have I missed a vote on this issue ?
No, there was an unfortunate omission, that everyone overlooked, when we changed the rules to ISAF standard format. We are trying to correct that error now.
Because the rules in ISAF format, have been accepted by the members in 2010, we have to go through a formal change procedure.
Currently only the rules about the sails are in ISAF format, the other rules will be converted shortly.