ISMA Midwinter Meeting - Hamburg, Germany
March 3 - 5, 2017
International Six Metre Association
Agenda for Spring Meeting – 3/4 March 20176
To be held at the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV), Schöne Aussicht 37, 22085 Hamburg
Session 1 - Friday, 3 March
1.1 Welcome from Thomas Kuhmann. Details of domestic arrangements for meeting, meals, accommodation, etc. for the following two days. VP(Marketing)
1.2 President’s Introduction. - Matt Brooks
1.3 Minutes – Review and Approval of Summary 2016 Winter Meeting Minutes - Exec Sec
1.4 Vice President Individual Reports.
1.5 ISMA Executive Secretary Introductory Report. - Exec Sec
2 Review of Executive Secretary Position
2.1 Executive Session to review and consider re-authorization - ISMA Board
3 Review of ISMA Regattas - VP(Racing)
3.1 Review of Feedback from Brunnen - Vote of thanks to Beat Furrer and Brunnen organisers
3.2Marketing & Forecasted Attendance for:
2017 Worlds Championships – Vancouver, Canada
2018 European Championships – La Trinité, France
3.3 Future Championship venue(s) review for 2019 (Finland)
3.3 Venues for 2020 – 2024. For discussion:
2020 – Sweden, Spain
2021 - UK
2022 – Germany
2023 – North America (Seawanhaka?)
3.4 Application status for 6mR World Championship by both BISMA and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club for 2021 Worlds Championships.
3.5 Other events:
USA – Metrefest
Europe - Metric Challenge
3.6 Licence agreement and fee for organisers of ISMA events.
4 Class Status and Recent Developments
4.1The Executive Secretary’s summary and discussion regarding the activity during the last year.
Emergent new fleets in Thailand, Spain, Austria and the Netherlands
North American Fleet Growth
Status of USA fleet
Newport, Rhode Island: the 2017 MetreFest
4.2 Promoting restoration of boats to racing condition including, but not limited to, Rule 1 boats.
4.3 Update on production of Class History.
Session 2,Saturday 4 March
5 Publicity and Marketing
5.1 Patronage proposals - update VP(Marketing)
5.2 Sponsorship - VP(Marketing)
5.3 Establishment of relationship with St Francis International Yacht Racing Foundation to facilitate USA tax-deductible contributions.
5.4 Open Discussion
6 Overall Strategy and Priorities - ISMA Board
6.1 Attracting new owners and sailors
6.2 Open Discussion.
7 Priorities for Communication Strategy
7.1 Public Relations in Vancouver - Exec Sec
7.2 Open Discussion.
Session 3 (timings tba), 4 March
8 Technical Issues - VP(Technical), Exec Secretary
8.1 Rule change proposals clarify materials requirements
clarify materials requirements
Use of Appendix A Classic flotation allowance and ballasting.
9 Other Class Issues
9.1 Voting Structures – Review of alternative possibilities - Exec Sec
10 Decision Points for AGM 2017
10.1 Nominations for officers.
Replacement of VP(Moderns)