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by Lester
01 Oct 2005, 00:23
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Lower measurement band
Replies: 15
Views: 14244

I guess what could be better clarified is whether or not the permitted maximum variation of 5 mm applies during an event. At the moment, this rule is a rule of Part C, which are rules that only apply "while racing". So does this mean that the height of a rig cannot vary by more than 5 mm while "actu...
by Lester
30 Sep 2005, 23:47
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Lower measurement band
Replies: 15
Views: 14244

I don't think the rule regulates the position of the lower measurement band across the three rigs. 1X can be anything you like between 60 and 100; so can 2X, and so can 3X. For example, No.1 can be at 95, No.2 at 80, and No.3 at 60 if you want. What the rule regulates is, having stepped No.1 at, say...
by Lester
30 Sep 2005, 21:14
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2005 WC Meeting
Replies: 20
Views: 16054

Re: WC meeting

Is this a proposal or is it now in force? It is a result of the vote by the World Council. Where an "emergency" rule change is not accepted by the World Council, like this one, my understanding is that it is immediately deleted from the rule book as though it had never happened. This is probably an...
by Lester
30 Sep 2005, 21:02
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Lower measurement band
Replies: 15
Views: 14244

My interpretation of this has been that in no instance can any rig be +/- 5 mm from any other rig. If your #1 is 60, and your #3 is 70, that is +10, and is not legal. Hi Steve Can see how the rule could be read this way. Am confident that the intention (smile) of the rule is merely to restrict your...
by Lester
30 Sep 2005, 15:49
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Lower measurement band
Replies: 15
Views: 14244

Re: Lower measurement band

Hi Chris My unofficial opinions: a)If one rigs measurement band is 70mm from the deck point I can have another rig where the measurement band is 80mm from the deck point Yes. b)If one rigs measurement band is 70mm from the deck point I can only have the measurement bands on the other two rigs betwee...
by Lester
30 Sep 2005, 12:22
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2005 WC Meeting
Replies: 20
Views: 16054

The issue of whether a class or racing rule can be enforced, or an infringement can be proved, comes up every so often. So every so often, I jump up on my soap box and speak my mind. The issue is not whether the rules are enforceable or whether a possible enforcement procedure is practical or even c...
by Lester
30 Sep 2005, 11:14
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Adding old E4.7 to the Sailing Instructions
Replies: 0
Views: 2256

Adding old E4.7 to the Sailing Instructions

IOM owners recently voted against restrictions on ballast movement between heats. It is more or less certain that this negative vote was not a vote against the proposed rule as such. I know of no IOM Owner who sincerely wishes to see the cost explosion implied by the new freedom to deploy multiple f...
by Lester
28 Sep 2005, 19:33
Forum: General IOM
Topic: HiTec HS-5745MG travel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 10999

The 5745 is a good servo to use. Hi Rey Yup, this is the one I use. As for the 5995TG, I have been using them on three other boats since they first came out last year and have not had any problems with them ... I have heard second/third hand stories of 5995TGs frying Yup, my stories are second hand...
by Lester
28 Sep 2005, 15:05
Forum: General IOM
Topic: HiTec HS-5745MG travel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 10999

Just to add to your confusion I would also consider the HS 5995TG Hi Nigel And just to add to the confusion I would not recommend this servo! I understand that it is very intolerant of a continuous load and overheats. All of the Hitec digital servos burn out very quickly if overloaded -- that is, i...
by Lester
26 Sep 2005, 14:22
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2005 World Championships (unofficial) results compilation
Replies: 4
Views: 3181

I think the Gibsons might have exchanged positions...
by Lester
26 Sep 2005, 14:09
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: How to get recognized as an IOM fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 7852

And does anyone know if there is anyway an individual sailor can get recognised (by IOMICA/ISAF or whoever is governing the sport) apart from via 'his'/an NCA/DM/MNA? Hi Roy As far as I know, no way... The "chain of command" very much runs Sailor -> Club -> MNA -> ISAF. The specific problem which I...
by Lester
21 Sep 2005, 12:36
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2005 WC Meeting
Replies: 20
Views: 16054

Re: 2005 WC Meeting

How could someone proof this? It would be rather difficult, wouldn't it (smile)? First thing to note is that this requirement is unlikely to remain. A proposed rule change to require sail panels to be "similar", rather than "the same" was defeated at the World Council meeting in Mooloolaba. The poi...
by Lester
20 Sep 2005, 12:09
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2005 WC Meeting
Replies: 20
Views: 16054

Re: 2005 WC Meeting

Resolution 2.1 (rule changes part A) was rejected 32 votes for, 24 against (2/3rds for required to pass) Apart from introducing a complete ban on hulls with any Texalium in them (and first measured after 15 May 2003), it may also be worth noting the other major results of the negative vote: Correct...