Deneysville Aquatic Club
- Address by J King.
- There had been a certain amount of criticism for including a medium distance in the Nationals course card. It was explained that the chairman had done a fair amount of phone canvassing and managed to attract a number of new sailors to the fold. Many of these “newbies” were not that keen to race windward/leeward courses but were excited by the prospect of a medium distance race. Furthermore, the addition of a medium distance race was not unprecedented and used to form part of the nationals in the 80’s.
- Whilst doing telephone canvassing it dawned on the chairman that there was a fair amount of general negativity amongst many Hunter sailors and that was probably a function of the state of the country. The chairman put it to the meeting that we need to, as a class, challenge that state of mind. He reminded everyone that we were members of clubs that were some of the most beautiful places in the country. Putting your Hunter in the water and going sailing not only challenges that state of mind but also an affordable option of activity.
- The chairman put it to the meeting that the time had come for people to exhibit pride in their clubs again. Hence the request for members of the Hunter Association to adorn club jackets to the Hunter Gala Dinner as a sign of respect to not only their own club but the club hosting the Nationals.
- Minutes from the AGM 2022 were adopted. Proposed P Van Rensburg Seconded J Rossouw.
- Treasurers Update by J Rossouw EXACT DETAILS TO FOLLOW
- The class association was in good financial condition.
- Excess funds were and will continue to be kept in a money market.
- Update on the database K Vennell.
- The class association members should start using the database.
- J Bruckmann questioned whether the database and website for the class should be one and the same. K Vennell pointed out that needed to be separate for security purposes
- K Vennell pointed out that new features were imminent to make life easier for the class.
- The allocation of the club to hold the next Nationals was brought forward on the agenda.
- J King pointed out that although there was only 1 boat that attended the 2023 Nationals from HMYC, he thought that there were the beginnings of a revival of Hunter Sailing at HMYC and that it would be premature to skip HMYC as the next venue in the rotating cycle of Vaal Dam, WYAC and HMYC. J King argued that many a Hunter at HMYC had been lost to HBYC in the Cape but that under L Wagner (Committee member for HMYC/KZN 2022/23) had made a concerted effort to keep boats at HMYC and had successfully started to introduce new Hunter sailors at HMYC. J King pointed out that to walk away from HMYC now would be short sighted.
- S Mathews (commodore WYAC) proposed that the meeting consider a number of venues and vote accordingly. He proposed that WYAC be the venue for the 2024 Nationals. He guaranteed 10 boats to participate from WYAC.
- J King then proposed that LDYC also be considered as a venue for the 2024 Nationals as there were a number of boats at that club that didn’t participate at the Hunter Nationals
- The meeting voted for HMYC to be the host club of the 2024 Nationals.
- Election of committee
- Chairman: J King proposed T Cockerill seconded H Carolius
- Vice chair and W/Cape representative: R Patrick proposed P Van Rensburg. Seconded C Deverson.
- KZN Representative: T Cockrill proposed J King seconded A Wiese.
- Vaal Dam Representative: P Van Rensburg proposed H Carolius seconded A Wiese
- WYAC Representative: C Hay proposed R Hay seconded S Mathews
- PRO and Communications: K Vennell proposed T Hulleman seconded J Rossouw
- Treasurer: J Rossouw proposed J King seconded P Van Rensburg
- Class Subscription.
- J Rossouw asked if the association should increase our subscription to R200 and void the R50 the class received from entries to the Nationals
- K Vennell proposed this suggestion and B Klaas seconded it
- P Van Rensburg asked that HMYC look into making Hunters available for charter at the 2024 Nationals
- T Cockerill asked that sailing instructions have no sailing after 12h00 on the last day of the regatta.
The meeting was adjourned.
Witbank Aquatic & Yacht Club
20 March 2022
Welcome and Chairman’s report by James King
The Hunter phenomenon at HBYC in the W Cape had sparked the class into action
The class was looking to get its members committed to their boats and the condition of their boats so that we could see entries that start and finish all the races in class run events. i.e., Quality rather than quantity
Big thank you to the guys and girls that made the effort to attend the regatta from HBYC
The class needs to find ways to encourage the HBYC Hunter owners to join the class
A 50-boat fleet was on the horizon at HBYC
The class needs to prepare for the HBYC Hunter owners to take custody of the association
Can you imagine a 50-boat fleet at HBYC? A 60-70 boat National Championships then becomes a possibility
The Association must actively support the HBYC fleet
Adoption of previous minutes (Barry Ogalvie and Pierre Van Rensburg)
Treasures update and adoption of treasurer’s report (John Bruckmann and Graham Genloud)
Election of committee.
