AGM 2018


Minutes of the 26th AGM held at Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club on November 24th, 2018.

Representatives of the following boats: Windwhistle, Duchess, Poppin, Summertime, Shara of York, Vivacious, Sixpence, Khadine, Shebeen, Balu, Sula, Campion of Yealm

  1. Apologies: Gancia Girl, Matui, Arabesque, Blavinge, Happy Hour, Schonbrunn, Variety, Kotuku, Bandit
  2. Minutes of the 25th AGM were circulated and agreed.
  3. Matters Arising:
    • Janie was asked to continue following up on those that had not responded to the GDPR agreement request. – Action: Janie
    • Mick Pindar was thanked for all the work he has done over many years on the Ballad website, which had to be moved, as Serif were no longer supporting websites.
    • Balu and Vivacious reported that there had been no participants for the Trebeuden Race, and it was suggested that they might like to initially organise a simple cruise in company to Fowey, or meet in Salcombe to sail to Guernsey.
  4. Report by Secretary and Treasurer:
    • Janie reported an excellent Winter Dinner at Saltash Sailing Club with an interesting presentation by Chris and Katie Jackson. Polo shirts had been ordered and delivered.
    • Subs were up thanks to the newsletter and GDPR request, and finances remained similar to before.
  5. Report by Webmaster: The website has been transferred to a new base in WordPress. A request was made for a volunteer willing to keep the website updated.
  6. Report by Newsletter Editor: Tim and Liz Clark were thanked for the enjoyable newsletter. They currently have three articles for another newsletter, and asked for more cruising contributions.
  7. Chairman’s report:
    • Tim Burne commented on a lower turnout at the excellent Championships hosted by Yealm Yacht Club. A new name (Kimberly Noakes) would now be on the trophy. Once more there were no entries to the White Sail Class.
    • Plymouth Race Week will be 30th May to 2nd June, and a Ballad class would be welcome. Clarification was sought whether this was in addition to PPSA Regatta. – Action: Catherine Noakes
    • A new Handicap System (VPRS) involving a £20 measurement fee will be introduced in addition to the NHC system, for Plymouth racing. Coastal racing will generally be ORC Cat 4, rather than 3, in future.
  8. Election of Officers for 2019:
    • Chris Tyrrell and George Whetman were happy to continue on the Committee. No one has come forward to join the Committee in place of Catherine Noakes.
    • Tim Burne is in the process of selling Poppin and would like to stand down as Chairman, but is willing to continue until a successor can be established. Janie continues as Secretary/Treasurer, but would be happy for anyone to take on this role.
  9. It was agreed to keep Subscription Rates at £6 per boat, and £5 for ex-owners.
  10. Arrangements are in place for Royal Cornwall Yacht Club to host the 2019 Championships over the weekend 26th – 28th May, with mooring at Falmouth Haven. Chris Davis will be Race Officer.
  11. 2020 Championships: It was agreed that Royal Dart Yacht Club (Dartmouth) will host the Championships, and Mark Simpson offered to help with coordination.
  12. AOB: None.
  13. Date of future AGM. To be notified.