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EVENTS CANCELLED

Dear Soling Sailors

Many events are being cancelled, please stay tune and checking the racing calendar.
European Championship cancelled (Warnemunde, GER - July) the ISA intention is to move the one later in the year together with another event already scheduled, stay tune.
Netherlands - April and May (Aalsmeer & Muiden), Germany - Omega Cup sailed early May, USA have moved the North American Championships from April to October, Argentina moved the Argentine Championship from March to May , Canada cancelled the Ontario Championships in May, Spain cancelled the Autonomic Championship in April.
If you host a regatta and the one is being cancelled do not forget to advise the class office.
Please follow the instructions your country takes to fight against this thread and lets hope this go away soon and we can enjoy our Soling Sailing.

 

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North American Championship Cancelled

The Chesapeake Soling Fleet and Severn Sailing Association (SSA) have cancelled the 2020 Soling North Americans planned for April 22 thru 26 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As stated previously, the SSA Board of Governors has approved rescheduling the event from October 21 thru October 25, 2020. The Soling Chesapeake Fleet will submit a request for approval of a revised schedule to the ISA Championship Committee shortly.

On behalf of the Chesapeake Soling Fleet, all best wishes and be safe.

 

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ISA MEETINGS

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05/10/2010
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05/10/2010
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The 42st Annual General Meeting & 71th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the BYC, Starnbergsee, Germany, October 4 & 5 of 2010 at 9:00 am. The 42st Annual General Meeting & 71th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the BYC, Starnbergsee, Germany, October 4 & 5 of 2010 at 9:00 am.
 
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The 42st Annual General Meeting & 71th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the BYC, Starnbergsee, Germany, October 4 & 5 of 2010 at 9:00 am.

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

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

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

It was unanimously approved by the committee.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

White




2011 Colors? - Pink ink, and white background.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

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


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20/09/2009
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20/09/2009
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The 41st Annual General Meeting & 70th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the EYC, Toronto, Canada, September 21 of 2009 at 9:00 am. The 41st Annual General Meeting & 70th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the EYC, Toronto, Canada, September 21 of 2009 at 9:00 am.
 
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The 41st Annual General Meeting & 70th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held in conjuction at the EYC, Toronto, Canada, September 21 of 2009 at 9:00 am.

MINUTES

1. ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of NSA representatives for the AGM to establish that a quorum (5) is present and the Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present for the Committee Meeting.
The following nations were present for the AGM: Roman Koch (GER), Charlie Kamps(USA), John Morgan (ISV), Tom Mitchell (CAN), Johan Offermans (NED) .
Roman Koch was also holding a proxy from AUT representative Johan Kalhs.

The following committee members were present for the ACM: Roman Koch(GER), Johan Offermans(NED), John Morgan(holding proxy from Steve Bobo - USA), Tom Mitchell (CAN), Charlie Kamps (USA)
Also the following members had proxies from the following committee members:
Roman Koch(GER) :
- Johan Kalhs & Ludwig Beurle (AUT)
- Maxl Koch, Gernot Heller & Heino Shuckmann (GER)
Charlie Kamps(USA):
- Steve Dolan (USA)
John Morgan(ISV):
- Steve Bobo (USA)

The following members were present as observers:
Ashley Henderson (USA), Dave Richards (CAN), Hans Fogh(CAN), Rudy den Outer (NED)

The following apologizes were received:
Marcos Pinto Ribeiro(BRA) holding proxy from Nelson Ilha who had to flight earlier than expected
Kazuo Hanaoka (JPN) , Derek Priestley (UK), Hamish Loudon (UK) , Nicolas Pecha (FRA), Tina Mikland (NOR) mostly due to time and $ involved in the trip to attend the meetings.


2. MINUTES OF THE 40th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (September 2008, Scarlino), 68th & 69th COMMITTEE MEETING (August 2009, Lake Iseo)
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website), note that 68th Committee Meetings were already approved by the Committee at Lake Iseo.
All minutes the 40th AGM and the 68 and 69th ACMs were approved unanimously. A special thanks were mentioned by Johan Offermans to the secretary for having them early and quickly as possible online.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MATTERS
1. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
a) Committee members
The following nominations are presented by the Nominating Committee for to fill vacancies at elected members for a 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2010.
Note: AGM nominated the following names:
Steve Dolan (USA ) commencing first term, replacing Chalie Kamps (USA) finishing third term.
Derek Priestley (UK ) commencing first term, replacing Hamish Loudon (UK) finishing third term.
Tom Mitchell (CAN) commencing second term.

The nominations were received by the AGM and names were elected unanimously with an especial mention about Charlie Kamps that will keep attending the meetings regularly and advising in all matters where law knowledge is involved.


2. CONSTITUTION CHANGE PROPOSAL
Proposed by the ISA President in 2008 rectified and changes recommended by the ISA committee in 2009 at the past extraordinary 69th Committee Meeting held in Lake Iseo.
(New constitution at Appendix no 1)

The proposed new constitution was approved with the following amendments:
To keep the nominating committee as part of the structure, this means ad into 4.7.i to insert the following: Elect one of its members as Chairman of the Nominating Committee.
Modify 5.3.3 and change to two members of the executive
Change in item 4.10 the reference to the AGM to the ACM.
The mention that the one will start asap ISAF approval and hopefully with the elections using the new constitution during the 2010 AGM, and new terms starting only on January 1st of 2011; But in practice ISA already started to accept nominations for Appointed members of countries with 10 or more members.
Charlie (USA) made a motion to approve the new constitution and Roman (GER) seconded, the new constitution were approved

3. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive a financial report for the year 2008–2009 ( appendix no 2)
note: the financial period only ends on September 31st,.
Matias explained the expenses and incomes, and that the ones were not final, since Audit would start soon, after analyzing the amount of monies the ISA is holding in the three bank accounts and in cash, Johan Offermans explained to the observers that the ISA unwritten policy was to hold enough monies to run one year without income. Matias informed anyway that together with the minutes the audited income x expenses would be posted instead the estimated one.

ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2009–2010 ( appendix no. 3 ).

The initial budget was analyzed and the following changes were made:
On Expenses It was decided not to spend in the calendar printing, the ISA would design the one, and will send it to its members, those willing to print would be able to do it so in the size & quality wished for them. This would save indirectly on postage also. From 2500 to 500 GBP.
It was also decided that other promotion items would be included with 500 GBP.
The committee also did not accept the 250 GBP salary reductions the secretary proposed.
On the Income side Johan Offermans expects to receive not less than 1000 GBP instead 200 GBP estimated, his company would ad on top of what is missing at the end of the next year.
The final balance of 550 GBP then was modified by the secretary to 450 GBP due to a mistake on the audit fee amount.

iii. To receive the provisional list of Debtors ( appendix no. 4 )
Matias mentioned that this list was already not accurate after Worlds’ championship fees were paid, and that the one would only be effective after September 31st. An accurate debtors’ list will be posted together with this minutes after Audit is finished and financial period ends.

4. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2009 membership list ( appendix no 5) .
Membership list was presented although the one end up only on December 31st and therefore, it will need to wait the final numbers of South American countries that will end up holding the SA event during December. Numbers are better than our worst years but smallers than our best ones after 2000.
ii. To discuss 2010 membership dues.
(Actual = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £10.)
No changes on membership dues.
iii. To discuss actions on issues regarding the NOR membership.
(note: 2008 debt was paid in July but now the 2009 list rises with 18 boats sailing the NOR event and most didn’t pay the membership accordingly to the message received from Preben appendix no.8 )
As conclusion of many discussions by the committee where all agree that actions have to be taken quickly.
Johan Offermans will speak with Preben Asbjørnrød to clarify the situation of 2009 members. Depending on answers the following would be the actions –
a) exclude from results at the NOR Championship and Scandinavian cup the non members and forward to the Norwegian Sailing Federation the new results to be announced at the one, since a clear ISAF regulation and a rule of ISA is being broke and also a rule on the Notice of Race of the event.
b) Also exclude from results of the EC and any other ranked events the names of NOR boats non members.
c) With one observation, ranking points for other teams would remain the same as are now since the exclusion teams from results would change the final points for a race.
d) Also Norway would be banned of organizing ISA events and not be considered for the 50th upcoming anniversary of the class.
e) Norwegian sailors attending to international events would be paying at each event the membership dues direct to the ISA and the NSK would lose recognition of the ISA.

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

YELLOW




2010 Colors? -
Blue letters and logo, yellow background.


ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING
1. ELECTIONS & OFFICERS
a) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2010. (Note that actual constitution might be changed and if thatn happens at the AGM who comes before this meeting then NSAs with 10 and more but less than 20 members are entitle now to appoint a member that must be present in person at the meetings without proxy rights. Also NSAs are entitle to appoint one member if they have 20+ members two each for 70+ members and three each for 130+ members, those with proxy rights):
The nominations are:
Charlie Kamps (USA), Ashley Henderson(USA), Hamish Loudon(UK), Tomas Peuvrel (ARG), Nicolas Pecha (FRA), Michele Tognozzi(FRA), Maxl Koch(GER), Gernot Heller(GER), Peter Szucs(HUN), Pontus Berglund(SWE), Johan Kalhs(AUT), Nelson Ilha(BRA), Paul Bryan (CAN), Kazuo Hanaoka (JPN)

b) Officers
Due to the possibility that the new Constitution is approved before this meeting some changes about the officer’s election might change: names will be fitted into the new positions. And the ISA will like to thank the Nominating Committee job that would be trespassing to the Executive their functions. These names
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2010
i. Vice President (exec member) for a term of one year Roman Koch
ii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins
iii. Treasurer for a term of one year. Hamish Loudon
iv. 3rd Executive Member (elected by the Committee) – George Wossala

Note: Regulation 7.10 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.

v. Chairman of the Technical Committee – J. Pierre Marmier
vi. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch
vii. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Ashley Henderson
viii. Chairman of the Nominating Committee – Gyorgy Wossala
ix. Editor – Iain Loudon
x. Vice President (admin elected by President & 4th Exec member) – Tom Mitchell

The above officer’s names were approved unanimously after a motion presented by Charlie and seconded by John Morgan.

c) 2008 Executive Committee
To designate four Committee members. (Constitution Rule 7.8 states that the President and Vice President shall always be two of its members. The third member shall be elected by the ISA Committee, and the fourth member shall be appointed by the President.

