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by Lester
09 Feb 2009, 08:22
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 40021

It would be helpful to have this list of stage 1 allocations available as a download from the IOMICA Events Web page. Not everyone knows where to find it on the forum, as I have found out at the pond-side recently. Thanks!
by Lester
03 Feb 2009, 19:21
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Reversed kicking strap
Replies: 10
Views: 5270

Herb 3 is referring to the 1995 class rules.
by Lester
01 Feb 2009, 10:54
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 54256

Hi Peter Went looking for the Notice of Race on the Web site. http://www.sailbarbados.com/pdf/2009%20WC%20Notice%20Of%20Race.pdf Received "The page cannot be found". "The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. " Am I doing something wro...
by Lester
24 Jan 2009, 10:35
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Measurement Diagram and Measurement matrix
Replies: 29
Views: 15870

Hi Bruce My experience of such measurement devices is that they struggle when the sail has any significant amount of luff curve. They also struggle when the sail is bent to the mast (since the sail may be measured while bent in accordance with the class rules). In both cases, the measurer must 'slig...
by Lester
19 Jan 2009, 19:25
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Mid Event Measurement Checks
Replies: 23
Views: 9586

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by Lester
19 Jan 2009, 18:43
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Mid Event Measurement Checks
Replies: 23
Views: 9586

I think Graham and Val are talking about somewhat different issues. Val notes that an international championship needs to have all the boats event measured before racing starts for a number of good reasons, and I don't think anyone disagrees much. Graham notes that a number of competitors seem to be...
by Lester
14 Jan 2009, 12:10
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International Entrance Fees
Replies: 47
Views: 19047

I appreciate and understand that Zoran, like all of us, wishes to see only the best for Radio Sailing umpiring. I completely disagree with his analysis of what the problems are, however, and profoundly disagree with his suggestion that umpire calls should be a one-turn penalty. (Zoran has heard this...
by Lester
08 Jan 2009, 08:36
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Mid Event Measurement Checks
Replies: 23
Views: 9586

Might be worth pointing out that this "precedence" derives from full size, where there is only one or maybe two races in a day. Also might be worth pointing out that being able to continue to sail after declaring an appeal applies only when an interpretation of the class or measurement rule is requi...
by Lester
15 Dec 2008, 16:56
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Feedback on the 2008 European Championship Regatta
Replies: 12
Views: 7067

We were having a discussion at the pond about the rules and umpiring. Though a couple of sailors said that the racing rules were not really appropriate for radio sailing, we came to some agreement that the rules would never be perfect. Instead, discussion turned to the idea that any set of rules is ...
by Lester
09 Oct 2008, 08:26
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Servo Voltage
Replies: 10
Views: 4815

Hi Don Not so fast! You need to see my cell dummy... I stopped using it 'cos I couldn't build one that worked (smile). It kept popping out of the holder since I never could get the length right, or the diameter, or the right kind of dimpling on one end to mate against the terminal. It kept either op...
by Lester
08 Oct 2008, 20:25
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Servo Voltage
Replies: 10
Views: 4815

I was just surfing, looking for a 5 cell AA battery holder and there ain't no such thing. I was thinking that maybe I could use a 6 cell holder Hi Don For a while, I ran with 5 AA NiCds in a 6-cell holder. I made up a dummy 6th 'cell' from a length of dowel with domed furniture pins each end and a ...
by Lester
28 Sep 2008, 20:35
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RRS 2009-2012 -- Changes to the game
Replies: 8
Views: 4563

RRS 2009-2012 -- Changes to the game

ISAF have released the new RRS on their Web site. I have some comments on the changes as they might affect radio sailing at

http://www.onemetre.net/Race/RRS2009/2009changes.htm
by Lester
27 Sep 2008, 17:40
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 5565

I think the conversation might continue to a satisfactory conclusion: [...]Me: Ok, the receiver does work without the black box attached, but that doesn’t discount it from being a receiver. I’m lead to believe that it is, in fact, a second receiver that increases the performance of the first. I...
by Lester
26 Sep 2008, 08:47
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 5565

More than one receiver

D.2.4(a)(1) Replace: One receiver With: One or more receivers The proposal from the Technical Sub-Committee to change the rule about the number of receivers, as above, may not quite do the complete job required. Many owners (and those technically knowledgeable) think that the Spektrum AR7000 system...
by Lester
15 Sep 2008, 22:39
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Continental Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 2001

Continental Championships

Bruce has posted this message in a forum where I am unable to reply. I've left him a private message, but have not heard back. So, a couple of his points need public correction. When IOMICA was first set up and was seeking recognition from RSD, it simply adopted all RSD regulations dealing with cham...
by Lester
12 Sep 2008, 23:32
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rig fittings
Replies: 3
Views: 2866

Hi John and Roy

I guess you'd need something like this:
F.2.5 MATERIALS
Materials for rig fittings shall be unrestricted except where specified.
by Lester
09 Sep 2008, 01:16
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rig fittings
Replies: 3
Views: 2866

