New NCA: The country of Thailand

March 5th, 2018

Notification of Welcome

 Announcement of the country of Thailand formally joining the WORLD COUNCIL as the newest NCA


World Council Members:

I, Fred Rocha, serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee am proud to announce the completion and approval of the application process allowing Thailand to become the IOM ICA family’s newest National Class Association.   I am hoping that you will extend your support and welcome to all their participating skippers at upcoming international events. The country of Thailand is excited about promoting their internal growth of the International One Metre, and views this inclusion to our World Council as an important step in formalizing their domestic and international participation now and in the future.  Formal THA NCA contact information will be added to the website shortly, so please help me to make them feel welcome by extending your greetings and support.

If there are any questions or concern, please feel free to contact me anytime at 001-858-752-8227, or frerocha “at” .

With Kindest Regards,  

Fred Rocha

Chairman, IOM ICA

2017 World Championship: Final documents

“Dear IOM owners, you will find below final NOR, allocation of places and entry form for next World Championship, May 12th/20th in Pierrelatte, France.
You will notice that IOMICA part of entry fee is higher than usual, as we wanted to choose umpires ourselves, and book their flights as soon as possible to reduce costs.
We can say that result is positive so far, with good and experienced umpires, and important cost reduction after discussion on travel with them.
Don’t forget to send your entry form to your NCA officer, who will send it to organizers latest on Feb 13th. Pierre and his team are preparing a great event !”

Notice of Race
Allocation of places

Message for Condolence. William J. Astbury

To our Global IOM Family

A message for Condolence

I was just notified that William J. Astbury, lifelong radio sailing enthusiast and South American Hall of Fame inductee, passed away today very unexpectedly.  William was father to the gifted sailor Denis Astbury,  accomplished IOM builder (BritPOP)  from Nautae Racing Model Yachts.  Please keep the Astbury family in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.

-Fred Rocha, IOM Chairman

European and World Rankings.

Thanks to Harry Drenth and we have updated those rankings based on top 4 events in last 10 years :
For Europeans between 2004 and 2014 (so 1 discard as no Europeans in 2006 )
For World championships between 2005 and 2015 (so 2 discards)
Congratulations to Brad Gibson !

Emergency Class Rule Change: gooseneck/kicking strap

Following previous postings regarding Emergency Class Rule Changes associated with the construction of combined gooseneck/kicking strap fittings, consultation with IRSA to receive their approval of the change has resulted in a different proposal which has recently been approved.

The letter  from IRSA contains the approved Emergency Class Rule Change wording as it will be submitted for Class Approval at the upcoming Annual General Meeting. Please make sure that your class members are aware of the change and that has immediate effect.