2023 International Melges 24 World Council Annual General Meeting

2023 International Melges 24 World Council Annual General Meeting

Virtual meeting - Zoom platform

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6 am PT, 9 am ET, 2 pm UK, 3 pm CET, 4 pm EET, 1 am (Nov 12) Sydney, AUS


Session 1 
6-7 am PT / 9-10 am ET / 2-3 pm UK / 3-4 pm CET / 4-5 pm EET / 1-2 am (Nov 12) AEDT Sydney

  • Reports: marketing/communications; financial (including a vote on 2024 budget); minutes; technical/builders report 

Session 2
7-8 am PT / 10-11 am ET / 3-4 pm UK / 4-5 pm CET / 5-6 pm EET / 2-3 am (Nov 12) AEDT Sydney

  • Class reports: All National Classes are requested to send us a National Class Report as a short summary of your 2023 activities and situation no later than November 7th. Please send it to piret@melges24.com

Break 15 min

Session 3
8.15-9.15 am PT / 11.15-12.15 am ET / 4.15-5.15 pm UK / 5.15-6.15 pm CET / 6.15-7.15 pm EET / 3.15-4.15 am (Nov 12) AEDT Sydney

Session 4 
9.15-10.15 am PT / 12.15-1.15 pm ET / 5.15-6.15 pm UK / 6.15-7.15 pm CET / 7.15-8.15 pm EET / 4.15-5.15 am (Nov 12) AEDT Sydney

  • Annual approval of the appointment of the Technical Committee Chair
  • Proposed Class Rules changes 
  • AOB

Three submissions have been received to amend the Class Rules:

1. DEN - Restriction of proposals regarding weight limit changes 

2. USA 1 -  Eliminate Melges 24 Class Crew Weight Limit

3. USA 2 - Group 3 Participants Must Be Class Members  

DEN_Submission_IM24CA-AGM-2023 weight limit C.2.2.pdf
USMCA-Sub1_IM24CA-AGM-2023-Remove the Crew Weight Limit Rule.pdf
USMCA-Sub2_IM24CA-AGM-2023-Group 3 Participants Must Be Class Members.pdf

The important dates to note approaching to the AGM:

Saturday  – 19 August The date of the AGM will be notified by announcement on the IM24CA website not less than 85 days before the date of the meeting.
Friday – 15 September Motions and nominations to be proposed at the AGM shall be submitted to the International Secretary/Administrator not less than 8 weeks (56 days) before the date of the said AGM 
Friday - 29 September The Secretary/Administrator shall distribute an Agenda of all motions nominations and relevant paperwork for the AGM not later than 6 weeks before the date of the said AGM. 
Friday – 13 October Amendments to the above motions shall be submitted no later than 4 weeks before the date of the said AGM.
Friday - 20 October The Secretary/Administrator shall distribute an attachment to the Agenda of any such amendments not later than 3 weeks before the date of the said AGM.
Saturday – 28 October The Secretary/Administrator must publish the voting totals by country subject to timely receipt of payment
Saturday – 4 November FINAL deadline for dues payments
Saturday – 11 November AGM 2023 – Zoom online


The Technical Committee will meet between the original submission deadline and the revised submission deadline to determine if revisions are needed to technical submissions.  

All are welcome to attend the meeting to be held as an open discussion on October 21.  There may be a second meeting after the revised submission deadline and before the AGM for further discussion.  The goal of these steps is to have a discussion regarding the proposals and to make drafting changes as needed in advance of the AGM.   

Current Melges 24 Class Rules - published in April 2023 

The latest Class Rules Changespublished in April 2023

The first deadline for the National Classes is September 15 - Motions and nominations to be proposed at the AGM shall be submitted to the Class Administrator Piret Salmistu at piret@melges24.com not less than 8 weeks (56 days) before the date of the said AGM. 

Who can submit the motions, amendments and nominations:

Motions, amendments and nominations for the AGM shall be proposed only by the Executive Committee, National Class Associations, the Technical Committee and World Sailing. If you have a proposal you wish to be considered by the AGM you should urgently make contact with your National Class Association Officers and ask them to review your proposal and submit it on your behalf by the closing date.

Submissions can be made about:

Constitution, Future Events, Class Rules, Technical issues, Regatta Regulations, General policies.

Bids open for future events:

World Championships – from 2026 on (2026 is North America, 2027 is Europe)
European Championships – from 2026 on
North American Championships –  2025 and 2027

For these NCA’s interested to bid, the bid package will be sent, but the Event Regulations are available at the IM24CA website.

2023 International Melges 24 Class Association Annual Meeting of the World Council