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by Lester
12 Mar 2009, 23:15
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28933

We have already notified the measurers for the upcoming world championship to check if corrector weights are "fixed" in place. Unless something different emerges, expect that velcro attachment of corrector weights will not be deemed to be "fixed" Hi Roy With what authority are you able to say that ...
by Lester
12 Mar 2009, 23:06
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Measurement Form
Replies: 34
Views: 14194

each boat must be in compliance with all of the class rules at time of measurement. This includes the provisions of part C Hi Roy What part of Owners and crews should be aware that compliance with rules in Section C is NOT checked as part of the certification process. ... do you think says that com...
by Lester
12 Mar 2009, 20:20
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Can You See It?
Replies: 22
Views: 8733

Yup. Ken might even have read it in the IOMICA Race Management Manual: It is common to number the marks for easy identification. When the number used is of the same dimensions as the sail number for the class being sailed, it immediately becomes obvious when any mark has been set too far away – it...
by Lester
12 Mar 2009, 18:23
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Measurement Form
Replies: 34
Views: 14194

Clearly not the the intent of the measurement rules or process. On the contrary. It clearly *is* the intent of the rules. This is what they say: Introduction One Metre hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails may be manufactured by any amateur or professional manufacturer without any requirement for ...
by Lester
11 Mar 2009, 13:29
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28933

That would mean that the certificate, as a guarantee that the boat was 'legal' Hi Val The certificate is not any such guarantee. It is only a statement that, at the time and date of measurement, the boat was in compliance with the rules applicable. As a measurer, you know that the hull measurement ...
by Lester
11 Mar 2009, 10:24
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28933

Nothing I could find in the rules explicitly permit corrector weights to be moved between events Hi Roy You wouldn't find it, because the rules do not concern themselves with the boat outside of an event. The class rules state that measurements with which the boat must comply (weight, draft, etc) o...
by Lester
09 Mar 2009, 21:41
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

The rules require that the boat essentially be the same, not lighter, not heavier, but the same Hi Roy What the rules actually require is that the boat meets certain 'envelope' limits. Its draft shall not exceed 420 mm, for example, and its weight shall not be less than 4 kg. My boat's draft might ...
by Lester
09 Mar 2009, 08:22
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Holes in booms
Replies: 14
Views: 8303

Hi Gilbert I don't think the class has anything personal against holes in booms (smile). It is a class philosophy thing which one buys into (or not, as the case may be). The idea is that the rig is strictly controlled, making it effectively a one-design rig. The hull is less strictly controlled, suc...
by Lester
07 Mar 2009, 21:38
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

Hi Val. I was rather hoping you'd be able to get back to us following your promise to do so: As to your other points I have put them before an IJ and an IM and I will get back on the forum when I have an answer Just in case it would be helpful to remind ourselves of the points in question, these are...
by Lester
07 Mar 2009, 11:13
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Holes in booms
Replies: 14
Views: 8303

as Valpro confirmed too this is not specified in the rules and therefore should be allowed Hi Gilbert You said something similar earlier and I thought that you had simply forgotten to include a 'not'. What Val said is that the IOM class rules are closed class rules, and that anything not explicitly...
by Lester
27 Feb 2009, 11:25
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Outside help while racing
Replies: 5
Views: 3513

Outside help while racing

Barry Chisam wrote:So if a promoted boat is still racing between heats does that mean that no tuning help or tactical discussions etc are permitted as surely that would be outside assistance.
Hi Barry

Nice one! Yes, the way I read E1.1, this is exactly what E4.2 says... (smile).
by Lester
26 Feb 2009, 10:41
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

[...] means that anything not specifically permitted [...] Hi Dick Yup, "any thing". A "thing". A noun. The following are not specifically permitted: Using receiver batteries as ballast What you mention here is an action. "Using". A verb. The rules do not much deal with prohibited or permitted acti...
by Lester
25 Feb 2009, 09:43
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

I can find no restriction in E1.1, E4.5, or anywhere else, on when a boat can be taken ashore (and have her battery replaced). Hi Dick We are talking at cross-purposes here, unfortunately. Of course a boat can 'replace her battery' at any time, provided she does so in a similar position and with a ...
by Lester
24 Feb 2009, 08:36
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

Hi Dick Well, there is E.1.1: 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 completed when the last heat in the race is finished. An ‘event’ consists of one or more ...
by Lester
23 Feb 2009, 08:15
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