The following names are the Executive Committee for 2010 – Johan Offermans (NED – President), Roman Koch (GER – Vice President), Tom Mitchell (CAN – Vice President of administration), György Wossala (HUN – Third executive member)

2. CHANGES - CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES
i. To introduce the change at the Championship Rules regarding entry fees Masters and Jury (Appendix 6 – recommendation from the 69th Committee Meeting)
The new fees of maximum 450 euros (including 75 euros of championship fees) for Worlds and continental events and the 350 euros (including 75 euros of championship fees) for Masters were explained and also that Jury for the Masters won’t need to be international panel.
ii. To propose a new perpetual trophy & the deed of gift of the one donated by Stuart Walker (Appendix 7 – this was discussed at the ISA Committee Members and accepted in general with concerns about the keeping and follow-up of the trophy)
The proposed deed of gift and bowl was accepted by the Committee and first winner was Hans Fogh.

3. 2009 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
Roman Koch gave details on how great the two major events EC and WC this year were and that the Masters also were well organized despite the internal and endless issues in between the lakes in Austria leaving the competition with less attendance of Austrians in their national event, also it was mentioned the rent issue where prices went up with no real demand making attendance more and more difficult to overseas countries, a situation expected to be found also in Brasil 2010.
ii. To discuss any matters arising from members meetings (Toronto) held during the year.
Ashley Henderson new Communications Chair took note of various ideas on Soling promotion, most of the issues that were rised during the members meetings held in Toronto. Like the possibility to have Solings in Boat shows, Brochures, a Promotional video, Boats belonging to the class to introduce the one to newcomers to the class, etc. It was noted the quantity of Woman and young crews appeared at the World Championship 2009 in Toronto.

4. FUTURE EVENTS
2010
i. To receive a report from VDS, Brazil the host of the 2010 World Championship at Porto Alegre.
Nothing was received since the Brazilians couldn’t attend the meetings due to their air ticket time schedule.
ii. To receive the bid from BYC, Germany to host the 2010 Masters in September, Starnbergsee (note that this was discussed and the ISA Committee recommends the eventto be held at Starnbergsee)
The Event was rectified by the Committee to be held mid and end of September just some days before the German Open. A letter to the BYC and Karl Haist was sent already. During the next weeks Secretariat office will send the Agreement form.
iii. To receive a report from the ISA Committee (Roman Koch) regarding the 2010 EC, to be held in La Trinite.
The note was that ISA still struggling in communication with the organizer and FSA, so far the name in charge would be Nicolas Pecha and communication should be with the ISA office. The secretariat already sent the NOR prepared with their information but no answer so far from FSA neither the Societé Nautique La Trinité
iv. To receive a bid for the 2010 SA Champs from Brazil.
Brazilians will organize the event and will arrange with the Argentinean Soling Association to better place the event.
v. To receive the bid for the NA champs that might be in the US again since Canada is hosting the 2009 worlds.
The venue of the NA is already decided and it will be in Canada, again in Ontario but this time in Bath at the Loyalist Cove Marina. Dates will be confirmed soon.
vi. To decide Liaison Officers to the 2010 WC, EC, NA, SA
WC – George Wossala or Roman Koch or in last case Nelson Ilha, EC – Johan Offermans, NA – Tom Mitchell, SA – Nelson Ilha.

2011
i. To receive a report from CYC, Germany to host the Worlds 2011 by Roman or Maxl Koch
Roman gave a brief description of the event, and that a rental boat list is already being prepared. A big fleet is expected.
ii. To receive a report from SCK, EC host in 2011 note: AUT already sent the agreement form
ISA secretariat received message from Carl Auteried that after his vacacion a committee would be put together and a name of contact person would be forwarded to the ISA to prepare the details.

5. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: Bootswerft Mader, Abbott Boats, BB Sailing.
The Actual plaque fee : £362.38 and 2 plaques were sold during 2008 last boat number issued is 2546.
Matias explained the two Solings ready to go standing in BB yard in Denmark, the actual situation of the building.
Hans Fogh confirmed that Paul Richard is interested in building Solings, as he has Moulds and everything also to produce masts; the note was they want to introduce some changes on the construction method to make it cheaper, faster and safe. ISA will receive the proposal and analyze the possibilities before granting any new license.
It was noted that Brazil will be presenting some boats sailing with their new mast during the worlds as well.

6. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2010
i. It was decided to hold one members’ meeting in each continental and world event. i.e one at the 2010 Brazil worlds, 2010 France Europeans, and 2010 Canada NAs.

7. AGM & COMMITTEE MEETING 2010
i. The Annual General Meeting and Committee Meeting 2010 will be held in Germany one day after the conclusion of the Masters event in the BYC and it will again use one day and half of meetings. Expected to end of September.

8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Rudy den Outer :
Rudy explained the VYG, the concepts involving the event, the difficulties of the organization and also that the next edition of the one would be 7 to 15 July – 2012 – Lake Como.

He also was worried about technical aspects of the class and requested the technical committee to keep an eye on the following items:
a) Change in the number of window in the sails into a max area limitation (Hans Fogh will come with a proposal, the idea is the safety on the crossings and the modern look to help promote)
b) Change in format sail number, to leave the NSA number and use the boat plaque to show the real number of boats around the world, effects again also in promotion of the class, and also in sail number control of the boats (Matias explained that there are many old boats without a serial number, and that ISA would have to find a solution on how to numer them).
c) To keep an eye on price decreases on material for Masts, Boom, and spi boom
d) To keep an eye on Sail materials and the new options(Hans Fogh explained that the Dacron still the best and cheapest, maylar was already used in four years by the class with lack of acceptation and only increased cost)
e) To keep an eye on deck design , construction modifications, etc. It was reminded by Matias that during the Meetings 2007 in Arendal the committee already decided that new ways of building or deck changes should be proposed by actual builders and/or new ones for further exhaustive analisis and that the ones are not discarded by the committee specially if en essence the boat is the same.
Hans Fogh
Hans suggested that on all major events a Practice race should be held, not because of the competitors but because of the RO, so they are up to the task for the following races of the event.
Hans also suggested that ISA should make an effort and maybe participate in order that after each race competidors are received at the moorings with drinks, promoting the social aspect.
Hans also thinks that we should study some exciting things to the Soling, and included an idea of a Assimetrical spinnaker using actual equipment in the boat, he said he will test it and come with a proposal.


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08/08/2009
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08/08/2009
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The 69th Extraordinary Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the A.V.A.S., Lake Iseo, Italy, August 8, 2009 at 9:00 am The 69th Extraordinary Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the A.V.A.S., Lake Iseo, Italy, August 8, 2009 at 9:00 am
 
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The 69th Extraordinary Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the A.V.A.S., Lake Iseo, Italy, August 8, 2009 at 9:00 am

MINUTES
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1. ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present.Committee Members Present:
Roman Koch (GER), Johan Offermans(NED), Anders Borresen(DEN), Charlie Kamps(USA), Nicola Armellini(ITA) and Tomas Peuvrel(ARG).
Proxies:
Tomas Peuvrel holding proxy from Santiago G. Cantelli (ARG) and Pablo Noceti (ARG)
Nicola Armellini holding proxy from Michele Tognozzi (ITA)
Roman Koch holding proxy from Maxl Koch(GER), Heino Shuckmann(GER), Gernot Heller(GER), Johan Koalhs(AUT) and Ludwig Beurle(AUT).
Johan Offermans holding proxy from George Wossala (HUN).
Observers:
Lino Locatelli (ITA) – Local fleet of AVAS
Pierre Coudron (FRA) – Representing the French organizing the EC 2010.

2. MINUTES OF THE 68th COMMITTEE MEETING (September 2008, Scarlino)
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website).
The Scarlino meetings minutes were approved unanimously.

4. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive a brief report on financial situation so far for 2008–2009. See appendix 1 note: the period only ends on September 31st, and will be fully reviewed at the annual meeting.
A briefing about the especial situation was made by Matias, since the lower income earlier in the year and increase of expenses placed the ISA in a difficult situation, it was also explained the measures taken like carrying magazines to Europe instead shipping through normal mail, or collecting EC championship fees and other in cash to avoid the wire transfers from ISA saving Bank charges, etc. Situation is coming back to normal as NSAs pays in their annual contributions, but budget other fees and promotional material should be reviewed by the committee.

Roman Koch exposed how is done in Germany, and the ISA will recommend the NSAs on how to get money automatically from the banks like the GSA is doing in Germany mid January allowing them to pay ISA.

Also Roman suggested combining the ISA Calendar and printing the one in Europe. The ISA will study with the GSA about the format, the shipping, the printing and picture selection.

About the Norwegian situation, Charlie proposed to find out the real situation and to decide how the ISA should follow with big debts, Norway debt from 2008 were paid during July but now the ISA will like to know the 2009 situation.

5. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2009 membership list. See appendix 2.
The Membership list was presented, and a low down is forecasted or numbers will be close to what it was in 2008, the main questions remain with USA / Canada / Argentina / Brazil / France and Sweden.

