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by Olivier Cohen
23 Mar 2018, 09:54
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Which way for sheeting controls
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: Which way for sheeting controls

Hi,

Usual way is to sheet in with stick towards you.
On some radio it's the only position where trim is efficient, so could be useful as well.

But there is no "rule" on this ;)
by Olivier Cohen
30 Aug 2017, 14:51
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: SHRS scoring system
Replies: 12
Views: 4386

Re: SHRS scoring system

Hi Harry In your message you raise all what you consider as positive points of SHRS, but you don't discuss negative points raised in previous discussion. I will try to balance your message by answering. Hi, With great interest I have read this thread concerning SHRS. The objections towards SHRS surp...
by Olivier Cohen
29 May 2017, 16:31
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2017 World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: 2017 World Championships

Bruce and "Betty", I am sure you had fun here... You should have joined live streaming + rankings online after each race, etc... on event website. Event website address was on this forum for a while. If you prefer to be sarcastic after the best event we had regarding spreading of informations and vi...
by Olivier Cohen
06 Feb 2017, 19:38
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 6654

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

It seems I have missed a few posts here...

Bruce, in case you need something you have my email.

Another point, all informations on FB were on IOMICA website shortly before or after.
by Olivier Cohen
01 Aug 2016, 15:28
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Pultruded Carbon Spars
Replies: 10
Views: 7028

Re: Pultruded Carbon Spars

Sorry if I misunderstood, but your title can be confusing. I will try to answer. Dave, current preferred source for aluminium masts in IOMS is absolutely not a single source. Even if PG modelisme masts are recommended for current benchmark IOM, there are other suppliers, such as sailsetc for example...
by Olivier Cohen
25 Jul 2016, 14:04
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Pultruded Carbon Spars
Replies: 10
Views: 7028

Re: Pultruded Carbon Spars

Hello David, Achille, You are right, it's now possible to find carbon tubes at a lower (or similar) price than the alloy ones which are used by majority of IOMs today. But you compare the best alloys with poor quality carbon tubes. Just have a look at Sails etc website on this page http://www.sailse...
by Olivier Cohen
02 Jun 2016, 11:15
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2016 EUROS
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Re: 2016 EUROS

Hi Neil, As explained by Gordon, places are awarded by country, not by continent, and at IOMICA we had the choice of taking directly a 15th french competitor (who leaves 3 hours driving from Vitoria) or inviting a guest from a country without NCA to promote IOM there. We have chosen that latter, con...
by Olivier Cohen
09 Oct 2015, 17:04
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Change to Class Championship Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 3943

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Change to Class Championship Rules

Hi Olivier, I am against the motion because it is unnecessary. We should only modify rules where there is a compelling reason. The existing rules provide adequate description. Modifying them only further complicates the rules and ties the hands of future regatta organizers. John I miss your argumen...
by Olivier Cohen
09 Oct 2015, 08:47
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Change to Class Championship Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 3943

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Change to Class Championship Rules

I am quite surprised by what I read : John - You are against our proposal because you want to propose a system with just observers at a world championship, and DNE if there is a formal protest ! What a breakthrough ! Do you really believe it will help to get good racing ? All this to save 1 umpire/j...
by Olivier Cohen
29 May 2015, 21:06
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 22052

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Thanks for stats.

So you can see that Graham Bantock has improved of 13 places.

Another one improved 10 places.


Nothing else to add.
by Olivier Cohen
29 May 2015, 17:11
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 22052

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

The fact is , that from top 10 skippers all of them except Walsh and Matic just one race, sailed in A fleet. Now, imagine that was GOLDEN fleet in SHRS sistem. Just take a look on points difference. So, results from Thursday-Saturday ( 11 races , 2 discards) 1.GBR 42 - 37 points 2.CRO 35 - 39 3.FRA...
by Olivier Cohen
29 May 2015, 10:29
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 22052

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Hi Zvonko, You are right, it's not the place to discuss improvements of HMS. For the rest : 1/ In your proposal, you are right, all the races are important. As seeding races are. In fact half the championship is just seeding races. In my opinion it's not interesting racing as racing with competitors...
by Olivier Cohen
28 May 2015, 09:23
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 22052

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

At a 5 or 6 day event I would be in favour of 3 seeding races. With no promotion there would be no hold ups for protests. Gordon Seeding races are not interesting as you don't race with competitors of similar level. (Same opinion on simple heat racing system proposed) I am in favour of HMS with 6 p...
by Olivier Cohen
26 May 2015, 10:05
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 17492

Re: Redress...

