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by valpro
10 Nov 2009, 10:29
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RMG sailwinch
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

OK, Ill put up my hand now. Rob, we had some problems some time ago setting up a 380 on an A. My husband spent the whole morning trying to set it up and got to the point of throwing the booklet out of the door and storming off for a smoke and a coffee. Then I tried and after several abortive attempt...
by valpro
23 Oct 2009, 11:15
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Barry, I have deliberately stayed silent and watched this debate. On most points I think I have said enough anyway. With regard to the RSD points you raise, I have been reading through a lot of the documents, particularly the RSD Contitution and Regulations. IOM is an ISAF-RSD International class an...
by valpro
08 Oct 2009, 21:28
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Thank you Jan for a clear summation of ISAF and its activities. I would take issue with a couple of points however. RSD may well be comatose and since you are a member of it I am sure you know ,more than I do, just how comatose it may be but it is not dead yet. Yes it is true that, at present,RSD is...
by valpro
04 Oct 2009, 11:22
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Having spoken with Alfonso about these recent posts I must make it clear that the reference to him in this last post was an error on my part. He has taken no part in any discussions concerning my late husband and in fact never knew him at all. I have already apologised to him for involving him in th...
by valpro
01 Oct 2009, 18:46
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Antonio, in case you have not seen my many posts, let me refresh your memory. I am a measurer and have been since 1965. As an accredited measurer of the Royal Yachting Association, I measure for about 20 classes, both English and International. I have been Chief Measurer for 9 years with both the 50...
by valpro
01 Oct 2009, 10:04
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: New NCAs Approved
Replies: 5
Views: 4798

Hey Serge, you forgot the beer, biscuits, frites.......................
by valpro
30 Sep 2009, 09:52
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: New NCAs Approved
Replies: 5
Views: 4798

Yes, always a good moment when new members come along. In the case of Belgium, it is particularly pleasing as the sailors there are split into two camps, ISAF and NAVIGA. Willy Sablon has done a excellent job for a long time in keeping the ISAF side afloat and when the new IOM association was born I...
by valpro
29 Sep 2009, 21:45
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Antonio, re the costs of an IM that I quoted, please note that David Chiver was the Chief Measurer for the Dragon class some years ago, he is and has been for a very long time an approved and active measurer for the 5.5, 6, 8 and 12mJI classes. For the Melges class he has been working with and for t...
by valpro
28 Sep 2009, 20:54
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Jan, Bruce is correct in describing my coments as a shorthand version, but I find your reply was worth the effort. A clear and straightforward explanation of how ISAF works and arrives at its decisions has to be a very beneficial addition to this. thread. Thank you.
by valpro
27 Sep 2009, 21:51
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Well actually, from the ISAF website under the heading 'about ISAF'. I would recommend everyone to take a look and get a better understanding about how ISAF is made up, what it does and how it functions. Very clear and informative.
by valpro
27 Sep 2009, 18:20
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

I promised to find out costs and this is the first part. According to the International Measurer David Chivers his time is charged out to the class for attendance at Championships at £200 per day and that is from leaving his home to returning. On top of that travel, accommodation and subsistence ar...
by valpro
19 Sep 2009, 15:14
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

I'm sorry that you are unable to post the text here so we can all see it I expect Barry is too! No one wants to get out of voting. On the contrary, we all want to vote; the thing is, we all want to vote with clear, accessible, timely information . So long as you keep on hammering us with extracts f...
by valpro
14 Sep 2009, 20:57
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Alfonso, could you please clarify exactly what you mean by not many people working for RSD. When there is a willing volunteer for every post on the RSD PC in the upcoming vote I think your comment may be a little premature.
by valpro
11 Sep 2009, 20:25
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Lester, before you burst a blood vessel, just calm down and take a breather. It may well be that the youthful and boyish good looks of Henry Thorpe hide years of radio sailing experience, however as it seems that no-one outside of yourself and Jan have had any dealings with him and he is not known t...
by valpro
05 Sep 2009, 20:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

I will make some enquiries as to the costs involved in being an International class, since this seems to be Lester's wish at least and then we can have an purely objective viewpoint. To make things clearer, the function of an IM is not to measure on a regular basis but to train and keep Official Mea...
by valpro
05 Sep 2009, 12:17
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Looking for a Red Wine
Replies: 1
Views: 3040

Xabier are you still looking for a Red Wine? If you are please send me a PM.
by valpro
05 Sep 2009, 10:47
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

