Minutes for the meeting of the Kernow Hang gliding and Paragliding Association held at St Rumon’s Social Club on Thursday 9th February 2012
Welcome Chairman Steve welcomed 21 members attending and opened the meeting at 8.10
Apologies from Dean, Patrick, Fiona, Nigel
Welcome new member Phil
Monthly photo comp. This month’s crisp fiver goes to the Cornwall Air Ambulance as the photo comp winner, Sean, was unable to attend the meeting
Minutes of last meeting. Proposed by Steve M, seconded by Raymond
Clay Tips Coady has contacted the estates manager, David Varco, and the answer is a polite but firm no to our flying there.
XC Workshop 5 went up to Somerset for the workshop and found the day very inspirational and inspiring. Our own local maestro Phippsy has offered to impart some wisdom on XC techniques after the next monthly meeting.
Competitions: The frostbite competition was held at St Agnes on the Sunday, producing a good day for Hang Gliders and Paragliders. The Club Class was won by Graham Austin, results from the main field were:
1 Mr G Phipps
2 Mr T Jones
3 Mr A Rogers
Fewer pilots travelled from other clubs this year due to the snowy weather experienced by some parts of the country.
In other news, there is a £60 discount available for the British Open Series if Coady receives the entry + cash by the end of February.
Club flying: Lots of flying at many of the sites during the month, Steve and Raymond were flying at Carbis the dy before the meeting and Bill at Beesands.
Graham Austin has his Airborne C4 topless.
Incidents: No incidents but a former member turned up at Carbis without KHPA or BHPA membership but with the intention of flying. Steve M asked him to renew his memberships before flying, we look forward to seeing him on the hill. In a related item, Graham May reported that Porthia have accepted our annual site fees for Carbis Bay but reminded him of the conditions attached to the site and that continued permission is also subject to them receiving zero complaints.
Membership Form There was an extended discussion covering the proposed form, where the need has come from and whether a form is necessary. The Chairman introduced the discussion by describing the background to the Dunstable Club court case and other clubs rules. A member of the Dunstable received permanent injuries from an incident and is attempting to sue the club and its members, probably for a minimum of £50,000.
In his introduction the Chairman emphasised that neither the BHPA nor our insurers have changed anything. He also emphasised that after consulting with and taking advice from the BHPA, the club is seeking to take the minimum actions required to protect ourselves in the event of being sued.
After a vote it was agreed the draft membership form would be amended in the “Conditions of Membership” section, distributed through the bulletin and a vote taken on the final version at the next meeting.
To download the Membership Form click here
Next Meeting There was due to be a talk/discussion about the Perranporth site which has been postponed to the March meeting.
There being no further business the meeting was closed at 9.50