Organisation/AGM /Minutes 2015
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
International Techno 293 Class Association
Date: Thursday 29th October 2015 at 20.15 hrs
Venue: Windsurfing Club Cagliari.
1. Welcome and registration of voting delegates and email votes
Ezio Ferin - Chairman
Countries represented by delegates (or email votes):
24 votes were recorded.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting - no matters arising
3. Chairman's Report
Ezio Ferin gave a short report on the year passed and a passionate reminder of why the class is so important to the sport.
4. Financial Statement
Ceri Williams gave a brief summary of the 2014 IWA Accounts and the contribution made by the T293 Class. Although IWA recorded a loss of 8k euro in 2014, it was expected to recoup this figure in 2015, and reserves remain at the targeted level.
IWA Management Accounts will be published soon and can be viewed on the IWA website.
5. Class Rules
No proposals to amend Class Rules received.
6. Championship Rules
6.1 Proposed to adopt a simplified and modified set of Championship Rules. NOT APPROVED - 24 NO
7. Future Championships and venues
7.1 The 2016 European and World Championships scheduled for Sopot, Poland, and Torbole, Italy, respectively were confirmed. The Sopot event will be spread over 2 weeks with the T293 Plus European Championships before the T293 European Championships.
8. Techno 293 Plus
8.1 It was agreed to support an application to ISAF in November 2016 to become an ISAF Class. APPROVED - 23 YES; 1
9. Any other business
Ceri Williams gave a report on the Youth Olympic Games 2018; and it was anticipated that greater detail would be made available at the forthcoming ISAF Conference in Sanya, China. It was already published that windsurfing would have an increased allocation of competitor places and the age group would be under 19 (a 4 year span of 15 to 18 year olds). T293 Plus was the option being considered.
Patrik Pollak took time out from editing the daily video to outline current and future media plans including live streaming /tracking; and received warm applause from the delegates and observers.
New colours were being considered for the 8.5 and 6.8 OD sails. Michel Quistinic unveiled sample sails in the Cyan and 388 options. This was undoubtedly a popular proposal from amongst the delegates assembled and from sailors at the next days Leaders Jersey Ceremony.
Meeting ended 23:00 hrs
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