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by Neil Armstrong
25 Apr 2016, 22:06
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2016 EUROS
Replies: 5
Views: 2673

Re: 2016 EUROS

Maybe if an IOMICA official could explain how not allowing the 34th ranked skipper in Europe to sail in the EUROPEAN championships is developing the class around the World? If this was me i would put my boat up for sale and go and get a white plastic boat from Thailand that measures 95cm and put two...
by Neil Armstrong
25 Apr 2016, 20:10
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2016 EUROS
Replies: 5
Views: 2673

Re: 2016 EUROS

FANTASTIC news........

And just as you are officially reported as being ranked 34th in Europe, would of been a little embarrassing if you could not even get a place at the Europeans.

Have a glass of red wine and celebrate.
by Neil Armstrong
07 Apr 2016, 22:09
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2016 EUROS
Replies: 5
Views: 2673

2016 EUROS

Could someone explain to me please. Entry fee is very very expensive and you need to travel from USA to be assistant PRO? No one from Europe available? Expensive trip. 12 non European sailing but French Achille is only reserve, he sails and supports the class but cannot get a place, terrible. Come o...
by Neil Armstrong
09 Dec 2014, 23:21
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: BE MY GUEST....
Replies: 4
Views: 3478

Re: BE MY GUEST....

I am both fine in the art of reading and understanding what has been written on the rules for 'GUESTS' , it is mine and others concern that the ESC have a big problem of applying 'noteworthy dedication AND service to the class' as being the criteria for a 'GUEST' place. It's that easy, these are you...
by Neil Armstrong
05 Dec 2014, 20:50
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: BE MY GUEST....
Replies: 4
Views: 3478

BE MY GUEST....

My understanding of the inclusion of a skipper to a competition as a 'GUEST' was that they had either NO representation from a NCA or they had demonstrated NOTEWORTHY DEDICATION AND SERVICE to the class (8.6 iv) Could someone please explain on this forum why this rule is not being adhered to and bec...
by Neil Armstrong
18 Jul 2012, 11:10
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Euro 2012 awarded to Croatia
Replies: 4
Views: 4279

Re: Euro 2012 awarded to Croatia

Several years ago at an international race the host countries entry fees for their competitors were paid for from the other competitors entry fees, does this practice continue?

I see IOMICA is still taking a levy on each boat for the upcoming Euros.
by Neil Armstrong
29 Nov 2010, 20:11
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship

If nothing else this thread has proven the saying. 'The squeaky wheel gets the oil' We now have accounts for IOMICA and accounts for Championships. Just a few more little answers on the subject of the £10 levy and thats it. IOMICA do not need that amount of money in the bank, do something constructi...
by Neil Armstrong
29 Nov 2010, 19:58
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: The Cost of Operating a Major Event
Replies: 8
Views: 5360

Re: The Cost of Operating a Major Event

This is fantastic, some figures to look at for future hosts to ponder over. If the regatta makes a profit does the profit go to the host club/Nation? Before anyone jumps down my throat for daring to even ask the question i completely agree with the hosts airing on the side of caution with the entry ...
by Neil Armstrong
25 Nov 2010, 19:01
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship

Yahoo. I have found the yearly statement, it is in the AGM document Barry has just posted, thanks Barry. I am presuming the amounts are in Australian Dollars, please let us know. Very healthy looking balance sheet, nearly 11,000EURO in the black. (£9000.00/15000.00AUS) Good time to to implement the ...
by Neil Armstrong
25 Nov 2010, 14:08
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship

Sorry if you feel 'chased' but i have only reminded once in 4 weeks, hardly classed as 'chasing' in my oppinion. I respect anybody that gives there time for free but you must understand the Execs only contact with the outside world is through this forum. You must expect questions from time to time s...
by Neil Armstrong
24 Nov 2010, 19:25
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship

Surely one of the exec committee have an opinion on this important issue? On 27th October there was a post to say the IOMICA financial statement will be ready soon, how far away are from seeing this? Is the 2010 Europeans report ready yet? How are the discussions with West Kirby going on the subject...
by Neil Armstrong
22 Nov 2010, 23:12
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

What do the exec think of this idea? As Lester and Bruce have had no luck getting the reports and it is impossible to put any punishments in place maybe a 'carrot' will work? 'Carrot' = incentive ---------- The current system DOES NOT WORK and needs tweeking if future hosts are to be found. Lets be ...
by Neil Armstrong
18 Nov 2010, 21:55
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

There could be as many as 3 reports nearly ready for release in some form or another. 2009 Worlds---Sen Peter Gilkes reported 'we will shortly have a complete report compiled' posted 10 July 2009, must be ready by now but may need a reminder. 2010 Euros----France will have their report ready any tim...
by Neil Armstrong
16 Nov 2010, 13:48
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Hi Lester, thanks for joining in the thread, your input is always welcome as an ex chair and knowledgeable chap in IOM and not just trim tabs on 'A' boats I will then ask, although i feel we know the answer already, where did the hosts send the reports. Just to jog memories.. 2001 CRO WC £85 2002 GB...
by Neil Armstrong
15 Nov 2010, 10:41
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Hi Alfonso, i have updated my profile to include my sail number and location, not sure why this is required, does it matter if my name is Neil or Lance or even Stretch, as long as the question is valid it should be answered. If people on the forum did want to be ananomys i dont really see the proble...
by Neil Armstrong
13 Nov 2010, 20:38
Forum: General IOM
Topic: winch or arm servo?
Replies: 12
Views: 9679

Re: winch or arm servo?

