It has come to the attention of the IDNIYRA and European governing committee that the 2014 vote to allow para aramid in the construction of tillers was conducted incorrectly. It was only sent to ballot in north America and not in Europe. This violates the specifications management agreement.
The IDNIYRA Governing Committee and European Governing Committee, with the concurrence of the technical committee have determined that the original vote allowing the use of Kevlar in the construction of tillers was not a legal vote. Therefore this specification change is reversed. Any member that constructed a tiller of para aramid (Tradename Kevlar) shall notify the governing committee of their respective continent so that tiller may be registered. Any such registered tiller will be allowed for the 2016-17 season.
Since this was originally a North American proposal, the IDNIYRA Governing Committee will resubmit this proposal to a membership vote in the fall of 2017. Any tillers that were built between 2015 and now will be grandfathered in for this season, if they are registered.
Eric Anderson NA IDNIYRA Commodore
Attila Pataki EU IDNIYRA Commodore
Jeff Kent Chairman IDNIYRA Technical Committee