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Blind Sailing International minutes 2015 AGM

Blind Sailing International 2015 AGM
10th September 2015

Chairperson Vicki Sheen opened the meeting.

Thanks Chicago Yacht Club and competitors for hosting and attending respectively.
Attending Countries and States Represented:-
Massachusetts, California, Wisconsin, Canada, GB, New Zealand.

Graham Love
Dick Lancaster

2013 Japan minutes accepted as read
moved by Kris Scheppe
second by Duane Farrar
chairman’s report – Vicki Sheen

creation of web site
newsletter by Ryck Lent
300 on distribution list
Growth in Uk, NZ and USA sailing programs
2014 in Wisconsin 4 countries and 6 teams
Liz Baylis reported back to ISAF
Word sailing conference in Palma report given by Vicki Sheen was well received
2016 match racing in Sheboygan Sept. 20-25 to be sailed alongside women’s internationals Match Racing word Championships
2017 in Texas Sept. 10-15 provisionally
IPC and IBSA committee asked Vicki Sheen to attend Conference on the future of sight classification
Treasurers report by Ryck Lent
Balance 2013 $250
Balance 2014 $2310.28
Balance 2015 $2310.78

Treasurer’s report be accepted
Proposed Kris Scheppe
seconded by Russell Lowery

Area reports
G.B. Lucy Hodges wished to praise
Gwen Sterns and team credit for a brilliant classification

Russell Lowery from New Zealand reported alignment with NZ sail ability
expanding of local clubs
national championships
regatta in October
spark New Zealand sponsorship
use the sense the wind video
preference indicated for fleet racing every 3 years

Americas/Boston report from Duane Farrar
plan to attend 2016
working on inexpensive sailing technology in Boston area.

Kylie Forth
Reported on trying to grow the various regions in Australia
hope to attend next 2 events
IFDS report by Bernard:
disabled sailing committee will attempt to increase blind sailing
opportunity despite no Paralympic sailing

Vicki Sheen acclaimed as chairperson.
David Brown acclaimed as vice chairperson.
Ryck Lent acclaimed as treasurer.
Kris Scheppe is America’s representative.

Due to transport requirement Move to adjourn by Russell Lowery
Seconded by Scott Ford


Meeting recommenced Friday 11th September 2015
Election of additional reginal Representatives
New Zealand – Ben Geddes
Europe – Vicki Sheen an additional Representative to be co-opted from the wider BSI Membership.
AGM Closed

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