2014 RS:X AGM – Final Agenda, Elections, Submissions and Other Documents

The 2014 RS:X Class AGM will be staged in Cesme, Turkey on Tuesday July 1st during the 2014 RS:X European & Youth European Championships.
The place and time will be specified in a notice to be posted on the ONB at the regatta venue.

The time to send a submission and a nomination for a class positions finished on 27th May 2014.
Published below you can find details of nominees for the class positions, submissions received and other documents which will help you to prepare for the AGM.

the AGENDA

ELECTIONS
We have received 3 valid nominations for two Vice President positions and 1 valid nomination for a Treasurer’s position, all supported by at least three Full Members as required by the RS:X Class Constitution 10.3.1.1.
All Full Members in ‘good standing’ (2014 Class Annual Membership Fee has been paid) with the RS:X Class are entitled to give their votes to nominees.
The ballot papers where you are asked to vote for two of the candidates will be send to the all Full Members by email on 3rd June 2014 latest. The ballot papers shall be returned and voting will be closed on 30th June 2014.

Nominations for a two Vice Presidents position

Nominee Support About
Dominique_Vallee

Dominque Vallee (CAN)

CAN
USA
FRA
BRA
EST
MEX
Born in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Windsurfing International athlete and member of the Canadian Sailing Team (Olympic windsurfing class) from 2001 to 2012.
Dominique Vallée starts windsurfing at the age of six years old. She has a black sail and level III coach.
She is a Director and chief instructor of the Sailing school Club Multivoile 4 saisons in Trois-Rivières.
2007: Won the Pan Am games gold medal in Rio 2007 (RSX class).
In 2009-2010: Worked as a TV presenter for the TV show Plan de match.
In 2012: Published a book: Une vie à contre vent and got her kinesiology university degree.
In 2013: Organized the Kona World Championship at the Multivoile 4 saisons club.
Since 2012: Designs Stand Up Paddle and owns the DOSPORT company: www.dosport.ca .
In 2013: Started with the Quebec federation a new windsurfing international program and currently hold the position of coach.
Sports: windsurfing, SUP, Surf, snowboard (instructor), Karate (black belt), etc.
Nominee Support About
Nicolas_Huguet

Nicolas Huguet (FRA)

FRA
CAN
ITA
From Marseille, FranceRS:X Class Vice President 2012 – 2014
Windsurfing career highlights:
French Olympic windsurfing team 1997~2008
Mistral one design world champion 2005
3rd world championship mistral one design 2004
1st mediterranean games 2005
3rd Rsx European championship 2006Sport movement:
Part of the test panel for Olympic board isaf trials 2004
RS:X Class Coaches Representative : 2006~2010
RS:X Class Vice President since 2012
Member of the ISAF Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Committee since 2012Professional:
Youth Olympic squad manager 2008~2012
Youth Olympic 49er coach 2008~2012
National skiff manager 2013~now
National coach 49ers 2013~nowStatement:
I’ve been involve in the Rsx class since 2006 as a coach rep and then as Vice President in 2012 just before the crisis that happened when windsurfing was kick out of Olympic program. It was a long road to finally remain Olympic sport and recover from this hard and epic moment.
Today, Rsx class is strongly back on tracks with high participation in 8,5 youth event and It’s a major sailing class in women category. Men senior fleet is having youngster pushing hard on experience sailors and no doubt 2014 Olympic Games will see some big fights at the top.
I’m applying as Vice President position for second time to help Olympic windsurfing to continue growing worldwide and to lead windsurfing development at continental level, as well trough class management I want to get the best events and relations with all the class partners. I hope I can get your support, if you want further informations, please contact me at : huguetn@aol.com
Nominee Support About

Nicolas_Huguet

Pedro Bulhoes (BRA)

BRA
NED
ARG
From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Commodore of the Buzios Sailing Club
Pedro was the Brazilian Olympic Team Coach in Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988 and Pan American Champion in Laser class.
He is an experienced event organizer incl. the 2013 RS:X Worlds in Buzios
ISAF Council member (Group M) 1990-1998
ISAF Events Committee Member 1994-1998
Received the Sports Merit Medal from Brazilian Government

Nomination for a Treasure’s position

As there was only 1 valid nomination for Treasures’s position then according to the RS:X Class Constitution 10.4.2, Raul Saubidet (ARG) shall be declared elected by acclamation without a vote.

