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by Lester
26 Nov 2014, 07:54
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2014 AGM Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 5427

Re: 2014 AGM Discussion

Hi Barry

It may be worth looking at, and possibly adapting useful parts from, the two new IRSA guidelines for meetings. The problems faced by IOMICA and IRSA are very similar, as they must be for any organisation conducting asynchronous virtual meetings.
by Lester
17 Sep 2014, 20:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: which mailsail link to mast?
Replies: 3
Views: 2856

Re: which mailsail link to mast?

There are jack lines and there are luff wires (smile)... http://www.onemetre.net/Build/Jackline/Jackline.htm The mast acts as a turbulator (turbulence generator) just ahead of the sail. The interesting question is where you'd like this turbulence -- over the windward or leeward side of the sail? All...
by Lester
05 Sep 2014, 21:34
Forum: General IOM
Topic: On the water at last !!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4716

Re: On the water at last !!!!!

David L Alston wrote:But not so low that a line draw between the Tack and Clew of the head sail intersects the mast below the lower limit mark / band
Hi David

Which IOM Class Rule is that, please?
by Lester
05 Sep 2014, 20:11
Forum: General IOM
Topic: On the water at last !!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4716

Re: On the water at last !!!!!

Dave Pickett wrote:should the jib be closer to the deck, if so will there be any benefit?
Hi Dave

Yes, and yes.
by Lester
27 Apr 2014, 11:47
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #7, Voting & Transparency
Replies: 4
Views: 4149

Re: IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #7, Voting & Transpare

Hi John The CEEFIE manifesto and the various CEEFIE newsletters explain the CEEFIE proposals that the regional offices be replaced by class committees. Indeed, the entire CEEFIE newsletter #4 on Class Administration was constructed by Patrice Montero (candidate for Regional Office Americas), Matteo ...
by Lester
24 Apr 2014, 09:27
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #7, Voting & Transparency
Replies: 4
Views: 4149

IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #7, Voting & Transparency

Dear IOM sailors, we know these newsletters make riveting reading, but sadly this is probably our last... Dear IRSA DNM Our seventh, and, we believe, last e-mail "newsletter" to you (parts will also be posted on-line). Voting There are some DNMs who may not be familiar with the procedures for voting...
by Lester
18 Apr 2014, 14:42
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #6: Racing and event rules
Replies: 0
Views: 3706

IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #6: Racing and event rules

In the run up to the May IRSA elections, we thought IOM sailors might be interested in the CEEFIE newsletter to DNM representatives on racing and event rules. Dear IRSA DNM Our sixth e-mail "newsletter" to you (parts will also be posted on-line). It deals with racing rules administration and event r...
by Lester
11 Apr 2014, 09:51
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #5: Executive Committee
Replies: 0
Views: 3865

IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #5: Executive Committee

As is becoming traditional, we thought IOM sailors might be interested in the CEEFIE newsletter dealing with the IRSA Executive Committee, sent recently to the IRSA Delegated National Members. Dear DNM This is our fifth newsletter to you, setting out our policy intentions for a better IRSA. The topi...
by Lester
04 Apr 2014, 17:32
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #4: Class Administration
Replies: 0
Views: 3590

IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #4: Class Administration

I thought that IOM sailors might be interested in the fourth CEEFIE newsletter we've recently sent to the IRSA DMNs. Dear IRSA DNM, This is our fourth e-mail "newsletter" to you displaying our combined determination to modernise and move the IRSA into a new era that we can all be proud to be a membe...
by Lester
12 Mar 2014, 10:50
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE mid-March news
Replies: 0
Views: 3769

IRSA elections, CEEFIE mid-March news

In case the third CEEFIE newsletter sent to the IRSA DNM electors might be interesting to IOM sailors... (smile) CEEFIE Newsletter Mid-March 2014 Committee for the Election of an Effective IRSA Executive A newsletter from Graham Bantock and Lester Gilbert regarding the IRSA EC elections. May be dist...
by Lester
28 Feb 2014, 12:04
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: New IRSA Championship Regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 7020

