International Committee Constitution (2009)
To provide an International Committee representing all
Associations; to define its terms of reference and to
lay down the
which its business will be conducted.
DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS
2.1 WIC shall mean the WAYFARER
2.2 National Class Association (NCA) shall
respective WAYFARER Class Owners Associations
organised on a national
multi-national basis and recognised by the WIC.
2.3 The Class shall mean the class of sailing
WAYFARER, originally designed by Ian Proctor, and as
described in the
Rules shall mean the Rules adopted internationally and
construction and racing conditions of the Class, as
well as governing
building of each WAYFARER and its rating as a
recognised boat for Class
International Secretary shall mean a secretary acting
for and nominated
TERMS OF REFERENCE
The objects of the WIC are:
3.1(a) To maintain the One-Design character of
WAYFARER dinghy and preserve
the concept of Ian Proctor's original design as a
suitable for cruising as well as racing.
further the interests of the WAYFARER Class throughout
the World; to
advise on the formation of new NCA’s and to approve
3.2 To recommend to the NCA’s such amendments
Class Rules as will provide a common code constituting
the Class Rules.
(a) To advise the NCA’s of the interpretation
of the Class
(b) To consider any proposals for amending
to the Class
Rules as received from NCA’s.
promulgate to all NCA’s the Class Rules, together with
amendments, additions, and interpretations.
explore the possibility of organising International
events and make
recommendations to the NCA’s on how this may best be
make such amendments to the Constitution of the WIC as
may from time to
carried by weight of motion in the WIC as hereinafter
3.6 To publish updated versions of the
Class Rules on
Website and circulate these to the NCA's.
approve the Association Rules of prospective NCA’s.
COMPOSITION OF THE WIC
shall comprise of two representatives of each NCA,
with such co-opted members as agreed by the WIC reps. A
of Ian Proctor Designs Ltd, of the Copyright Holder,
and of any
Wayfarer builder shall be invited to be part of
the WIC as
4.2 The WIC
shall have power to co-opt any person who is not a
full member of an
such person shall have no vote in the WIC.
5.1 The Secretariat of the WIC shall
Secretary, who will also act as Chairman, and such
other persons as may
nominated by the WIC.
function of the Secretariat shall be to initiate,
organise and process
of the WIC.
5.3 The Secretariat shall be financed as
hereof. The International Secretary shall be appointed
for a period of
years, and whenever possible, a
new International Secretary
appointed from a different NCA on a rotational basis.
NCA's shall have voting rights, and this
only while their
WIC dues are not in arrears. Each such NCA shall have
according to the number of paid-up members existing at
1st Sept of each
on the following basis:-
10 - 50
vote per 500 additional members. (See
representative of Ian Proctor Designs Ltd or the
Copyright Holder shall
have any vote.
motion shall be carried when it receives at least two
thirds of the
cast under the WIC voting procedure.
shall take place by e-mail or postal
ballot except where a
Meeting is held at which all persons having voting
rights, or their
7.1 The International Secretary shall be
informed of any
representation on the WIC, immediately when such
changes are made by any NCA. Details of
nominations to the WIC
include the full contact information to which
correspondence is to be
business of the WIC shall be conducted by e-mail, and
shall be directly
addressed to the International Secretary, or copied to
him or her.
proposal for a change in the Class Rules or the WIC
submitted by its sponsor(s) to all members of the WIC
for the purpose
soliciting input and/or suggested amendments to the
allowed six weeks for the consultative process to be
party must submit a final version of the proposal to
the WIC Secretary
October, if it is to be eligible for the following
year's voting and
implementation. (See Appendix 1)
7.4 The WIC
Secretary shall send any proposal thus received to the
each NCA by 1st November, (or 15 days after receiving
shall be the sole responsibility of each NCA to ensure
consults with its membership and acts in accordance
with the wishes of
7.6 Any WIC member failing to vote on a
required shall be deemed to have abstained.
7.7 Amendments to the Class Rules or to this
WIC votes, shall be communicated to all WIC members in
writing by the
International Secretary as soon as possible, and no
later than 4 weeks
the voting deadline.
Amendments to the Class Rules or to this Constitution
the 1st April of the year in which they were approved.
official wording of the Class Rules and this
thereto, shall be the English language. Translations
shall be the
responsibility of each NCA.
8.1 The WIC shall authorise the
expenditures of its
which shall be financed by contributions according to
each NCA as of the 1st Sept.
shall become due on the 15th September in each year.
NCA which is in arrears with its subscription
payments shall lose
voting rights until such time as all missed payments
have been made.
rate of contribution per paid-up member shall be
determined by the WIC.
9.1 The acceptance of this Constitution
changes to its
current wording shall be dependant upon the WIC
accordance with items 6 and 7 of this Constitution.
Changes to this
Constitution may also be proposed outside the time
frame set out in
item 7 and
Appendix 1, provided that there is unanimous approval
from the WIC
9.2 The WIC
shall be entitled to grant National dispensation
in relation to
variation from the Class Rules. Such amendments shall
govern Area and
Championship Racing and Open Meetings under the
control of the relevant
(unless otherwise agreed by the WIC), any
taking place under such control.
10. AUTHORITY OF COPYRIGHT HOLDER
Notwithstanding anything which might appear to the
contrary in the
International Class Rules, any decision of the WIC
which may be in any
connected with the official drawings and/or
specifications of the
Dinghy is subject to the approval of the Copyright
Holders will refer any proposed changes to the plans
which affect Section III of the Wayfarer International
Class Rules to
The official drawings and specifications are made and
the Class Rules
enforced (or their enforcement may be waived) without
part or any member of the WIC or any member of any
Association, or the designer of the Wayfarer, or the
time being of the Wayfarer design, for any injury,
loss or damage
TIMETABLE FOR PROPOSED CHANGES TO WIC:
rule changes to WIC Secretary
15th Oct. Final rule
change proposals due
Ballots and rule
proposals mailed to WIC members
15th Mar. Votes counted;
announced by WIC
NCA VOTING PROPORTION (an example based
on NCA membership for 2006)
SWS (352 members)
would need 10 votes to carry a 2/3rds majority
current rate of contribution per
paid-up member is set at 50 cents