposed by Rudy den Outer

Jean Pierre placed a motion and seconded by Sandor to approve main boom in carbon using same dimensions as the aluminum rule and a constant profile – the motion was approved.

Jean Pierre placed a motion seconded by Sandor to approve the spinnaker boom in carbon using the same dimensions as aluminum.

The Rule change proposal approved would be:

BOOM

F.3.2.1 The main boom shall be of a light alloy extrusion or a carbon fibre (uniform continuous section) with including a fixed groove for the mainsail footrope.

F.3.2.5 Boom weight
The section weight shall be not less than 1.25 kg/m’. (no change)

SPINNAKER BOOM & SPREADERS

F.4.2 MATERIALS
The spinnaker boom shall be made of alloy containing not less than 90% aluminium, or wood or carbon fibre.


F.5.3.1 …..
e) Spreaders for the main shrouds shall be of alloy containing not less than 90% aluminium or of steel, or of wood or of carbon fibre. They may be of a swinging type and the bearing point to the main shrouds shall be not less than 640mm from the side of the mast. The spreaders shall be attached to the mast above the lower shrouds as defined by Rule F.5.3.1 (b).



C) Future Building using sandwich construction related to 2. Class Development item C.
Rudy made comments on the process of building.

D) Future Building to modify mould to improve the assembly of hull and deck trying to avoid sending a person inside of the boat to glue the both parts. related to 2. Class Development C.
Rudy made comments on the process of building.

E) Mast spreaders in Carbon:
This decision was already made and even approved by WS, but the ISA would like to know if any modification is proposed or any objection to the one exists in order to study the situation.
No one was against

3. 2019 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
Peter Hall made a general overall report of past events and congratulated the French Soling Association for their great local attendance.

4. FUTURE EVENTS
2020 & Beyond
i. To receive a report from, regarding the 2020 Soling Worlds to be held at Milwaukee, USA from September 21 to 27.
Peter Hall described the event and the housing possibilities.

ii. To receive report regarding the 2020 European Championship to be held during the Warnemünde Woche, GER in July possible date within July 4 to 12 to be defined
note: bid signed was received. The committee should narrow the dates to follow our standards and communicate the OA.
The committee decided that racing dates would be from July 8 to 11 with 7 as inspection.

iii. To receive bids for the 2020 NA Champs & 2020 SA champs
NA Champs to be held early in the year in Annapolis (April probably to be defined).
2020 SA Champs to be held in November trying to use holiday of 15 in Brazil and 18 in Argentina.
To be discussed by the Brazilian and Argentinian classes during the next SA event happening next November.

iv. To receive bids for the 2021 & 2022 World Championship.
There is a proposal to host the 2021 Worlds during the Cowes classic week.
The decision on Cowes will be taken in a month after some information feedback to be provided by Andy Riches & OA (mainly related with accommodation), but the class feel interesting to be part of such an important sailing week in it owns race course.

v. To receive bids for the 2021 & 2022 European Championship
2022 European Championship assigned to SCK, Austria during the club anniversary.
The class secretary was assigned to look into NSAs such NED, HUN for possibilities in 2021 and beyond. During December 2019 the RCNM in conjunction with Santander were issued the Europeans 2021 for around June and CYC – Prien were issued the Worlds around May. For 2022 the office received a call from Karl Kjørstad from the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club in Oslo (Jan Linge’s YC), where they were interested in running the World Championship on the 100th anniversary of Jan Linge.


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
The Actual plaque fee: £463.88 (class share: £69.31).
Last plaque issued: 2552 – Petticrows in 2015

The office informed the Committee members about the current situation.

6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2020
To discuss venue and date for the possible future 2020 members meeting.
No members meetings were held during 2019, during the Europeans most sailors present felt it was not necessary the one.
The office propose if one member meeting is held the one should be at Warnemunde during July at the 2020 Europeans only if members present feel the need for discussions.

The committee accepted the proposal.
7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2020
To discuss venue and date for the future 2020 annual meetings, proposed to be held during the 2020 Worlds in Milwaukee.

The committee accepted the proposal dates and location.


8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Rudy placed a motion to allow the backstay and its extension in Dyneema with a 4mm diameter minimum, seconded by Sandor Varjas and in favor all the presents except Jean Pierre Marmier.
b) Rudy paced a proposal to allow forestay extension with a 5 mm minimum in Dyneema, seconded by Sandor and approved with one abstention.

c) Sandor made a mention about the prizes due that in a past European Championship, not all members of the team received their prize, he also mentioned about the ISA Ranking prize, etc.
Regarding the event websites, the class office informed that there is no need to change anything on our ‘rules’ as in our Agreement form item Trophies already states all members of the team should receive their trophy. It also clearly state conditions to receive the Perpetual Trophies:

Trophies:
All prizes to a boat/team with exception to those mentioned at the Championship Rules must be given to each individual of the team, and not only to the skipper.
Note: All Soling Class championships are OPEN events
Guideline note 9: With international competitors taking part at your championship, please, trophies don’t need to be heavy, neither big or with a large volume.

Regarding the Ranking trophy, ISA had already in mind a Perpetual Trophy where to list the winners’ names etc. The Trophy is a donation from World Sailing which after they moved offices from Southampton to London, their halfhull was returned to the class, it was a halfhull given to WS by Tusan Olympics in 88.
Martin Zeileis is the first to hold the trophy and will take care to a conditionate the plaques and improve the one.


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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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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
ACGM
15/09/2015
ACGM - 15/09/2015
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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