IACA World General Meeting Agenda
?? September, 2015
1. President Report
2. Secretary Report
3. Economic Report and presentation of accounts and budget – Auditors Report
4. National Association and Fleet Reports - Please submit prior to meeting
5. Election of Officers and I.A.C.A. Committee Members
6. Membership Fees
7. Selection and ratification of venues for 2018 Euros
a. Continuance of Open World Championships.
8. Proposals, received by the Secretary from National Associations, ISAF or other institutions.
a. Discussion on possible future championship rule changes submitted by AUS for discussion.
9. Regulatory and Technical Affairs (Alterations in the I.A.C.A. Constitution, Championship Rules, Ballots etc.)
a. Technical Committee Report
b. Continuance of Technical Committee in present format
c. Open Championship Measurement Requirements
d. Class Rules changes
Proposal by the USA, Supported by Canada, and UK:
To strike Rule 8 from the ISAF A Division Catamaran Rules. Specifically to remove from the rules the following text:
8.1 No part of each hull or hull appendages below the waterline shall be less than 0.75 meters from the centre line.
8.2 Movable and retractable hull appendages shall be inserted from the top or be capable of being fully retractable into the hull.
Rationale to remove Rule 8:
1.We will return the A-Class to its original open class rules regarding hydrofoiling
2.We will provide A-Class sailors and designers with the flexibility required to ensure the A-Class continues to be state of the art in high performance catamaran sailing.
e. Championship Rules changes
SACA submission to alter rule 16 of the championship rules
Rule 16 in the current version
16. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
No transmitting equipment, radio receivers and portable phones shall be carried on board of any competing boat.
Proposal for rule 16 to allow safety radio device
16. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
Radio transmitters, radio receivers, portable phones and similar devices may be carried on board a competing boat but shall only be used in relation to emergencies.
With the development of foiling boats, the number of capsizes and sailors in the water
separated from their boats is increasing dramatically.
It is only a matter of time before we get some bad news from somewhere around the world.
Status for GPS devices
Explanations and interpretation of the current rule:
• Under the existing rule 16, GPS are considered to be radio receivers.
• After consultation of Graeme Harbour (technical committee chairman), GPS are forbidden during continental and world championships.
“Continental” as stated by ISAF means North America and Europe.
• As a consequence, and when not explicitly forbidden, GPS are allowed without restrictions elsewhere.
• The usage of portable phones using specialized software might be forbidden by the wording and existing interpretation of RRS 41(c). To clear up the existing situation where different federations interpret the rule differently, SACA ask the technical committee to publish an official rule interpretation on this subject.
The following national federations support this proposal:
• Switzerland, Denmark, USA, UK
10. Various General Business
a. Continuance of Market Places Website