The Special General Meeting of the International Etchells Class Association was held on December 7, 2019. The required quorum was established to open the meeting.
Two changes to the Class Rules were proposed and discussed by those present. The changes include the addition of a sail royalty of $50USD for each new Etchells sail and the elimination of the annual sail acquisition limitation. A byproduct of this second change would be the elimination of the sail card as is presently in use.
Both proposed changes were approved by straw votes of 36 in favor, 1 against. With the majority approval, the proposals will be forwarded by electronic ballot in March, 2020 to all eligible voters for consideration. Any change in the Class Rules will only go into effect with approval by at least 2/3 of the votes submitted.