1. PROPOSAL TO ALLOW PARA-ARAMID FABRIC (KEVLAR) IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TILLER.
Amend the Interpretation General dated 11/23/87: “Material – Kevlar cloth may not be used in DN constructions with the exception of the tiller, reference Spec A22 “ Amend the last sentence in Spec. A22 to specify that para-aramid fabric is
allowed in the construction of the tiller: “ Material is optional and may include para-aramid fabric.”
Ballot Results: The proposal passed with an overall (North America and Europe combined) vote of 197 yes and 15 no.
It’s do-over time for the proposal to allow para aramid in the construction of tillers. Yes, you voted for this in 2014 but that vote was conducted incorrectly because it was only sent to ballot in North America and not Europe. This violated the Specifications Management Agreement. Thank you for your patience.
NOTICE OF DUES: You can also pay your dues for the 2018 season either online (click here) or by dropping a check into the envelope with the ballot.
It has come to the attention of the IDNIYRA and European governing committee that the 2014 vote to allow para aramid in the construction of tillers was conducted incorrectly. It was only sent to ballot in north America and not in Europe. This violates the specifications management agreement.
The IDNIYRA Governing Committee and European Governing Committee, with the concurrence of the technical committee have determined that the original vote allowing the use of Kevlar in the construction of tillers was not a legal vote. Therefore this specification change is reversed. Any member that constructed a tiller of para aramid (Tradename Kevlar) shall notify the governing committee of their respective continent so that tiller may be registered. Any such registered tiller will be allowed for the 2016-17 season.
Since this was originally a North American proposal, the IDNIYRA Governing Committee will resubmit this proposal to a membership vote in the fall of 2017. Any tillers that were built between 2015 and now will be grandfathered in for this season, if they are registered.
Eric Anderson NA IDNIYRA Commodore
Attila Pataki EU IDNIYRA Commodore
Jeff Kent Chairman IDNIYRA Technical Committee