Now that we have a suitable set of class rules, an established World Council and a committed ICA Committee we feel that we should start to work towards organising some international event.
As these events need to be announced at least 1 year in advance the likely dates for any Global and Regional Championships will probably be sometime in 2024 (but we are happy to work on an earlier date if we believe it is achievable) but the first step it to invite all of the ICA nations to come forward with an “Expression of Interest” if they would like to host such an event.
We have today asked the World Council members to contact us if they would like to host such and event and, to support that, we ask you all to talk to your World Council member if you or your Club would like to organise and host one of these championship events.
We are pleased to announce that, following a unanimous vote in favor by the World Council, the 2022 RG65 Class Rules are now published and should be used in all RG65 events going forward.
Much work went into drafting these rules and one of the main focuses of the team who carried out the review was to ensure that fundamentals of the class remain unchanged.
We are confident that all RG65 stakeholders with find these new rules easy to understand and implement. Should you have any questions about the rules then please address those questions to your World Council Member.
You will find the new Rules and associated documents under the Class Rules heading
Today the RG65 ICA World Council held it’s AGM with the main agenda covering topics that needed the World Council to vote.
16 of the 18 World council members voted which is a great turnout and here are some notable points that were decided including the following:
2 methods of how to allocate the number of votes that each World Council Member may cast were proposed and it was decided that in all future votes each World Council member will have 1 vote, and those countries that were represented at a recent World/Global Championship would also have a 2nd vote.
The World council voted with a 100% majority to adopt the 2022 Class Rules. These rules will be published on the ICA website in the coming days at which time they will become the official class rules. Many people contributed a lot of time to drafting these rules and I would like to thank all contributors, but most of all Achille Chatin for the 100’s of hours and late nights he put into them.
The World Council also voted on the appointment of the ICA Committee and I am pleased to announce that your elected committee for the next 2 years is:
Wayne Stobbs (GBR) – Chair
Achille Chatin (FRA) – Technical Officer
Vangelis Simonidis (IRL) – Web and Publicity Officer
Andrew Cook (AUS) – Committee Member
The minutes and full voting details of the AGM will be published on the ICA website in due course.
The final agenda for the 2022 AGM of the RG65 ICA has been published together with details of the 20221 accounts and budget for 2022, motions to be voted on at the AGM and details of the candidates standing for election to the Executive Committee.
All RG65 ICA World Council Members are requested to attend the AGM at 8PM GMT on 26 March 2022. Details of how to join the meeting and how to vote will be distributed to the World Council in due course.
The ICA Committee has today announced the date of the next AGM of the RG65 ICA.
The meeting will be held online via video call at 8PM GMT on 26 March 2022.
The full timeline and draft agenda is published on the ICA website HERE
The Committee will welcome member motions for inclusion in the Agenda as well as nominations for the ICA committee. The committee elected at the AGM will replace the temporary committee currently in place.
Any RG65 owner may serve on the ICA committee and all member of the temporary committee have indicated their willingness to stand for election if nominated by a member of the World Council. The committee would additionally like to attract a nominee for the role of Secretary and Treasurer.
Any questions should be addressed to the committee on the email address .
The ICA committee have been working to update the current Class Rules and are now ready to publish the draft for review.
The aim of the re-draft is to bring the rules up to date, correct some previous issues and ambiguities and rewrite them in a modern format that most R/C sailors will already be familiar with.
We have sought to ensure that the draft rules do not unnecessarily change the RG65 class and should not mean that any boat developed under the previous rules will be impacted.
We would now like you to spend some time reviewing the proposed rules and giving us any comments and feedback that you might have. Where possible please can you send your feedback via your ICA representative, the details of which you can find on the National Reps page.
There are 3 documents that you should review:
The main Rules document.
This document includes many temporary drawings so please do not be worried if the drawings do not look good. Once we are ready to make a final release we will include good quality drawings. See the document here
This is the form that will be used to declare that your boat and rigs comply with the class rules and here you will notice a change. Whilst the class rules still support Self-Certification we will now also accommodate traditional measurement and certification as this is already required in some countries. See the document here
Sail Measurement Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet is to be used to calculate the sail area of your rigs using the measuring technique defined in the Rules. The main part of the spreadsheet is unchanged from the one previously in use. See the document here
A lot of work has already gone into these documents and we hope to have them adopted by the class in late March 2022 at an AGM of the RG65 ICA World Council Members.
We will accept comments through until 14 January where after we will finalize the draft and get them ready for the World Council AGM.
One final important note – until these are accepted by the world council they are only a draft for review and should not be used. The 2014 edition remain the official class rules for now.
Shortly we will be calling for nominations for National Class Secretary and National Class Associations in each country. Please discuss your country’s nomination within your Association, group or fleet in preparation for our request. Each country will be required to sign a Membership Agreement, which can also be viewed on the website (https://rg65.org/association-documents/).
In May we will be calling for nominations for Officers of the ICA
The inaugural World Council meeting will be scheduled for a date in June to formally elect Officers and accept the Constitution and Regulations.
To continue working the Working Group has appointed an interim committee to act in the designated roles. The temporary appointees are:
Wayne Stobbs (UK)
Secretary and Web Officer
Vangelis Simonidis (IRL)
Technical Officer and chair of the Rules Committee
Achille Chatin (FRA)
Officer and chair of the Events Committee
Andrew Cook (AUS)
This interim committee will stand down during the first meeting of the World Council to allow the first elected committee to take over.
In parallel the Rules and Events Committees will recruit some committee members from the RG65 community to so that they can start their work.
The Rules Committee’s first task is to review the Class Rules and issue a 2021 Draft for consultation, while the Events Committee will start to work with the nations to set up some international events starting in 2022.
Thank you all for your support so far and we look forward to the next few months where we will look to put all this work into action. We are doing this for and on behalf of you, the RG65 community. To do this we need you to guide and help us, so please let us know if you would like to work with us to continue this work. We need an engaged and committed committee to represent the class, and it is the class who must decide who that committee is.
Wayne Stobbs, for and on behalf of the RG65 ICA interim committee.
In August last you got a Mail from me, requesting you to present Candidates for getting in charge of the RG65-ICA. To that there were only TWO answers: one offering “general help” and some sound advices, and one from Wayne Stobbs.
Wayne, friend and collaborator of RG65-ICA from long time ago, offers himself to Manage the RG65-ICA.
As at today, December 31, I counted all the received approvals (so far only 3 countries missing), and we find that NOBODY expressed some objection. Or, in other words, there are
15 Welcomes, with 3 Countries without answer so far.
As I wrote: “if there are more approvals more then rejections, I will hand over the whole control of RG65-ICA to Wayne” And so will it be!
Today I CONFIRM THAT WAYNE STOBBS is the Chairman of RG65, starting at 0:00 Hs UTC of January 1, 2021!
To Wayne I assure my full assistance, to the best of my abilities, and am sure he will take us on the right path!
To Wayne I wish success, to ALL RG65 Sailors, to Everyone,
I wish you Fair Winds, and Good Luck! Fredo Vollmer (Past RG65-ICA Chairman)