MINUTES FROM STAR CLASS A.G.M. SUNDAY 25th January 2004

                                                        Held on the Club Ship Folgefonn

1. PRESENT   Nigel Field 54,Dennis King 84, Peter Minch 100, Sid Gascoyne 106, Bob Saunders 111, Joe Simms 112, Darren Leigh 113, Adrian Reeves 113, Richard Banner 115, Peter Dornan Rescue Boat, Dudley Davies, Commodore EYC, Valerie Torreggiani Hon Secretary EYC, Bob Taylor, Sara Taylor, Iain Buckland, Alan Cooper, Paul Gladden MRST, and Bert Cowley Thamesmead YMCA Sailing section.

                                                             

2.APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE   Anita Spence, Marie O, Connell. Peter Bennet

 

3 REPORTS FROM LAST YEARS AGM1.New Launch Trolleys were collected and all Stars now sitting on one, thanks to Dudley Davies for his help in collecting them and Joe Simms for the work carried out adapting them for the Stars.    2 -, Hamble Church report letter from HRSC and photographs were shown of this event where Star 106 was a central point of display in the Church yard, 3 - Spare Rescue boat, this item was a misunderstanding at the last meeting and so not discussed.

4. FINANCIAL SITUATION YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 2003/4. Income      £1366.71

                                                                                                                                                               Outgoing  £ 1365.20

                                                                                                                                                                Balance   £        1.51

Only one outstanding query – payment for warp when actual price agreed, this year will be the first for 10 years that we start off without   a call for major expenditure on launch trailers, covers and the like, We have more flexibility with the monies in the 2004 season albeit we still need to find £5-600.00 for sails.  There will be no monies available from the Michael Robinson Sailing Trust this season.

5.FUTURE OF STARS CURRENTLY ON STATION .  Paul Gladden, Chairman M.R.S.T. gave a presentation, a summary of which tells the Star Class unless we are more forward looking the Class will just deteriate we should no rely on the MRST for all our future funding but form a Star Class committee, set up a constitution and apply for funding in our own right, we should re introduce sail training, boat building skills and maintenance for new young members, this was accepted as a way for funding but the age group came into question, to expand it was felt new members from an older age group would be the way forward – Paul gave a application for awards pack to study.

This year 2004 we are to stay as we are with Stewards BUT consider selling the boats to Stewards if the situation arises, no price was discussed this will be the matter of another meeting – previous sale price was £ 500.00

6 OWNERS / STEWARDS FOR SEASON 2004.  New updated list attached, Stars 52, 68, 99, and114 are out of commission, Stars 29, and 57 ans 108 are for re-allocation  Star 97  Steward yet to be confirmed for this season    

7. NOMINATE CLASS CAPTAIN FOR SEASON 2004   Bob Saunders proposed by Anita Spence

                                                                                                                                       Seconded. Marie O,Connell

                                                                                                                                        Bob Accepted

8. SAILING / TOURING PROGRAM SEASON 2004, The meeting asked the Sailing Secretary to add the following to the 2004 program – Longer cruises (possibly accompanied by cruising boats), official visits to other clubs both on the Thames and the East Coast, Alan Cooper will look into the viability of away trips, there was no desire to visit Hamble this year. Plan of dinghy parking attached – proposed the Skipper be relocated in the spare space to avoid damage from other craft being moved in and out the park. Peter Bennet to be advised.

9 ANY OTHER BUSINESS.

      1. Boats BOOKED in to the Dinghy shed - 84, -106-54—98-Skipper-113 we are asked to get on with work on the boats when in there and not just park them up and leave them, there are a number of people waiting for space.

2.      We are also asked to collect any abandoned life jackets or sailing suits belonging to the Star Class, which are left on the fill, they should be returned to our locker in the rear cabins.

 3.   Peter Minch was thanked for his efforts as “ STOREMAN “, Peter was also expecting more people to pay up for their box  ! he is also hoping for a number of tools that have gone a missing to be returned, list on the notice board in the Dinghy Shed.

3.      Valerie and Iain proposed we re institute the friends of Stars and they both wish to become members and contribute, this was set up several years ago where an EYC members would make a donation to the Star Class in return for the facility of “ Borrowing” a Star on occasion, I will make Star 106 available for this scheme. We will welcome any other offer of a Star available for the same purpose.

4.      Richard Banner was asked to re classify the Star Boat Portsmouth rating and advise the Sailing Committee

5.      As we have agreed NOT to buy our own away rescue boat but accept the availability of a Club boat when required the need to look for funding for this project was not discussed

6.      GENERAL AGREEMENT THAT IN FUTURE ANY EVENT SCHEDULED TO LEAVE AT A SET TIME WILL LEAVE AT THE TIME STATED. LATE COMERS WILL BE EXPECTED TO LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES AS WILL THE EARLY STARTER WHO LEAVE THE FLEET BEFORE TIME

 

Just to reiterate what it cost for a Star – Mooring £ 80.00 to the club, £ 70.00 to the Star Class Association TOTAL annual cost £150.00 FEES ARE NOW DUE.  Payment/cheques to Star Class Association