Hi David, go for a Smartwinch (RMG) from Australia, i would recommend the 280 ES but if you go on the website you may choose something else. You will find that although the Smartwinch is slightly more expensive than other winches on the market it is by far the most reliable with great aftersales car...
by Neil Armstrong
11 Nov 2010, 23:01
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Managed to get time to read the documents, a few interesting things in them but nothing too surprising. IOM CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP RULES RULE 6.8 within 3 months of the completion of the championship the organising authority shall forward a report to the ESC,comprising at the least a statement of income...
by Neil Armstrong
09 Nov 2010, 23:35
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Hi Barry, thanks for the link, much appreciated. I will read the information over the next few days and report. I would also like everybody that is following this thread to also read the information and give there views, especially any skippers that are planning to enter one of the 'big' championshi...
by Neil Armstrong
08 Nov 2010, 22:54
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Hi Barry,

much appreciate your input, at least you speak sense and stay on subject.

Could you be kind enough to tell us how/where the ICA website is, as mentioned in your reply, a link would be great as i am a total technophobe.
by Neil Armstrong
06 Nov 2010, 11:34
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

I did not understand the relevance of Alfonso's response to this thread when i read it but now realise it was just a cheap swipe about stuff in the past that he did obviously disagrees with. What is the relevance of the age of a judge in this thread, so we make it harder for 'salty red trousers' but...
by Neil Armstrong
05 Nov 2010, 23:47
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Reducing the entry fee is important but securing the race is far more important, to secure the race you have to secure the entry, to secure the entry you simply reduce the entry. At the moment the host has no idea how many will enter and could end up with shortfalls of £3000.00. 70 boats entered for...
by Neil Armstrong
05 Nov 2010, 15:26
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

A few quotes from a long time ago, July 09 to be exact, 16 months ago. Nigel said 'German NCA looked at holding the 2010 Euros but regulations by ISAF/IOMICA proved to be too much of a financial burden' JULY 09 Ray Granich said 'if costs cannot be addressed the outlook for the next 4-5 years is not ...
by Neil Armstrong
04 Nov 2010, 20:49
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Although a lower entry fee would be good what i actually said was to reduce the entry, this in turn may well reduce the entry fee as you would not be paying such a high contingency fund to pay for the shortfall in competitors, just 6 short of 76 leaves you with a deficit of about £2000.00, this is a...
by Neil Armstrong
04 Nov 2010, 15:53
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Hi Olivier, i stand corrected over the 11th hour Barbados bid then. I am a very happy person now i know you have lots of interest to host the European and World Championship in future years, now lets give those countries all the help we can to turn there initial interest into actually hosting the ra...
by Neil Armstrong
04 Nov 2010, 14:40
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

As it seems a little difficult to get hold of any Championship accounts or IOMICA yearly accounts and but for the exception of David and Olivier from IOMICA making any response, and even though you have managed over 950 posts between you and all visited the forum in the last day or two. I would like...
by Neil Armstrong
03 Nov 2010, 21:29
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Hi Richard, once visited NZ, Christchurch, beautiful place. (great golf) The UK nationals are all run by volunteers, even the judges if we can get them. Most venues are free of charge were we run the race and there is usually a pay as you go meal arranged for at least one of the nights which as you ...
by Neil Armstrong
03 Nov 2010, 16:45
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

I also feel that IOMICA could help out a little more than they do at present, a contribution to the 'live' footage would be great as it is a great advertisement for the big IOMICA ran events. I am very worried about future World and European championships and exactly who will host them, we struggle ...
by Neil Armstrong
02 Nov 2010, 10:28
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Hi Richard, people from inside and outside the sport are always amazed at the cost of these races. Although not complete here is a list of some of the expenditure costs, i will let you fill in the actual figures as i cannot find them anywhere. JUDGES: accomodation, travel, expenses OFFICIALS: accomo...
by Neil Armstrong
01 Nov 2010, 14:21
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Just trying to get a few answers and start a discussion on the future of the World and European Championships. Trying to ascertain the real reasons why we struggle to get countries to host these races. And indeed if IOMICA could help out a little more. Seems obvious to me that the stumbling block is...
by Neil Armstrong
28 Oct 2010, 13:38
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2012 European Championships / 2013 World Championship
Replies: 59
Views: 30472

Re: IOMICA Fees

Hi Olivier, no, i have never been to a big championship, do not agree that the other competitors would all pay £300.00+ to watch me at the back of the fleet learning how to sail an IOM, a bit like what happens at current big championships. I suspect that the French Euros were filmed by a local club ...