- 2004 Annual Report
Holland now has 6 members. (Burkhard Staabs, Peter
de Wijk, Hubert Bakker, Richard Knol, Rene Knol, Feije Haadsma)
Things are going great over
here. We teamed with the dutch skiff association (i am the secretary)
and with that we can have 3 events a year. The best one is piocked
out to also invite the germans. Because of the publicity we get
from that and the publicity from the hydrofoils. we've had more
people who are interested in the class in the past year than
the 10 years before that.
IMCA NED comments for 2005 IMCA AGM:
RRS rule 52 discussion: We do not think this
rule is applicable on the moving parts of hydrofoils and their
trimming devices, whether they operate automatically or not.
This rule may only be applied to steering and sailtrim, but even
than they are a point of discussion, because a lot of sail trimming
occurs automatically due to the bending of the mast for example.
8m true sail area: We are in favor of this
rule, because it will ban out any discussions on whether certain
sails/sail designs are allowed or not.
One equipment rule: Absolute
nonsense. There still is no one who brings a dosen sails or
rudders to a championship. If this time will come we can decide
by than. At this moment in time it will only be used to
make it more difficult for foilers. A side effect is that it
will slow down the development of the class (also on other issues
than foils), because you can't bring an experimental rudder configuration to
a championship for example.
Changing of voting rights: We are against
this (what would you expect with 6 members). We would suggest:
members: 1 vote
21-40 members: 2 votes, etc.
IMCA membership levies: The same applies to
this point. For very small countries, i don't think 10 euro's
will be a real problem. So why not keep it simple and in line
with the voting rights.
members: 10 euro
11-20 members: 20 euro, etc.
Submissions for Future WC/EC: Hell, why not. We can have a
great championship at lake IJsselmeer. Just not in the next 2
years, but after that i should be having a lot more time. So
i am willing to take this on me. We can have a major dutch open
championship next year or the year after to test drive the waters
and the club. This together with the lift we are in at the moment
could bring Holland back as an active moth country with sufficient
here to download IMCA NED's 2007 World Championship proposal.
Richard Knol and Hubert Baker
- Registered members in 2004: 6