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Organisation/IWA AGM/Minutes 2010

Minutes of the International Windsurfing Association Annual General Meeting
held on Sunday, 25th July 2010, 19.00 hrs. at the Cercle de Voile de Martigues, France.

1. Welcome and registration of votes
Representatives of national class associations from the following countries were present:
ARG, BEL, CZE, FRA, GBR, ITA, NED.
The meeting was established as quorate.

Representing the Executive Committee of IWA were:
Ezio Ferin (Techno 293) - President
Ceri Williams (IFWC) – Executive Secretary
John Ellis – Treasurer
Bruno de Wannemaeker (IFCA)
Marc Cardon (FE)
Paul Leone (Raceboard)
Jean Francois Reggio (IMCO)

2. Minutes of last meeting, and any matters arising
There were no matters arising.

3. Presentation of annual report
The association provides day to day administration for member ISAF windsurfing classes on request and by mutual agreement. This includes receiving electronic registrations for class championships; the preparation of a unified calendar; updating class rules, championship rules and other important class information; sending out a electronic newsletter; and maintaining individual class websites and a joint website as a central news and information hub.

The main aims of the association are to
• Maintain the highest possible technical standards at international regattas;
• Build a worldwide corporate identity for the sport;
• Establish clear development policies;
• Act to strengthen the bonds between classes;
• Resolve conflicts of interest;
• Create a development fund using surplus class income;
• Establish a reputation for prudent financial management.

During the year, the association assisted the classes to organise, in collaboration with local organisers and sanctioned Tour organisers, the following events:
• ISWC – Speed World Tour
• IFCA Slalom World Championships – Texel, The Netherlands
• IFCA Junior, Youth & Masters Slalom World Championships – Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
• IFCA Junior, Youth & Masters Slalom European Championships – Kiel, Germany
• IFCA Junior & Youth Freestyle World Championships – Porto Pollo, Sardinia
• IFCA European Freestyle Championships – EPFT, Tour
• IFWC Youth & Masters World Championship and Festival – Cadiz, Spain
• IFWC European Championship – Sopot, Poland
• IFWC World Championship – Santa Pola, Spain
• Formula Experience World Championships – Cadiz, Spain
• Raceboard World Championships – Warnemunde, Germany
• Raceboard European Championships – Liepaja, Latvia
• Raceboard Youth & Masters World Championship – Weymouth, UK
• Raceboard Youth & Masters European Championship – Lacanau, France
• Techno 293 World Championship – Weymouth, UK
• Techno 293 Europeans – Lacanau, France

4. Presentation of Accounts for 2009
The treasurer, John Ellis, presented the accounts.
The Accounts show an improvement on the previous year, with a small surplus recorded.
The Income and Expenditure (link to follow) document shows a breakdown of activity by class.

5. Review of annual membership subscriptions
There was no proposal to change the current rates of subscription.
Membership renewals would be sent out in December – due by January 1st.

6. AOB
The Executive Secretary reported that good progress had been made with negotiations aimed towards PWA and RSX membership of the IWA.


NOTE.
The presidency of the IWA rotates around the Class Representatives (Vice Presidents) on the Executive Committee.
Marc Cardon (FE Class) will take up the presidency in 2010 and will be Chairman of the Executive Committee.

 

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