Chairman James King. (Jessica Rossouw and Andrew Edwards)
Vice Chairman James Ord (Barry Ogalvie and Andrew Wiese)
Jessica Rossouw Treasurer.
KZN representative Luke Wagner.
Vaal representative Pierre Van Rensburg.
Cape Representative James Ord
Witbank representative Craig Hay
PRO and Communications Kai Vennell
Hunter sailing HBYC
James King explained that the HB sailors don’t use number one foresails. Only blades and that James Ord would like the up-country boats to support a non-SAS sanctioned event sailing with blades at HB.
By a show of hands 9 up-country boats indicated a willingness to attend such an event
The meeting endorsed the organizing of such an event to the chair and vice chair
It was voted to keep the moulds under roof at HMYC
Luke Wagner is to retrieve the rudder moulds from Cape Town
Tony Cockerill presented an offer of R20000.00 on behalf of HMYC to the meeting for the container on condition the bits and pieces parts of the mould could be stored in the container. This was voted on and accepted by a vote of 24 Yay to sell and 6 Nay
Tony Cockerill said that building boats to expensive. We should rather concentrate on finding the over 300 boats built by Henry Vink
Jessica Rossouw said that the class had spent R2000 on 5 new measurement stamps.
It was agreed that Theo Von would become a measurer in Cape Town and that James Ord would look to appoint another measurer. Possibly Richard Evans
Craig Hay will be the new Witbank measurer to replace Dave Martinson.
Nationals 2023 Date and Venue
DAC was unanimously voted as host club for the 2023 Nationals
James King raised concerns about wind conditions on the Highveld in March
18-21 March 2023 was unanimously voted as the Nationals date
Kai Vennell presented his new database program to the meeting
James Ord and Barry Ogalvie raised concerns about compliance to the POPI act. Kai set these concerns to rest
James King pointed out that Kai has offered this system to the class free of charge.
The meeting unanimously agreed to adopt Kai’s program
Jessica Rossouw pointed to the fact that the class in 2019 had adopted a resolution to charge R300 per member that the committee had changed that to R150 considering the COVID years.
The meeting unanimously agreed to keep the fees at R150 for the next year
It was agreed that boat owners and Skippers need to be members, but all interested Hunter people should pay their subs
The Communally owned Hunters (Club and SAS owned boats)
James King made the point that these types of ownership schemes do not work and encouraged clubs to find other ways of managing these boats
HENLEY MIDMAR YACHT CLUB
24 APRIL 2021
Election of committee:
James King Chairman.
Barry Ogalvie Vice Chairman.
Jessica Lenz Treasurer.
Tony Cockerill KZN representative.
Pierre Van Rensburg Vaal representative.
Payment of monies to the Mistal Class Association.
It was unanimously voted that the Hunter Class would reimburse monies that where incorrectly paid into our account by SAS to the Mistral Class Association
Moved back to March 19-21 long weekend.
Nationals 2022 to be held at Witbank.
Barry Ogalvie announced that there would be a sponsor for Nationals 202
Pierre Van Rensburg questioned whether our dates would not be in conflict with SAS proposed Sailing Extravaganza planned for later in 2022. Tony Cockrill pointed out that many Hunter sailors also sail other classes and it would therefore impact our Nationals numbers. It was voted that we would have our Nationals in March and support the SAS endeavor with a provincials.
Tony Cockerill apologized for the poor attendance of HMYC Hunter sailors at the 2021 Nationals at HMYC
James King mentioned that at some point the Hunter Class would have to have a more formal alignment with the Hunter Class at HBYC.
Graham Genloud suggested that the committee looks into ways in which we could better align ourselves with the HBYC fleet.
Barry Ogalvie suggested that we make reciprocal boats available between up country events and HBYC events for commuters. Just bring your own sails.
Barry Ogalvie has offered the services (free of charge) of WYAC administration to assist Jessica in the sending out of Class Association subs every year. This was voted on and accepted. Chairman to laisse with Jessica.
Tony Cockerill asked James King to present SAS with our revised constitution. The new constitution allows Hunter sailors access to more formal colours awards presented by SAS.