Re: New IRSA Championship Regulations

Sorry Lester, you do deserve an answer. Hi Barry My original question, I believe, was something like this: "It seems that IRSA will ratify IOM Championships, approve IOM Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions, and require that anyone wishing to host an IOM Championship should apply to IRSA. Has I...
by Lester
26 Feb 2014, 09:32
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE February news
Replies: 1
Views: 2484

Re: IRSA elections, CEEFIE February news

In the recent "IRSA Communique to Members", the IRSA EC notes, "We also find the manner in which the incumbent members of the IRSA Executive Committee are referred in [the CEEFIE newsletter] as rather derogatory and distasteful. There is no need for this type of personal attack on the incumbent IRSA...
by Lester
13 Feb 2014, 11:58
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE February news
Replies: 1
Views: 2484

IRSA elections, CEEFIE February news

We have sent out our second newsletter to the DNM electors. We hope it might be interesting to IOM sailors internationally. CEEFIE Newsletter Mid-February 2014 Committee for the Election of an Effective IRSA (International Radio Sailing Association) Executive. A newsletter from Graham Bantock and Le...
by Lester
10 Feb 2014, 09:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Interpretation of IOM CR - wind indicators & telltales
Replies: 11
Views: 7076

Re: Interpretation of IOM CR - wind indicators & telltales

Hi Jon A couple of comments on process. It would be easy for IOMICA to subsequently define tell tails Not so sure that this would be *easy*...! It would be a class rule change, and so the necessary words would need to be carefully drafted by the TC, published for comments and criticism, re-drafted i...
by Lester
01 Feb 2014, 14:11
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Interpretation of IOM CR - wind indicators & telltales
Replies: 11
Views: 7076

Re: Interpretation of IOM CR - wind indicators & telltales

I would agree that "other parts as permitted by class rules" should be measured, and so tell-tales flying aft of the leech would probably fail measurement. Not quite contrary to the proposed interpretation, since (strictly speaking), a tell-tale flying aft of the leech is permitted if it flies insid...
by Lester
30 Jan 2014, 08:57
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE January news
Replies: 0
Views: 3939

IRSA elections, CEEFIE January news

We recently circulated a newsletter to the IRSA DNM Electors from Graham Bantock and Lester Gilbert regarding the IRSA EC elections. IOM sailors might find it interesting. Dear IRSA DNM We thought you might find it helpful to hear from us, as we are candidates for the IRSA Executive Committee. We ha...
by Lester
04 Dec 2013, 15:26
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, candidates
Replies: 6
Views: 4465

Re: IRSA elections, candidates; link to documents

Forgot to say the current documents (early December 2013, version 1.4) outlining our manifesto and our intended policies if elected can be downloaded here:

http://www.onemetre.net/OtherTopics/IRS ... 202014.htm
by Lester
04 Dec 2013, 14:49
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, candidates
Replies: 6
Views: 4465

IRSA elections, candidates

Graham and I are tossing our hats into the ring. We'd like to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining us, and we welcome your comments, either publicly or privately (graham at sailsetc.com, lg11 at soton.ac.uk). ----------------- CEEFIE Publicity Summary The Committee for the Election of...
by Lester
23 Nov 2013, 23:19
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: New IRSA Championship Regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 7020

Re: New IRSA Championship Regulations

I notice that, on the ISAF Web site for classes,

http://www.sailing.org/classesandequipment/IOM.php

... we can read about the IRSA - One Metre Class:

Chairman: Desmond Fairbank
Secretary: Bruce Andersen
Website: http://www.radiosailing.org/
Email: chairman@radiosailing.org
by Lester
26 Sep 2013, 09:17
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: New IRSA Championship Regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 7020

