Graham and I have tossed our hats into the ring for the IRSA Executive
Committee elections scheduled for 2014. We currently (early December 2013)
have prepared three documents outlining our manifesto
CEEFIE Manifesto V1-4.pdf, our
intended policies CEEFIE Policy V1-4.pdf
if elected, and a summary
CEEFIE Publicity summary V1-4.pdf. These documents can be downloaded
by clicking on their links. This is what the summary says, more or less:
A group of radio sailors are seeking to reinvigorate IRSA. The groupís
intention is to transform IRSA into an organisation which transparently
governs its International Classes and effectively administers the rules of
and for international radio sailing. They intend to field a list of
international candidates for the IRSA elections due in May 2014 who share
similar objectives. Currently, the list includes Graham Bantock and Lester
Gilbert, and will be expanded as interested candidates join.
Most radio sailors probably know more about the workings, discussions,
and decisions of their national secret service than they do about IRSA. If
elected, the group will change that. The group will seek to introduce
procedures to yield the kinds of rules that radio sailors want, including
Appendix E changes, racing systems, event management, and competitor
eligibility and ranking.
If elected, the group will seek to establish a committee for each
International class (M, A, 10R) to operate as an international class
association and promote their class. In addition, the group will actively
seek applications for recognition from other classes which are raced
internationally. To support its objectives and secure the longer-term future
of a more effective IRSA, the group will review IRSA Administration and will
make restructuring recommendations to bring it up to date and make it fit
for purpose, such as moving from a regional representation system to a class
based representation system, and putting the right people in the right
places for events and for information and communications.
We'd like to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining us, and we
welcome your comments, either publicly or privately (graham at sailsetc.com,
lg11 at soton.ac.uk).
CEEFIE? Committee for the Election of an Effective IRSA Executive...