Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2023 of the International Melges 24 Class Association
August 19, 2023 - Hereby the International Melges 24 Class Association announces the date of the World Council's Annual General Meeting 2023.
Dear World Council members of the International Melges 24 Class Association,
The 2023 International Melges 24 Class World Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place virtually on Zoom on Saturday, November 11. This is an important meeting to discuss the status and future of the class, as well as to discuss any proposals for changing the rules and regulations that govern the class.
All NCAs will be invited to give a short (1-2 minute) update on their year during the meeting. A detailed agenda will be issued by September 29th on AGM 2023 website.
Time: 6 am PT, 9 am ET, 2 pm UK, 3 pm CET, 4 pm EET, 1 am (Nov 12) Sydney, AUS
Duration: Maximum of 5 hours, hopefully shorter
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 Changes - published 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Bids open for future events:
For these NCA’s interested to bid, the bid package will be sent, but the Event Regulations are available at the IM24CA website.
More detailed information and relevant documents will be published on the 2023 AGM website