No minutes available due to no AGM, due to Pandemic
1a) Welcome :-
Chairman , James King welcomed everybody to the event, meeting and thanked all the travellers from KZN, Vaal, Cape, Australia who attended the meeting. Appreciation was conveyed to the host, WYAC, for the arrangements and putting all in place. In September 2018 a successful nationals was hosted at HMYC with 15 participants.
1a) Apologies: – Nil Received
1b) Present :-
|Pierre Van Rensburg
2) Chairman’s Report : “ It is a Great Yacht” – James King
4) Proxies :- Nil Received
5a) Minutes:- AGM 28 April 2018
No Change :- Proposed :- Barry Ogilvie Seconded :- Tony Cockerill
5b) Financials – Jessica Lentz – Treasurer
. Feb 2019 Feb 2018 Feb 2017
Current Acc 13 917.37 13 268.38 55.69
Money Market Acc 29 921.62 21 531.72 30 581.16
Total 43 838.99 34 800.10 30 636.85
Midmar money for 2018 event has been paid
Witbank money will be paid – Barry awaiting final financial dockuments
John B thanked Barry O and WEWA for the sponsored meal at previous event
Barry O will discuss with Jessica to open bank account with lower bank charges.
Memership of R300 per Yacht / Owner voted and accepted.
5b) Financials – Continue
(Crew not required to pay but can pay associated membership )
Mast section Die required – sponspr to be found and price
No constitutional changes submitted
It was proposed and accepted to scrap the R50 per entry the class received for Nationals be scrapped as cost of event cannot be covered by entry fee.
Financial Proposed:- Dave Martinson Seconded :- John Brookman
Paul will investigate portal changes to incorporate class pictures of active yachts activity being sailed for marketing purposes to grow the class.
Outstanding National event results to be posted on site
7) 2019 – 2020 Committee
Chairman :- James King Treasurer :- Jessica Lentz
Vice Chair :- Barry Ogilvie Secretary :- Pikkie Smit
Public Liaison:- All members, use W-upp , Face book, Portal Website
8) 2019 – 2020 Sub Committee
KZN :- Tony Cockerill Mpumalanga :- Dave Martinson
Vaal :- Pierre Van Rensburg Cape:- Paull Todds
9) 2019 – 2020 Technical Committee
Secretary :- Tony Cockerill
Members :- Dave Martinson, John B , Luke Wagner, Paul Changuion
- a)If the rule does not SAY you can , then you may NOT
- b)Adjustable Cars – Scrapped
- c)Yachts to be weighed with Rudder
Measurers:- Frank Lentz, Dave Martinson, Collin Hay, Tony Cockerill
- d)New stamps and pads (6) to be ordered – Jessica Lentz
10) Next Nationals
Vote to keep rotation between clubs/locations accepted,
Next Nationals to be (Friday to Sunday) 21, 22, 23, March 20120 @ Vaal dam,
2020 Hosting Yacht Club, at Vaal, to be negotiated by Jessica and James. Successful hosting club to be announced on Hunter Nationals Watts-Upp group.
Chairman, James King, thanked everybody for attending and for a positive attitude at the meeting and to keep sailing.
Hunter Class AGM held on 27th April 2018
- Proposed we adopt the 2017 AGM minutes into the register.
- Chairman’s report
- The financials by Jessica Lentz (Class Treasurer)
Propose that we adopt the 2015 financials into the register.
- Thanks to Paul Changuion for his maintenance of the website and Facebook site.
- Technical committee report By Tony Cockerill
Election of committee
Class Chairman :
Vice Chairman :
Hon. Secretary : Charles Humphreys
Treasurer : Jessica Lentz
Public Liaison :
Election of Subcommittee/ Regional Representatives.
KZN Rep :
Mpumalanga Rep :
Vaal Rep :
Cape Rep :
Election of Technical Committee
Member 2 :
Member 3 :
Member 4 :
Member 5 :
Items on the Agenda
- Class colours
- Next nationals
- Weight position
Minutes of AGM held at HMYC, Saturday 28 April 2018
Chairman, CJ Milln opened the meeting.
Apologies were received from Jessica Lenz and Pikkie Smit
The acceptance of the last meetings minutes were proposed by Thomas Funke and seconded by Tony Cockerill
No proxies from absent members were brought forward.
CJ Milln gave his chairman’s report.
Class Financials were read, and acceptance of the financials proposed by Dave and Seconded by John
Bank account balance disclosed by CJ via text from Jessica.
The final accounts still to be reconciled by Jessica.