6. DISCUSSION - ISSUES & MATTERS AROSE DURING THE YEAR
i. To discuss / present different proposals for Event Jury designations.
Matias made a proposal regarding the selection of Jury, by collecting in advance a fixed fee from the club and ISA would take care of the matter. The ISA Championship Rules are clear and ISAF rules are clear as well. The proposals have to come from the club and not from the National Federation; also the approval belongs to the ISA.Also Roman told about Chris Simon`s involvement in the class and that he is not being invited to the events.
The ISA Committee recommendation and decision on the matter is to try to get in touch with the key person for each event and work earlier with the issue with the clubs, the idea to have at least one year in advance the jury selected and approved, a difficult task but it looks possible with some event organizers.

ii. To discuss changes to the constitution as prosposed.
The Constitution proposal for changes suffered minor changes to be forwarded to all NSAs and Committee members, the idea is to get with this document done by the AGM in Toronto.
The issue rised with the appointed members selection that now will have a minimum of 10 members in a country giving rights to appoint a member to be present in person to show desire of involvement, 20 or more but lower than 70 members grant same number of appointed members but with proxy rights, 70 or more but less than 130 two appointed members with proxy rights and 130 and more 3 appointed members with proxy rights.Other changes in the proposal were related with the who should be present at Committee Meetings and AGM, where at least 1 member of the exec committee should be present, also communications should include word – and by email – to avoid confusion as nowadays most of the communication is done by email, etc. The full proposal will be forwarded soon to the Committee Members and NSAs for review and submission for approval at the AGM in Toronto.

iii. To discuss Master`s World status and special Championship Rules for the one.
Roman proposed to change the rules (Championship Rules) to make an exception on the International Jury about the Masters. The ISA will together with ISAF explain the reasons and grant the ISAF approval for such an event without an International Jury.

iv. To discuss ISA championship fees (see appendix 3)

Roman exposed the financial proposal for running events, about the championship fees, the ISA will recommend to the Annual General Meeting a 450 euro highest entry fee for worlds and continentals including 75 euros as championship fees that should go to the ISA in cash to be paid before the end event. And the highest amount of entry fee for Masters 350 Euros maximum including the 75 euros for the championship fee. The motion was placed by Johann seconded by Charlie Kamps.

v. To discuss ISA merchandising proposal (see appendix 3)
Roman exposed the idea of collecting fees from logos in shirts, it was a general consensus that the class is in no position to control that at every event.
Also Roman proposed the Marinepool `sponsorship` and deal as a club edition, the ISA will recommend the AGM to be accept the partnership with Marinepool.

7. FUTURE EVENTS
2010
i. To propose and/ or receive a bid for the 2010 Masters
The ISA received the bid by the Bayerische YC at Starnbergsee to host the 2010 Masters in September in conjunction with the Hirt Prist. Well known that Karl Haist former ISA president and Masters champion twice is behind the scenes the ISA is looking forward for a high quality event running in parallel with the October fest in Munich.

ii. To inform situation about 2010 Worlds (Dates, organization progress)
Matias gave a report about the new shipping deal, and how are the facilities of the yacht club. Also informed that a few boats will be available for rent in Argentina, and to those willing to purchase a new one, there is always the option for a new BB.

8. ACM AND AGM - 2009
i. To prepare the Committee recommendations to the Annual General Meeting and Annual Committee Meeting that will be held in Toronto next September.

Matias will put a report to the AGM and ACM in Toronto with the decisions taken at this meeting.

9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
- New Perpetual Trophy proposal by Stuart Walker
The ISA idea supports the idea but would like not to have the responsibility over the trophy to get the one in place. ISA office will contact Stuart and comment all the questions rose.

-Vintage Games
Charlie supports that we see how it goes the 2012 edition, and since subscription decreased he will donate the 200 euro for the 2009 due. The ISA will put the event in the calendar. Matias will be in touch with the organizers.

-Antonio Tanger
Antonio has sent an email selling the boat and the secretary notice that he didn`t pay the 2009 dues. The main issue was that being a VP in the association that creates a conflict.

-Digitalization of the Moulds
Anders explained the reason of no need to have them digitalized, since many moulds are around available. Johan informed that maybe the brother of Brammy would do the favour to digitalize for free the moulds.


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10/09/2008
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10/09/2008
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The 40th Annual General Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Club Nautico Scarlino, La Marina di Scarlino, Via del Puntone, Scarlino (GR), Italy, September 10, 2008 at 9:00 am. The 40th Annual General Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Club Nautico Scarlino, La Marina di Scarlino, Via del Puntone, Scarlino (GR), Italy, September 10, 2008 at 9:00 am.
 
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The 40th Annual General Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Club Nautico Scarlino, La Marina di Scarlino, Via del Puntone, Scarlino (GR), Italy, September 10, 2008 at 9:00 am.

1. ROLL CALL:
To take a roll call represented in person or by proxy.

2. 39TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (August 2007, Arendal)
To approve the minutes (previously circulated).
Roman Koch(GER), Derek Priestley(UK), Jean Pierre Marmier (SUI), Antonio Tanger(POR), Manuel Tanger(POR), Johan Offermans(NED), Johan Kahls(AUT), Michele Tognozzi(ITA)

3. ELECTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS
To receive the following nominations from the nominating Committee for the election of Committee members for three year terms of office commencing 1st January 2009:
Ludwig Beurle (AUT) commencing first term of office
Pablo Noceti (ARG) commencing second term of office
Roman Koch (GER)commencing second term of office

(N. B. In accordance with the Constitution the election of Officers, the Executive Committee, Chairmen of sub-Committees, etc will be made during the Committee meeting. See attached Committee meeting agenda for further details).
Nomination accepted with a special thanks to the Nomination committee.

4. ACCOUNTS
To receive a provisory financial statement for the year ending on 30th September 2008 (see Appendix No 1).

It was a general consensus that Treasurer should look into a way to optimize the bank situation, salaries, bank expenses, etc.

5. CONSTITUTION REVIEW
To receive from the working party consisted by the Technical Advisor, Johan Offermans, Roman Koch & Charlie Kamps all the constitution changes proposals in consequence of rule changes and other modifications.

Discussion on the matter, Johan explained his vision, where boat technically should not change equipment but promotion should go beyond the Soling circle.

Also it was explained the proposed changes and during the ACM lots of inputs were done, like changing voting rights in the ACM where Countries with one active team would have a vote but no proxy rights, 20 members - 2 votes with proxy rights, 70 - 3 votes with proxy rights, 130 – 4 votes with proxy rights.
Also the structure of the ISA should change where 1 president + 3 VP and only 2 carry subcommittee responsibilities, etc.
Term period for Executive members Jean Pierre Marmier propose a modification for a 1st term of 4 years, then a second term of 2 years and a third of 2 years, on majority of vote on re-election. Other little changes will be made in the proposed constitution.
Johan proposed to the secretary and the life member had votes, Matias and Derek strongly recommended not, although was decided that the Secretary then could receive proxy from members in the committee.
The AGM decision was that the ACM should discuss and finalize the proposed document of the new constitution and then to come back in an extraordinary AGM to vote on the new document. It was agree that changes to simplify should be done.

6. NEXT AGM
To decide the date and venue.
Next AGM will be held after the Toronto`s Worlds

7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Johan Offermans propose to adjourn the AGM, Roman seconded, all in favour.


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10/09/2008
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10/09/2008
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The 68th Annual Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Club Nautico Scarlino, La Marina di Scarlino, Via del Puntone, Scarlino (GR), Italy, September 10, 2008 at 9:00 am The 68th Annual Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Club Nautico Scarlino, La Marina di Scarlino, Via del Puntone, Scarlino (GR), Italy, September 10, 2008 at 9:00 am
 
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The 68th Annual Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Club Nautico Scarlino, La Marina di Scarlino, Via del Puntone, Scarlino (GR), Italy, September 10, 2008 at 9:00 am

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1. ROLL CALL
The following committee members were present:
Derek Priestley(UK), Roman Koch(GER), Johan Offermans(NED), Johann Khals(AUT), Michele Tognozzi(ITA)

Proxies presented:
-Roman holding proxies for Rose Hoeksema(USA), Gernot Heller(GER), Jan Kirkedam(NOR), Tom Mitchell(CAN), Maxl Koch(GER).
-Johan(NED) holding proxies for Steve Bobo(USA), George Wossala(HUN)
-Hubert Lefevre(FRA) proxy holding from Nicolas Pecha (FRA) only presented the bid on Friday after the meetings, he was not present at the meetings.

Observers:
Antonio Tanger(POR), Manuel Tanger(POR), Jean Pierre Marmier(Tech Chairman, SUI)

2. MINUTES OF THE 67th COMMITTEE MEETING (August 2007, Arendal)
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website ). Approved unanimously

3. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
a) Committee members
Elected – to receive names from AGM of newly elected members for 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2008. Note: AGM nominated names: Roman Koch (GER) commencing second term, Pablo Noceti (ARG) commencing second term & Ludwig Beurle (AUT) commencing first term.
A proposal by Derek to approve the nominations and if constitution would be changed then the nominations names should be inserted in the new constitution system, Roman seconded and the motion was approved unanimously.

b) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2008. (N.B. One each for NSAs with 20+ members two each for 70+ members and three each for 130+ members):
Michele Tognozzi (ITA), was the only name appointed at this meeting, Countries with 20 or more members are entitle to appoint their appointed members until December 31st of 2008, Appointed members term starts on January 1st of 2009 and will end on December 31st of 2009.

c) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2008
i. President (exec member) for a term of two years. Johan Offermans
ii. Vice President (exec member) for a term of one year George Wossala
iii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins
iv. Treasurer for a term of one year. Hamish Loudon
v. 3rd Executive Member (elected by the Committee) – Roman Koch

Note: Regulation 7.10 the nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
The nominations were approved unanimously and again with a possibility that the constitution would suffer changes related to the officers elected then these nominations would fit in the new system and start from zero their terms, but as an exception would be the Elected members since Committee would manage to fit all names already chosen , in the new positions and into the terms designed in the new constitution.

To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies.
vi. Chairman of the Technical Committee – J. Pierre Marmier
vii. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch
viii. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Manuel Tanger
ix. Chairman of the Nominating Committee – Gyorgy Wossala
x. Editor – Iain Loudon
xi. Vice President (admin elected by President & 4th Exec member) – Antonio Tanger

All names were approved and if constitution is changed then titles will change, and periods will fit the new constitution. These names then would rise from the Committee meeting as a Committee nomination and not the Nomination committee that would be eliminated.

d) 2008 Executive Committee
To designate four Committee members. (Constitution Rule 7.8 states that the President and Vice President shall always be two of its members. The third member shall be elected by the ISA Committee, and the fourth member shall be appointed by the President.

4. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive a financial report for the year 2007–2008 ( appendix no 1)
note: the financial period only ends on September 31st,.
A brief explanation on income and expenditure was made by Matias although Audited accounts were not ready. At these minutes we are presenting include the Audited accounts. And the following notes added from the Secretary to the audit:

The income proportion in between Membership Fees / Championship Fees / Sail Labels / Reimbursement Fees were not exact, where Membership Fee would be much lower and the others would rise – the total is ok. The same happens to expenses in different areas and the most significant would be meeting expenses and travel & subsistence, since for the meetings almost nothing came into the category and air ticket to the meetings were considered as a travel & subsistence expense.


ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2008–2009 ( appendix no. 2 ).
The budget was approved with the following changes below:
A new item was added for active promotion with an amount of 800 in case no sponsorship is achieved for that purpose. And this was proposed by Michele and seconded by Johan approved by all.
Derek also proposed to rise the Salary of the Secretary, and Johan seconded to rise 7500 to 8000 GBP. All in favour. Note: the secretary was against to this decision at least until we received the audited accounts.


iii. To receive the list of Debtors ( appendix no. 3 )
The debtors list is attached below.

5. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2008 membership list ( appendix no 4) .
The membership list is attached below.
iv. To discuss 2009 membership dues.
(Actual = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £10.)
No Changes in fee structure
ii. To decide color of 2009 stickers and membership cards.
White Letters
Red background

6. CLASS DEVELOPMENT
i. To review promotion and growth of the Class
Roman propose that the Chairman of the Communications Committee present in paper / media a proposal, this was accepted and the future Chairman of the Communications Committee will present in paper the media proposals.

7. WEBSITE AND PUBLICITY
i. To receive an advertising report for the Soling Class (also Appendix 6.).
The report was presented by Matias

8. CHANGES - CONSTITUTION, CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES
i. To receive a report from the Tina regarding the Master Moulds.
The issue of the Master moulds are complicated as the responsibility falls into 4 different faces: The ISA is the one of them with the minor % in the shares, followed then by ISAF and then by Linge and Linge Yachts; so the the decision of the committee was that ISA will get in touch with the Linge family and see their support on the issue, also the Technical committee will check the possibility of the laser scan of the master mould, and check also with ISAF which other possibilities exists since they share responsibility as well. The insurance to move and store the Moulds were too high.

ii. To receive a report regarding the BB building in Argentina .
Matias gave a petit report on the production the issue the timing for order, Anders although planned to come to give the full report ended up choosing to see the sailors during the worlds instead a few at the meetings.

iii. To receive a report regarding the Abbott Mast production and the new possible masts.
Abbott mast are available in Europe(DEN) and SA(ARG) & NA(CAN) , Niels Rump made a new mast in Brasil and it is also available there you can contact farol@farolnautica.com.br for more information.

iv. To discuss changes to the constitution as prosposed (Appendix 5)
The constitution was fully discussed during the AGM with the agreement that something could be made to simplify the one, during the ACM Johan’s proposal got into more details and some objections, suggestions and modifications were proposed by the committee. At the end the decision was to re write the proposed one with all the new input (Johan took note of these into his proposal), once the new proposal is ready the one will be sent to all committee members, the intention was then to call quickly a extraordinary AGM and ACM in order to approve the one and forward the changes to ISAF as quick as possible.

v. To discuss timetable and roles for rule changes (Appendix 5)
Not discussed since the Constitution has to be approved by the committee , this is the first part of a major change.

vi. To discuss Classic Perpetual prize boat built date (decrease by request of Italian S.A.)
Italy proposed the change; the committee didn’t see the need to change the age of the Classic Trophy.

9. 2008 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
Roman Koch gave a petit report from the EC, Masters, Worlds 07 and Vitorio Porta’s trophy. Johan gave a report from the British Nationals, and Matias gave a report from Zipfer Cup.

ii. To discuss any matters arising from members meetings held during the year. Members Meeting Minutes (see appendix no. 9).
Johan started explained the main reason to put the submission, shown the Soling name to all ISAF members, etc. But the submission was not accepted by the ISAF as the one although inside the submission’s date limits was not following a OC Equipment selection memo that required that submissions were sent before March 15th (note members meetings were late April during the Masters).

10. FUTURE EVENTS
2009
i. To receive a report from EYC, Canada the host of the 2009 World Championship at Toronto (note that Agreement Form is signed and received since 2007).
Roman gave the report, jury panel is ready, starting on September 14th Ken Lexus support the major issue came with the boat availability and the price of the ones, etc. Roman will check with the organization the package deal trying to compensate the elevated cost of the rental. And other opportunities.
ii. To receive the bid from AVAS, Italy the host of the 2009 European Championship (note that Agreement Form is signed and received since 2008)
Starting on July 31st till 7 of August the event was confirmed by the Italian officers.
iii. To receive a bid for the 2009 Masters to be held in UYCWg, Austria (note that Agreement Form is signed and receivedby email on 2009)
The bid was accepted but the following note was made: The Masters importance is higher than the combined event and therefore prize giving / communications, etc should focus on the Masters.
iv. To receive a bid for the 2009 SA Champs from Argentina.
It was left to Argentina’s decision that has in mind to attract as many Brazilian sailors as possible and that will co organize the event in Uruguay if that is necessary.
v. To receive the bid for the NA champs that should be in the US.
Milwaukee by default will run the event if no other club offers it in the US.
vi. To decide Liaison Officers to the 2009 WC, EC, NA, SA
Charlie Kamps for the WC,
Roman Koch for EC,
Tom Mitchell for NA champs,
Nelson Ilha for SA champs,
Johan Offermans for the Masters.


2010
i. To receive a report from VDS, Porto Alegre to host the Worlds 2010 by a VDS member and competitor Marcos. P. Ribeiro.
Nothing was received, neither Marcos came to the meeting, neither Carlo de Leo who was called to assist the meeting were able to reach the venue in time.
ii. To receive bids for possible EC host: NED or FRA or AUT . The bids are presented by Offermans, Pecha and Auteried (AUT also bids for Worlds)
note: AUT already sent the agreement form, FRA and NED are bringing the ones at the Worlds.
Carl Auteried presented the bid to host either the Worlds or EC event during one of the following years 2010, 2011 and 2012; preference for dates is the end of August till middle of September.
Johan Offermans gave his presentation about the EC that could be during May, and could be 2010 and 2012.
Bid from Chiemsee Lake for hosting the Worlds in 2011. During May, it was noted that the prize giving should be in English, discussion arose regarding the number of days racing and measurement of the boats, due to the possibility of the lack of winds.
The French presented their bid to host the EC in La Trinite in French, either during June or September.

The ISA Committee decided then to allocate the following events in the future EC 2010 – France (September) , EC 2011 – Austria(September), EC 2012 – Netherlands(May) & WC 2011 – Germany(End of May)


11. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: Bootswerft Mader, Abbott Boats, BB Sailing.
The Actual plaque fee : £362.38 and 6 plaques were sold during 2007, and 2 more Plaques will be Sold in 2008 and last boat number issued is 2546. (Note; 2547 is ready for layout and could be used at the South American championship & 2548 are under construction in Argentina.)
The committee is happy to see new boats being built, and will sit with Anders to discuss how is possible to improve the situation.

12. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2009
i. To decide venues:
AGM will be held in Toronto during the World championship
13. COMMITTEE MEETING 2009
i. To decide date and venue
ACM will be held at the end of the EC during the weekend.

14. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
i) To discuss next VYG venue, Soling Class preference.
2012 – Cannes(FRA), Balaton(HUN), CUOMO(ITA)
Vote took place and 8 votes to Cuomo, 2 votes to Cannes and 1 vote to Balaton. The decision was to vote at the VYG organization for Cuomo.
ii) Jean Pierre will eventually step out and is proposing Laszlo Hegymegi to step in afterwards.
iii) It was included in the meetings J. V. Gieson’s email regarding the article wrote by M. Collins on behalf of the new boats and other boat parts after the Zipfer cup. Johan Offermans will be answering the email, explaining the nature of the project, the project situation, the class situation, and Matias role, and that the committee thanks any effort to write any article promoting the new boats & parts available and that J.V. Gieson is free to make comments in these articles.
iv) Johan Kalhs asked to change the Class Rules to change and at least have a index in it, the committee answered that this issue is being checked.
v) Agreement form will be change and Roman Koch will propose changes in it.
vi) Antonio T. will sit with Jean Pierre to check possibilities to reduce the measurement days or different way of checking the boats.
vii) It was brought forward the Kite Surfing Association letter of support, the decision of the committee was to support the one by signing the letter they have sent.


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04/08/2007
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04/08/2007
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The 39th Annual General Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Arendal Maritime Hotel, Vestregate 11, Norway August 4, 2007 at 9:00 am. The 39th Annual General Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Arendal Maritime Hotel, Vestregate 11, Norway August 4, 2007 at 9:00 am.
 
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The 39th Annual General Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Arendal Maritime Hotel, Vestregate 11, Norway August 4, 2007 at 9:00 am.

MINUTES
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1. ROLL CALL:
To take a roll call represented in person or by proxy.
Committee Members present at the meeting:
Pablo Noceti(ARG), Alex Holl(GER), Roman Koch(GER), Derek Priestley(GBR), Jan Kierkedam(NOR), Charlie Kamps(USA), Johann Kahls(AUT), Anders Borresen(DEN)

Proxies:
Charlie holds a proxy from Rose Hoeksema (USA)
Roman holds a proxy from Maxl Koch (GER)
Pablo holds a proxy from Miguel Lacour (ARG)
Pontus Berglund (SWE) holds a proxy from Stig V. Huth(SWE).

2. 38TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (October 2006, Annapolis)
To approve the minutes (previously circulated).
The minutes were approved unanimously.

3. ELECTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS
To receive the following nominations from the nominating Committee for the election of Committee members for three year terms of office commencing 1st January 2008:

Johan Offermans (NED) commencing third term of office
Tina Mikland (NOR) commencing second term of office
George Wossala (HUN) commencing first term of office

(N. B. In accordance with the Constitution the election of Officers, the Executive Committee, Chairmen of sub-Committees, etc will be made during the Committee meeting. See attached Committee meeting agenda for further details).

Charlie moved to approve the suggestion, Roman Koch seconded, and all committee members approved.

4. ACCOUNTS
To receive a provisory financial statement for the year ending on 30th September 2007 (See Appendix No 1).
Matias explained that the accounts were not final, that debtors were not really debtors, observations were made over the low early income on membership, matias explained that most countries paid only at the end of the financial year. Also it was noted the increase on the sail labels.

5. NEXT AGM
To decide the date and venue.

Suggestions being made to keep following a major event either before or after the event, but Charlie said the one would go against the constitution.
Anders explained that actual procedure would allow the class to receive young blood.
Pablo also explained that this would help that people coming from far since a big trip for just a weekend meeting is not possible for most but if involves sailing after all the trip is planned in advance with also other purpose and for a bigger period.
Roman, Anders and Alex, they all feldt that the meetings were according the constitution, but Charlie explained that the one need an update in 9.2 in order to allow the meetings to go one after/before major events.
Derek put a motion and seconded by Anders to change the constitution, taking out the limitation regarding the meetings and the events.

5. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Roman put a motion to adjourn the meetings, seconded by Jan Kirkedam.


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The 67th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Arendal Maritime Hotel, Vestregate 11, Arendal, Norway on August 4, 2007 immediately following the Annual General Meeting till 6.00 pm and on August 5, 2007 commencing at 9.00 am. The 67th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Arendal Maritime Hotel, Vestregate 11, Arendal, Norway on August 4, 2007 immediately following the Annual General Meeting till 6.00 pm and on August 5, 2007 commencing at 9.00 am.
 
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The 67th Committee Meeting of the International Soling Association will be held at the Arendal Maritime Hotel, Vestregate 11, Arendal, Norway on August 4, 2007 immediately following the Annual General Meeting till 6.00 pm and on August 5, 2007 commencing at 9.00 am.

MINUTES
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1. ROLL CALL
To take a roll call of Elected and Appointed Committee members present to establish that a quorum (5) is present.

Committee Members present at the meetings:
Michele Tognozzi (ITA), Pablo Noceti (ARG), Alex Holl (GER), Roman Koch (GER), Anders Borresen (DEN), Tina Mikland (NOR), Jan Kirkedam (NOR), Charlie Kamps (USA), Johan Offermans (NED), Johann Kahls (AUT), Derek Priestley (GBR).

Proxies:
Pablo holding proxy from Miguel Lacour (ARG)
Charlie holding proxy from Rose A. Hoeksema (USA)
Roman holding proxy from Maxl Koch (GER)

Observers:
Preben Asbjørnrød (NOR)

2. MINUTES OF THE 66th COMMITTEE MEETING (October 2006, Annapolis)
To approve these Minutes (previously circulated and published at the website ).
Johan requested remarks on the minutes, no remarks and the ones were approved unanimously.

3. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
a) Committee members
Elected – to receive names from AGM of newly elected members for 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2007. Note: AGM nominated names: Johan Offermans (NED) comencing third and last term, Tina Mikland (NOR) commencing second term & George Wossala (HUN) comencing first term.
Anders put a motion to approve and seconded by Pablo, all in favor to elect the individuals nominated by the nomination committee.

b) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their Appointed committee members for 2008. (N.B. One each for NSAs with 20+ members two each for 70+ members and three each for 130+ members):
The nominations where:
Gustavo Warburg (ARG), most countries will wait until December and their membership numbers finalized to present the appointed members.

c) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following Vacancies commencing 1st January 2008v i. Vice President (exec member) for a term of one year. Geroge Wossala
ii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins
iii. Treasurer for a term of one year. Hamish Loudon
iv. 3rd Executive Member (elected by the Committee) – Roman Koch

Note: Regulation 7.10 The nominations described above shall not preclude others made by members of the ISA Committee.
Charlie put a motion to approve at all once, seconded by Roman, all in favour.

To receive nominations from the President and to elect to office persons to fill the following vacancies.
v. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Jean Pierre
Marmier vi. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch
vii. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Jan Kirkedam
viii. Chairman of the Nominating Committee – Rose A. Hoeksema
ix. Editor – Iain Loudon
x. Vice President (admin elected by President & 4th Exec member) – Rose A. Hoeksema

Pablo proposed that the class should look for more people interested to help J.P. Marmier Charlie proposed that the class push J.P Marmier to instruct new people in the committee.
Johan put a motion to approve the nomination, Anders seconded, all in favour.

The measurement issue was brought into the table and a discussion was raised regarding all the sails that didn’t had a int. measure certification stamp on it.

Charlie also put a motion to state that the Soling sails produced after January 1st of 2008 shall be certified.
Charlie put a motion where ISA through Johan Offermans will write a letter to all non certified measurer sail makers, in the letter will be quoted that the Soling will request certification by the sail makers this action starting on January 1st of 2008. Both seconded by Roman, and approved unanimously.
A motion from Charlie and Roman seconded to change class rules G.3.2.5, to take out the restriction of number of battens, and new wording to discuss with Jean Pierre and Chris Simon.

Roman talked about the life jackets, harnesses with buoyancy aid being out of the rule; Anders put a motion to ad an interpretation about the C.3.1 into the Championship Rules, Roman and Preben will look after it.

d) 2008 Executive Committee
To designate four Committee members. (Constitution Rule 7.8 states that the President and Vice President shall always be two of its members. The third member shall be elected by the ISA Committee, and the fourth member shall be appointed by the President.

4. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive a financial report for the year 2006–2007 ( appendix no 1) note: the financial period only ends on September 31st,.
ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2007–2008( appendix no. 2 ).

It was decided to withdraw the item regarding the mast acquisition and replace into a Calendar item with a figure of 3000 GBP and a total with deficit that ISA will consider as investment. It was cleared that Matias should use travel expenses budgeted to air ticket in the events earlier in Europe and North America .
iii. To receive the list of Debtors ( appendix no. 3 )

NOTE: note that financial period is not concluded.

5. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2007 membership list ( appendix no 4) .
ii. To discuss 2008 membership dues.
(Actual = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £10.)

Proposal from the GSA to include a sponsor category in the different NSAs to get more members, etc, Johan puts motion Charlie seconded the one to write up a letter to explain the sponsor system used in Germany to other NSAs. It was agreed to keep same membership dues for 2008
iii. To decide color of 2008 stickers and membership cards.
Dark green letters
White background
2008 Colors? - White and Green
6. CLASS DEVELOPMENT
i. To review promotion and growth of the Class
Sponsoring the class, proposal reinforcement from Maxl Koch, where the idea is that some people inside the NSA push forward to get some more sponsors. Johan will put this process inside the letter to the NSAs and the letter will be shown at the website.

ii. Idea of Maxl Koch to develop an international calendar
Johan puts a motion to select pictures from NA, EC, WC to produce a ISA calendar and ship it earlier than Soling Sailing. Calendar will be produced (designed and printed in ARG) Jan Kirkedam will collect and select the pictures and have final check on design.

iii. Tina put a motion to stop financing shipping of Soling Sailing inside USSA the motion was seconded by Charlie who thinks that this has to be a NSA business.

Pablo puts a motion and Jan seconded to ISA buy two Photo books from Karl Grosselfinger, price 50 euro each.
Photo book will be advertised before each event.

7. WEBSITE AND PUBLICITY
i. To receive an advertising report for the Soling Class (also Appendix 6.).
ii. To discuss ideas of Iain Loudon for different content of Soling Sailing
Note: We have difficulties to receive these technical articles more than a regatta reports.
iii. Technical Bulleting: To discuss possibility to include a new technical bulletin including manual rebuild drawings, and a few more selected articles regarding rigging, fixing, layout, dimensions, etc. - Hamish Loudon
Note: We have difficulties to receive these technical articles more than a regatta reports.

Johan put a motion that Ian will have the opportunity to improve SS by modfing the existent articles, etc. Also technical videos will be prepared by Jan Kierkedam.

8. CHANGES - CONSTITUTION, CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES

i. To receive a report from the Technical Committee related to New Mast, Master Moulds storage, and BB building in Argentina, etc)
Tina told us that the place for storing the moulds are ok, she just hadn’t time to move them.
Anders gave a report about the building; it brought forward the mast issue.
ii. To discuss the Honorary Members / Honorary President, if there is one or more persons to fill these positions at the Class structure, to verify the Constitution item 5 if the one is according to our structure nowadays.

It was decided to keep the structure as it is, keeping same names at the Honorary positions, although they might be only names without any real work for the class nowadays.
iii. Mast Rule change proposed by Technical Committee (see appendix 8) The proposal from J.P. Marmier regarding the class rules appendix 8.
Anders put a motion and Roman Koch seconded to approve the modification in the class rule F.2.2.1
iv. Based on discussion on item 6.ii if changes are produced the CR needs some changes in maybe the following (see appendix 7 ):
1. Floor height dimensions
A motion from Preben was on the table, to increase the +- variation in the maximum limit to increase in 10 to 15 mm. The motion was seconded by Jan Kirkedam and approved anonymous.
2. Floor being part of bulkhead, floor construction and design.
Matias will find out with S. Forbes to changes into the design regarding, bringing into CAD the original plans.

3. New hatches, bulkheads hatch system.
Technical committee will investigate if new hatch can afford the inside pressure and if that is ok, then Anders put a motion to approve the ones, Preben seconded, unanimous approved.

4. Keel mould (although this is already the way Soling keels are made.
This is already made by BB, it is covered in our class rules.

5. Different assembling process, glue instead fiberglass, etc
Anders explained his point of view, and the changes that could happen with this changes, the cost x benefit of the change. Preben told that this should not take us time, since if this changes are requested, should be requested by the new builders.

6. Changes to deck mould, pre installed fittings made in fiberglass.
Anders explained the process of building and it was clear that there will be no advantage in the cost for producing the spinnaker sheet fitting, but it could be ok for the hand holds, but these will need rule changes to avoid increase in stiffness by producing big structures in the fiber to “host” the hand hold, etc. Technical committee will come with a formal proposal further tomorrow.

7. Masts, new producer, carbon fiber, etc.
Carbon discussion will be delayed for the future, right now the present rule is ok.

It was decided that the Technical Committee and Johan will prepare a guideline to measurement, the guideline will recommendation to sailors, organizers, interpretation of the rules, etc full package. With the intention to reduce time, prepare sailors, etc. Time to time there will be a full measurement; also the guideline will focus in the different age of boats, etc.

v. Changes are needed on item 5.2 at the Championship Rules to fit SA Championships and NA championships who are held in less than 5 days of racing, The issue is a conflict in-between 9 races scheduled for the event and the two races a day unless you want to recover races where you can reach a max of three since there are a few days the event can not match both decisions at the same time is either less races or more each day.

