Thank you for your time put into considering the proposed rule changes.
All proposals were passed…generally by a very clear majority.
The closest voting was proposal 4 (mast step material and moveable mast step) which passed 8 / 4.
Interestingly, the mast step material would have passed 100% based on verbal feedback if separated from the moveable step which was the contentious part of that proposal.
While it is officially only 2 delegates per State that can vote, State committees put a lot of effort into discussion and guidance to the delegates on how the State wished to vote.
Vic, Tas and NSW voted yes to every proposal.
The new rules will be effective 1 Feb 2014.
Once the rules have been updated, the complete set will be published on the website and of course will still be issued with new boat number allocations.
The big task now is to get the rules updated which I can assure you is very time consuming.