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International Events – Update

Following our recent message about looking forward towards some International Events, I am very pleased to say that Italy have made contact to confirm their interest of holding a Global or European event in the latter half of 2023.   We are in the early stages of seeing with can be arranged and will make further announcments in due course.

In the menatime, are there any out countries of clubs that would like to signal their interest?  Please give this serious consideration and make contact with us if you think that there is a chance that an event could be staged in your country in the coming years.

International Events

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 look forward to hearing from you.

Luis Bordino joins the ICA Committe

The ICA always seeks to ensure that the interests of all RG65 stakeholders are fairly represented through the World Council, but also through the ICA Committee.

As you will know, the RG65 class has its roots in South America and so it is with great pleasure that the ICA Committee have today co-opted Luis Bordino from Argentina onto the Committee.

Luis will remain co-opted onto the Committee under clause 6.1 of the Regulations until the next Annual Meeting on the World Council.

On behalf of the Committee, I welcome Luis and we look forward to his valuable contribution while we seek to re-establish the Rg65 Class on the world stage.

Sincerely

Wayne Stobbs (ICA Chairman)

New RG65 Class Rules Published

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

Wayne Stobbs – ICA Chairman

A quick update on the 2022 AGM

Hi everyone.

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.

Kind regards

Wayne Stobbs – RG65 ICA Chairman

World Council Membership Application – Argentina

The RG65 ICA is required to announce when applications for membership of the ICA World Council are received.

Accordingly we are pleased to announce that an NCA application has been received from Argentina.

This applications will be accepted by the ICA after 4 weeks have elapsed unless another person or group make an opposing application.

Sincerely

Wayne Stobbs

Final Agenda and supporting documents for the 2022 AGM of the RG65 ICA

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.

For full details please visit https://rg65.org/association-documents/2022-agm-of-the-rg65-ica/

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.

Sincerely

Wayne Stobbs

Temporary ICA Chairman

 

Update on the 2022 rules proposal and preparations of the AGM

You will recall that we circulated a set of draft RG65 Rules for comment in December.  I am glad to say that we received some great feedback from a number of Nations as well as a few “Thumbs Up” with our proposal.

We are currently re-working the draft Rules with some of your suggestions so that they are ready for final consideration and acceptance at the AGM on 26 March 2022.

There are a number or suggested changes that we feel are too extensive to be included in this revision and so some of them will be carried forward for further discuss with a view to have the World Council consider them for a future version.

We received no notice of additional topics for the AGM by the deadline on  15 January and so the AGM agenda will be as originally proposed HERE.

We also received no proposals for committee members as so the current temporary committee will stand for election unopposed.

Here is a recap of the AGM Agenda

          1. Accounts for the 2021 year and a budget for 2022
          2. Special Resolution to adopt the revised 2022 Constitution
            • Revisions include
              • Amending the options for chairmanship of the Technical sub-committee
          3. Ordinary Resolution to select a voting methodology to be incorporated into the Regulations. The options for consideration to be:
            • Proportional voting with the votes determined by the number of active sailors in the country as set out in Appendix A of the current un-adopted Regulations
            • Simple voting with each member having a single vote with an additional vote for any member NCA or NCS who were represented at any RG65 Global or World championships sanctioned by the ICA in the previous 4 years.  This gives a maximum of 2 votes per member.
          4. Ordinary Resolution to adopt the revised 2022 Regulations
            • Revisions include
              • Voting methodology to be chosen through a motion listed above;
              • Amendments to define a process to be followed should multiple applications for Would Council membership be received from the same country.
          5. Special Resolution to adopt the 2022 version of the Class Rules.
          6. Election of the ICA committee.

I would like to further recap a few points on how the AGM voting shall proceed.

      1. In this instance of the AGM each World Council member shall have 1 (one) vote on each agenda item that calls for a vote.
      2. Votes must be cast by the World Council member or a proxy that they appoint to vote on their behalf.
      3. Special Resolutions require a 2/3rds of votes in their favor to be accepted
      4. Ordinary Resolutions require a simple majority (>50%) of votes cast
      5. In the case of special resolutions each World Council Member is required by the  Class Constitution to ballot it’s members and cast their vote at the AGM accordingly.

As I mentioned earlier, we are now preparing the Committee Motions, including the Rules, and plan to release these to the World Council Members on or before 29 January so that you may all consider them before the AGM in March.

The temporary committee are pleased with the progress already made and we hope that you all see the proposed changes as positive steps forward for the class.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to let us know.

Sincerely on behalf of the RG65 ICA

Wayne Stobbs

 

Announcement of the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the RG65 ICA

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 .

Sincerely

 

Wayne Stobbs

Temporary ICA Chairman

 

Feedback on 2022 Rules proposal

Hi Everyone

We see some great review and discussion going on regarding the 2022 rules proposal we circulated last week.

We are noticing a few things that are coming up in a lot of discussions so we though that it would be a good idea to share these with you as they may answer some of your questions or concerns.

We have created a section on our forum where we will add is any recurring theme and give you our take on things.   Please feel free to comment on these topics in the forum, or build them into your own discussions you are having with your NCA/NCS.

To see this discussion please go to https://rg65.org/forum/review-of-draft-rules-for-2022/

Best regards

 

Wayne