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by Brig North
15 Jun 2013, 02:08
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Welcome to Turkey, the newest NCA
Replies: 1
Views: 3103

Welcome to Turkey, the newest NCA

Turkey is the newest NCA to join the IOM ICA. Welcome!

Brig North
Secretary, IOMICA
by Brig North
16 May 2013, 18:55
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Comment period open for Turkey's inclusion in IOMICA
Replies: 0
Views: 4407

Comment period open for Turkey's inclusion in IOMICA

The country of Turkey seeks to affiliate with IOMICA as a National Class Association. The Turkish Sailing Federation has been approved by the International Radio Sailing Association as a Division Member, and based on this approval, the Executive Team has reviewed the application and puts it forward ...
by Brig North
07 Oct 2010, 00:02
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM European Championships 2010 => FRA Pierrelatte
Replies: 41
Views: 19412

Re: IOM European Championships 2010 => FRA Pierrelatte

I can't thank the organizers enough for such wonderful coverage, allowing us to be able to watch from afar. Due to time differences, I only got to watch the last races of the day, but they were awesome. It was a joy to watch such a tough, competitive group of sailors as assembled for the regatta. I ...
by Brig North
19 Nov 2009, 22:17
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM European Championships 2010 => FRA Pierrelatte
Replies: 41
Views: 19412

Roy,

Was Bruce's explanation not adequate?

Brig
by Brig North
10 Nov 2009, 21:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RMG sailwinch
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

What he means is "when he gets around to it." So a "roundtoit" is a project that he just hasn't gotten to start yet due to time constraints. You can buy a "round to it" at certain party stores. It's a wooden coin with "to it" written on it -- hence, a round to it. So when one of your friends tells y...
by Brig North
28 Oct 2009, 01:25
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59512

Dear Mr. Dobbie: Y'all have it goin' on! And you're absolutely right that the numbers go up when people have more passion about a subject. And at the end of the day, that, in my opinion, is the answer to all Roy G. mooted regarding whether the voting is a reflection of democracy. The subject is flat...
by Brig North
27 Oct 2009, 23:50
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59512

Roy, Since you mentioned me by name in your most recent message, I thought I might reply, at least as it pertains to voting percentages. I appreciate that you chose not to bash the Good Ole USA too much in your post! I won’t address whether the current format of voting in the IOM class meets the d...
by Brig North
26 Oct 2009, 20:29
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59512

Roy, Yes, there has not been much activity on the US voting front. We are at 18%, alas. I assumed your polls were closed when you said that voting in NZL was 100% against affiliation. I didn't take into account "currently." I was looking at the post through the glasses of how US presidential electio...
by Brig North
26 Oct 2009, 18:20
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59512

Roy, Let’s look at what you’re saying (I have paraphrased a bit): 1) It’s likely that all US IOM sailors will have to spend $60 per year to join US Sailing. Me: If such is the case, and all US IOM sailors have to join, will they still have to join AMYA? Under your scenario, the AMYA will have ...
by Brig North
26 Oct 2009, 00:02
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59512

Correct Roy, it's $60 to join US Sailing. What you are saying is that it is possilbe that US Sailing could require all R/C sailors in the United States to join US Sailing in order to allow the US IOM Nationals. Is that possible? Sure, anything is possible (it's possible I could be elected president ...
by Brig North
25 Oct 2009, 18:55
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59512

As regards the source of revenue the IOM class represents in the US if the dynamic in the USA changes between AMYA and US Sailing, and rather than the AMYA represent us, it becomes mandatory that each person at the Nationals be a US Sailing member, assuming 30 people have to join (many people are al...
by Brig North
21 Oct 2009, 19:54
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59512

Mr. Clifton wrote a position paper regarding the affiliation of IOMICA with ISAF directly, stating that for a variety of reasons, he believes that the RSD route is superior to direct affiliation by IOMICA. Mr. Jan Dejmo -- who has posted on this thread and besides being one of the founding fathers o...
by Brig North
14 Aug 2009, 15:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59512

I really don't see any significant downside to IOM's affiliation with ISAF. It is waiving our entry fee of 1,000 GBP, the annual fee for the whole class is equivalent to the purchase of one RMG winch in USD, and the one time tax on a new boat is, in Val's terms, the cost of a small pulley (or a 24 p...
by Brig North
12 Aug 2009, 00:35
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 59512