In getting back to the light, it may be worth using the official definitions of 'heat', 'race', and 'event', rather than the way we might casually talk. It makes a difference when seeing what the rules currently say about being able to change or move the battery when there is more than one heat per ...
by Lester
21 Feb 2009, 09:13
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rule Changes for the Next AGM
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

I am also not aware of any formal request from any NCA asking for an interpretation of this question. Nothing on this issue was passed on to me when I took on the VC Technical position, not sure where the assertion that this issue has been hanging around the Technical Committee since 2004. Hi Roy I...
by Lester
20 Feb 2009, 23:48
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

Get the quotes right Lester Get your logic right Val. (Now, just how does this exchange raise the level of debate or show respect for different opinion?) I said it was an International ISAF class And I think you got that wrong. Using your word order, the IOM is an International ISAF-RSD class. It i...
by Lester
20 Feb 2009, 18:42
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rule Changes for the Next AGM
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

the concept of a batten pocket to locate a batten that can be interchanged or adjusted has never (to the best of my knowledge) been used on an IOM Hi Tony True, I've never seen a removeable batten on an IOM sail. But I have seen a number of sails which have batten pockets without any battens... I c...
by Lester
20 Feb 2009, 08:54
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rule Changes for the Next AGM
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

On full size sails the pocket can stick out behind the leech. [...] A batten pocket is not the leech of the sail so presumably can extend beyond Hi Tony I'm guessing that, when you say "full size", you mean "according to the class rules of full size class XYZ". I guess most full size classes have c...
by Lester
18 Feb 2009, 13:21
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rule Changes for the Next AGM
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

IOM battens

There is an issue which remains outstanding in the IOMICA Technical Sub-Committee, I believe, since circa 2004. It is a problem with battens, mainsail battens in particular, where a piece of reinforcement is wrapped around the batten at the leech to hold it firmly in place. At the simplest level, th...
by Lester
18 Feb 2009, 12:15
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 4859

Bruce Andersen wrote:Sort of old news eh?
Hi Bruce

Ya got me! I must have blinked and missed it... (smile)
by Lester
18 Feb 2009, 11:35
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

The class is an International ISAF class Hi Val No, the class is not an ISAF International class. It is an ISAF-RSD class (quite a different animal, I assure you). ISAF methods and standards of which you are clearly ignorant You are in a glass house and it is unseemly of you to throw such stones. H...
by Lester
18 Feb 2009, 10:08
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: ISAF Classes Web site features the IOM
Replies: 0
Views: 2595

ISAF Classes Web site features the IOM

ISAF have recently updated their Web site. Interestingly, it now lists Radio Sailing as a kind of ISAF (!) class alongside other kinds such as keelboat, centreboard, multihull and windsurfing. http://www.sailing.org/boatclasses.php The IOM page is at http://www.sailing.org/21283.php This seems to be...
by Lester
17 Feb 2009, 08:54
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 4859

Is the Technical Sub-committee going to suggest a rule change to resolve this issue?
by Lester
17 Feb 2009, 08:40
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

It may be worth remembering how we got here. A while back, ISAF removed the bilge water and non-moveable ballast business from the RRS, saying that these were class issues. In response, IOMICA added C.5.3 to the class rules, as well as some other rules dealing with weights and water. The RRS only ap...
by Lester
15 Feb 2009, 19:25
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

RoyL wrote:I do not think the rules freely allow you to add weight to an IOM whenever you choose
Which rule would that be?
by Lester
12 Feb 2009, 08:14
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Jib Attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

It should have been put to a vote of the class From the actual description of events, the class asociation did not exist at the time the 2003 rules were finalised. The interpretation arose as a result of a request for such an interpretation from the AMYA. There was no submission of a desired rule c...
by Lester
11 Feb 2009, 10:04
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

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 completed when the last heat in the race is finished. An ‘event’ consists of one or more races.
by Lester
10 Feb 2009, 21:27
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Jib Attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Hi IOM sailors. It may be worth providing a history which is accurate in regard to the dates, processes, and organisations involved. In 2002, RSD issued the 2002 CRs. In there we could read: C.7.6 STANDING RIGGING (a) Use The headsail boom swivel shall be attached to the deck approximately on the hu...
by Lester
10 Feb 2009, 08:13
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45116

C.5.3 REMOTE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
USE
((d) Remote control and/or related equipment if temporarily removed and or replaced:
(1) shall be refitted in the same position.
(2) shall be replaced by equipment of similar weight.