The Consultative Meeting of the PSUK
Offshore Championships, 2009.
A report on the meeting held at Cowes Marina on 21st May, 2009. This meeting now replaces the previous AGM's held during the regatta.
These are not the official posted minutes which should be published later on the PSUK website...
Offshore Consultation Meeting
21st May 2009, Cowes Marina, IoW
1. Apologies for Absence
Sarah Thornton, Helen Neaverson
2. Minutes of PSUK OCM 2008
The Minutes from the PSUK OCM 2008 were agreed as being an accurate account of that meeting.
3. Matters arising from minutes of PSUK OCM 2008
There were no matters arising
4. Minutes of the PSUK EGM & AGM 2009
5. PSUK Sailing Section – Constitution & Championship Rules
The constitution of the PSUK Sailing Section did not meet with the PSUK rules. Therefore an extraordinary meeting was held to amend these. It was decided to incorporate the PSUK Sailing Offshore and Dinghy rules together.
A copy of the new rules and constitution are attached to the previous minutes.
6. PSUK Sailing Section – Regional Representatives
In accordance with the new joint rules, only one Chair person, Treasurer, Secretary and Regional Representative are now required to cover both the offshore and dinghy sailing.
The following people were proposed to be regional representatives for the PSUK Sailing Section.
(The above can’t be elected at this meeting it has to go to the AGM) The above nominees will be elected onto the committee at the October meeting and a list with full details will be forwarded to PSUK Secretary Helen Neaverson.
7. Issues of the Week (incl. Secretary & Treasurers’ Reports)
Treasurer’s Report (presented by Louise Nixon)
The current bank account balance stands at £3164
There have been contributions of £5404 (offshore) and £460 (dinghy)
£4200 was set aside for national prize money.
The current balance will be used towards the maintenance of the PSUK Website and the organisation of PSUK 2010.
8. Permitting other Services to enter the Championship
There was a brief discussion regarding whether other emergency services should be invited to take part in the PSUK National Sailing Championships. A full report on the issue having been included in the information pack given to each crew prior to the weeks commencement. Currently the cycling section is the only section that has joint membership.
Consideration was given to whether the fire and ambulance services could be invited to take part but not be eligible to win prizes. Also that the host force would have control over how many places could be offered to guests, depending on take up from other force race teams.
It was therefore agreed that PSUK nationals will remain a police only event at this time.
9. Emergency Services Championship for November
Andy Rowell, Met Police proposed a Round the Island Race be held in the Autumn which all emergency services could take part in. This would be a charity based event.
There was a show of hands with a majority supporting this proposal.
Andy Rowell, Met Police volunteered to arrange the first of these events.
10. The PSUK Offshore Sailing Championships 2010
The next PSUK Championship to take place between 16th May and 21st May, 2010.
Kent Police have agreed to take on the responsibility for organising this event.
11. Any Other Business
PSUK National Dinghy Championships 2009
The PSUK National Dinghy Championships take place between 4th and 11th June 2009. The Met are hosting these this year. All details can be found on the PSUK website or from Stuart Jenkins at Met Police.