Minutes Formula Experience AGM 2003.
2. Class activity report 2003, by Marc Cardon. Proposed General secretary (attached). The class activity report was sent out together with all other relevant documents and copies were provided to all present at the meeting. Highlights were read out.
3. Financial Statement by Guy Chilvers, Proposed Treasurer (at the meeting). The financial statement was handed out and Marc Cardon briefly added some further info about the class financial affairs.
4. Election Class Committee. Candidates:
The candidates were introduced to the meeting and all were chosen with all votes (including postal votes) in favour. The committee was installed.
The constitution was approved unanimously.
The meeting discussed this item briefly. The class rules changes, barring (1) below, were all approved for 2005 onwards. However, it was considered prudent to wait with a final decision on board change till the ISAF November meeting 2004. The reason is that Formula Experience could be a potential feeder class to the new Olympic Class if a short board class will be chosen. The class could possibly benefit from the ongoing development in this respect. It was felt that the first year would see a lot of development in boards for the Olympic Class. By shifting the transition date backwards, Formula Experience would be able to introduce the latest models of the Olympic boards or similar boards, in ASA construction for formula Experience. All other proposed changes will take effect in the 2005 season. After this one year wait, our four years changes cycle will start again in its normal way, what will allow us, if need be, to adapt our rules more easily, to next possible Olympic changes.
It was also noted that Phil Soltysiak has proposed to allow all types of sails in the 11m2 division, but it was not accepted.
8. Approval Class Fee structure 2004.
According to the constitution, the AGM sets the fees for the next year. The following system was approved: Membership fee per national Formula Experience Class organisation. Depending on the number of registered racers in a country
9. Events planned for 2004
The events planned for 2004 were discussed. In view of the ISAF requirement regarding provisional status, the first Worlds has to be held before the 2004 ISAF meeting. Since the class has a high percentage of juniors and youth, it is a necessity to have the major events in the school holidays. It is possible to shift the Worlds to August. Norway however expressed concern regarding having the Europeans and Worlds within two weeks of each other. Norway feels that people will choose events rather then go to both. The committee was asked to look into this matter.
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