The proposed change to the ILCA Class Rules to modify the definition of a builder has been approved by more than two-thirds of the members responding to the published ballot. Voting concluded on 31 July and, as with all rule change votes, the ballots were then verified with the ILCA District associations to confirm whether each voter is a current member of the class.
Although the verification process is ongoing, with a few districts yet to confirm their voting members, enough ballots have been verified to determine with mathematical certainty the result of the vote – that the two-thirds majority required to amend the class rules has been exceeded and the rule change proposal has been approved.
Of the currently confirmed votes, the result is 81% YES, 19% NO. Based on the ballots remaining to be confirmed, it is expected that the final result will be approximately 79% YES, 21% NO.
Based on these results, ILCA has submitted the rule change proposal to World Sailing as required under World Sailing Regulation 10, and the change will go into immediate effect after World Sailing confirmation is received.
ILCA will continue to work with the member Districts to verify the remaining ballots to obtain the final voting results and ILCA will then engage an independent audit to certify the results.
ILCA would like to thank all the members who participated in the rule change voting process and the member districts for their timely verification of the ballots.