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by Lester
21 May 2009, 11:34
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Why do you think that coloured plies should be banned under the current rules What 'should' be permitted is not the issue at the moment. I'm trying to discuss what the class rules actually mean. On the face of it, they ban plies of different colours. They do not appear to ban ply of the same colour...
by Lester
21 May 2009, 10:51
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Hi Val

What, exactly, is wrong with my argument that, on the face of it, panels of different colour are not 'the same ply' and hence fail (the closed) class rule G.3.1 of the IOM?
by Lester
21 May 2009, 08:13
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Hi Roy

Apart from continuing to continue to piss on me, rubbish the messenger, and personalise the discussion while totally ignoring the substance of the problem,

What, exactly, is wrong in my suggestion that G.3.1 may not permit different coloured plys in the body of the sail?
by Lester
20 May 2009, 16:38
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

If you take Lester's reading of the rule, then it is incumbent upon the competitor to prove that their sailmaker used the same section of mylar Hi Jim Nothing in my comments suggest this, even remotely. What that rule REALLY means[...] the top 1/3 of the sail can not be made of 2 mil while the bott...
by Lester
20 May 2009, 14:38
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

if you want a sail made out of a different colour for each panel, feel free to do so Hi Val You advice might need to come with a health warning. The Class Rule says: G.3.1 CONSTRUCTION (a) MANDATORY (2) The body of the sail shall consist of the same ply throughout Given the closed nature of the cla...
by Lester
18 May 2009, 23:13
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Hi Bruce

Why not just discuss the proposed Sailing Instruction? In my opinion, it is faulty. In my opinion, it makes 99% of sails out of class. I'm always happy to be proven wrong. If I'm wrong, explain to me why.
by Lester
18 May 2009, 22:53
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Hi Bruce

Let's discuss the proposed sailing instruction, rather than weasling around with irrelevancy.
by Lester
18 May 2009, 22:49
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Oops. Don't know what happened here. As below.
by Lester
18 May 2009, 22:44
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Did I even mention the Sailing Instructions? Well actually, no I didn't. Hi Val. Perhaps you should, since that is what this part of the topic is about. Bruce Andersen posted on Thu May 14, 2009 at 11:39 pm into this thread a list of Sailing Instructions for the Worlds which change the Class Rules ...
by Lester
18 May 2009, 18:54
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 46710

valpro wrote:I have already said that I will post this info when I have it. The fact that I havent posted it yet tells you that I havent got it yet.
Hi Val

Do you have the info yet?
by Lester
18 May 2009, 18:35
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Hi Roy

Apart from continuing to piss on me, rubbish the messenger, and personalise the discussion while totally ignoring the substance of the problem,

Where, exactly, can one or other of my suggested replacement Sailing Instructions be improved?
by Lester
18 May 2009, 10:25
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Hi Val Good to see you agree with me that the proposed sailing instruction is flawed. Added 18 May 2009 13:40 -- Before going too much further, there is a line of thinking which says that the proposed instruction simply is not necessary. I think it is understood (but nowhere actually written!) that ...
by Lester
18 May 2009, 08:32
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

We are talking about the Sailing Instructions for the Worlds. Let's discuss the proposed sailing instruction, rather than weasling around with irrelevancy. One of these instructions changes the IOM Class Rules as follows: "Add: G.3.1 (b)(14) Self colored ply." The intention is to permit coloured sai...
by Lester
17 May 2009, 23:54
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Hi Roy

why not simply state instead, "The colour of materials is not restricted"?
by Lester
17 May 2009, 21:25
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Why not simply state instead, "The colour of materials is not restricted"?
by Lester
17 May 2009, 20:44
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Hi Bruce

What is it exactly about my suggested replacement Sailing Instruction that you find is in error?
by Lester
17 May 2009, 18:55
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Hi Roy

Apart from your usual knee-jerk approach of pissing on me, rubbishing the messenger, and personalising the discussion while totally ignoring the substance of the comments,

What is it exactly about my suggested replacement Sailing Instruction that you find is in error?
by Lester
17 May 2009, 13:45
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 37215

Apart from the faulty logic and suggestion incorporated into the GBR request for interpretation, what are these issues, please? As is well known, it is difficult to describe in closed class rules absolutely everything that is permitted. Colour has never been mentioned before as being a relevant prop...
by Lester
05 May 2009, 11:43
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Sail Measurement
Replies: 12
Views: 7774

by Lester
26 Apr 2009, 23:34
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA, RSD, and the future of radio sailing
Replies: 10
Views: 7389

If the RSD is dissolved or if it evolves into the IRSCA, the RSD definitions go away and there is no definition of classes for the member classes. So the M, 10R and A would lose International designation. There is also a period when the IOM class loses its International designation Hi John Exactly....
by Lester
26 Apr 2009, 23:18
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Leech tabling
Replies: 16
Views: 8538

Leech tabling

The NCA for GBR has requested an interpretation of the class rules on tabling. Their document presents an argument that tabling at the leech is in fact not permitted according to the current class rules. Their argument comprises three parts. The wording of G.3.1 and G.4.1 (b) (1) specifically permit...
by Lester
26 Apr 2009, 19:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: AGM resolutions and RSD
Replies: 18
Views: 6663

The GBR request is for an interpretation of leech tabling legality, materials, and color. It was sent to Tech and posted on the FTP site Hi Bruce The FTP site is not accessible to anyone outside of Exec. The IOMICA Web site tells us that everyone will be kept informed about requests for interpretat...
by Lester
26 Apr 2009, 12:14
Forum: General IOM
Topic: AGM resolutions and RSD
Replies: 18
Views: 6663

Hi Bruce

My question was, What is this GBR request? Where on the IOMICA Web site has it been posted? Where in the forum has it been discussed?
by Lester
26 Apr 2009, 00:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 29877

It looks like the ESP resolution to the AGM shows more continuity.
by Lester
26 Apr 2009, 00:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: AGM resolutions and RSD
Replies: 18
Views: 6663

Hi Bruce

Thanks! And the GBR interpretation request on tabling?
by Lester
25 Apr 2009, 23:54
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: The Chairman Resigns
Replies: 7
Views: 5243

Who is the new IOMICA Chairman, please?
by Lester
25 Apr 2009, 23:51
Forum: General IOM
Topic: AGM resolutions and RSD
Replies: 18
Views: 6663

Re: AGM resolutions and RSD

Bruce Andersen wrote:included in the package
Hi Bruce

I might have missed something, but why does the package not include the Spektrum receiver business?
by Lester
25 Apr 2009, 23:49
Forum: General IOM
Topic: AGM resolutions and RSD
Replies: 18
Views: 6663

Re: AGM resolutions and RSD

Bruce Andersen wrote:2) The GBR request for interpretation re: tabling
Hi Bruce

What is this request, please? Has it been posted to the IOMICA Web site or discussed anywhere in this forum?
by Lester
25 Apr 2009, 22:50
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 29877

We seem to have the following proposal for the AGM: [quote]Proposals for the 2009 AGM 1. To clarify the issue of moving/changing location of corrector weights and remote control equipment. Our present CRs state: C.4.3 CORRECTOR WEIGHT(S) Corrector weight(s) to achieve compliance with C.4.2, if used,...
by Lester
25 Apr 2009, 22:05
Forum: General IOM
Topic: AGM resolutions and RSD
Replies: 18
Views: 6663

Re: AGM resolutions and RSD

Bruce Andersen wrote:1) The 2008 RSD resolution
Hi Bruce

What RSD resolution would that be, please?