MINUTES of the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Formula Experience
Class held on Sunday 17th at 9.30am at UpWind, Araruama, Brazil.
Present: Marcello Morrone (Committee), Remi Vila (Chairman)
Apologies: Nicolas Schreier, Eduardo Cano Saija, Marc Cardon
1)- Welcome and registration of delegates and votes
There were not enough votes for a quorum. As there were no submissions to be
voted upon it was proposed to open the meeting to informal discussion; any issues
that may require a response would be submitted to the Class Committee for further
consideration and possible action.
2)- Minutes of the 2012 AGM and any matters arising
There were no matters arising from the last AGM.
3)- Chairman's Report
In 2012 the Class had an excellent, & windy, World Championship in Paracas, Peru.
We saw for the first time big stars like Paolo Dos Reis showing more the interest in
the Class. This year the event has increased entries (65) and other big names
including Gonzalo Costa Hoevel ( FW & PWA) & Mariano Reutemann (RS:X). The
Class continues to grow steadily in south America but not in Europe. We aim/need to
hold a European event next year.
4)- Financial Statement
IWA 2012 Annual Accounts & 2012 Class Management Accounts
FE did not make a surplus and it is hoped to improve event entries and increase
membership. Uruguay and Chile have agreed to pay membership fees.
5)- Class Rules
There were no submissions to change Class Rules - ie equipment rules.
The competitors present were mainly satisfied with the new One Design equipment
from Starboard and Severne, with some comments about the reinforcement to be
done on sails and board.
6)- Championship Rules
There were no submissions to change Championship Rules – ie event rules.
7)- Future championships
a) 2014 South American Games in Iguerillas, Chile from 4 to 18 March.
b) 2014 World Championships - Mendoza, Argentina, around the 12 October, date
tbc to match school holidays.
c) 2014 South American Championships - Montevideo, Uruguay, mid December,
date tbc to match School Holidays.
d) 2014 European Championship in Spain, tbc.
e) 2015 World Championship in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in November, TBC.
There were no new nominations, it was agreed that the outgoing committee would
continue for the next year.
Meeting Closed - 10.30am