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Practice races at Garda show real pace for the top names.

Today saw the European Championships practice races held. One for each discipline, with the Classic fleet going first. They had the better of the day’s wind with a good stiff 15-18 kits up the lake as is usual at Garda. The nature of the place tends to dictate a tack right onto Port and then sail nearly up to the cliffs. The Venturi effect of the geography means that the wind builds the nearer you get to the steep sides of the western edge. This also means that any pin end starters lose out by almost a start line’s length if they don’t tack early enough.

World EGM Proposals and Adoption Procedures

Yesterday, the first votes took place on the 3 proposals from various National Associations.

The results were as follows;
1. Change of Constitution to relocate the IACA.
Passed unanimously.

2. USACA's proposal to delete Rule 16 from IACA Championship Rules.
For - 66
Against - 21
Abstain - 9
Passed

3. Poland's proposal to change Class Rules E.3 and E.4.
For - 34
Against - 56
Abstain - 6
Not Passed

96 association votes were present

Extraordinary WGM Agenda, Garda Euros 22.

Dear A-Cat Sailors - Please be informed that we will run an extraordinary WGM in Arco Del Garda. September 10th @ 19.00.

As for the Constitution, we have 3 official proposals that will be voted in Garda. They are :
1. Change of Constitution to relocate the IACA.
2. USACA's proposal to delete Rule 16 from IACA Championship Rules.
3. Poland's proposal to change Class Rules E.3 and E.4.

RSS 50.1(c) Harness implementation now pushed back to 2025

Following the Mid Year Meeting of World Sailing, the submission to delay the "M07-22 / RRS 50.1(c) – Quick Release Trapeze Harness" implementation, due to start in Jan 2023, has been postponed, upon the request of many classes including ours, and it has been accepted by World Sailing during their Mid-Year-Meeting 2022. As such, the Rule 50.1(c) now does not take effect until 1 January 2025. The ERS (Equipment Rules of Sailing) will be amended by World Sailing as well.

European Championships 2022 Measurers Appointed

Appointment Measurer Team A-Class European Championships Arco 2022

Graeme Habour (IACA Chief Measurer) is appointed as Chief Equipment Inspector and Chairman of the Technical Committee, A-Class European Championships 2022 CVA.

Yorick Klipfel (Swiss Measurer, Chief Measurer Nacra 15 Worlds, etc) will join the Measurement Team.

We are very pleased to appoint such a strong Technical Team. Many Thanks also to IACA, SACA and CVA for the support.