International Committee Constitution (2009)
To provide an International Committee representing all National
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 International
2.2 National Class Association (NCA) shall mean any
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 dinghy known
WAYFARER, originally designed by Ian Proctor, and as described in the
Rules shall mean the Rules adopted internationally and relate to
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 the
WAYFARER dinghy and preserve
the concept of Ian Proctor's original design as a simple, multi-purpose
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 the Association
3.2 To recommend to the NCA’s such amendments to their
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 or adding
to the Class
Rules as received from NCA’s.
promulgate to all NCA’s the Class Rules, together with all properly
amendments, additions, and interpretations.
explore the possibility of organising International events and make
recommendations to the NCA’s on how this may best be accomplished.
make such amendments to the Constitution of the WIC as may from time to
carried by weight of motion in the WIC as hereinafter provided.
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
WIC shall comprise of two representatives of each NCA, together
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 comprise the
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 provided under
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.
the 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 members
51 - 250
251 - 500
with one extra
vote per 500 additional members. (See Appendix 2)
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 Constitution shall
submitted by its sponsor(s) to all members of the WIC for the purpose
soliciting input and/or suggested amendments to the proposal.
allowed six weeks for the consultative process to be completed, the
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 WIC
each NCA by 1st November, (or 15 days after receiving any such
shall be the sole responsibility of each NCA to ensure that its
consults with its membership and acts in accordance with the wishes of
7.6 Any WIC member failing to vote on a proposal by
required shall be deemed to have abstained.
7.7 Amendments to the Class Rules or to this Constitution,
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 shall become
the 1st April of the year in which they were approved.
official wording of the Class Rules and this Constitution, or
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 the paid-up
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 and any
changes to its
current wording shall be dependant upon the WIC voting procedure,
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 International Wayfarer
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. The
Holders will refer any proposed changes to the plans and/or
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 responsibility on
part or any member of the WIC or any member of any Wayfarer National
Association, or the designer of the Wayfarer, or the Copyright Holders
time being of the Wayfarer design, for any injury, loss or damage
TIMETABLE FOR PROPOSED CHANGES TO WIC:
1st Sept Initial proposals
rule changes to WIC Secretary
15th Oct. Final rule change proposals due
1st Nov. Ballots and rule
proposals mailed to WIC members
15th Mar. Votes counted; results
announced by WIC
1st April Approved changes
NCA VOTING PROPORTION (an example based
on NCA membership for 2006)
SWS (352 members)
USA (133 members)
motion would need 10 votes to carry a 2/3rds majority
current rate of contribution per
paid-up member is set at 25 cents