A Note was made to check and follow up on the receipt of Witbank subs. (there is a note in the financials about no funds received)
Tony gave feedback from the Technical committee.
He outlined the changes and updates to the rules.
Election of committee:
CL Milln advised that he was stepping down as Chairman.
Jessica was proposed for treasurer and voted in unanimously
Charles was proposed as Class Secretary and was voted in unanimously
Barry Ogilvie was proposed as Vice chairman and was voted in unanimously
James King proposed by Paul as Class Chairman.
James accepted and was voted in unanimously
Election of subcommittee:
Tony Cockerill was proposed and was voted in unanimously
Dave(?)(?) was proposed and was voted in unanimously
Incoming committee to confirm this appointment.
Paul Tommes (?) was proposed but is yet to be confirmed.
Technical committee election
There was 1 change to the Technical committee. Charles Gerard was remove and Mike(?) was voted in by the members.
Other Items on the agenda:
The awarding of our own class colours was proposed and was discussed by the members.
A Points system for Hunter run regattas was put forward and 3 events per year was recommended.
The Committee can nominate additional events.
A Grandfather clause for past results was proposed and was voted in unanimously
C-J To set up and document the requirements and the processes.
Next Nationals to be held at:
A Date is to be decided between Hunter Class committee and Witbank Committee.
Positioning of the ballast weights was discussed.
CJ suggested that the rule be changed and amended to allow ballast weight to be positioned on top of the keel.
This was discussed between the members and it was decided that the technical committee would investigate the proposal and give feedback to the Hunter Class committee for a decision.
Craig Millar noted that the Hunter class charges for membership but only boat owners can vote on matters.
It was decided that this would be discussed by the new incoming committee.
CJ Closed the meeting
No minutes available
No minutes available
No minutes available
Hunter Class AGM Minutes held on 19th March
1) Thanks to Paul Changuion for his maintenance of the website and
Election of committee
2) Class Chairman : C-J Milln
Vice Chairman : Dean Weregle
Hon. Secretary : Lisa Schaefer
Treasurer : Jessica Lentz
Election of Subcommittee/ Regional Representatives.
a. KZN Rep : Tony Cockerill
Mpumalanga Rep : Dave Martinson
Vaal Rep : Pierre van Rensburg
Cape Rep : James King
Items on the Agenda
3) The Hunter class load cell is reportedly damaged beyond repair. The
committee is to look into the best way to ensure a scale for the nationals
whether it be hiring or buying one.
It seems that hiring a load cell or borrowing is going to be the most cost
10) The class treasurer has asked if the class banking can be upgraded to
internet banking. This was approved at the 2015 AGM. Where are we with
This has been done
11) Can we create a position for a public liaison to be re-elected every year.
This position is in aid of building numbers and creating public awareness.
Duties would include:
b) Getting articles into magazines
c) Promoting The hunter class and it’s event in any positive way possible.
Position created and James King appointed to fill this position
12) Can we amend rule 16 to exclude weighing with the rudder, tiller and
tiller extension on board.
This was not passed we are to weigh with the rudder
13) It is proposed that we allocate a percentage of the Hunter class funds to
be put into a 32 day account.
We already put money into a money market account
14) A template / jig has been designed to combat the accurate measuring of
the aft perpendicular. This measurement is the basis for mast position, keel
position, shroud position ect. It is proposed that we adopt this jig as an
official measuring tool and have three engineered with the official drawings
becoming part of the class rules as well as the template itself. These three
units can then be placed one at each Hunter strong hold for ease of access.
Should a sailor want his own the drawings will become be available for him,
however the each jig will have to be approved by a class measurer.
This jig is approved and more will need to be made. The rules will have to
be adjusted to allow for an extra 30 mm required by the jig
15) Keel rules investigation team. Could we select two people from each
province to familiarize themselves with the keel rule? They will then
measure keels at their respective clubs and discuss a way forward to make
as many current keels as possible legal without opening the door to allow
people to modify their keels. This would be an investigation team who
would report back at the following AGM as to their findings. The class will
then vote on the way forward.
It was decided to leave this for once e technical committee was back in
16) Establish Class subs for the 2017 period
R150.00 for an ordinary member and boat owner.
