2015 General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Saturday, January 10, 2015

10:00 a.m.


Attendees: Mike Campbell (Vice Pres), Brian Thomson (Chief Handicapper), Adam Farkas (Asst. Chief), Sue Sproule (GHPRF Dist Chief), Fran Doyle (RDPHRF Dist Chief), Owen Schneider (TORE Dist Chief), John Crawley (TORW Dist Chief), Diana Riley (Exec Asst) & 31 Handicappers.

  1. The meeting was called to order at 10:02 am.
  2. Acceptance of Minutes from January 11, 2014 AGM
    Motion to accept: M/S Rob Lenters/Owen Scneider. Carried.

3.1 Reports from executive:

Larry Beneway ( President ) - resigned

Mike Campbell (Vice President) – Chair
Report included: Continued use of event calendar, success of the PHRF championship held during LYRA, review of the Spring Training Seminar and his focus on encouraging promotion of PHRF-LO via the use of Twitter etc.

Andrew Sensicle (Sec/Tres) n/a

Brian Thomson (Chief Handicapper)
Reported on Mainsail changes being done by Adam and Single digit adjustments for sail sizes coming in 2015.

Jamie Dike (Asst Chief – Non-GTA) n/a

Adam Farkas (Asst. Chief. - GTA)
Reported on the amount of work being done on Alert boats and adjustment of handicaps. Project to include all versions of classes, like different keels into single analysis for better results. The impact of NFS vs FS numbers and discussions on these. New Jib types and how to address these.
He will be focusing on fairness.

3.2 Reports from the District Chiefs:

Bill Visser (Eastern) n/a

Sue Sproule (Golden Horseshoe)

New District chief, but no new information at this time to report.

Frances Doyle - Interim Chief (Rochester)
An uneventful year, only one appeal, otherwise, no new boats.

Larry Huibers (South Shore) – n/a

Owen Schneider (Toronto East)
Uneventful, 7 or 8 new classes, some controversies, one discussion looking at TORE long distance race. Great participation in the Bluffs. Changes by CC are resulting in more competitive racing.

John Crawley (Toronto West)
2 meetings 10 new boats, largest region on lake, even Collingwood handicappers attend meetings.



4.1. 2014 Financial Review – Diana Riley (for Andrew Sensicle)
All expenses were close to budget with the exception of salaries for projects.

4.2. 2015 Budget Proposal & Membership fee review – Diana Riley (for Andrew)
Noted changes included:
Removal of Training line to be included with Meetings
Reduction in expenses for Postage & Printing
Addition of expenditure for Promotion
Increase in Salaries
Inclusion of Capital Improvement fund again this year.

Motion to accept both Financial Review & Budget Proposal.
M/S Morgan Seele/Owen S. Carried.

4.3. Member Review and acceptance – Mike Campbell

NEW –None


DROP – Fair Haven Yacht Club, Oak Orchard Yacht Club, Kempenfelt Bay Yacht Club
Motion to accept. M/S John Crawley/Graham Dougal. Carried.


5.1. Handicapping Changes for 2015 – Brian Thomson & Adam Farkas
Adam: New area adjustment tables on the web site, Jib. Spinnaker & Mainsail. Single adjustment table is there. Mainsail area sizes will be addressed to start using area in the formula, the same as we are doing now for Jibs & Spinnakers.

5.2. Spring Training Seminars – Mike Campbell

2015 – March 28 – Whitby Yacht Club - 1:30 pm
Presentation including sail measuring and getting a certificates.
Changes to handicapping
Using the Handicappers worksheet – Owen commented that last year’s format of group review was invaluable.
Mike asked that handicappers bring problem sails or let us know what you need or want addresses.

2016 – April 2 – Host Club Requested from Eastern or Rochester

5.3. Clubs/Organizations use of forms and/or no certificates - Mike Campbell

Saint Croix Sailing Club (Minneapolis), CRYQ (see letter), QYC
1. Motion to reduce the minimum cert from 7 to 5 with a friendly letter to all clubs encouraging certificates. M/S Rob Lenters/
2. Motion to table the above motion to let the Executive come up with a solution. M/S Steve Corona/Ron Owston. Carried.
3 Motion that the executive send out a letter to all members regarding getting cert. Tim Francis/John Crawley. Carried.

5.4 New- Steve Corona – mention that the Exec do a wonderful job on the web site.

6. Nominations/Election of Officers – All positions are open for nominations.

Presidents Position – Larry Beneway has resigned as of Dec 1st, 2014.

Nomination for President –Brian Thomson nominated Mike Campbell to assume the Presidents position. Seconded by John Crawley.

Vice President – Mike Campbell nominated Bill Topping for the position of VP. Seconded by Fran Doyle.

All other Executives are willing to stand for 2015.

No other nominations for any other positions came from the floor.

Members voted in favor of the 2015 roster.

7. Next Meeting: First Saturday of Boat show: January 9, 2016, 10:00 am– Toronto International Boat Show (Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto)

8. Motion to Adjourn. M/S John Crawley/Wayne Parker. 11:30 am.