The NA 49er Class will be holding its first meeting since 2005. All NA and SA sailors are invited to participate. Here are the details:
What: 2010 49er North American class meeting. To discuss regattas, training, and other business.

When: Monday, January 25th, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

Where: Miami Rowing Club

Minutes from the meeting:

 Class Hierarchy –The class nominated and voted on 2 US representatives:

•USA EC Vice President: Erik Storck (storck.erik@ gmail.com)

•USA WC VP: Charlie Smythe (charliesail@hotmail.com)

Communication

–Email

 –www.49er.ca • Also a working shop for 49er parts

Regattas

  The class agreed to start with two yearly regattas ought to be held on each coast with participation from both coasts:

–2010:

•CORK (Aug 21 – 25, Kingston)

•Bridge 2 Bridge (Early Sept, San Fran – tbd)

–Subsequent years:

 TBD – But probably Gorge and Kingston

North American Championships

–Maybe Puerto Vallarta (MEX) in April 2011  with Training in Texas in Feb?

–Rotation for subsequent years:  CAN, USA, Other (BER, MEX, etc)

Worlds – Jan 2 to 9 – Freeport, GB
North Americans – Jan 15 to 18 – Miami, FL
RMOCR (NQR) – Jan 24 to 30 – Miami, FL
Canadian OCR – May 22 to 23 – Toronto, ON
Ottawa Skiff GP – Jun 4 to 6 – Ottawa, ON
RCYC Skiff – Jul 10 to 11 – Toronto, ON (with 29erXX)
Quebec Skiff Champs – August 13 to 15 – Quebec, QC
Canadians – Aug 21 to 25 – Kingston, ON (with 29erXX)
Ontario Champs – Sep 25to 26 – Kingston, ON

Mark your calendars today!

August 23, 2009 – 6 PM
Portsmouth Tavern, Kingston, On

The meeting was called by East Coast Rep Trevor Parekh two weeks in advance.
All but 5 members of the Canadian Class Association were there, therefore a quorum was reached.

Points that were discussed at the meeting:

  • Welcome and Thanks for attendance
  • Thanks to Seiko for sponsoring NA’s
  • Strong fleet in Canada (25 boats)
    • Two boats in top 30 present
  • Compiling of comprehensive contact list of all NA boats
  • Thanks to Gord & Ben for supporting fleet for so long
  • Paying class dues: Benefits
  • 2009 Regattas recap
  • Benefits of regatta participation
  • 2010 International Events overview
  • 2010 Canadian Schedule
    • Icebreaker
    • Ottawa Skiff GP
    • Kingston Unlimited
    • RCYC Skiff
    • Quebec Skiff Champs
    • CORK / Canadians
    • Fall CORK
  • World Council meeting notes
  • Open Forum meeting notes
  • 2010 Grand Bahama Worlds presentation
  • Nominations
    • President
      • Trevor Parekh (self nominated, seconded)
      • succesfully voted in with majority
    • West Coast Rep
      • Hunter Lowden (nominated, seconded)
      • succesfully voted in with majority
    • Chief Information Officer
      • Matt Dubreucq (nominated, seconded)
      • succesfully voted in with majority
  • 49er Canada Website / Feedback
    • new banner with new rigs – OK (pictures taken by Luka on 08/27)
    • get the shop up and running!
  • Parts support coming in September
  • Other business
    • fall training in Kingston
    • new boats coming in the fall
  • Adjournment