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by Lester
16 Aug 2007, 14:58
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 21860

Hi Greg Your input is welcome! Seeing this is my thread Ah, no, it is Roy's thread, he started it, although it does have your name in the title. Your thread is the one next to it. Mind you I have not always agree with Lester either, which lead to a mutual agreement that we never pm each other. Gosh,...
by Lester
16 Aug 2007, 11:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 21860

Roy: You either have proof, or you do not. Please provide proper evidence, or withdraw your claim, since this otherwise could seem to be slanderous.
by Lester
15 Aug 2007, 23:28
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

John never called you dumb [...] But I find it hard to believe that I have to explain the difference to you (?) I sincerely apologise to anyone who may have been offended by my use of the word ‘dumb’. [...] Smart people can do 'dumb' things Hi John and Marko Marko is correct to straighten me ou...
by Lester
15 Aug 2007, 22:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 21860

To the extent that that message was lost or that I offended people I apologize Hi Roy Thanks. As they say in the comic books, "'nuff said".... Erm, no, not quite. There is one thing you said which is not a matter of opinion or point of view, and for which an apology is, unfortunately, not sufficien...
by Lester
15 Aug 2007, 20:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 21860

Re: Thank You Greg Willis

I thought a brief look back at where we were three years ago and an appreciation of how far forward we have moved under Greg Willis is in order. Hi Roy I've largely kept out of this thread until now, but have decided that your version of a history which suits your agenda needs a reality check, in c...
by Lester
15 Aug 2007, 14:19
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

A few days ago my wife said to me (after I frittered away another weekend sailing IOMs): "This radio-sailing is dumb!" Hi Marko The meaning of words, and the interpretations we give to them, are heavily dependent on context, and what we think others are trying to say. My wife tells me I am a ratbag...
by Lester
15 Aug 2007, 03:03
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

Hi John I entirely agree 98%. You are spot-on in your description of what an ordinary owner does when they go and install some new radio gear. But there are two 1%'s where I need to disagree. The first is quite straightforward: To read any more into it than that is just plain dumb! Now why do you ha...
by Lester
14 Aug 2007, 23:30
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

Hi Barry In another forum, you seem to say, "[Lester's approach is] let's make what is now a common thing to use illegal". I'm scratching my head trying to understand what you might actually be saying. We are both agreed that the Spectrum system is a good one and in common use and poses no harm or t...
by Lester
14 Aug 2007, 16:30
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

Roy: Please listen to what others are saying. The "discussion" you have given us is hurting the IOM Class.

We disagree. For the good of the class, let's be clear on who thinks what so the owners and NCAs can vote in an informed way.
by Lester
14 Aug 2007, 16:24
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

I would add, the problem of attaching an elastic to the end of the boom to his list. I think there is a clear relationship between these "problems", i.e., rule issues that had no impact on performance and the folks involved Hi Ralph The problem of attaching an elastic to the end of the boom was due...
by Lester
14 Aug 2007, 16:14
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

If elected to the job of VC Technical Lester Gilbert will take the position that the "two box" Spektrum receiver is illegal for use in IOMs? Hi Roy Not at all. As I made quite clear in my post, my position is that there is a prima facie case to ask for an Interpretation. I can't wait to see how tha...
by Lester
14 Aug 2007, 00:22
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

It seems Roy is unaware of the official position of the IOMICA Technical Committee. Where the IOMICA TSC becomes aware of a discussion about the class rules that, in its view, should be the subject of an interpretation, the TSC may make an official request on behalf of the class. It is of course ent...
by Lester
13 Aug 2007, 18:00
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 21860

Hi Rob Good of you to join in. Lester once again appears quite interested in applying his management skills to craft the IOM class Ah, not quite. If I wanted to apply what passes for my management skills, I'd be running for IOMICA Chairman, and I've had enough of that to last me the rest of my life,...
by Lester
13 Aug 2007, 15:52
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

As far as I can see, it is clear that the DX6 and especially the DX7 systems have two receivers, as stated on their Web site: "The AR7000 dual receiver [is] comprised of a compact main receiver that is linked to an even smaller satellite receiver [...]". And, it is clear that the class rules state "...
by Lester
13 Aug 2007, 14:33
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 21860

Further, there has been no [...] discussion anywhere about "un-enforeable rules such as specific grades of aluminum" for masts. Hmmm... A quick search through the 'Class Rules' area of the forum, in the thread 'Proposed Class Rule Changes' turns up this post by Roy himself, for instance: RoyL Vice-...
by Lester
10 Aug 2007, 00:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 21860

Shame on you Roy for this personal muck-slinging. It says much more about you than about me.
by Lester
23 Jul 2007, 19:46
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2007 IOMICA Annual General Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 11900

From the IOMICA Website:

"The most likely date is the 18th October, but we’re waiting for confirmation on date and venue from YCPR."

