Exec Update May 2007

World Council

I’m still missing 2 annual reports. Reminders to the offending parties will go out soon.

At the moment it is likely that the IOMICA AGM will be held at the World Championships this year, assuming sufficient turn out of World Council members. It’s worth a gentle reminder that it won’t be too long before we’ll need to start thinking about submissions for AGM resolutions.

It’s also re-election time for the Executive Committee; anyone with an interest in serving should start to make themselves heard.

Details of the required timings will follow a firm decision on where & when the AGM will take place.

Measurement

A new electronic version of the certificate has been distributed. So far the response has been positive.

Final versions of the measurement forms are now available from the website.

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Events

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Infocomms

Please everyone remember that new users registering on the forum should in addition to registering through the forum software send email to vcinfocomms. Otherwise your username request will not be handled!
 
As the national sub-forums on the IOMICA forum have seen very little use I have not created national sub-forums for the new NCAs, and in the long term it is probably best to remove all of the national sub-forums since they do not seem to be needed.

If anyone has a good IOM racing picture for the IOMICA website we could use a change. So email it to vcinfocomms!

Andy Stevenson
GBR 1779
IOMICA Secretary

Exec Update April 2007

World Council

I’m still missing 3 annual reports. Come on chaps, you know who you are!

The new versions of the Class Rules, Boat Measurement form and Rig Measurement Form are available for download from the IOMICA website; this is a change from previously as they had been hosted on the ISAF-RSD website.

The Certificate has also been updated; this has been circulated to each World Council representative.

There have been a good number of questions regarding the updated certificate and measurement forms, the Exec are considering several suggestions and will update the World Council shortly.

Measurement

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Technical

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Events

We have finalized the version of HMS 2007 that will be used for the World Championships and have four applicants for the guest spots.

We are now working on the Sailing Instructions and the Umpiring Instructions.

Infocomms

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Andy Stevenson
GBR 1779
IOMICA Secretary

Exec Update March 2007

World Council

The IOMICA annual report is underway, I can’t complete it until all the NCA annual reports are in and I’m still three missing, I’m sure those three know who they are, but reminders will go out again shortly.

RSD ratification of the class rule changes has been completed and new versions of the Class Rules and IOM measurement forms have been produced. Details can be found on the website shortly.

An application has been received fro The Malta Model Boat Association to join the World Council as the NCA for MLT. The paperwork is currently with the Exec for scrutiny.

Measurement

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Technical

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Events

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Infocomms

‘spam’ registrations to the forum have increased so much since December that it has been impossible to manually sift through all new account requests (about 1200 of them right now).

New forum users should first register on the forum normally, then email VCInfocomms (“vcinfocomms� at “iomclass.org�) and confirm their registration (please state your username, your full name, and your boat registration number).

Apologies to those legitimate users who have registered since December but not yet been approved.

Andy Stevenson
GBR 1779
IOMICA Secretary

Exec Update February 2007

World Council

The successful application of NED for NCA status brings the World Council membership to 21, an application from MLT is hopefully imminent.

The Exec has officially announced the return of ESP to the World Council.

RSD has responded to the request for ratification of the AGM resolutions, we’re confident that an amicable solution can be reached and an announcement will happen soon.

NCA Annual reports are starting to pick up a little pace; there are still 13 to go.

Measurement

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Technical

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Events

The events sub committee is working diligently with YCPR to translate and publish HMS 2007 and the Sailing Instructions for the World Championships. We have received 4 applications from skippers not represented by NCA’s for our 10 guest spots.

Infocomms

The website is now fully functional on WordPress, it’s certainly making updates easier and we’ve had no negative feedback yet.

Andy Stevenson
GBR 1779
IOMICA Secretary

January 2007 Exec Update

World Council

NCA Annual reports have started to trickle in, ok I’ve had one. But it’s a start. There’s a message on the World Council Forum, reminders will go out after January. Once they’re all in we can finalise the IOMICA Annual Report.

The ESP NCA has settled the debt for the Acros Euro Championships and has been restored to the World Council. An official announcement will be issued shortly.

The Exec has announced an application for the NCA for NED, see the website.

Measurement

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Technical

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Events

HMS has been revised by Peter Stollery to include 6 boat promotions; this will be the format for the World Championships. Work continues to ensure the SSI and other documentation is up to date and ready for the event.

Infocomms

We’ve been experiencing problems with the web site, although the forum continues to function. We’re now back up and running and iomclass.org now runs a Content Management System called WordPress. We hope it will make it easier for the InfoComms and Executive to keep the site updated, and also allow easier navigation for users. Feedback is welcome.

Andy Stevenson
GBR 1779
IOMICA Secretary

December 2006 Exec Update

World Council

A few of the AGM Class Rule resolutions have met a mixed response from RSD, the Exec is working closely with RSD towards a solution. The likelihood is that some of the resolutions will be rejected. The Exec does not expect these issues to have any significant effect on the class.

Measurement

Mike Eldred Has been co-opted as VC Measurement, he’s currently getting up to speed with measurement issues.

Events

Discussions continue around   the format HMS for the 2007 World Championship, the Exec is liaising closely with RSD and the MYA regarding updating HMS for 6 boat promotions.

Andy Stevenson
GBR 1779
IOMICA Secretary

Exec Update November 2006

World Council

The AGM Class Rule resolutions have been formally submitted to RSD and have been acknowledged, we await the results of the deliberation of the Joint Technical Committee(Robert Grubisa, ISAF-RSD Techincal committee chairman, Roy Langbord, IOMICA VCTechnical, and Rick Martin, ISAF RSD Technical committee vice chairman).

The Class rule changes are due to take effect 90 days from the AGM, assuming a timely response from RSD we should be releasing IOM Class Rules 2007 by 7 January 2007.

Measurement

Work continues to appoint a suitable Vice Chairman for the measurement sub committee; we hope to have someone in place soon. It’s worth noting that there are also vacancies on the measurement sub committee for willing volunteers who wish to make a contribution.

Events

The 2007 World Championship is still pending an official announcement. However scuttlebutt has managed to make sure pretty much everyone knows when it is! The next hurdle is the NoR, this should appear any day now. Work continues to ensure that the event meets the standards we’ve all come to expect.

Lester Gilbert has resigned from the events sub committee, there is room for a volunteer or two here if anyone’s keen. VC Events is particularly keen to hear from any IOM sailors with experience organising regattas, particularly international regattas. Someone with experience of an IOM World or Continental Championship would be ideal.

Andy Stevenson
GBR 1779
IOMICA Secretary

Exec Update October 2006

World Council

The AGM has now concluded, the minutes can be downloaded from the IOMICA Website. There is a thread in the public forum for comments on how the AGM went. Your opinions on what went well, what could be improved or how the Exec ran the AGM in general would be much appreciated.

A formal request to RSD for ratification of the CR changes is currently being edited and the CCR will be updated with the passed resolutions shortly.

Measurement

Roy Thompson has tendered his resignation as VC Measurement. This is a sad loss to the Exec and we are considering options for his replacement currently with a view to having someone in place soon. If anyone has an interest in the position or serving on the measurement sub committee please let a member of the Exec know.

Tentative discussions have taken place within the Exec surrounding measurement issues, particularly self certification for sail makers.

Events

The French application for a World Championships 2007 is shaping up well. The ESC is hopeful that this will go ahead as planned. There has been a good deal of speculation within the IOM community surrounding the event. To be clear, nothing is official yet, the NOR is still being refined and there has been no announcement.

The ESC is confident that an official announcement from IOMICA and YCPR jointly will happen very soon.

Andy Stevenson
GBR 1779
IOMICA Secretary