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Meet The Committee

The K1 Association is run by a committee of keen and friendly K1 Sailors. Find out who they are and what they do below.

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Graham Butler

Class Secretary and Treasurer

The Class Secretary, membership secretary and the Treasurer are fulfilled by the same person. The Secretary is responsible for taking and publishing the minutes of all meetings, communicating all committee decisions to the membership and keeping the membership informed of all developments where applicable.

The Class Secretary ensures that the committee are appraised of what they are obliged to comply with and that the constitution is adhered to. He will communicate with external suppliers on behalf of the class and manage incoming and outgoing enquiries.

The Treasure has a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management, working closely with other members of the Committee to safeguard the association's finances.

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Jeremy Hudson

Chairman of the Class Association

The chairman of the class association ensures the promotion of the class to the public with a view to - Growing the membership, Maintaining the strong profile of the class in the sailing press and working to maintain residual boat values/ prices. He also ensures that members are informed about the Association's activities and promotes changes to the class rules that he feels will benefit the current members and help to secure the future of the class.

The chairman organises the requisite General Meetings and ensures that the Association complies with any legal requirements to which it is subject (Auditing, Data Protection etc).

The Chairman will co ordinate the promotion of the class by ensuring that the annual Dinghy Exhibition is organised to the highest standard,

At present the chairman looks after association trophies.

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Ian Duke

Open Meetings and Results Secretary
and Webmaster

The  Open Meetings and Results Secretary takes care of organising the events calendar, facilitating the events, and most importantly, collating the results from each event, and provide scores for the series.

The Open Meetings and Results Secretary coordinates the logistical details for each event, and get them published on the web site, so everyone knows what the plans for each event are.

The Open Meetings and Results Secretary will also provide a liaison between the local event organiser and the committee, and do their best to get a news article written, giving the flavour of the event, which is much more important than the bare results.

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Simon Hawkes
Chief Training Officer

Chris Turner
MD of Ovington boats

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Mike Deane
Committee Member

Paul Handley
Committee Member and designer

Committee Members
Committee Support Team

Hilly King
Communications Management

Geoff King
Trophies Management

David Pritchett
Association Archivist

What does the committee do?

Furthers the interests of your class (see below)

 

  1. Encourages class development at a sensible pace

  2. Works to maintain residual boat value/prices, and maintain a secondhand boat list

  3. Organises the National championships

  4. Coordinates various Open Meetings and the traveller series

  5. Publishes event guidelines to help clubs running open meetings

  6. Runs race training days

  7. Produces this website, which includes members-only pages

  8. Sends you regular emails and information

  9. Allows anyone to try a K1 for free

  10. Promotes the use of handicap racing.

In more detail…

The committee of K1 Association is the management team for the membership. Committee members are voted in at the AGM, and the committee elects a Chairman from their number. Under the class rules, the committee is charged with furthering the interests of the class and governing the affairs of the class. In the UK the K1 is a National Class, which means that the RYA has ultimate responsibility for ensuring the class runs within the class rules; any significant disputed changes to the rules will be referred to the RYA. The committee meets about 5 times each year, one of the meetings is an AGM at which long term strategy for the class is planned.

‘Furthering the interests of the class’ is interpreted to mean activities that relate to:

  1. Promotion of the class to the public with a view to – Growing the membership, Maintaining the strong profile of the class in the sailing press, Working to maintain residual boat values/ prices

  2. Keeping members informed about the Association’s activities

  3. Organising events for members

  4. Arranging the Class presence at the Dinghy Exhibition

  5. Promoting changes to the class rules that it feels will benefit the current members and help to secure the future of the class. The policy currently being pursued is to avoid any changes to the rules that could be divisive to the membership

 

‘Governing the affairs of the class’ is interpreted to mean:

  1. Organising the requisite General Meetings

  2. Ensuring that the Association complies with any legal requirements to which it is subject (Auditing, Data Protection etc)  The K1 Privacy Policy

  3. Setting in place financial strategies that plan for the present and the future, and ensuring that the strategies are followed. Association income is primarily from subscriptions but is enhanced significantly by revenue from sales of merchandise, advertising in class publications, and sponsorship for the National Championships. The Association plans to break even each year, but by good financial management and cost control over the years, there is a healthy balance.

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