Hurricane AGM

The 2012 AGM was held at Brightlingsea Nationals in September 2012 and attended by approximately 28 members.  The key points minuted are below:-

  • Previous minutes accepted and approved by Geoff Tindale and John Tuckwell
  • Hurricane Class accounts agreed.
  • Membership agreed.
  • Committee members agreed to stand again next year and the committee were duly re-elected by the class.
  • It was requested that the “welcome” letter that Mark Mawditt sends to new members of the fleet has a reference to the Hurricane Facebook page.
  • Tack line for the spinnaker was discussed at length and put to the vote – all agreed that this would be allowed in the spirit of making the boat easier to sail.  Andy Webb  and Geoff Tindale will publish details on how to carry out this “optional” change. All were encouraged to view Geoff Tindales boat that has it installed.
  • 2013 Nationals at Weymouth was agreed although Andrew Bedford to investigate if we could make the event slightly earlier in the season.
  • Dinghy Show – it was agreed by all that we would not attend the dinghy show next year due to cost of the show and of little benefit to the class. It was agreed that the committee will investigate advertising in Yachts and Yachting or providing an email newsletter by Andrew Dowley.
  • John Donovan displayed and discussed a new larger jib that he had designed.  This was discussed at length and strongly opposed by the class as it would have a detrimental effect to the SCHRS rating.
  • The current SCHRS rating was discussed and Nick Moore agreed to speak with SCHR committee to  review the current rating to take into account the age of the Hurricane, hull shape and design of the centre board.
  • John Tuckwell stated that we should all endeavour to get race reports and announcements into yachts and yachting and other sailing magazines to raise the profile of the class.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 6.45pm

Next AGM to be held at 6pm on  Saturday 14th September 2013 at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy (Nationals) all members welcome to attend

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