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by Hiljoball
22 Jun 2018, 00:28
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Distance of windward separation mark
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Distance of windward separation mark

Hi David, it sounds like you are mixing up gate marks with offset marks. The purpose of a downwind gate is to allow the fleet to split between two marks and especially to break a cover and split tacks with a boat that is just ahead of you. The purpose of an offset mark is to separate the boats that ...
by Hiljoball
11 Jun 2018, 15:21
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Distance of windward separation mark
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Distance of windward separation mark

Hi John, The ARYA Race Management manual recommends a minimum of 5 boat lengths for the offset at the windward end, and a minimum of 8 boat lengths for the gate marks. I would add for the windward offset, that it be far enough away that a boat has cleared the windward mark before reaching the zone o...
by Hiljoball
17 Jan 2018, 18:20
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: floatation
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

floatation

I just read on the UK forum of another IOM sinking - it nose-dived and probably blew off a deck patch - filled and sank immediately. the boat was 'lost'. It strikes me that it would be a good idea if we were allowed to put flotation inside the hull - eg ping pong balls, or those inflated plastic pac...
by Hiljoball
09 Nov 2017, 04:25
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA Proposes changes to its Constitution
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: IRSA Proposes changes to its Constitution

I heard that the proposal above failed to pass. The proposal failed to achieve the required two thirds majority. The voting was In favour 7 - Against 6 - and 4 abstentions. Some 20 countries did not vote. The breakdown was In favour Croatia, Malta, Norway, USA, France, Germany, Turkey. Against New Z...
by Hiljoball
27 Oct 2017, 17:39
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Battery musings
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: Battery musings

Hi Colin, There are many answers to this question. If you use an RMG winch then you can use 2S (2 cell) LiPo or LiFe batteries, as the RMG has a built-in voltage regulator that provides 5 or 6v to the Rx and rudder servo. LiPo 2S battery voltage is too high for normal Rx and standard servos. But if ...
by Hiljoball
14 Oct 2017, 23:11
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA Proposes changes to its Constitution
Replies: 1
Views: 419

IRSA Proposes changes to its Constitution

Once you read this and its attachments, please contact your National Sailing Organization President to let them know your views - either for or against. Your President as your National Authority is being asked to vote on this proposal - and it looks like a single vote - all or nothing. I am posting ...
by Hiljoball
30 Aug 2017, 19:44
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast Mount
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Mast Mount

Hi Frank, A mast ram is a really important fitting on a modern IOM. Not only does the ram control bend in the lower half of the mast, it resists the forward force of the boom/gooseneck. If the boom/gooseneck is allowed to push froward, the boom rises and the twist in the upper main opens - this happ...
by Hiljoball
06 Jun 2017, 18:17
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: SHRS scoring system
Replies: 12
Views: 2142

Re: SHRS scoring system

Hi John 2. How will discards and redress be handled for Part B of the event? Think it is up ti Judges: some can give an average on the regatta, some for the day and some just a place assigned. Personally, I would recommend average of qualification or finals depend on where redress is given Regards ...
by Hiljoball
05 Jun 2017, 19:04
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: SHRS scoring system
Replies: 12
Views: 2142

Re: SHRS scoring system

Hi Zvonko, I think there are some topics missing from the procedures described in the pdf. How will points carry over from Part A to part B - it should be spelled out. There are several options in use including a) carry points over, b) all start at zero, c) start with points based on assigned place,...
by Hiljoball
24 May 2017, 16:06
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2017 World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: 2017 World Championships

Many of us followed the event through its web site http://www.iomwc2017.vrc-pierrelatte.com/ Results are here http://www.iomwc2017.vrc-pierrelatte.com/results/ Good personal log from the NZ crew and easy links to over 40 hours of video http://www.nzradioyachtingassociation.co.nz/our-boys-in-pierrela...
by Hiljoball
09 Mar 2017, 15:53
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2017-2020 Case Book is out
Replies: 0
Views: 716

2017-2020 Case Book is out

The new 2017-2020 version of the World Sailing (ISAF) Case book is out.

http://www.sailing.org/documents/casean ... e-book.php

John
by Hiljoball
06 Feb 2017, 19:21
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: 2016 IOMICA Motions
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: 2016 IOMICA Motions - Results

Results are here - Both motions passed.

http://www.iomclass.org/blog/2017/02/05 ... g-results/

John
by Hiljoball
31 Dec 2016, 21:54
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

Bruce, is there a problem with the USA IOMNCA forum - it has given me a null page for the last two days - just a blank screen.

John
by Hiljoball
31 Dec 2016, 21:40
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

Especially when some of us 'Luddites' refuse to use Facebook.