It was general agreement that the total number of races could change due to the quantity of days available for racing (4 = 7 races, 3 = 6 races),
Championship Committee and TA will work in a new wording.

vi. Future developments of the Championship Rules. Perhaps a different set for the Vintage Games?
It was general agreement that there is no need to change our Championship Rules for the VG.
vii. Ad into Championship Rules regarding the Rien Segaar Trophy.
Roman put a motion to approve the inclusion of the deed of gift. Unanimously approved. Action to be taken by the Championship Committee with the TA.

viii. Review Constitution
TA, Roman, Johan and Matias will clear the entry system, etc.

ix. Young team promotion idea
A new point was pointed regarding the entries, a discount(50%) should be offered by young teams, average age will be investigated by the Championship Committee and a proposal will come forward for teams competing in the BSA or the Paul Elvstrom trophy (EC, WC) with a total combined age.

9. 2007 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
Roman gave a report, talked about the Omega Cup, with 25 boats another increase, etc, the feedback from most sailors is always the social event.

Issue with Austrian Championship, the event did not completed and the Austrians decided to host the event again. Charlie puts a motion and also comments on how it was in Balaton 99 were raced was cancelled, that the ranked points obtained in the championship held are valid and kept to the sailors who sailed the one.
The Austrians can held a new Championship to crown an Austrian Champion, but the one will not provide points in the ranking (Note: that the Zipfer Cup is a ranked event and will provide points in the ranking with factor 1.0, OSK may held the Austrian Champs together with the Zipfer.). The committee agreed that the points obtained shall not move.
A remark was made to congratulate Jan and the EC organizing committee about the overall good event they had done.

It was noted that the Championship Rules has to be checked regarding the trophies, inclusion of the Reloaded Trophy / Seegar Trophy for EC events.
Action to be taken by the Championship Committee and the TA.

ii. To discuss any matters arising from members meetings held during the year.
Members Meeting Minutes (see appendix no. 9).

10. FUTURE EVENTS
2008
i. To receive a report from AIS, Italy the host of the 2008 World Championship at Etrusca Marine en Scarlino, Tuscany, 20 km north to Castiglioni (note that Agreement Form is signed and received since January 2007).
Michele Tognozzi started with his report brand new marine, who will hold the Finn worlds in May, etc. The discussion was around the dates, either before, or after the VG and the issue with the meetings. Johan put a motion to start Sept 12, 13, 14 sailing days 15 thru 19th.

ii. To receive a report from Newcastle, UK the host of the 2008 European Championship, they informed they can’t run the event, find out a Danish possibility.
May 9th, 10th, 11th and racing starting on 12th to 16th , Nykoping, Morse, Denmark. The secretary will send out the Agreement form to Frank Lavrsen

iii. To receive a report from CYC, Germany the host of the 2008 Masters Championship.
Chiemsee, May 1st to 4th

iv. To receive a report from Vintage Games Inc. the organizer of the 2008 Vintage Games.
Measurement from September 19th and Sailing from Monday 22 thru Sunday 28

v. To receive a bid for the 2008 SA Champs from YPCE, Punta Del Este. first week of December

vi. CKQ will check with Canadians dates and venue for the North American event asap.

2009
i. To discuss the dates and venue for the Worlds. A possible bid from Toronto is being expected.
September 15th will be the dead line to EYC show the real interest and CQK will check with MYC the possibility to host the event.

ii. To discuss the dates and venue for the Europeans. A possible bid from Lake iseo is expected.
Roman will check with club during the masters 2007.

iii. To discuss the dates and venue for the Masters.
CQK suggested being at the Austrians, Johan will check the possibility at the Zipfer Cup next September.

2010
i. To receive a bid from VDS, Porto Alegre to host the Worlds 2010 ISA requested more details to be presented on the meetings of 2008.
ii. Johan Offermans will check the possibility to go again to NED for the EC. Not in Medemblik.

11. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: Bootswerft Mader, Abbott Boats, BB Sailing No plaques were sold during 2007 and the last one sold was in 17/03/05, number 2539. (Note; 2540 is under construction in Argentina, and 2541, 2542, 2543 and 2544 are scheduled to be finished before the 2007 Worlds.)
Anders explained that probably 6 boats will be finished before the worlds.

12. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2008
To decide venues:
It was decided to use the Worlds and North Americans to hold members meetings, no meetings at the EC since the one is being held at the same continent as the Worlds.

13. COMMITTEE MEETING 2008
i) To decide date and venue
The ISA decided that the AGM and ACM will be held September 12 and 13, Italy.

ii) To discuss date and venue: during events or after the closure of the financial year.
Note: suggestion from Hoeksema, Kamps on behalf of the USSA to not hold the one during July, August, September (summer and busiest season)
The venue for the 2007 ISAF Annual Conference will be Estoril, Portugal from 1 to 11 November. 2008 ISAF Annual Conference announced for Helsinki, Finland early November to be confirmed later.

After discussion the committee decided that the constitution will be changed in order to allow meetings before and after major events. It was noted that most of the classes kept their meetings during the events , before and or after.

14. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
i We should ad Sail labels quotes for 2008=09 as the ISA is running out.

- Anders put a motion and Roman seconded the one to adjourn the meeting.


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THE 66TH COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT THE SEVERN SAILLING ASSOCIATION, ANNAPOLIS,MD, USA ON OCTOBER 23, 2006 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TILL 6.00 PM AND ON OCOTBER 24, 2006 COMMENCING AT 9.00 AM. THE 66TH COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT THE SEVERN SAILLING ASSOCIATION, ANNAPOLIS,MD, USA ON OCTOBER 23, 2006 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TILL 6.00 PM AND ON OCOTBER 24, 2006 COMMENCING AT 9.00 AM.
 
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THE 66TH COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT THE SEVERN SAILLING ASSOCIATION, ANNAPOLIS,MD, USA ON OCTOBER 23, 2006 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TILL 6.00 PM AND ON OCOTBER 24, 2006 COMMENCING AT 9.00 AM.

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MINUTES
1. ROLL CALL
Committee Members present at the meetings:
Roman Koch with Proxies from MicheleTognozzi & Maxl Koch (GER)
Alex Holl with Proxy from Heino Shuckmann (GER)
Johann Offermans (NED)
Derek Priestley with proxy from Peter Hewitson (GBR)
Hamish Loudon (GBR)
Charlie Kamps (USA)
Pablo Noceti (ARG)
Tina Mikland with proxy from Jan Kirkedam (NOR)
Tom Mitchell (CAN)
George Wossala (HUN)
Rose Hoeksema (USA)

Observers :
John Morgan (ISV)
Joe V. Gieson (USA) (only on Tuesday)

Absent with apologies:
Kazuo Hanaoka (JPN)
Stig Von Huth (SWE)

2. MINUTES OF THE 65th COMMITTEE MEETING (November 2005, Budapest)
George made a motion to approve the minutes. Roman seconded and the Committee approved.
3. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
a) Committee members
Elected – to receive names from AGM of newly elected members for 3-year terms of office commencing 1st January 2007. Note: AGM nominated names: Tom Mitchell (CAN) commencing first term, Charlie Kamps(USA) & Hamish Loudon(UK) commencing third and last term. (Finishing period –, Paul Davis (CAN) finishing third term & cannot be reelected, Charlie Kamps (USA) and Hamish Loudon (UK)).

George made a motion to approve the elected nominations received by the AGM, seconded by Hamish and approved by the Committee.

b) Appointed members – to receive from relevant NSAs the names of their appointed committee members for 2007. (N.B. One each for NSAs with 20+ members, two each for 70+ members and three each for 130+ members):

Jan Kirkedam(NOR), Maxl Koch(GER), Alexander Holl (GER), Derek Priestley (UK), Stig von Huth (SWE), Michele Tognozzi (ITA), Kazuo Hanaoka (JPN), Rose A. Hoeksema (USA), John Morgan (USA), Paul Brian (CAN),
Argentina and Brazil have the right to appoint one member each. The USA also has a third. They will appoint these before December 31st of 2006.

c) Officers
To receive nominations from the Nominating Committee for the following vacancies commencing 1st January 2007
i. President (exec member) for a term of two years. Johan Offermans
ii. Vice President (exec member) for a term of one year. George Wossala
iii. Secretary for a term of one year. Matias Collins
iv. Treasurer for a term of one year. Hamish Loudon
v. 3rd Executive Member (elected by the Committee) – (to be decided at the meetings )


The Committee received the names, and since it was missing the nomination for the 3rd executive member, George made a motion to nominate and approve Roman Koch (GER). Charlie seconded, and the Committee approved.
When the slate was complete Charlie, after explaining the reasons of the nominations, made a motion to approve the complete slate (- i, ii, iii, iv & v). Tina seconded, no Committee member voted, and George then asked for an individual vote after Tom Mitchell’s request to Rose and George for a description of the Presidents tasks and also from Johan (the nominated) his objectives and targets if elected. Each gave a brief explanation of their duties and objectives, then each position was voted as follows:

Votes:
i. Approved by all with an abstention of Hamish.
ii. Approved by all.
iii. Approved by all.
iv. Approved by all with an abstention of Hamish.
v. Was voted on already in the discussion putting forward the name of Roman Koch.



Note: Regulation 7.10: 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.


vi. Chairman of the Technical Committee – Jean Pierre Marmier
vii. Chairman of the Championship Committee – Roman Koch
viii. Chairman of the Communications Committee – Jan Kirkedam
ix. Chairman of the Nominating Committee – Charlie Kamps
x. Editor – Stuart Walker
xi. Vice President (admin elected by President & 4th Exec member) – Rose A. Hoeksema

Charlie Kamps requested to step down as the chair of the Nomination committee and nominated Rose A. Hoeksema to replace him. Rose accepted and George made a motion to accept the nominations. Hamish seconded this and the Committee approved.

All names were approved, except Rose A. Hoeksema will replace Charlie Kamps as Chairperson of the Nominations Committee.

NOTE: Neither part of these meetings, nor part of these minutes: Stuart Walker resigned as Editor a week after the meetings. Provisionally, Rose Hoeksema, awaiting an answer from Iain Loudon, is assuming the position.


d) 2007 Executive Committee
To designate four Committee members. (Constitution Rule 7.8 states that the President and Vice President shall always be two of its members. The third member shall be elected by the ISA Committee, and the fourth member shall be appointed by the President.

After elections the following Committee Members will comprise the Executive Committee : Johan Offermans(NED), George Wossala(HUN), Rose A. Hoeksema(USA) and Roman Koch(GER).


