Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the International Melges 24 Class Association

August 10, 2021 - IM24CA

Dear World Council members of the International Melges 24 Class Association,

Due to the ongoing global situation, the 2021 International Melges 24 Class World Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place virtually on Zoom on Saturday, November 6.   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 25th.

Time: 6 am PT, 9 am ET, 1 pm UK, 2 pm CET, 3 pm EET, 12 am (Nov 7) Sydney, AUS

Duration: Maximum of 5 hours, hopefully shorter

The important dates to note approaching to the AGM:

 

Tuesday – 10 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.

Saturday – 18 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 – PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP BEING HELD ON 9/11, THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HAS AGREED TO EXTEND THIS DEADLINE BY ONE WEEK (recognizing that this new deadline will occur during US Nats but impacts only 1 to 2 countries)

Saturday - 25 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. 

Saturday – 9 October

Amendments to the above motions shall be submitted no later than 4 weeks before the date of the said AGM.

Saturday - 16 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 – 23 October

The Secretary/Administrator must publish the voting totals by country subject to timely receipt of payment

Saturday – 30 October

FINAL deadline for dues payments

Saturday – 6 November

AGM 2021 – 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.  Since an EGM is anticipated for Wednesday September 22 to approve changes to the mast rules, that EGM will be immediately followed by the Technical Committee meeting. There may be a second meeting after the amendment submission deadline and before the AGM for further discussion.  The goal of these steps is to have discussion regarding the proposals and to make drafting changes as needed in advance of the AGM.  

The first deadline for the National Classes is September 18th - 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.  As noted above this deadline has been extended by one week.

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, Nomination of the officers. 

Two posts are open for election: Treasurer and Vice Chair Europe. See the list of Executive Committee.

Download here the Submission Form

Bids open for the future events:

World Championships – from 2025 on (2025 is Europe, 2026 is North America and so on)
European Championships – 2022 and 2024 
North American Championships –  2025

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

 

 

Annual General Meeting 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021