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by Lester
24 Apr 2009, 11:13
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: WC resolutions, 'regatta'
Replies: 2
Views: 2388

WC resolutions, 'regatta'

I can't post into the WC Resolutions topic.

WC is asked to vote on

'Add to C.4.3 “Corrector weights may not be moved or changed for the duration of a regattaâ€
by Lester
22 Apr 2009, 15:15
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 49427

Hi Peter Thanks for the clarification. However, you seem to imply that entrants can contact you and enter directly. In fact, the rules require any competitor to be entered by their NCA (for obvious reasons): 7. ELIGIBILITY 7.2. Any competitor in the Championship shall be a national or a permanent re...
by Lester
22 Apr 2009, 09:29
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 49427

The team from the UK is fully subscribed for this program, so to from France and Croatia but we do have room for those much nearer to us and I refer to the American and Canadian areas. Hi Peter Thanks for the request for more entrants. I was wondering why you are excluding GBR, FRA, and CRO entrant...
by Lester
21 Apr 2009, 08:12
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Time to change the Roy and Lester dynamic
Replies: 4
Views: 3465

Time to change the Roy and Lester dynamic

Just to let y'all know, in case anyone got to wondering, I'm no longer responding to any of Roy's posts, for reasons I have communicated to him. Time to stop this nonsense. I hope he'll consider doing the same.
by Lester
18 Apr 2009, 10:25
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What is the status of the 2008 voted rules changes?
Replies: 57
Views: 23318

Hi Val

Would you please start a new thread with your topic, rather than hijacking this one, thanks. Perhaps a request to the moderator will let you transfer your post. You make important points and they deserve their own debate.
by Lester
17 Apr 2009, 23:47
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What is the status of the 2008 voted rules changes?
Replies: 57
Views: 23318

Hi Barry F.3.4 DIMENSIONS for an aluminium spar, the difference between largest and smallest value along the spar of any wall thickness dimension ............................................ ...... 0.1 mm Not quite. The 0.1 tolerance is for wall thickness. To prevent masts with specially light heads...
by Lester
17 Apr 2009, 21:27
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What is the status of the 2008 voted rules changes?
Replies: 57
Views: 23318

I think it is accepted by all that the intention of the class rule proposal was to permit inexpensive aluminium masts, the sort that can be found in any hardware shop in Europe particularly. These lengths of aluminium are a nominal 10 mm dia. The actual proposal voted upon by the World Council was t...
by Lester
17 Apr 2009, 11:17
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What is the status of the 2008 voted rules changes?
Replies: 57
Views: 23318

A profoundly depressing correspondence. Roy, and the Exec to the extent to which it is involved, seem to be unaware of the consequences of insisting that the RSD is no longer a legitimate entity with respect to IOMICA activities. If Roy wishes to pursue this line, then IOMICA will have no choice but...
by Lester
16 Apr 2009, 23:56
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What is the status of the 2008 voted rules changes?
Replies: 57
Views: 23318

Hi Marko I might be able to help. Section 8 of the IOMICA Constitution deals with votes cast at a meeting of the World Council, and does not deal with the voting arrangements at NCA level (apart from requiring the NCA to vote in the WC the way its owners voted at home). Indeed, this was the intentio...
by Lester
11 Apr 2009, 22:49
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 49427

If you can't fill the guest places with real guests (ie those who do not have an NCA to represent the IOM in their country), then why do you not allocate the places to NCAs according to the Stage 2 allocation process?
by Lester
06 Apr 2009, 21:18
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA, RSD, and the future of radio sailing
Replies: 10
Views: 7190

IOMICA, RSD, and the future of radio sailing

. As some of you may know, I'm helping the RSD Permanent Committee initiate discussion on the future of the RSD. For many of us, this is an important topic, not just in terms of the impact upon the IOM class, but also upon radio sailing on the planet in general. The RSD Web site now has the discussi...
by Lester
28 Mar 2009, 21:20
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Issues around the impending demise of the RSD
Replies: 8
Views: 3957

What is the background and issues that lead to the IOM class joining ISAF on its own and the other three international classes forming the IRSCA to join ISAF? The heart of the issue is that we are talking about the future of RSD. At the moment, the RSD acts as the ICA for the three other internatio...
by Lester
28 Mar 2009, 10:15
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Issues around the impending demise of the RSD
Replies: 8
Views: 3957

it sounds like we would pay 1. A sticker fee to ISAF (about GBP5) for each new boat we build 2. A registration fee to our NCA of $5 (as we do today) for each new boat that we build or register . .but that money then flows through to the ISAF. Hi John The money you pay to the NCA when you register y...
by Lester
27 Mar 2009, 21:42
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Issues around the impending demise of the RSD
Replies: 8
Views: 3957

