Technical Committee

Mike Gozzard

Chairman
Member Representative North America

MIKE GOZZARD
Mobile/WhatsApp: +1 519-525-2379 | E-mail 
Goderich, Ontario, Canada 
CAN-031"Rush"

 

Peter Göckel

Advisor
 

PETER GÖCKEL
Mobile/WhatsApp: +49 8192 99 69 737 | E-mail
Eichelgarten 13, D-86926 Greifenberg, Germany

 

Branko Parunov

IM24CA Chief Measurer & Technical Advisor 

BRANKO PARUNOV
Mobile/WhatsApp: +386 51 301053 | E-mail
Portoroz, Slovenia

 

Kevin Nixon

Member Representative Asia Pacific

KEVIN NIXON
Mobile/WhatsApp: +61 419296899 | E-mail
Sydney, Australia
ACCRU AUS814

 

Jan Schmidt

Member Representative Europe

JAN SCHMIDT
Mobile/WhatsApp: +49 17 1176 4014 | E-mail 
Galgenredder 42, 24837 Schleswig, Germany

 

Harry Melges

Builder's Representative

HARRY MELGES III
Melges Performance Sailboats 
E-mail 
N598 Zenda Road, Zenda, Wisconsin 53195, USA

 

The function of the Technical Committee is:

  • To advise the IM24CA World Council and Executive Committee on any technical matters relevant to the Class. 
  • In conjunction with the Technical Department of the World Sailing, to ensure that the One Design control of the Class is properly exercised by the builders and suppliers in accordance with the Manufacturing specifications and Handbook.
  • To investigate any query by a boat owner regarding the one design or specification of this boat, and to report to the Executive Committee. 
  • To consult with the COPYRIGHT HOLDER on any development of the boat or equipment deemed to be desirable as a result of sailing experience.
  • To ensure that the boats used in the World and Continental Championships and major regattas comply with the Class Rules.

 

  • The Chairman of the Technical Committee shall be appointed by the Executive Committee on an annual basis, but with no fixed limit to the period of office.
  • The World Council will appoint a Technical Committee consisting of a Chairman plus two (2) – nine (9) other members.
  • At the AGM the World Council shall appoint a Chairman to the Technical Committee. The Technical Committee Chairman, with the approval of the Executive Committee, shall appoint a Committee of not less than three (3) and not more than ten (10) people who have the knowledge and the experience to serve on the technical committee. The Technical Committee Chairman shall be appointed for his skills in fulfilling the position. The members of the Committee shall be actively involved with the class, but need not be boat owners. They may be employed within the Marine Trade.