Rig fittings

Hi Bruce A curious place to post your message into the "WC Resolutions" forum -- no one outside of the WC can reply there. On the assumption you would like some comment, Although fittings with flat surfaces may not add performance advantage, the size and area of rig fittings may need to be regulated...
by Lester
17 Jul 2008, 20:42
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: New Forms/New System
Replies: 16
Views: 10587

If anything, I'd be in favour of dispensing with rigs section of the hull certificate and replacing it with, well, nothing... Hi Marko I would agree with you, if only folks didn't come up with bright new ideas (smile). But because they do, I think rig measurement (somewhere, somehow) needs to be re...
by Lester
15 Jul 2008, 08:34
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: New Forms/New System
Replies: 16
Views: 10587

Also, Ralph, at present measurement forms are sent in and a single certificate is held by the national authority for the boat, sails and rig. Hi Roy Might you be confusing 'measurement form' with 'boat certificate'? The forms are retained by the Certification Authority, but the certificate is sent ...
by Lester
09 Jul 2008, 23:58
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: New Forms/New System
Replies: 16
Views: 10587

Re: New Forms/New System

There has been some talk about revising the IOM rules so that (1) there will be separate certificates for the hull and the rigs Hi Roy What is the problem to which this is the solution? One of the difficulties of certifying a rig is the problem of giving it a unique identification number. How would...
by Lester
28 Nov 2007, 21:32
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?
Replies: 39
Views: 17070

Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?

While we are talking about the class rules, here is another little gem that was e-mailed to me some time ago and which I've only just spotted (sorry Graham E!). In common with a number of owners, I've fitted Rob Guyatt's little battery voltage flashing display thingy on my pot lid ( http://www.oneme...
by Lester
28 Nov 2007, 14:49
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 9213

Much depends on the meaning we might give to the notes on the Boat Certificate. Measured rigs and its sails [Check boxes] 1 2 3 NB - Certification Authority: Cross out number and box of un-measured rigs and its sails - tick box for measured rigs and its sails. NB - Crew: Only rigs and its sails show...
by Lester
15 Nov 2007, 10:23
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast Pre-Bend
Replies: 14
Views: 10973

Re: Mast Pre-Bend

I am trying to understand the purpose of mast pre-bend. I believe it is to allow one to maintain a straighter mast when the rig has significant head and back stay tension. Hi Morgan The end result that is desired is greater jibstay tension, so the jib luff doesn't sag (and then oscillate or pant) e...
by Lester
24 Sep 2007, 19:58
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Election of Chairman at 2007 Worlds
Replies: 3
Views: 4698

Election of Chairman at 2007 Worlds

I can't post into the thread "WC Meeting 2007" in the "WC Next formal meeting" section, so give some information here instead. Some NCA Representatives and others might think that the IOMICA Exec is failing to follow IOMICA Regulations by seeming to change a World Council Resolution after the cut-of...
by Lester
17 Sep 2007, 23:52
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hitec arm-winch servos?
Replies: 8
Views: 8135

As ever, I guess the choice of Hitec vs RMG is a compromise, a balance of pros and cons. With a suitable arm or large-radius drum, the Hitec is blindingly fast to sheet in or out. I've won a fist-full of races by being able to flick-gybe while the opposition was laboriously first sheeting in ... and...
by Lester
13 Sep 2007, 08:58
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOMICA Candidate Statements
Replies: 3
Views: 3381

IYRU rules Hi Roy Might be where you are going wrong. The IYRU no longer exists, having become the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in 1996. But perhaps you meant to write about the International Model Yacht Racing Union (IMYRU), the model yachting organisation which affiliated to IYRU in 19...
by Lester
04 Sep 2007, 11:32
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Resolution 2.1 for 2007 AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 17327

you will be less vituperative Hi Bruce Sorry to see you feel the need to resort to name-calling. Just for the record, the definition of 'vituperative' is something like: 'containing or characterized by verbal abuse'. May I suggest you re-read my post? It contained nothing of this nature. I asked so...
by Lester
03 Sep 2007, 15:06
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Resolution 2.1 for 2007 AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 17327

Resolution 2.1 for 2007 AGM

I notice that Resolution 2.1 from the IOMICA Events Sub-Committee bundles together and presents as one item, to be voted upon as all or nothing, what are in fact two quite different issues. I also seem to have missed any public introduction, explanation, justification, or discussion of either of the...
by Lester
02 Sep 2007, 01:52
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Question about filler
Replies: 13
Views: 8600

An interpretation has largely addressed this issue. Not the easiest of reads, but in essence a filler is considered an adhesive, and is permitted. Interpretations requested by the MYA, GBR as follows: 1. HULL D.2.1 MATERIALS: Is it permitted to use fillers that contain micro balloons? 2. HULL D.2.1 ...
by Lester
16 Aug 2007, 23:16
Forum: General IOM
Topic: From the Chair
Replies: 2
Views: 3825

Hi Greg A statesmanlike farewell. Balanced, considered, and fair. We have sometimes disagreed in the past, continue to, and will probably do so in the future (smile), but this is not the place to review any of that. You told everyone what it was you wanted to do, and you did it, straight. It is clea...