4. FINANCIAL SITUATION
i. To receive a financial report for the year 2005–2006 ( appendix no 1)
ii. To receive the proposed budget for 2006–2007( appendix no. 2 ).
iii. To receive the list of Debtors ( appendix no. 3 )
iv. Debt from USSA, regarding 2005 (Difference on members counting 87 by USSA and 107 by ISA, ISA counting is based on the ISA Ranked events).
- Appendix no.1 Income x Expenditure was reviewed at the AGM and the only query was about the increment in the travel expense, which was explained by Matias Collins that it was financed by a specific donation and was an air ticket. Some of the Committee thought the expense should not appear marked as a travel expense and others thought that it shouldn’t appear at all. Tom Mitchell explained that both the donation and the expense had to appear, and that either a note explaining or an explanation at the meetings was good enough. The Secretary proceeded to modify the appendix at Johan’s suggestion adding in the donation income as a note.

-The budget was analyzed and after discussion if ISA approved an upgrade for Matias’ computer.

-It was noted that Doyle was ISA’s best Sail labels buyer and UK Halsey the only advertiser in the Soling Sailing. The Committee decided to drop their small debts due to bank charges, etc. The Committee also decided to drop an old Finnish debt from an individual. The earlier debt from the USA will be discussed between Rose and the USA president.

-The secretary proceeded to delete the debts from the file and advise Chris Simon, the Auditor.

-The Committee discussed proceeding with stronger actions facing the Austrian issue.
Tom Mitchell made a motion to the ISA to write an open letter to all AUT sailors explaining the situation and the consequences and actions that ISA might take if the situation is not resolved. Johan Offermans and Charlie Kamps will write the letter. Meanwhile no regattas in Austria will be a ranked event, and sailors from Austria have to join directly to the ISA in order to receive publications and the rights at the web, and rights to sail an international event, or for appearing in the ranking system.

-It was requested that Hamish Loudon check with his accountant about the possibility of producing an audit of the accounts in time for the meetings. This is an issue we have had since the meetings are done just after the end of the financial period.

5. MEMBERSHIP
i. To receive provisional 2006 membership list ( appendix no 4) .
ii. To discuss 2007 membership dues. (Actual = Boat registration fee £30 and individual membership fee £10.)
iii. To discuss membership format and dues for non profit organizations.( Two non profit organizations have joined through USSA one paid 1 membership and the other 3 memberships.)
iv. To decide color of 2007 stickers and membership cards.
Insignia will be white.
Background like the Argentine blue in its flag.
-The Membership list was received. It was noted that there was an increase almost everywhere. It was also noted that individuals joining the ISA were able to rebuild their Solings (i.e. Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, etc).
-The Membership format and values will remain the same as 2005/2006 where each boat was required to use the sticker (boat registration fee) that costs 30 £ and each individual in the boat be a member with a cost of 10 £ each(membership fee). Also for the non-profit organizations the system will remain the same with no specific policy and personal contact with them trying to be fair and get something from them but help them participate in the Class.
-The color for 2007 sticker and membership cards will be:
Insignia, letters white and background will be the Argentine light flag blue (almost inverting 2006 ones.)

6. CLASS DEVELOPMENT
i. To review promotion and growth of the Class
ii. To discuss Paul Henderson’s letter (appendix no. 10 )
iii. To discuss Stuart Walker comments (appendix no. 11 )
The Class discussed how to improve the growth of the Class, something that in 2006 has recovered the right path. A suggestion was made to send after each big event a newsletter regarding it. As always, the main issue is who will do the writing to make this possible. It was suggested that the fifth from the top and the fifth from the bottom be asked to write about it. The Secretary will try it for future events.

Also pointed out by the secretary was the issue that big events have to generate images that help the Class attract new people, from videos to pictures of high quality. It was noted that the ISA has nothing about the 2006 Worlds to be used in Soling Sailing. This is a big issue since it was the best event in the year to advertise the Class. It was decided that there will be included in the Agreement form an item related to this and a guideline as to what ISA wants to receive from the clubs during and after the events.
Discussion was brought forward about Paul Henderson’s letter, and the Committee agreed that the Soling Class was created as an athletic Class and that droop hiking should remain. It was also pointed out that negative factors cited were not all true, especially the ones regarding injuries. It was also noted that without the proper technique that it is really hard to learn how to come in and out. The ISA will prepare something in that respect as a technical resource. It was decided that Rose will be writing a letter answering and thanking Paul for his input, explaining all of the above.
Stuart’s comments were related to the Soling building project. The project was once more explained and stages accomplished. See Technical for further discussion.


WEBSITE AND PUBLICITY
i. To receive any suggestions regarding the website, and a brief verbal report by M. Collins.
ii. To receive an advertising report for the Soling Class (also Appendix 6.).
Report of incomes and who were the advertisers were showed to the Committee. it was agreed to seek more advertising.
iii. Soling Sailing: To discuss future plans ISA will produce same Soling Sailing in 2007. If a sponsor is found, another may be produced later in the year.

Matias Collins briefly explained that the website is going OK. The number of registered people has almost reached 2000, from these 700 are ISA members.
Matias Collins also showed the Advertising report, announcing that Hans Fogh, Koch GmbH signed as sponsors/advertising for 2007.
It was decided by the committee to keep production and design as it is for the Soling Sailing.

8. CHANGES - CONSTITUTION, CHAMPIONSHIP & CLASS RULES
i. The need to update Championship Rules at 5.15 and 6.4
ii. Proposal by Nelson H. Ilha (BRA for a change in the Constitution – Membership dues. ( see appendix no. 5 ) (This action, if approved, needs ratification of the AGM that needs to be re opened).
iii. Proposal by Matias Collins (USA/ARG) to modify NOR and SI approval procedure for ISA events by using a technical advisor (TA) instead of the Championship Committee. (see appendix no. 8 ).
Chris Simon is named TA for the Soling Class. Decisions are kept between the TA and the Championship Committee always keeping the ISA office in the loop(admin@soling.com) .
iv. Proposal by Stuart Walker to raise the Paul Elvstrom age limit to 30 and the Masters to 60 ( see appendix no.11).
v. The GSA proposes that we state in the Championship Rules and Class Rules that the Jury Chairman of a championship cannot be from the host country.
Roman Koch made a motion, and Charlie seconded. All were in favor.
vi. The GSA also wanted to review in the Championship Rules, SSI, SNOR the entry fee limit, especially in relationship to events with many sponsors, the presence of which and a high entry fee are discouraging their sailors from competing in these events since it looks like business for the clubs.
vii. To receive a report from the Technical Committee related to different issues and take resolutions on their subjects (New Mast, Master Moulds, etc).
Received a report from Tina Mikland that the Master Mould inspection was made. Most of what could be observed is that it is in good condition. Hamish made a motion that the NSK take care of the moulds in the cheapest possible way and to try to store them. Some questions will be forwarded to Ed Tadzik (Southern Cross Spars AS).

Charlie Kamps and Roman Koch will review the entry process, since the one in practice now is working fine and if needed points 5.15 and 6.4 will be changed.
The Committee decided to keep same period of membership, but recommends Brazil adopt a different method if they can handle the system. It only matters to the ISA that at ISA ranked events sailors are members, and those not sailing but requesting web access are also ISA members. The same goes for t he ranking.
The Committee also decided to create the TA position, and nominated Chris Simon, although process of NOR and SI approval will remain the same, being made by the Championship Committee.
Stuart’s proposal to change P. Elvstrom age was not approved, but at the Masters event, there will be different trophies – The Masters World Champion for the overall winner, the prize for Junior Master ages between 50 and 59, the Grand Master ages between 60 and 69 and Legend over 70. The total age of the team will remain at 120.
The ISA will change the Championship Rules to produce a lighter version for the Masters. No double fee will be charged for combined events at the suggestion of the GSA.


There was lots of discussion about the possible future builders. The final conclusion was that Borresen, Authier and Wossala should get in contact with each other to try to start the building in Argentina, and also to check the possibility to build them in Hungary. Regarding the masts, Charlie made a motion that the Class should receive proposals from different mast builders in different continents and acquire at the right price blank mast with holes, the same shape of actual Abbott masts, the same alloy composition and be refunded after they are sold. The Secretary will contact possible builders in Brazil and Argentina. Johan will contact Proctor in Europe and Rose will contact Abbott in Canada.


9. 2006 EVENTS
i. To receive a report from the Championship Committee on events generally.
ii. To discuss any matters arising from members meetings held during the year. Members Meeting Minutes (see appendix no. 9).
A report was received regarding the Europeans. Johan Offermans asked that the Worlds should not be used as a benchmark as the LO had a difficult time before the event. Charlie Kamps proposed that guidelines are created that the LO can show to the PRO on what the Class wants like the 6 boat lengths between the gates, sustained winds over 25 knots without a start, etc. The Jury issues the Championship Committee will take care of. The courses will go 15 min longer on the standard papers.
10. FUTURE EVENTS
2007
i. To receive a report from Argentina, San Isidro the host of the 2007 World Championship at Club Nautico San Isidro and the signed Agreement Form.
ii. To receive a report from Arendal, Norway the host of the 2007 European Championship.
iii. To discuss the venue for the Masters. Possibly at AVAS, Lake Iseo, Italy in September.
iv. To report on the bid for the South Americans at the VDS and another bid from the Jangadeiros Yacht Club both in Porto Alegre, Brasil.

Pablo Noceti gave a report about the event in 2007 for the Worlds, gave the agreement form signed and stamped by the CNSI. A point was raised with wireless, not an issue since the club already has wireless for other events, it won’t be difficult to have it for the worlds. Racing will be from Monday the 12th to Saturday the 17th and only one race on Saturday. Measurement will be from Friday the 9th to Sunday the 11th. It was pointed out that as much info as possible about the event be published early in order to help people plan their travel. The club will move boats from the port to the club. Competitors have to hire Customs agent and follow the customs process to enter and exit Argentina.

Roman Koch gave a brief report about Arendal, where the yacht club is small but facilities will be installed temporarily. Shipping info will be provided. George was nominated as LO.
Roman Koch, gave a brief report about his experience sailing the Italian Championship. There is a thermal breeze, races starts only after 1200hs. Only sail stamps will be required; George was appointed as LO. Dates are Thursday the 6th to Saturday the 8th of September.
The ABS is entitled to run the South American Championship and they know which club will be best. They shall decide where to hold to event to best promote the Class in Brazil. The Secretary will inform N. Ilha and request the venue for the event. P. Noceti to be the LO for the event.



