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by CHATIN Achille
09 Jun 2016, 10:48
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Pultruded Carbon Spars
Replies: 10
Views: 6730

Re: Pultruded Carbon Spars

Most of other sailing RC Classes are much more open on mast material, and they have definitely gone for Carbon. Formerly, Carbon masts were definitely more expensive than Aluminium or Wood. Times have changed. Perhaps a new discussion could seriously be opened on that subject, as availability/cost o...
by CHATIN Achille
09 Jun 2016, 10:19
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Measuring the IOM Mainsail
Replies: 1
Views: 2124

Re: Measuring the IOM Mainsail

Last but not least, as there is no answer, here is mine with little experience even if I am not an official ISAF measurer ;-) As far as I know, Method 1 is the right one. Then to find 1/4 points you repeat the same method from the 1/2 origin founded on the edge of the sail. Is that clear enough ? Re...
by CHATIN Achille
25 Apr 2016, 10:29
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2016 EUROS
Replies: 5
Views: 2668

Re: 2016 EUROS

Thanks for your support Neil ;-) Just 2 weeks after final allocation of place, problem was settled, because ITA Matteo de Longi retired :-( I just hope he'll enjoy even more M & 10 R WC at home! Fortunately, that prompt retirement permitted me to get organised for that big event. It is gonna be my 9...
by CHATIN Achille
19 Jan 2016, 18:06
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 6176

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

So, from where did came any bids ?
by CHATIN Achille
20 Nov 2015, 11:49
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Change to Class Championship Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 3716

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

I appreciate the idea of having RC sailing experienced judges made compulsory at big events. So far, we consider doing the same in France at major events. Judges may have great knowledge, but if they are unexperienced with RC, they may rapidly be faced with difficulties to follow the high speed/long...
by CHATIN Achille
16 Nov 2015, 11:55
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 21019

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Hi Federico!

I am very keen on getting feedback from the regatta you are organising under SHRS!

Wish a good luck with your event.

Un abrazo!
Achille
by CHATIN Achille
26 Jun 2015, 11:22
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 21019

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Hi everybody! As far as I could understand, with the SHRS the target is : 1- with the qualifying round : mix as much as possible skippers (of any level) in a pre determined number of qualifying heats, in order to get fixed fleets of boats of each level (average points of each skipper determining its...
by CHATIN Achille
21 Apr 2012, 09:43
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Euro 2012 in Spain (Malaga) CANCELED
Replies: 7
Views: 5614

Re: Euro 2012 in Spain (Malaga) CANCELED

What a pity, I was strongly believing that it was going to be a great and interesting event :(
by CHATIN Achille
16 Jul 2009, 11:02
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Results of 2009 AGM
Replies: 41
Views: 22878

Whooow! My brain is boiling! Percentages for each NCA vote, for each person, for IOMICA Bureau !!!! What a mess! I thought majority vote from each NCA was the common way. I was at the IOMICA AGM in BAR, from the real beginning, together with R Brès as we were FRA representatives. First of all, I wa...
by CHATIN Achille
09 Jul 2009, 11:05
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Feedback on Barbados 2009 World Championship
Replies: 26
Views: 11909

I have very little experience in international IOM events (went to Dubrovnik & Barbados), but thanks to my ease of contact and speaking few languages, I could meet many people in these events. Also my interest in this IOM class is increasing. these 2 last int. events in 08 & 09 where run in very dif...
by CHATIN Achille
23 Jun 2009, 00:31
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 49990

OC44 wrote:Results are here http://www.sailbarbados.com/events/iom/iom_results.pdf

But after how many races ?
After race 6 I think.

races finished early this afternoon because lack of wind!!!!!! :!: (couldn't start the next E fleet)
by CHATIN Achille
15 Jun 2009, 16:06
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 49990

YES! We are 5 guys of the French Team that arrived yesterday in Barbados!

Very good welcoming from Penny at the Airport.(Sorry, it was Jenny!)

We go now to the Yacht Club, to meet people.
by CHATIN Achille
20 May 2009, 10:56
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 36627

coloured sails

Barry, Val & many others! An alternative to the problem of seeing your boat from far away, consist in using two sails of different colour (then rules are respected, as each sail has its body made of the same material/ply, but 2 sails - 2 bodies!). Some people are sailing that way. Ie, thin layer of ...
by CHATIN Achille
06 May 2009, 09:58
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Sail Measurement
Replies: 12
Views: 7661

Thanks Jan, very instructive document! Here is the Naviga 1 Meter Certificate, it may illustrate the way to make a simple document for measuring sails & rigs (and anything else that could be simplified in the IOM Measuring Rules). Although, mainsails measurement way is not clear enough, they do meas...
by CHATIN Achille
04 May 2009, 09:37
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Sail Measurement
Replies: 12
Views: 7661

SAIL MEASUREMENT DIAGRAM

I am feeling better, as the way to measure main sails explained in this topic is the way I was used to do it! Unfortunately it is clear that everybody doesn't understand it in that way, as it is not obvious at first glance! In fact, there are 2 things in particular to be carefull at : - the head poi...
by CHATIN Achille
28 Apr 2009, 10:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Leech tabling
Replies: 16
Views: 8383

Thanks Alfonso for translation, which was not obvious to me at first sight! Val, I did appreciate your approach, and last post's "commonsense", ""full width" & "simple". Again & again, why make IOM measurement more & more complicated ? It would rather be time to rewrite in a (much) shorter & simplie...
by CHATIN Achille
11 Mar 2009, 12:48
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 29329

Hi everybody, I bought a good Widget in last WC in Marseille, that I scrupulously maintain in the condition I got her, and I took part to last EC with her. It was my first participation to such a big event, and I intend to take part to next WC in Barbados with that boat in the same maintained condit...
by CHATIN Achille
07 Mar 2009, 11:39
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International IOM Tricastin France April 11th-13th
Replies: 1
Views: 2022

Furthermore, this regatta is the major annual international event in France.
Every year many foreign skippers are coming...
Slowly, but surely becoming a great meeting.
Be sure to be friendly welcomed there!
by CHATIN Achille
02 Dec 2008, 12:03
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Feedback on the 2008 European Championship Regatta
Replies: 12
Views: 6429

experience

That Dubrovnik EC was my first experience in an ISAF RC international champ. I enjoyed it very much, in many points : - very good organisation, special thanks to Davor! - huge tent for boats - 7 computers with internet connection one the race place : just like a Press Center, which had very big impa...
by CHATIN Achille
24 Nov 2008, 10:50
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: 60mm
Replies: 6
Views: 3987

hull depth

It is quite easy to check out the hull depth : on a table, boat positioned in its lines, and measuring the gap of fore and aft waterlines of the boat between it and the table (fore and aft measurements must be equal). An keep in mind that 60 mm is a max. Furthermore, I believe that allowing an incre...
by CHATIN Achille
31 Jul 2008, 17:28
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Euros 2008 in Dubrovnik / CRO
Replies: 19
Views: 9319

OC44 wrote:I think that all skippers who were waiting for August 1st allocation of places to book their plane won't be happy with that delay.
Hi all!
... I am one of those !

I'd be gratefull to see more info on the official website announced by Funci.

hoping to meet you all in Dubrovnic!