John
by Hiljoball
21 Dec 2016, 19:05
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: 2016 IOMICA Motions
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: 2016 IOMICA Motions Part 2

The second proposal seeks to change the International Regulations for World and Continental Championships. The proposal is to remove the concentration on HMS as the regatta heat management and scoring system. What this is really about is another attempt to bring in the SHRS heat management system. L...
by Hiljoball
21 Dec 2016, 18:47
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: 2016 IOMICA Motions
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

2016 IOMICA Motions

Shortly your National organization should ask you to vote on these motions, and based on that majority, your country will vote Yes or No on the proposals. So it is important for you to vote when you receive your ballot. There are two motions being presented at the 2016 IOMICA AGM. Here is a link to ...
by Hiljoball
08 Dec 2015, 15:53
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule
Replies: 23
Views: 8028

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule

Hi Roy, The IOM class rules contains a 'grandfather' clause. A.13.1 (d) A change of class rules that causes equipment in use to cease to be permitted, except where the equipment may comply with the class rules in force at the time of its initial certification measurement. The problem here is that th...
by Hiljoball
02 Dec 2015, 04:01
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule
Replies: 23
Views: 8028

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule

This picture was posted on another forum with the question "Is this compliant under this new rule"? The plate connects the vang to the pivot screw - but it is exposed, it rotates, and it is longer than 20mm. Or is the plate part of the vang? Vang plate question.jpg Contrast with second picture where...
by Hiljoball
23 Nov 2015, 19:49
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: 2015 AGM Agenda

The results of the AGM voting are available on the IOMICA home page. http://www.iomclass.org/ The details of the voting are here http://www.iomclass.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015-IOM-ICA-AGM-Voting-Results.pdf All Executive positions were decided by acclamation with only one candidate nominate...
by Hiljoball
24 Oct 2015, 16:47
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 15242

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Regardless of Lester's comments, When I read the documentation chain (attached - extracted from IRSA and IOMICA web sites), I see a different picture. For example the IOMICA Class Championship regulations (that your motion seeks to amend) contains the phrase "Adapted with permission from the IRSA St...
by Hiljoball
22 Oct 2015, 16:04
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 15242

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Hi Harry, Unfortunately with the IOMICA electronic AGM process, there is no mechanism for an amendment to a motion. There is no need for this motion in the first place. All Croatia has to do is submit the suggestion to the IRSA Rules Committee for acceptance as an approved heat management/scoring sy...
by Hiljoball
20 Oct 2015, 21:19
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 15242

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Harry Drenth wrote:
Again I would be in favour to allow both HMS and SHRS to be used on world- and continental championships.
At least it opens the possibility to use it for one of those events.

Harry
That would be fine, but that is NOT what the motion says. The motion says throw out HMS and use ONLY SHRS.

John
by Hiljoball
19 Oct 2015, 17:06
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 15242

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Thanks Harry - suddenly SHRS is not so simple. Lots of decisions to be made about heat size, when to split, how to handle discards . . . Basically SHRS is a heat scheduling system without a scoring system. HMS is a scoring system that supports a heat board. Running a heat board is easy. Setting up a...
by Hiljoball
10 Oct 2015, 19:19
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 15242

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Hi Zoran, There is little point is discussing the merits of SHRS vs HSM - We each have our opinions. I do not have a problem with someone promoting a different system for consideration for use at World and Continental Championships. I do have a big problem with the wording of the motion that seeks t...
by Hiljoball
09 Oct 2015, 16:44
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Change to Class Championship Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

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
by Hiljoball
09 Oct 2015, 04:45
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 15242

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

I would describe HMS as a ladder system – sail well and you move up the ladder, sail badly and you move down –but other than the first seeding race, you have to sail hard all the time as you are always competing against sailors of similar skills. In HMS, you have the opportunity to move up or down t...
by Hiljoball
03 Oct 2015, 22:19
Forum: General IOM
Topic: help
Replies: 1
Views: 2358

Re: help

I use a home made three wheel bender. https://www.flickr.com/photos/136579380@N02/albums/72157657091890774 I bend the tubes before I cut them to length. I start by measuring from the mast heel to the lower band, and then from the lower to the top band and mark it with tape. Then I measure back down ...
by Hiljoball
03 Oct 2015, 21:21
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Change to Class Championship Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

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

I do not think that we need this rule modification and suggest that we vote against it. The less we alter the ISAF rules and regulations, the easier it is to interpret and apply them. While the current rules specify a minimum of 5 IJs, there is no maximum, and our recent history at Worlds is to use ...
by Hiljoball
28 Sep 2015, 23:24
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Alternate Scoring System
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Alternate Scoring System

I believe that this motion is Out of Order as it is not up to the IOMICA but the IRSA to approve the heat management and scoring system for use at Championship events. The IRSA Championship regulations require that the NOR comply with IRSA regulatios, The IRSA NOR requires that the scoring/heat mana...