NSW AGM Report
It was Lionel McFadyen's last hurrah as President of NSW and the attendees showed their appreciation for his six year's of involvement......
Balgowlah RSL 7:30pm 12th May 2009
Well, our NSW AGM went off swimmingly with 20+ delegates and guests attending on the night; quite a number of new faces to boot.
It was Lionel McFadyen's last hurrah as President of NSW and the attendees showed their appreciation for his six year's of involvement by unanamous applause and a nice little array of wines to remember us by.
With the passing of the old guard came the induction of the new, and our new NSW Presdient was unanamously accepted with James Ellis taking the chair for the next 12 months.
James heralds originally from the Gosford Sailing Club and is presently involved with the Belmont fleet with his son Sam. It is a very welcome bonus for Flying 11s to have such a strong representation from one of our northern zone affiliations and a sign that the Flying 11s will be strengthening their enthusiasm of the class up the NSW coast even more in the near future.
Below is our outgoing President's Report.
Presidents AGM Report
With the sailing season over and the footy boots being laced its that time of the year again where we reflect on the season past.
The Flying Eleven Sailing Association of NSW Inc has again completed a very busy schedule If you combine our State Championships, State Sprints, Winter training, Upper Harbour Championships, YNSW Youth Championships, Combined High Schools Regatta, National Championships then finally the real battle for there respective Club Championship it does not leave a lot of time left. Many of our sailors participate in all the events .It is a marvelous credit to them, our affiliated sailing clubs for hosting the above and the wonderful support provided by all the parent volunteers.
At the time of writing this there are seventeen new boats on order bringing the new boats built over the last number of seasons to forty-four which is clear testament to just how much enjoyment the young sailors have in the Flying Eleven.
It is also pleasing to see a number of new clubs affiliating like Hornsby PCYC, Port Hacking and the return of Drummoyne and hopefully Vaucluse. With the new boats, increasing club participation there is every chance that the Flying Eleven State Championships could attract over one hundred boats.
I have attached the review Peter Moor kindly took time to write post the Nationals. Peter makes a number of observations that I think if ignored will see the class run into the same difficulties that other Youth classes have encountered .I think it is most important that the integrity of our State and National Championships are maintained, they are not to be confused with a club or a novice regatta .It has been my experience no matter how demanding the conditions may be, the vast majority of the class thrive on the challenge, that challenge maybe to win the race or to just complete the race either way to take that challenge away would be a backward step.
Our thanks to our supporters Nick Scali and 1824. Hopefully we now have some buoys that are readily visible for all to see.
Our Vice President with the support of David Price has done just a tremendous job in organizing the training camps and the initiative of putting in place a program of teaching our senior sailors and recent Flying Eleven sailors to become coaches should continue to strengthen and further develop the class.
I wish to thank all those on the Committee and the Club representatives that turn up each month for our meetings .I think it would remiss of me not to thank Pricey for all those fantastic photos and a great website
Finally I have over the last six years with my involvement in the class met some fantastic people. I wish to thank every one for there patience with my many shortcomings .I leave the class with many fond memories; it is without doubt the best youth class in Australia, with even better people.
Thank you and Good Sailing
Flying Eleven Sailing Association of NSW Inc