Organisation/Agenda & Minutes/2012 AGM
Minutes of IFCA Annual General Meeting 2012
The AGM was held on June 24th 2012 in Hotel Monterrey, Roses, Spain.
1. Apologies for absence
Piotr Jankowiak, Kurt Svrcula, Engin Kalafatoglu and Ian Jones
2. National Associations represented
Delegates from: Belgium (Bruno de Wannemaeker), Netherlands (Eric Kling), Turkey (Bora Kozanoglu), France (Jocelyn De Souza and Aurelien Le Metrayer), Germany (Dennis Mueller), Spain (Xavier Torres and Miguell Angel Rioja), Estonia (Andres Valkna), Finland (Marianne Kaplas), Suize (Fabian Schenk)
3. Adoption of the agenda
5. President's 2011 report
Membership if IFCA has grown this year by 20% to 33 countries representing 5 continents. Undoubtedly, interest in funboard competition, in all disciplines, is growing.
The prize money problems from the WC Slalom 2010 in Brazil are solved.
Beside the World championships we had continental Championships in:
The European Championship was sanctioned through the European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) where only one event was completed on the tour calendar. Similarly, the junior and youth championships were sanctioned to the EFPKT.
World titles 2011
Freestyle Youth Rick Jendrush (NED)
6. Financial Report
Bruno presented the financial report. The full report is on the IWA website. There was some discussion about the positive result and to reduce the entry fees. Bruno explained the entry fee for all IWA classes is equal. Bruno advises not to reduce the national class fees as it is important to have some reserve. The AGM agreed.
There were some remarks/ decisions from the AGM:
Although ITA, PER, GRE, SIN and POR agreed with the proposal there will be a new proposal for the Championship Rules prepared by the committee. This will be circulated to the IFCA members by e-mail for an e-mail vote.
8. Future Championships
Only Texel (NED) is confirmed for 2013.
10. Any other business
There was some discussion about the limitations of equipment in the Class Rules: should we change the 2 boards and 4 sails rule to 3 boards and 6 sails?
To make a discussion for changing the class rules one of the members has to make a submission for next year's AGM.