The World Council currently consists of the following NCAs:
|ARG||Nicolas Rosas||“rosasnicolas” at “gmail.com”|
|AUS||Ross Bennett||ecretary” at “rsawa.asn.au|
|BAR||Peter Allen||stilettocruises at yahoo.com|
|BEL||Serge Bertran||serge.bertran at gmail.com|
|BRA||William Astbury||wastbury at œterra.com.br|
|CAN||Barry Fox||bdfox1 at gmail.com|
|CHI||rolfkoster at cvrc.cl|
|CRO||Zoran Grubisa||zoran at scor.hr|
|DEN||Soren Andresen||soeren_andresen” at “yahoo.dk|
|ESP||José Valverde||josevalverde at vlabogados.com|
|FIN||Eero Laurila||e.laurila at kolumbus.fi|
|FRA||Olivier Cohen||olivierfra3700 at gmail.com|
|IRL||Jeff Kay||jeffkay at eircom.net|
|ISR||Nir Shental||nir” at “topivision.com|
|ITA||Virginio Boglietti||vicepresidente at modelvela.it|
|NED||Joop de Jong||info at iom-ned.nl|
|NOR||Torvald Klem||torvald.klem at spor.no|
|NZL||Mike McLachlan||“mike” at “macsep.co.nz”|
|POR||José Cardoso||“apmv.secretaria” at “gmail.com”|
|RSA||Steve Woolfenden||swoolf at global.co.za|
|SUI||Marcus Wahlin||“marcus” at “wahlin.ch”|
|SWE||Eric Horwitz||e.horwitz at keltcognac.com|
|TUR||Levend Gurkan||levend at gurkan.me|
|USA||Fred Rocha||IOM” at “TheAMYA.org|
Becoming an NCA / NCS
The International One Metre (IOM) class is unique within radio sailing to have its own International Class Association (ICA), other international classes being administered by the International Sailing Federation – Radio Sailing Division (ISAF – RSD) acting as the ICA. An ICA works by recognising a National Class Association (NCA) or a National Class Secretary (NCS) for each Country. Obviously, without a volunteer or two, neither of these can exist.
Section three of the International One Metre International Class Association (IOMICA) Regulations deals with appointing World Council members; among other things it requires that:
- A registration fee of 50GBP is paid (This is currently waived).
- A list of Registered Owners, Registered Boats, Certificated Owners, and Certificated Boats is provided.
The IOMICA Constitution section seven also requires that certain conditions are met:
- There must be a minimum of five Registered Owners who are members of the NCA / NCS.
- There must not already be an NCA / NCS accredited to the World Council.
IOMICA has produced two documents intended to help those interested in setting up and running a NCS / NCA in their country:
Once these have been read and digested it should be clear what is expected of an NCA / NCS. To then become recognised by IOMICA and take a seat on the World Council the prospective NCA / NCS will need to prepare a constitution and regulations that it will adhere to and submit them to IOMICA for approval. Once approval has been granted a Memorandum of Understanding is drawn up between the NCA / NCS and IOMICA.
MS Word templates for each of these are available for download:
For further information please dont hesitate to contact the IOMICA Secretary or any member of the Executive Committee. The IOMICA forum would also be an appropriate place to ask questions of the Executive Committee and existing NCA / NCS representatives.
Of the 116 Nations recognised in the Racing Rules of Sailing, only 24 have recognised NCA / NCS representatives. At the time of writing no NCA / NCS exists for the following:
Algeria (ALG), American Samoa (ASA), Andorra (AND), Angola (ANG), Antigua (ANT), Austria (AUT), Azerbaijan (AZE), Bahamas (BAH), Bahrain (BRN), Belarus (BLR), Bermuda (BER), British Virgin Islands (IVB), Bulgaria (BUL), Cayman Islands (CAY), China, PR (CHN), Chinese Taipei (TPE), Columbia (COL), Cook Islands (COK), Cuba (CUB), Cyprus (CYP), Czech Republic (CZE), Dominican Republic (DOM), Ecuador (ECU), Egypt (EGY), El Salvador (ESA), Estonia (EST), Fiji (FIJ), FYRO Macedonia (MKD), Greece (GRE), Grenada (GRN), Guam (GUM), Guatemala (GUA), Hong Kong (HKG), Hungary (HUN), Iceland (ISL), India (IND), Indonesia (INA), Israel (ISR), Jamaica (JAM), Japan (JPN), Kazakhstan (KAZ), Kenya (KEN), Korea (KOR), Kuwait (KUW), Latvia (LAT), Lebanon (LIB), Libya (LBA), Liechtenstein (LIE), Lithuania (LTU), Luxembourg (LUX), Malaysia (MAS), Maurititius (MRI), Mexico (MEX), Micronesia (FSM), Moldova (MDA), Monaco (MON), Morocco (MAR), Myanmar (MYA), Namibia (NAM), Netherlands Antilles (AHO), Pakistan (PAK), Papua New Guinea (PNG), Paraguay (PAR), Peru (PER), Philippines (PHI), Poland (POL), Puerto Rico (PUR), Qatar (QAT), Romania (ROM), Russia (RUS), Samoa (SAM), San Marino (SMR), Seychelles (SEY), Singapore (SIN), Slovak Republic (SVK), Slovenia (SLO), Solomon Islands (SOL), Sri Lanka (SRI), St Lucia (LCA), Switzerland (SUI), Tahiti (TAH), Thailand (THA), Trinidad & Tobago (TRI), Tunisia (TUN), Turkey (TUR), Ukraine (UKR), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay (URU), US Virgin Islands (ISV), Venezuela (VEN), Yugoslavia (YUG), Zimbabwe (ZIM)