The matter of costs is not limited to what we have to negotiate with ISAF at this point. Being an International class brings with it 'on-costs' too which no-one has mentioned yet. For instance, the class would be obliged to have at least 1 International Measurer, who would need expenses paid, probab...
by valpro
14 Aug 2009, 21:08
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Robert, I do know how the process works, after all I have been involved, one way and another with the 505 and Tempest classes from 1978 to 1995 as well as the creation of the 2.4m class in UK. I have always found that the organising committee of regattas (apart from venues such as Medemblik, Kiel an...
by valpro
14 Aug 2009, 12:18
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59508

Its been interesting reading all the input on this thread over a couple of weeks and I have kept very quiet. The postings are clearly in two camps. One the one hand we join, get a say in our affairs with ISAF and negotiate for our idiosyncracies, which we quite clearly have. On the other hand there ...
by valpro
11 Jul 2009, 21:10
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Results of 2009 AGM
Replies: 41
Views: 22621

Just so that we are absolutely clear on this, is it intended that all votes cast for the various contested posts will be investigated by the arbitrator or is it only those cast for the post of chairman? If there is any contention at this point, better that the whole thing is made unequivocal and an ...
by valpro
09 Jul 2009, 16:24
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Feedback on Barbados 2009 World Championship
Replies: 26
Views: 11770

Having attended many World and European chanpoinships over the years and been a jury member at most of them here's a few points:- 1. Appendix N or the RRS sets out the requirements for a jury. It must have 5 members of which THREE must be IJs. Where there are difficulties in getting a jury this can ...
by valpro
03 Jul 2009, 11:28
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Feedback on Barbados 2009 World Championship
Replies: 26
Views: 11770

It's very tempting to limit the fleet which then gives more racing for the remainder. We used to limit the 505 Worlds to 85 plus one spot for the President and one for the Sec. Generally speaking these numbers were filled from the ranking lists and each country filled it's allocation but now and aga...
by valpro
28 Jun 2009, 20:35
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 49394

Sorry, I didn't make myself clear about the 'video'. I have an insomniac husband who sits up for hours watching TV until he can manage to fall asleep. He has a collection of sailing videos and DVDs, such as the IOM Worlds in Australia, m class Worlds in Fleetwood, Ms in Ravenna, IOMs in Spain to nam...
by valpro
28 Jun 2009, 10:04
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 49394

Are there any plans to make a video of the event available for those of us who didn't go?
by valpro
26 Jun 2009, 22:07
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 49394

Nigel you have summed it up perfectly. We didnt ask Barbados to put n an event for us, it was their idea and that any group of people are prepared to take on such an organisational task and risk trying something new in the way of live coverage is just great. That the video was a bit problematical at...
by valpro
24 Jun 2009, 12:17
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Results of 2009 AGM
Replies: 41
Views: 22621

Congratulations to all those elected yesterday. Its nice to see a selection from so many different countries as well.
by valpro
01 Jun 2009, 11:19
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: G.3.4 ON RULEBOOK
Replies: 38
Views: 16770

Antonio, in my opinion, this is a very unusual situation. An International class, different to all the rest because of the way the boats are made. If you have, for instance, a 470, and you need a new rig, new centreboard, new rudder, you don't have to shop around for the parts to make them. You call...
by valpro
31 May 2009, 20:17
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: G.3.4 ON RULEBOOK
Replies: 38
Views: 16770

Antonio, I think I get your meaning. Yes I have said all along that the rules need simplifying and the boats need measuring properly. The measurement equipment and it's use needs to be clearly defined. I also liked the idea recently posted that the relevant item in the rules be cross referenced to t...
by valpro
29 May 2009, 14:04
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: G.3.4 ON RULEBOOK
Replies: 38
Views: 16770

I will pick up on one welcome point Alphonso. Quite true, Measurers are trained to read the rule and apply it. not to interpret it or make decisions about whether or not the boat is ok when something in in question. In those circumstances you are supposed to use the Measurers comments box and pass t...
by valpro
28 May 2009, 14:34
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: G.3.4 ON RULEBOOK
Replies: 38
Views: 16770

Lester, you miss the point I was trying to make. In the 7 years since this change was made it has never been a problem or a topic for discussion until now. As it has been raised now, if anyone wants to correct or amend the rule as written, then the way to do it is what I set out but so far as I am c...