Sanctions

Naviga has decided to suspend the membership of Russia and Belarus untill peace and rightful legal order has been restored in Ukraine.

The Naviga Presidium

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  • Who signed this in person?

  • The whole Presidium did, it was a democratic decision. The president, both vice- presidents plus all the section leaders voted. Out of 11 votes 9 were in favor and 2 abstentions were counted, i would call that a pretty democratic decision!

  • this is not right…
    politics show stand away from sports
    sports with no borders!

  • I myself represented my country as an athlete of the GDR in some international competitions and world championships of NAVIGA during the Cold War. I did not agree with the political leadership of my country at the time. In order to be able to compete with the world’s best as a young athlete, in the GDR you had to know exactly what you were allowed to say and where. We had no other choice because we had to live within the system. At that time, contact with Western European model sportsmen was very important to me. Even today, I am very grateful that some friends from the Federal Republic got me certain model building materials back then. The Multiplex remote control smuggled into the GDR in the mid-1980s now has a place of honour in my display case.
    How do we know today how our sports friends in Russia and Belarus think? With the decision of the Presidium we are not punishing Putin, who certainly does not care about NAVIGA, we are punishing our sports friends in these two countries!
    Gerald Rosner

    • did you ever hear about something called “social media”? Mis information works very well on one side so how you think “resistance” should be organized? I ll tell you: today is spoke to a Ukranian and a Russian friend. The Russian told me if i openly show resitance i might end up in jail for upto 15 years, the Ukranian told me if he walks the street he risks getting shot and killed.

  • @Walter Geens: Then I would like to see the vote. The Presidium consists of twelve votes and you write eleven votes. So you don’t have to be asked all.
    On that page is found twelve members to be can vote. http://www.naviga.org/?page_id=7

    • Because I also hold the position of leader in class C and I can’t vote twice

      • That is an argument but why is the vote not published. That would eliminate unnecessary questions and prejudices.

        • Mr. “Tony”, the vote was given by email with a simple yes or no.
          It is nothing secret or a conspiracy. All the representatives of the member countries were announced in the first phase of this intention and what to see, no reaction. Now, if you want more information please present yourself with your real name, if you are representative of a country you have already been notified and if you have another representative from your country then he will explain.
          If you are not one of the above, I do not think that the discussion makes sense.

  • I have to say that I also not happy with the decision.
    Russian and Belarusian boat drivers most probably aren’t responsible for the ongoing situation and even if you sanction them through exclusion they will not have enough leverage within their homecountry‘s government to change anything about it.
    So what is it good for then?
    Our hobby should be about meeting each other, being in contact, competing with our boats. We are united through our passion for our hobby one could say. Why make the situation worse by excluding our friends? We should try to build the bridges that politicians are obviously unable to make
    Best regards to all rc boat drivers!

  • I have to say that I also not happy with the decision.
    Russian and Belarusian boat drivers most probably aren’t responsible for the ongoing situation and even if you sanction them through exclusion they will not have enough leverage within their homecountry‘s government to change anything about it.
    So what is it good for then?
    Our hobby should be about meeting each other, being in contact, competing with our boats. We are united through our passion for our hobby one could say. Why make the situation worse by excluding our friends? We should try to build the bridges that politicians are obviously unable to make
    Best regards to all rc boat drivers!

  • Politics dictates the actions of the NAVIGA.I know that some athletes use boats, electronics and propellers from Russian manufacturers.But they will never give up on it, because it brings high results, and this is hypocrisy and double standards.You hold out one hand for a handshake, and hold a stone in the other.

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