R 50.00 for an Associate member (crew and/or persons wanting to be
part of the association but not a boat owner
R50.00 for a junior member
150 for senior members
120 for junior members
120 for associate mebers
17) Venue for the 2017 Nationals
Proposed is D.A.C. Vaal dam
No minutes available
HENLEY MIDMAR YACHT CLUB ON SATURDAY, 17TH MARCH 2012
P. Changuion (PCC) – Chairman
J. Bruckmann (JB)
T. Cockerill (TC)
D. Martinson (DM)
B. Ogilvie (BO)
P. Changuion (PCC) welcomed everyone to the 2012 Hunter Class Association and
thanked HMYC for hosting.
Nigel Miln, Chris Frost & J. Lenz (Treasurer)
3. Minutes of the previous meeting – 20th March 2011
The minutes of the previous meeting were proposed by B. Ogilvie and seconded by
4. Matters arising from the previous meeting – 20th March 2011
There were no matters arising.
5. Chairman’s Report
• PCC said he had come to the end of his three-year tenure as chairman. J.
Bruckmann was unanimously voted in as the new chairman.
• It was a disappointing year in terms of the class for indeterminate reasons.
• The number of boats at this year’s Nationals was disappointing. The main
reason was the public holiday falling mid-week, resulting in sailors having to
take leave in order to sail.
• The class has a good reputation but technical issues are arising from non-water
tight rules. These issues to be discussed later in the meeting.
• The website is up-to-date and accurate but PCC needs more input from
members via Facebook or email for the blog. The class has 88 fans on
Facebook. This facility can be used to advertise the Hunter Class on other
6. Treasurer’s Report
In the absence of the treasurer, J. Lenz (JL), PCC handled this report.
• He thanked DAC for giving all the proceeds of last year’s Nationals (R15, 000) to
the Hunter Class. Both PCC and JL donate their services for the website and
bookkeeping gratis. For these reasons, the account balance is currently R47,
• Regarding membership fees, it was agreed that one of J. Bruckmann’s staff
would invoice all class members (for a small fee) and each club representative
would personally remind their club members about subscriptions.
• PCC thanked B. Ogilvie, Schneider Electric’s representative, for their continued
sponsorship of the Hunter Nationals. It was suggested that simple, appreciative
emails to the company would go a long way.
7. Technical Report
• The mast situation was discussed at length. It was agreed that the most
economic and viable option is needed. T. Cockerill proposed that J. Bruckmann
do some research and report to the Technical Committee. This was seconded
by B. Ogilvie.
• ? Using the Squib masts?
• The rules are open to interpretation; grey areas in particular need to clarified,
tightened up and finalised after this regatta. They can then be written into the
rules and added to the website.
• It was agreed that the Technical Committee use the following criteria when
o Is it safe
o Does it cost money
o Does it make the boat go faster?
• The Technical Committee must act in the best interests of the class and then
give guidance to those who sail in the middle of the regatta.
• Individuals with an issue should approach the Technical Committee. The latter
will then make a decision and a reason why.
• PCC proposed that the Technical Committee has the power to write the rules,
which must then be abided by. 3/5 is the casting vote.
• B. Ogilvie proposed that the Technical Committee has the power to stop a boat
from sailing the evening before a regatta.
• J. Riley explained that in Britain they check five ? ? Every year and warn the
owners that their boats are going to be checked before the regatta.
8. Election of Office Bearers
i. Chairman – proposed and seconded – Mr J Bruckmann
ii. Treasurer – accepted unopposed – Ms J Lenz
iii. Secretary – J. Bruckmann to find a secretary who will be paid a small,
a. Class Measurers D. Martinson
b. H. Pike
c. C. Hay
d. M. Sergison
e. T. Duguid
f. R. Harvey proposed
g. K. Harvey proposed
It was agreed that measurers do the measuring at their home regattas.
iv. Technical Committee
a. J. Bruckmann
b. T. Cockerill
c. D. Martinson
d. P. Changuion
e. L. Wagner
9. Nationals 2013
It was agreed that next year’s Nationals would be held at Witbank Yacht Club from
21.03.13 – 24.03.13. The first race would start no earlier than 2 pm on the
Thursday and the last race would finish by 11 am on the Sunday.
PCC thanked Jenny Riley, Chairwoman of the British Squib Class, for her
attendance at the meeting and for making the trip over to South Africa for the
regatta. Mrs Riley spoke warmly of her experience in South Africa and looked
forward to the reciprocal visit of
P. Changuion and T. Duguid to England in July, where they would be participating
in the Squib Nationals. It was hoped that this reciprocation would continue going
forward, with the national champions or medal winners making the trip every year.
No minutes of meeting available