Here’s the full text of the amended Rule 9.6:
INTERNATIONAL FIREBALL CLASS ASSOCIATION
The following amendments to the Class Rules have been approved by the Class
Rules Sub-Committee to be effective 1 December 2014.
Amendment: Delete “79.4kg” and replace with “76.4kg” in the first sentence and
delete “7.5kg” and replace with “4.5kg” in paragraph 5 such that the rule now
reads as follows:
“The hull shall weigh not less than 76.4 kg. The initial weighing, or any subsequent re-weighing, of the hull shall be done (after painting and/or varnishing if necessary) with the boat complete with hatch covers and toe straps and all fittings permanently fastened, bolted or screwed to the hull, but not including the centreboard, wire or rope strops, sheets or control lines.
The initial weighing shall be done before the boat is launched for the first time.
Any re-weighing for the purpose of changing correctors shall be done after the
boat has been kept out of water, in a dry condition, with the hatch covers
removed, and cover off, for at least 12 days.
If a boat is found to be underweight at the time of measurement, correcting
weights shall be fitted to bring the boat up to minimum permitted weight. The
combined weight of the correctors shall not exceed 4.5 kg. The correctors shall
be bolted to the underside of the thwart in a visible position.
The total weight of the correctors shall be shown on the measurement certificate.
No correctors shall be removed or altered without the boat being re-weighed by
an official measurer.”
Commodore – .As there are two nominations for the Commodore’s position a vote will be required to determine who will fill the position for the coming three years. The nominees are Joe Jospe (CAN) and Pat Crump (USA)
Joe Jospe (CAN)
Pat Crump (USA)
The election period will be between October 1st and October 30th 2014.
Past Commodore Francois Schluchter has been asked to oversee the process as an independent and will collate the votes.
Here is the position of Joe Jospe and here is the position of Pat Crump.
Other executive positions are:
Rear Commodore Africa – David Laing (South Africa) – Elected Unopposed – David continues on in this position having taken over from Peter Colebank in March this year. Fireball International would like to thank Peter for the work that he has put in over more than 20 years.
Rear Commodore Asia – Hiroshi Kato (Japan) – Elected Unopposed – Hiro continues on in this position having served several terms.
Rear Commodores Australia & Oceania - Ben Schulz (Australia) – Elected Unopposed – Ben continues on in this position having served one term.
Rear Commodore North America – Debbie Kirkby (Canada) – Elected Unopposed – Debbie replaces Robert Thompson who has chosen not to stand again after many years in the position. Fireball International would like to thank Robert for the work that he has put in over the years.
Rear Commodore Europe – Jakub Napravnik (Czech Republic) – Elected Unopposed – Jakub replaces Maja Suter who has chosen not to stand again after many years in the position. Fireball International would like to thank Maja for the work that she has put in over the years.