I believe I was the last person to comment on the costs to hold a WC, and the point of my post was that the cost/risk to the organizers is huge. From what little I know, the judges are a big part of the expense. So what to do? I agree wholeheartedly that it's better to work from the inside than out....
by Brig North
28 Jul 2009, 19:35
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Election Reform
Replies: 35
Views: 16226

I would like to congratulate all of the new officers who will be leading our class going forward. From the outside looking in, it appears that there was a great degree of cooperation on that part of all the affected parties. Thanks to all who made the effort to cooperate through these trying times. ...
by Brig North
14 Jul 2009, 20:42
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Results of 2009 AGM
Replies: 41
Views: 22621

Thank you, Mike, for pointing out where the Constitution and Regulations are domiciled. That was the one tab I hadn't hit! On page 4, section 8.8 of the Constitution, Resolutions are specifically addressed. Section 8.8.1 says that the Constitution may only be amended by "Special resoltion," and that...
by Brig North
14 Jul 2009, 19:07
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Results of 2009 AGM
Replies: 41
Views: 22621

Where might I find the IOMICA Consitution and Regulations? I am sure they're hiding in plain sight, but I can't find them.

Thank you.
by Brig North
10 Jul 2009, 22:35
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Feedback on Barbados 2009 World Championship
Replies: 26
Views: 11770

I have followed this and other threads with interest as they pertain to the expenses associated with holding a major international event such as the recently completed Worlds in Barbados. Funding trips for the competitors will always be an exercise in savings. These trips are not inexpensive, and th...
by Brig North
29 May 2009, 00:55
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: ISAF reply to CR changes proposed at 2008 AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 11412

Good God. I hope that the moderator of this website will remove all posts that are blatantly off base from the "rules of comportment" as the Treasurer listed. It's pretty easy to identify such posts -- not just the most recent grouping -- I should think. Perhaps it's like knowing what is pornographi...
by Brig North
17 Aug 2007, 14:37
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Courses at the Worlds
Replies: 0
Views: 2102

Courses at the Worlds

What type of courses will be run at the Worlds? Will there be triangles or simple W/Ls?

Thanks.

Brig
by Brig North
29 Mar 2007, 23:27
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM Videos?
Replies: 2
Views: 3487

Anders, In March each year we have a regatta in Dallas, Texas USA called the Blow Out, as March is generally the windiest time of year here. This year's edition was a mess with no wind, but last year, it blew hard. David Eldridge and his buddies took some good video of the races with the boats in #3...
by Brig North
05 Feb 2007, 00:00
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Parallel fins
Replies: 2
Views: 3419

Parallel fins

I know nothing of boat design, but I was curious why parallel keel fins are preferred (with the exception of Bantock's double taper design) over nearly any other design? Is there a performance advantage to be gained, ie ability to make the fin narrower (6% fins seem to be the rage)? Thanks. Brig North
by Brig North
13 Oct 2006, 01:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM Rules Adopted By Others
Replies: 26
Views: 13766

Having been around attorneys too much (!), I can see Roy's points regarding the IP of the IOM class. It appears to this layman that under certain circumstances, the IOM class could attempt to enforce its IP rights should another group try to use IOM IP to promote a competing class. The one thing I k...
by Brig North
10 Jul 2006, 22:04
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RRS question, tacking at the leeward mark
Replies: 37
Views: 21597

Lester, here I have all the time in the world and a rule book at my fingertips, yet I am still scratching my head. I won't get the answer correct under these most ideal conditions, so for sure I would not make the right move in a race. I have read that Elvstrom did all sorts of role playing with the...
by Brig North
03 Feb 2006, 03:18
Forum: General IOM
Topic: 2006 Dallas Blow Out
Replies: 0
Views: 2790

2006 Dallas Blow Out

The 2006 Edition of the Dallas Blow Out will be held March 10, 11, and 12, 2006 at Corinthian Sailing Club on White Rock Lake, approximately five miles north of downtown Dallas. The regatta has been expanded to three days this year in an effort to maximize the probability that we will have at least ...
by Brig North
01 Oct 2005, 15:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Masts
Replies: 4
Views: 3660

Anders,

What is the Easton tubing to which you refer?

Thanks.

Brig North