It would be helpful if the AGM could take place one evening during the weekend, rather than during the week. This might help non-competitors to attend.
by Lester
15 Jul 2007, 22:55
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 68543

Seems a clear case for an official request for an interpretation, and if that goes against the Spektrum system, a (nearly simultaneous) request for a class rule change would probably find unanimous assent.
by Lester
30 Apr 2007, 17:34
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 17770

andy111 wrote:We have finalized the version of HMS 2007
Hi Andy

IOMICA HMS 2007 eh... Great! Is it available for download from anywhere?
by Lester
21 Apr 2007, 19:29
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spreaders
Replies: 10
Views: 7521

Spreader material is not defined and so cannot be made of anything! [...] I think there are several items that fall into this hole, including other mast fittings that are not covered under the topics for standing rigging, running rigging or booms. Hi John This is a problem with the class rules that...
by Lester
21 Apr 2007, 19:12
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Boom Vangs
Replies: 5
Views: 3523

Hi Barry A boom vang or kicking strap is defined to be an item of rigging by the class rules: F.6 RUNNING RIGGING F.6.2 CONSTRUCTION (a) MANDATORY (2) Mainsail boom kicking strap Then, in the ERS (equipment rules of sailing), we see that rigging is something that works in tension only (not compressi...
by Lester
03 Apr 2007, 11:33
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Class Regulations and a reserved place for IOMICA Chairman
Replies: 4
Views: 5240

I'm not sure I agree Hi Greg Your reluctance to agree does you credit. My response while Chairman would have been similar. However, I now think that the Chairman's point of view must be discounted, because he or she would necessarily be unconvinced... (smile)! Comments from Owners would be welcome.
by Lester
31 Mar 2007, 00:45
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Class Regulations and a reserved place for IOMICA Chairman
Replies: 4
Views: 5240

Class Regulations and a reserved place for IOMICA Chairman

Many full-size classes have a regulation which reserves a (pre-qualified) place for their current class association Chairman. I used to think that was a bad idea -- if the Chairman was worth his or her salt, s/he should qualify just like anyone else. I've now changed my mind. From a slightly more ob...
by Lester
01 Mar 2007, 23:28
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: ISAF and IHC
Replies: 9
Views: 8286

Until we can either find a system that offers a clear benefit to sail makers, or one that requires little cost or effort on their part, I doubt much progress will ensue Hi Andy I think there is clear potential benefit to owners. I would pay a (modest) premium, certainly, to receive an already-signe...
by Lester
28 Feb 2007, 16:26
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: ISAF and IHC
Replies: 9
Views: 8286

ISAF and IHC

ISAF has finally launched IHC. A quick glance through its requirements makes it clear that it is unlikely to suit any of the Radio Sailing Classes. In the past in the UK, the RYA has simply refused to engage with the IOMICA interest and position on the topic. Perhaps there is now an opportunity thro...
by Lester
05 Feb 2007, 07:33
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Parallel fins
Replies: 2
Views: 3665

The scientific numbers would say that a double tapered fin would have less drag, but actual race results do not seem to make one faster than the other In theory, the tapered fin should show slightly less drag because it sheds a slightly smaller vortex at the tip. Perhaps the bulb makes a sufficient...
by Lester
04 Jan 2007, 20:52
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: HMS at IOM worlds 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 15311

I think it is fair to say that the previous IOMICA Exec was strongly in favour of trying 6 up and 6 down, and gave the USA NCA (and any other NCA which seemed similarly interested in positively developing the IOM class) every encouragement to try it out. All the reports I have heard are that it is a...
by Lester
01 Dec 2006, 17:55
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: HMS at IOM worlds 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 15311

I still don't see how starting from a seeding race with the configuratio 15-15-15-15-16 the races will proceed Hi Anders I think Soeren has explained one possibility. Here is another, where there is no need to change the number of boats promoted (but the number demoted *will* change in the followin...
by Lester
28 Nov 2006, 22:01
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: HMS at IOM worlds 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 15311

Re: HMS at IOM worlds 2007

... scheduling for race 1 is not as simple as it seems Hi Anders The Race 1 schedule is independent of the number of boats promoted and demoted, so that isn't an issue. All that is required is that (almost) the same number of boats sail in each heat of Race 1... So the current HMS suggests the foll...
by Lester
10 Nov 2006, 11:56
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: HMS and Scoring of DNF, OCS etc
Replies: 13
Views: 9635

If a boat is promoted from a lower heat and does not finish its next heat, it should be awarded the position from the lower heat finish Hi Nigel Very interesting idea. For the fleets I sail in, once it becomes clear who is in the first four, we usually completely change the way we sail to make sure...