INTERNATIONAL FUNBOARD ASSOCIATION
AGENDA for Annual General Meeting of the Council to be held on Wednesday 12th September 2018 in Hvide Sande, Denmark.
Venue & Time: details will be published on the event Official Notice Board. The exact time for the meeting may depend upon the competition schedule.
Welcome, and Registration of delegates and votes
Minutes of the AGM held on 17th June 2017 in Texel and any matters arising
Class Rules To discuss and vote upon the following proposals to change the Class Rules.
5.a) To introduce a Production Sail Registration Scheme – see Appendix
Championship Rules (CHR) – see Appendix To discuss and vote upon the following proposals to change Championship Rules.
6.a) Revise Age Groups – amend CHR 2.2 according to the following:
Master is a man or woman who has reached the age 35 40, or a woman who has reached the age of 30.
Grand Master is a man or woman who has reached the age of 45 50, or a woman who has reached the age of 40.
Veteran is a man or woman who has reached the age of 55 60, or a woman who has reached the age of age of 50.
6.b) Event Entry Fees – add new CHR 3.2 according to the following: Cancellation policy. Late cancellation and “no shows”, without good reason, will lead to a penalty fee at the next championship event.
Class Development – see Appendix
7.a) IFCA Youth Racing/Slalom Class
To discuss and vote on proposal to introduce an IFCA Youth (racing) Class
7.b) IFCA Expression Class
To discuss and vote on proposal to introduce an IFCA Expression Class
7.c) IFCA Foiling Class
To discuss the development of a new IFCA Foiling Class
IFCA and PWA
To receive a report, and any recommendations, regarding closer co-operation between IFCA and PWA
To receive an update on the 2019 championship calendar.
To receive proposals for events 2020 and beyond.
Any other business
10.a) IFCA and Tow in events
10.b) IFCA and Long distance events
Each member National Authority (voting), National Windsurfing Association (voting) or National Funboard Organiser (non-voting) – may nominate a representative to the Council, and shall advise the secretary in writing. Delegate Registration Form
Only current (2018) members are entitled to send a representative and to vote.
IFCA Secretary – [email protected]
APPENDIX TO 2018 IFCA AGM AGENDA
Production Sail Registration Scheme
- 5 euro per registered sail.
- Sails shall carry the sail button/sticker issued by the IFCA attesting that the class fee has been paid, located at the bottom of each sail.
- 5 euro/sail to be paid by the manufacturer to IFCA.
- An online payment system to be set up.
- Brand list, by model and size, to be published on class website.Competitors using sails from manufacturers that have not yet paid may be charged the fee at event registration.
Age Group revision
The proposal assumes a re-alignment of age divisions for men and women – it makes no sense to have different age divisions for male and female.
The revised structure has already been adopted by Raceboard Class and is a proposal also to be voted at the forthcoming Formula Windsurfing AGM.
Under the proposals below, IFCA – under its current Constitution as a class association – would be responsible for, and manage, more than one “Class” as defined by World Sailing. In the same way that the Techno Class Association manages 2 “classes” (T293 and T293 Plus) IFCA can manage 2 or more classes.
IFCA Youth Racing Class
As the current Youth and Masters Championships structure clearly illustrates there is demand for titles in Youth Women and Junior, not just Youth men.
IFCA Expression Class
Current class rules do not adequately cover development of this discipline within IFCA. The encouraging recent developments within EFPT clearly demand this class is formed.
IFCA Foiling Class
Developing the youth class will free up a world title to be allocated to IFCA Foiling. Both Youth Class and Foiling Worlds could be achieved for the 2019 competition calendar.