Phil I am a little staggered by this I’m afraid.
In wearing the international officers hat of the MYA and given this behind the curtains move by both the M and 10r international class newly formed groups of which you are a part of, is this not a place for a balanced point of view?
Should our officer not be presenting both sides to inform the owners/membership?
If not then we can only conclude that not only yourself, but other mya officials within those class associations are for these changes. Given an approach has already been made to World Sailing for application outside of IRSA, is this not a case of the horse already bolting? Why are we being asked now for views or is this another case of the modern trend of lip service, then press on regardless.
Phil, as our International Officer would it be too much to remind other committees you work within that they represent boat owners/members at all levels and not just themselves.
The MYA is not alone in this, other NCAs have been equally ignored by the actions of those within these newly formed associations. That, as reported by Austin above that such new groups that have reportedly taken startup money from IRSA can’t even keep an accurate list of officialdom, how can they make such decisions without owner/member input. There is no open forum or means to challenge these officials so sadly this forum is the only place to take them to task.
It’s really quite simple. You have an idea. You take it to your owner/members you represent then move on it or squash it. You don’t shout down their views, you don’t treat them as whiners if they are not in line with yours, you don’t treat only your views as fact and other views as incorrect or less factual. You don’t belittle those with opposing views to the point of disenfranchising.
You listen, to those you represent and work for their interests, not your own.
If the above is too difficult for any official at any level in a past time of model boating please do us all a favour……
Thankfully a large majority who work tirelessly in running our sport do so for the right reasons, and we thank them wholeheartedly.
It is not for the International Officer to comment or have a view only to put the information before the members and gather THEIR views (as has been made abundantly clear by some members on previous occasions.). You will note that the information from ITCA/IMCA was sent out on 19th Sept 2021 and was passed by me to the MYA DCO and the web operators of both the M and 10 websites the same day with a request to publish it to the membership ASAP. I can do no more.
Once everyone has had an opportunity to air their views I will forward them to the IMCA/ITCA secretaries as a collective GBR view.