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IFORMULA 1 CLASS ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting
held at Emmarentia Sailing Club, Johannesburg
16 February 2013
Owners: R Bremner (in the Chair) F Gibbons (Treasurer)
B Urban (secretary) S Niccol
R Attridge C
Crew/Skippers: Dana Badenhorst
Apologies were received from Derek Goris, Ron Downs, and Rob McCarthy.
2. Opening of meeting
The Chairman welcomed the attendees, noted that with the proxy vote of Derek Goris (through Chris Duff) there was a quorum and opened the meeting.
3. Minutes of previous AGM and matters arising
4. Chairman’s Report
The Chairman reflected on the excellent attendance and success of the Formula 1’s in racing events and that they performed well compared to any of the other active racing classes. As example:
RTIR 2012 – 5 boats within the top 50
Richard noted that the Formula 1’s missed the active and frequent participation of Chris Phillips and Rodger Attridge and noted that a big effort would need to be made to get 10 boats to sail the Nationals.
Richard noted that the Rand value of membership fees collected had decreased. One reason was decreased participation in events and interest in paying Formula 1 class fees.
He thanked the 2012 committee for their efforts, and those Formula 1 members who lent their boats to others to sail.
5. Treasurer’s Report
tabled his Treasurer’s report. See separate Financial Report.
Martin thanked Steve for his valued efforts as Treasurer.
6. Submitted Items:
7. Class Measurers
Arnie Spies was
currently able to measure Formula 1’s.
8. Upcoming Sailing Events
The following sailing events were noted:
· Hivelds: 27 and 28 April
· Nationals: 15 to 17 June
· Middle of the Dam events (MOD) – first Sunday of every month
· Keelboat Week
· Big Boat Regatta – try to arrange a boat to be sailed by a Formula 1 crew
· Training/Social Weekend: 19 and 20 October
9. Fees for 2013:
A motion to increase the ordinary membership fees for 2013 to R300 was carried.
10. Election of Office Bearers:
No nominations were received before the meeting.
B Urban noted that he was unavailable for any position, and F Gibbons, that he was unavailable for the position of treasurer. R McCarthy had advised the committee that he was not available for any position.
Nominations and acceptance for the following positions:
Richard Bremner – Chairman
Steve Niccol - Treasurer
Francis Gibbons - Committee member
Roger Attridge - Committee member
The meeting closed at 20h00.
2) NATIONALS Documents: Folder - Nationals
2.9) Mark room rules according to new 2009-2012 rules. Article 1
2.10) Mark room rules according to new 2009-2012 rules. Article 2
3) Administration Documents: Folder- Administration
4) SAS, NKA, SAMSA, Safety Documents: Folder – Regulations
(South African Sailing, Northern Keel Boat Association,
South African Marine Safety Authority)
4.3) Inland Skippers Licence – folder: SAS Inland Skippers Licence Exemption, files: Application for Sailing Exemption Final.pdf;