2008
i. To discuss the dates and venue for the Worlds. Bid presented by the AIS to hold it at the Etrusca Marina in Scarlino, Tuscany, Italy 50 km North of Castiglioni during September.
ii. To discuss the dates and venue for the Europeans.
iii. To discuss the dates and venue for the South Americans.
iv. To discuss the dates and venue for the Masters: There is a bid presented by the Chiemsee Yacht Club to host the event.


The Committee decided that the dates will better later in September, and the Committee agrees to run this event in this new club.
The website was a matter to be solved, and the ISA needs the contract signed and stamped by the club. Note: The Agreement was received and the Website issue solved with Commodore Vincenzo as these Minutes were being completed.
Discussion took place about whether to hold a Europeans while Europe runs the Worlds. Roman made the point that holding the continental event attracts other sailors that do not travel all the way to the Worlds. The issue always is that holding a Europeans together with the Worlds makes the event poorer with less participation. The Royal Northland YC (Newcastle) will be the EC holder in 2008 and Hamish will check the possible dates and their interest.
The 2008 South Americans will be the decision of the South Americans, probably between Argentina and Punta Del Este. If this event is close enough to the Worlds some sailors could come back and sail the event with their boats.
Roman Koch gave a brief report about Chiemsee. It is scheduled for May 2008, to run together with the Omega Cup with an entry fee maximum of 150 euros for both events-- the open and the Masters.

2009
i. To receive a bid from AVAS, Lake Iseo to host the Europeans 2009.
This will be discussed at the next meetings.

2010, 2011 &2012
i. To receive a bid from VDS, Porto Alegre to host the Worlds 2010,11,12
The event bids after 2009 were accepted but will be discussed at the next meetings.


11. LICENCED BUILDERS
To report on current builders and number of ISAF plaques sold in last 12 months.
The current builders are: Bootswerft Mader, Abbott Boats, BB Sailing
No plaques were sold during 2006 and the last one sold was in 17/03/05, number 2539.
The ISA secretary and treasury will chase ISAF for the monies related to last plaque sold that never arrived into ISA accounts.

12. MEMBERS MEETINGS 2007
To decide venues.
They will be held at the European Championship in Norway and World Championship in Argentina.
13. COMMITTEE MEETING 2007
i. To decide date and venue (Note: Suggestion made by Matias Collins to hold it just after the World Championship in Argentina.)
George offered Balaton and his Hotel to hold the meetings. This suggestion was accepted but for another occasion.
Decision: An exception will be made to the Constitution; George Wossala made a motion, seconded by Alex Holl, that all Committee in favor, to hold the meetings on August 4th and 5th of 2007 immediately following the European Championships in Norway.

14. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
i. Johan Offermans brought up some details about the Vintage Games, and the ISA decided that Organizers have the power to decide the details related to racing. The ISA is looking forward to hearing about the Championship dates.

ii. Matias Collins brought forward the merchandising idea and proposal of an Argentine brand to produce and commercialize the ISA merchandising to be sold at the SOLING.COM. T-shirts and polo shirts presented at the Worlds were accepted and all sold. A percentage of each sale will be kept for the Class.

iii.- Johan Offermans made a motion to make Rose Hoeksema a Life Member. The Committee was all in favor.

At 12:15hs Rose Hoeksema made a motion to adjourn. Hamish Loudon seconded this. All the Committee was in favor.



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23/10/2006
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23/10/2006
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THE 38TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT THE SEVERN SAILING ASSOCIATION, ANNAPOLIS,MD, USA OCOTBER 23, 2006 AT 9:00 AM.
THE 38TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT THE SEVERN SAILING ASSOCIATION, ANNAPOLIS,MD, USA OCOTBER 23, 2006 AT 9:00 AM.
 
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THE 38TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT THE SEVERN SAILING ASSOCIATION, ANNAPOLIS,MD, USA OCOTBER 23, 2006 AT 9:00 AM.

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MINUTES

1. ROLL CALL:
Committee Members present at the meetings:
Roman Koch with Proxies from MicheleTognozzi, Maxl Koch (GER)
Alex Holl with proxy from Heino Shuckmann (GER)
Johann Offermans (NED)
Derek Priestley with proxy from Peter Hewitson (GBR)
Hamish Loudon (GBR)
Charlie Kamps (USA)
Pablo Noceti (ARG)
Tina Mikland with proxy from Jan Kierkedam (NOR)
Tom Mitchell (CAN)
George Wossala (HUN)
Rose Hoeksema (USA)

NSA Representative
John Morgan (ISV)

Absent with apologies:
Kazuo Hanaoka (JPN)
Stig Von Huth (SWE)



2. 37TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (November 2005, Budapest)
To approve the minutes (previously circulated).

Rose put a motion to approve the meetings Johann seconded, approved by all.


3. ELECTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS
To receive the following nominations from the nominating Committee for the election of Committee members for three year terms of office commencing 1st January 2007:

Tom Mitchell (CAN) commencing first term of office
Hamish Loudon (UK) commencing third term of office
Charlie Kamps (USA) commencing third term of office

(N. B. In accordance with the Constitution the election of Officers, the Executive Committee, Chairmen of sub-Committees, etc will be made during the Committee meeting. See attached Committee meeting agenda for further details).

Names put forward by the Assembly to the Committee Members


4. ACCOUNTS
To receive a financial statement for the year ended 30th September 2006 (See Appendix No 1).

Hamish Loudon explained the provisory accounts, an issue was raised with increase of travel expenses by Johann Offermans, explained that the one was specific financed through donations.

Hamish will check with his local accountant to see the possibility to do the audit faster, it was decided to go forward and see the possibility to have the accounts ready for the meetings.

6. NEXT AGM
Proposal to be at Hungary, George offered kindly his Hotel in Balaton, Tina Mikland proposed to be in July in Arendal after the Europeans & Johann Offermans offered Holland.
Earlier it was decided to hold the meetings in Balaton but later together with the Committee Meeting decision the AGM meetings were scheduled for August 3 just after the European Championship in Arendal, Norway.

7. ANY OTHER BUSINESS



Hamish put a motion to adjourn the meeting, George seconded, all in favour.


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30/10/2005
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THE 36TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT THE DGI- BYEN TIETGENDGADE 65, 1704 KOBENHAVN V ON MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2004 AT 9:00 AM THE 36TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT THE DGI- BYEN TIETGENDGADE 65, 1704 KOBENHAVN V ON MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2004 AT 9:00 AM
 
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THE 36TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOLING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT THE DGI- BYEN TIETGENDGADE 65, 1704 KOBENHAVN V ON MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2004 AT 9:00 AM

1. ROLL CALL:
Committee Members Present
Charlie Kamps(USA), Hamish Loudon(UK), Johan Offermans(NED), Herbert Balzer(GER), George Barker(UK), Rose Ann Hoeksema(USA - Holding a proxy from Martin Johnsson), Roman Koch(GER), Tina Mikland(NOR), Volker Matthias Moser(AUT), George Wossala(HUN), Jan Linge (NOR – Life member), Dinny Reed (UK – Life member), Bill Abbott(CAN), Ann Lord (SWE - Holding proxy from Stig Von Huth), Nelson Ilha (BRA - holding proxy from Marcos Pinto Ribeiro), Matias Collins (USA).

Other Present:
Rudy den Outer (NED), Steve Taylor (USA), Nancy Schoof (NED), Carsten Moesgaard (DEN), Frank Larvsen (DEN), Andreas Muennichow(GER)



2. MINUTES OF 35TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (November 2003, Barcelona)
Charlie Kamps made a motion to approve them; George Wossala seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by unanimous vote.


3. ELECTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS
To receive the following nominations from the nominating Committee for the election of Committee members for three year terms of office commencing 1st January 2005:

Stuart Walker (USA) commencing first term of office
Johan Offermans (Netherlands) commencing second term of office
Tina Mikland (Norway) commencing first term of office

(N. B. In accordance with the Constitution the election of Officers, the Executive Committee, Chairmen of sub-Committees, etc will be made during the Committee meeting. See attached Committee meeting agenda for further details)

Nominations were received and approved.
Note: ISA Committee thanks Stuart Walker for returning.


4. ACCOUNTS
The ISA decided to:
-Make more Soling Flags (one new flag on each continent)
-There will be a design contest to create a new Soling tie. Details will appear on the website.

Accounts were approved, and a note was made regarding problems finalizing the accounts. The accounts show a loss of approximately 6604 pounds.

Dinny Reed suggested modifying the Constitution point 11.1 (Accounts - Audit) allowing an accountant to audit and examine the ISA Finances.
The new wording was approved, and will be:

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

It was noted that the largest debtor was Doyle Sails for sail labels. They will be chased down.

ISA received from Sweden a list of members for 2004(qty of 26), and that payment was transferred to ISA accounts.
ISA explained procedures for the membership cards and sticker for each NSA. Norway then decided to review their membership as they had miscounted some members, and will, in fact, increase their membership. The ISA secretary will follow up.



5. NEXT AGM

Different suggestions were made; George offered to hold it in Budapest in his hotel, two weeks prior to the 2005 ISAF Meeting in Singapore. The tentative dates are October 29,30, 2005.
Charlie Kamps proposed to have it in USA or Canada, but that was rejected due to Visa difficulties entering the USA.
Hamish Loudon made note about how they run their AGM after the national championship, and how they advertise that this is the time their sailors express themselves and bring up issues to the ISA committee.

6. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Keelboat Committee decisions
A paper produced by a working party on Olympic equipment evaluation with Sailing and Events committees was discussed. The Keelboat Committee produced a paper to the Events Committee showing that the WP missed its own highlights in the conclusion.

ICC Committee decisions
Report on sport boat status and the Bermuda submission regarding match racing for women in 2008. No discussion, as we do not think that MR will go through for 2008.

Charlie Kamps wanted to express thanks to Matias Collins for taking over and doing all the communications between ISA sailors and others.

Rose put a motion to adjourn, and Volker Moser seconded.
The AGM was adjourned.


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