CONSTITUTION
The 2013 RS:X Class AGM established the working party to bring forward the new constitution for the Class.
Download the new Constitution HERE.
To help you to read the Constitution and changes, please read the highlights HERE

FINANCIAL REPORT
Download the 2013 Annual Financial Report of the RS:X Class

BIDS FOR 2016 RS:X CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

2016 RS:X World Championships  2016 RS:X Youth World Championships
Weymouth, GBR Withdrawn Limassol, CYP November
Eilat, ISR Any time
Hobart, AUS January-February
Brest, FRA April-May
2016 RS:X European Championships  2016 RS:X Youth European Championships
Limassol, CYP November Limassol,CYP November
Helsinki, FIN June – August Helsinki, FIN June – August
Eilat, ISR Any Time Eilat, ISR Any Time
# Title About Download
1 The New Constitution of the RS:X Class The working party constituted by the decision of the 2013 AGM reviewed and updated the RS:X Class Constitution. The new Constitution attached. Sub14-01
2  Entry Requirements for RS:X Championships To remove the fleet size restriction to qualify to RS:X Championships. Sub14-02
3 The RS:X Championships Entry Fees To revise the RS:X Class Championships Entry Fees Sub14-03
4 The RS:X Evolution Equipment To revisit the decision made by the RS:X Class AGM on 2012 by rejecting the introduction of the RS:X Evolution equipment and to reconsider. Sub14-04
5 The RS:X Equipment at the Olympic Games 2016 Provided equipment vs. BYO (‘bring your own’) equipment. The mast, boom and fin as BYO and board, sail provided by the organizer. Sub14-05
6 Class Rule Change – C.9.2 – National Flags To clarify the wording around the application of National Flags on sails. Sub14-06
7 Class Rule Change – C1.1 Rules To amend wording to reflect the 2013 edition of the Equipment Rules of Sailing. House-keeping. Sub14-07
8 Class Rule Change – C.3.2 – Personal Equipment To amend wording to relflect the 2013-2016 edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing. House-keeping. Sub14-08
9 Class Rule Change – C.7.2 – Maintenance and Modifications To amend wording to prohibit the sanding of fins that affects the painted coating. Sub14-09
10 Class Rule Change – C.6.1 – Hull Limitations To standardise limitations on equipment. Sub14-10 
11 Class Rule Change – C.7.1(d) – Hull Appendages To standardise limitations on equipment. House-keeping. Sub14-11
12 Class Rule Change – C9.3(h) – Maintenance and Modifications To standardise limitations on equimpent. Sub14-12

VOTING PROCEDURE
Voting shall be by show of hands of each Full Member’s nominated delegates or their nominated proxies or by the Full Member’s vote cast by e-mail. Only Full Members in ‘good standing’ (2014 Class Annual Membership Fee has been paid) shall be eligible to vote.

DELEGATE APPOINTMENT OR PROXY NOMINATIONS
RS:X Class Full Members shall confirm their appointed delegate or nominated proxy by email sent to andrus@rsxclass.com by 2400hrs UTC on 30th June 2014.
The following forms may be used:
Delegate Registration Form
Proxy Nomination Form

EMAIL VOTING
An email vote shall be sent to andrus@rsxclass.com by 2400hrs UTC on 30th June 2014 by using the Voting Form.

OBSERVERS
Those not appointed as a national delegate may attend as an observer but will not be able to speak unless invited to do so by the chairman.

BE PREPARED
Delegates are urged to take time to read the agenda and the attached submissions in advance and come prepared. Here is the link to the 2013 AGM minutes.

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