Re: New IRSA Championship Regulations

Hi Barry How is this conversation going, please? It's been some time... Or must it remain behind a closed door? You said that you'll let us know. Were those expedient words or a sincere intention? A question, not an accusation, BTW. An uncomfortable question, of course, but I understand you to be a ...
by Lester
26 Jun 2013, 10:44
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: New IRSA Championship Regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 7020

Re: New IRSA Championship Regulations

Hi Barry

Can you tell us how that has gone, please? Many thanks!
by Lester
14 Mar 2013, 10:17
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: NCA-specific measurement forms
Replies: 0
Views: 3370

NCA-specific measurement forms

My NCA has advised me (as an "official measurer") about an issue with a typo on its measurement form: There was a typo in item 11 on this form, in the Rig 2 box dimension. This should read 160 mm and not 260 mm. This has now been corrected and attached is the replacement PDF with the later date pref...
by Lester
14 Mar 2013, 10:10
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: IOMICA measurement interpretation
Replies: 1
Views: 2662

IOMICA measurement interpretation

My NCA has advised me (as an "official measurer") about an issue with the Certification Measurement Form: The MYA tech team asked IOMICA for an interpretation on who is the builder and who should sign the declaration. The response is as follows. Where a boat is supplied 'ready to sail' from one manu...
by Lester
23 Feb 2013, 20:53
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: New IRSA Championship Regulations
Replies: 7
Views: 7020

New IRSA Championship Regulations

I notice that IRSA has published its new Championship Regulations: http://www.radiosailing.org/document-files/racing/IRSA_Championship_Regulations_2013-01-01.pdf Amongst a number of matters, it seems that IRSA has decided it will ratify IOM Championships, it will approve IOM Notices of Race and Sail...
by Lester
14 Feb 2013, 20:43
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...
Replies: 9
Views: 4605

Re: New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...

I think it is a reasonable reading of the rule that a boat may file for redress if she meets the definition 'disabled' even if for a short time, however, clearly she must retire to make the claim I think your reading is what we might have hoped the rule would say, that is, you can seek redress if y...
by Lester
13 Feb 2013, 12:57
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Rescuing a disabled boat, defining the control area
Replies: 1
Views: 2025

Rescuing a disabled boat, defining the control area

There are some interesting wrinkles introduced by the rule changes on control areas and on rescue when disabled. We know that, under the new rules, if you receive help from the rescue boat (or anyone else not involved in your entanglement) you must retire, and if you continue racing you will be prot...
by Lester
12 Feb 2013, 09:08
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...
Replies: 9
Views: 4605

Re: New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...

I have just found a relevant document on the ISAF Web site by Googling "Supporting Paper for Submission 201-11". It is at http://www.sailing.org/24289.php, and is a PDF which explains the reasoning behind most (but not all) of the Appendix E changes. This is what is says about E6.6(f): In (f), care ...
by Lester
12 Feb 2013, 08:43
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...
Replies: 9
Views: 4605

Re: New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...

The reason for you retiring is not relevant I think it is the rule itself which makes the reason relevant: E6.6(f) "becoming disabled and as a result retiring" Let's try some "what if's": (1) After surgery, the patient could talk again. (2) After surgery, the patient celebrated his 50th birthday. N...
by Lester
11 Feb 2013, 22:07
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...
Replies: 9
Views: 4605

Re: New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...

The safest way is to call that you are retiring while still 'disabled'. Hi John I guess it might be advisable to retire while still disabled, certainly, but (in my scenario) was your retirement *a result* of becoming disabled? Or as a result of becoming annoyed at being robbed of second place? FWIW...
by Lester
11 Feb 2013, 19:48
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...
Replies: 9
Views: 4605

New RRS E6.6 - no redress for entanglement any more...

The 2013-2016 RRS has a changed rule on when you can ask for redress: E6.6 Redress Add to rule 62.1: (f) becoming disabled and as a result retiring because of the action of a boat that was breaking a rule of Part 2 or of a vessel not racing that was required to keep clear. It may be helpful to recal...