Results of DN Official Specifications Ballot
UPDATE: (8:33 AM CT) In question 3, the column of combined opposed was corrected from 74 to 174. Sorry for the error.
UPDATE #2: (12:30 PM CT) In question 3, the percentage of those voting in favor of the proposal was corrected from 62% to 41%.
Members of IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA EU recently voted on four proposed changes to the IDNIYRA Technical Specifications: (1) deletion of the existing specification of mast minimum weight; (2) deletion of the existing technical specification of minimum mast balance point height; (3) amendment of the materials specification of the ‘wood type’ runner body; and, (4) amendment of the minimum thickness of insert plate dimensions of the wood type runner with steel insert (insert runner). The results of the ballot follow.
Two hundred and thirty-three ballots were sent to IDNIYRA members of which 150 voted for a 64 percent return rate. Two hundred and seven ballots were sent to IDNIYRA EU members of which 155 voted for a 75 percent return rate. Two-thirds of the votes must support a measure for it to pass.
- 1. Deletion of the Existing Specification of Minimum Mast Weight:
37 percent of those voting support proposal (1) so it fails.
- 2. Deletion of the Existing Specification of Minimum Mast Balance Point:
43 percent of those voting support proposal (2) so it fails.
- 3. Amendment of the Materials Specification of the ‘Wood Type’ Runner Body:
41 percent of those voting support proposal (3) so it fails.
- 4. Amendment of the Minimum Thickness of Insert Plate Dimensions of the Wood Type Runner with Steel Insert (Insert Runner):
83 percent of those voting support proposal (4) so it passes.
Proposal 4, having passed, will come into effect on May 31, 2020 and will be reflected in the 2021 IDNIYRA Yearbook.
The members engagement in the voting process and the governance of the DN Class is very much appreciated.
Warren Nethercote, Commodore IDNIYRA
Attila Pataki, Commodore IDNIYRA EU