Re: Issues around the impending demise of the RSD

Certainly worth discussing. we would have to register our boats with the ISAF (at a suggested cost of $30 A boat would not 'be registered with ISAF'. Nothing would change, the boat would be registered with the IOM NCA as it is now. The fee would be $5 more likely, and the NCA would pass that on to I...
by Lester
22 Mar 2009, 22:24
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45161

Would it be permissible for an event to specify in the Sailing Instructions that during the event Class Rules C.4.3 and C.5.3 shall modified as you suggest? Hi Roy Changing class rules is subject to RRS 87: 87 CHANGES TO CLASS RULES The sailing instructions may change a class rule only when the cla...
by Lester
22 Mar 2009, 19:08
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45161

Hi Jim Sorry for the quoting, but it is the only way I know of being clear what we are talking about in this kind of forum. Taken to its illogical extension, as long as I get an initial measurement certificate the boat need never again be 4000g or 1M in length Well, just to clear this out the way be...
by Lester
22 Mar 2009, 18:39
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45161

For Roy : You might be interested in my Web page dealing with these issues, written a few years ago: http://www.onemetre.net/OtherTopics/Philos/Intphil.htm Ordinarily, a rule is read and understood as it is written. Ordinarily, a rule is given its normal meaning. It is only under unusual circumstan...
by Lester
22 Mar 2009, 10:44
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45161

. Hi Jim Its not my opinion. Its what the Class Rules say (sorry about the quotes, unavoidable): PART II – REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS The crew and the boat shall comply with the rules in Part II when racing . Racing A boat is racing from her preparatory signal until she finishes and clears the f...
by Lester
20 Mar 2009, 09:39
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45161

Dick Carver wrote:The rules limiting the replacement of appendages (C.6.2), rigs (C.7.1) and sails (C.8.2) apply during an EVENT.
Hi Dick

Well spotted! So where necessary, those rules which apply during an event say so. The other rules therefore apply while racing...
by Lester
19 Mar 2009, 23:23
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45161

I think once again you have gone too deep into the literal words of the rules Hi Roy I think you have, once again, taken an insufficiently 'deep' understanding of the words of the rules (whatever that might mean). you can not put your boat back into the next heat of the race or event with that diss...
by Lester
19 Mar 2009, 23:00
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28964

everyone reading the existing rules understand them to prohibit the movement of corrector weights during an event Hi Roy I believe you are wrong on two counts. First is, everyone actually reading the existing rules understands that corrector weights need only be fixed while racing. The rules only a...
by Lester
19 Mar 2009, 09:18
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28964

In response to the elimination of the old Rule E4.7 from the RRS at the end of 2004... Rule 51 is replaced with: During an event and unless class rules specify otherwise, (a) ballast shall not be shifted, shipped or unshipped; (b) except for replacements of similar weight and position, no control eq...
by Lester
18 Mar 2009, 17:07
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28964

You may be aware that water-free measurement remains a viable solution, lacking only the will to make a good case to IOM owners. Perhaps now is the time to review this?
by Lester
18 Mar 2009, 17:02
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45161

. Roy, I'm using the RRS to define the terms, and the IOM Class Rules to tell me when I can change things in the boat: E1.1 Terminology [...] For ‘race’ used as a noun outside this appendix and outside Appendix A read ‘heat’. In this appendix, a race consists of one or more heats and is comp...
by Lester
13 Mar 2009, 14:19
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28964

The issue we are looking at is, What is meant by 'fixed'? Some folks (most European measurers as far as I can tell) accept that a corrector weight attached by velcro qualifies as 'fixed'. Others disagree, and we have heard that Bantock uses silicone to fix weights. None of this discussion about meth...
by Lester
13 Mar 2009, 11:09
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Measurement Form
Replies: 34
Views: 14213

And section E has the same language about hull appendages. And similar language is in the section about the rig. Seems to me by the time you are done you have covered the entire "boat". Hi Roy Nope, you haven't covered the entire boat! There remain rules about the boat in Section C which are not pa...
by Lester
13 Mar 2009, 09:23
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28964

Hi Roy

A few posts ago you complained about the amount of heat and wanted to bring some light.

It seems to me you are now injecting heat into this debate.

I note you have provided no rational answer to my question. So your defence is a personal attack. A pity.
by Lester
12 Mar 2009, 23:26
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Outside help while racing
Replies: 5
Views: 3517

I am now straightened out here (smile). A boat is racing between her prep signal until she clears the finish line for any heat. So she can receive outside help between heats. The other topics here continue to discuss the circumstances (between heats? Races? Events?) in which she can replace her batt...
by Lester
12 Mar 2009, 23:20
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Measurement Form
Replies: 34
Views: 14213

Hi Roy

D1.1 refers to the hull. Not the boat.
by Lester
12 Mar 2009, 23:19
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45161

Can we come back to the pont of this topic...

My boat's draft might be 415 mm, and it might weigh 4.1 kg in 'normal' trim. What is the rule which prevents me from using a heavier battery pack at the next event such that its draft becomes 416 mm and its weight rises to 4.5 kg?