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Annual General Meeting

posted 5 Sep 2013, 12:47 by Paul Griffiths   [ updated 31 Jul 2014, 07:41 ]

J/109 UK and Ireland Class Association

Annual General Meeting – notes of meeting

Thursday 24 July 2014 at 1800 hours

Royal Southern Yacht Club


Present – Eight owners and three apologies for absence.


1)      Minutes of last year’s meeting                        Notes as previously circulated

     2)      Matters arising                                                None

     3)      Committee membership                                 

Jean Lockett from Jynnan Tonnyx has joined the committee to replace Richard Griffith who was thanked in his absence for all his help and input over the years.

     4)      Finance report                                                 Approx £5k in the bank.

5)      Rules changes for discussion only at this stage:                                

 We had a discussion about limiting the number of new sails that could be purchased each year. The USA J/109 rules do limit the number of new sails that can be purchased each year. They only have two class jibs and two class spinnakers plus a main of course. Their rule states that you can change the lot in the first year of ownership and thereafter only the main, one jib and one spinnaker per annum unless a sail is trashed when it can be replaced.  

 Do we want to introduce something similar? Would it reduce the cost of ownership? Would it make racing even closer? Would it actually make much of a difference at all? All views welcomed.

     6)      Program

        Season Championship – updated results will be on the web site soon
  • Venue for 2015 Nationals – the venue for the 2015 J Cup has not yet been decided. Members stated a desire to hold the Nationals in June and generally to spread the events so that a key event took place roughly every month. Any decision deferred until we know more about the 2015 J Cup.
  • Next events – publicity notices for West Solent Championships 6/7 September were circulated.  

    7)      Class Association annual dinner and prize giving – provisionally Royal Southern Saturday 25 April 2015

     8)      Any other business – social evenings during key events to be arranged.