tonyj Posted October 20, 2008 Report Share Posted October 20, 2008 The 2nd Australian F16 meeting was held Friday the 16/10/08 via Skype hook up starting at 9 pm. 9 people joined in representing Vic, SA, WA, NSW and Qld.. This is not a copy of the minutes, so I won’t bore you with all the details. The main topics of conversation were ! 1. National Titles 2. Taipan grandfathering. 3. New F16 Forum 4. Membership 1. After much discussion it was decided to hold the National Titles on Easter weekend at Gippsland Lakes Y.C. located at Paynesville near Bairnsdale. Easter being the weekend of the 12^th of April in 2009. It was decided that there is already an Easter regatta held at the venue, and it will not clash with other championships that F16 Catamarans might be holding. Together with its central location between the participating states and the very wide variety of accommodation options, it is a very good choice. 2. The grandfathering of the Taipan with its new sail plan also gained much discussion. The discussion was held in a positive nature, and various class rules were presented and discussed. The outcome was to grandfather the Australian Taipan with their new sail plan. 3. The new F16 forum at http://www.formula16.net/forum was discussed. It was explained that it is designed for members to discuss private class business. The idea is to use the existing F16 forums for all general discussions as per usual, and use the member’s only section for private class business. 4. Australia has 16 signed up F16 members with more expected as there are a number of new boats that should be hitting the water soon. I encourage any one that has an interest in F16 to sign up. It is simple to do via the web site and cheap, only $25. Visit http://www.formula16.org/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/lang,en/ and follow the links. I would like to thank every one involved in the organisation of the Class in Australia. There has been a lot of hard work as well as personal and financial sacrifices made to get to this point. Take Care Tony Jenkins Publicity Officer Australian F16 Association. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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