Hi Bruce, Maybe a misunderstanding here, but in RRS as they are, "as a result retiring" can't be a decision of the competitor, for example because he is too far behind. It should be because of a failure, or because of assistance received. If your boat is still able to race you HAVE to continue. So t...
by Olivier Cohen
08 Dec 2014, 00:10
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: BE MY GUEST....
Replies: 4
Views: 3628

Re: BE MY GUEST....

Welcome back Neil ! Still sailing Mallard ? Thanks for your concerns. It seems that you could read and understand our CCR, happy of that. Next time you will tell me who is hidden in these funny descriptions. I could catch a few, some have sent requests for guest place, some haven't, and I don't know...
by Olivier Cohen
17 Sep 2014, 14:10
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2014 European Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 8191

Re: 2014 European Championships

Description of new control area has been added on Championship website http://www.iomec2014italy.com/sailing-instruction.html Previously planned area was not available anymore due to a VERY late decision of the host city. Congratulations to organisers for finding an alternative suitable place in suc...
by Olivier Cohen
02 Apr 2014, 17:04
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2014 European Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 8191

Re: 2014 European Championships

Definitive allocation of places is now published on event website !

http://www.iomec2014italy.com/home.html

Each NCA can now send their entries before June 27th limit !
by Olivier Cohen
05 Mar 2014, 18:54
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: French IOM Championship 2014 - La Ganguise (near Toulouse)
Replies: 0
Views: 4233

French IOM Championship 2014 - La Ganguise (near Toulouse)

French IOM championship will take place from May 29th to June 1st on the beautiful lake of "La Ganguise". 5 places on first stage are opened to foreign competitors, selected according time of entry. Entries for foreign competitors will have to be made ONLY online starting March 17th, 4pm CET at www....
by Olivier Cohen
04 Mar 2014, 15:38
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 17492

Re: Redress...

For now, not an official answer/interpretation from IRSA, but personal opinion from an International Judge, who was member of the Jury at 1 Metre Europeans 2010, 1 Metre Worlds 2011, Marblehead Worlds 2012. "A boat that becomes entangled is disabled as she is unable to continue in the heat. Rule E6....
by Olivier Cohen
25 Feb 2014, 23:31
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 17492

Re: Redress...

It's not an official interpretation. A case book for radiosailing will be available soon.
by Olivier Cohen
25 Feb 2014, 22:52
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 17492

Re: Redress...

Hiljoball wrote:Hi Olivier,

What have the IRSA published about disabled? Where do I find a copy.

Thanks

John
Hi John,

I am not supposed to publish emails on a forum.
by Olivier Cohen
25 Feb 2014, 17:56
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 17492

Re: Redress...

Hi John, it is not MY definition of disabled, it was confirmed by IRSA racing comitee. You cannot decide to retire, it has to be the result of the incident. Change in SI is just applying previous rule. Nothing really new, and clearly more fair than losing a championship because being entangled twice...
by Olivier Cohen
25 Feb 2014, 17:02
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 17492

Re: Redress...

In last revision of appendix E, a ROW boat can only get redress if he is disabled and then retire, because the damage due to entanglement prevents him to continue the race. It's not possible to get redress if the competitor DECIDES to retire. So in fact you NEVER gets redress, because with IOMs, inc...
by Olivier Cohen
28 Jan 2014, 17:20
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2014 European Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 8191

Re: 2014 European Championships

For your information PROVISIONAL (As only 1 non european country, AUS, has requested a place) allocation of places
by Olivier Cohen
21 Jan 2014, 17:39
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2014 European Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 8191

Re: 2014 European Championships

Notice of Race for 2014 IOM Championship (Campione del Garda Italy) is available on championship website http://www.iomec2014italy.com/home.html If they want to send a competitor Non-European NCAs should ask for a place before March 27th according to Class Championship Rules 8.2 . Request should be ...
by Olivier Cohen
25 Nov 2013, 13:19
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2013 AGM Schedule
Replies: 24
Views: 12765

Re: 2013 AGM Schedule

Hi Soren.

Why 3 spots with current rules as no DEN was in Croatia ?
by Olivier Cohen
23 Nov 2013, 17:55
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2013 AGM Schedule
Replies: 24
Views: 12765

Re: 2013 AGM Schedule

Hi Jens,

As you become insultant, I won't answer.
by Olivier Cohen
22 Nov 2013, 18:41
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2013 AGM Schedule
Replies: 24
Views: 12765

Re: 2013 AGM Schedule

Hi Jens, This is not true : 1/ 84 would be a maximum with 4 promoted HMS 5 heats, but we use 6 promoted for smoother racing, so maximum 76. 2/ If Malta or BEL has 2 great sailors, they will get 2 spots, maybe not at first event but at next one, as they will get places based on previous results. And ...