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by Lester
12 Apr 2010, 23:50
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Breaking of ties in HMS 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

Re: Breaking of ties in HMS 2007

I think that there are two approaches to ensuring proper integration between HMS and SIs. One way is to construct SIs which treats HMS as a separate set of rules. Another way is to make HMS a part of the SIs. At present, IOMICA SIs take the first approach, but do not always correctly connect the HMS...
by Lester
05 Apr 2010, 23:49
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Request for Interpretation from GBR NCA (MYA)
Replies: 5
Views: 3976

Re: Request for Interpretation from GBR NCA (MYA)

The GBR request raises an interesting constitutional question. The MYA letter says (footnote) that it is "Affiliated to the ISAF – IRSA". As far as I know, there is no organisation called "ISAF-IRSA", and as far as I know IOMICA and Division Members should be affiliated to ISAF-RSD. Can a formal req...
by Lester
02 Apr 2010, 14:35
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Help with HMS 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

Re: Help with HMS 2007

Henry Farley wrote:I doubt that anyone would challenge drawing from a hat but then.....!
Hi Henry

I'd certainly challenge that! If I was a competitor, a Race Officer, or a Jury member, I'd regard a lottery as the option of last resort rather than the first choice!
by Lester
02 Apr 2010, 13:20
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Help with HMS 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

Re: Help with HMS 2007

Hi Henry Using tie-breaking to deal with the problem of which boats to demote if, say, 5 are all OCS or whatever, is what I'd do as a Race Officer. It was done that way, as I recall, at the Euros in St Cyr in 2000, when the first boat finished in one of the "A" heats and the other 19 boats were time...
by Lester
31 Mar 2010, 17:54
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Help with HMS 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

Re: Help with HMS 2007

(Might be worth noting that the "Advice Notes" have no status within a protest room. Only HMS, SIs, NoR, RRS, Class Rules, ERS, and Class Championship Rules have status as explained in the SIs.) Race committees are recommended to read the rules of this system in conjunction with the HMS 2007 Advice...
by Lester
31 Mar 2010, 12:41
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Help with HMS 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

Re: Help with HMS 2007

Hi Peter

Great to see you on-line and posting into the IOM Forum. History most welcome and very helpful!
by Lester
31 Mar 2010, 08:53
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Help with HMS 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

Re: Help with HMS 2007

Hi Roy It would be terrific if RSD could provide revised 'standard' Sailing Instructions which tie in with the latest RRS and with the latest ISAF Cases. (Heck, it would be phenomenal if RSD could gain control of Appendix E, since some updates are needed there as well!) ... perhaps the specifics men...
by Lester
30 Mar 2010, 17:55
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Help with HMS 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

Re: Help with HMS 2007

HMS 2007 needs the Sailing Instructions before it can work correctly. Just a little wrinkle not yet fixed (smile)... For example, the MYA SIs say 2.7 At the expiry of the Time Out Limit: (a) if 4 or fewer boats are still racing on the water they shall be recorded in accordance with 2.8, or (b) if mo...
by Lester
30 Mar 2010, 08:56
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Push rod material
Replies: 2
Views: 3545

Re: Push rod material

D.2 HULL D.2.1 MATERIALS (a) Subject to (b) and (c), the hull, excluding fittings and remote control equipment but including any supports and containers for such items, shall be made of and joined using one or more of the following materials: (1) metal, (2) wood; wood based products containing only...
by Lester
24 Feb 2010, 22:09
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA wants to take back the IOM?
Replies: 0
Views: 2922

IRSA wants to take back the IOM?

The press release says, "IRSA will promote radio sailing by promoting the four existing International classes". Hang on, that isn't IRSA's job. Promoting the IOM is the task of IOMICA. IRSA's job, on the other hand, is to promote the three remaining International classes. Hmmm... Is this the RSD PC'...
by Lester
19 Feb 2010, 20:41
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: RSD is now IRSA
Replies: 3
Views: 3974

Re: RSD is now IRSA

It is an easy score to note that the press release announces an unconstitutional (and hence illegal) action as the only concrete outcome of the ISAF - RSD meeting. It is also an easy score to note that the RSD seems to have come away quite empty-handed from the meeting, while ISAF seems to have got ...
by Lester
17 Feb 2010, 22:20
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: RSD is now IRSA
Replies: 3
Views: 3974

RSD is now IRSA

So, last year we had the previous RSD Permanent Committee proposing that the Radio Sailing Division should transform into an ISAF-affiliated multi-class association, one of the reasons being that 'Divisions' were no longer part of the ISAF structure. We had much of the civilised world in uproar abou...
by Lester
17 Feb 2010, 09:24
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rule F.5.3 FITTINGS - OPTIONAL
Replies: 11
Views: 7605

Re: Rule F.5.3 FITTINGS - OPTIONAL

Hi James Interesting idea! Perhaps Robert Grubisa will be able to jump in here to offer a point of view. My thought would be to expand on your idea to take it to an extreme in an attempt to clarify whether this is 'only' a length and tension adjustment. I imagine (a) the shrouds attached at the head...
by Lester
19 Nov 2009, 09:09
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM European Championships 2010 => FRA Pierrelatte
Replies: 41
Views: 19631

The IOM Class Championship Rules (CCR) deal with the events which fall under the remit of the IOMICA Events Sub-Committee. The IOM CCRs were based upon the RSD CCRs at the time that IOMICA was formed and were approved by RSD. Part of the approval was that the IOM CCRs 'said the right things just lik...
by Lester
24 Oct 2009, 21:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

NZRYA is affiliated with YNZ. The type of affiliation achieved, however, does not provide YNZ recognition of a National Champion as laid down by their regulations. ALL THAT CHANGES as of when the IOM becomes an ISAF Class Hi Roy648 I think this is the YNZ Regulation you refer to: Yachting New Zeala...
by Lester
24 Oct 2009, 17:36
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

Hi Roy648 to be a member of an affiliated club New Zealand IOM skippers have two choices, join a full size club or get their own club to affiliate with YNZ I'm trying to understand the point of your post, which I think is that you imagine none of the radio sailors in NZL are affiliated to the NZL MN...
by Lester
23 Oct 2009, 21:54
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

These answers all gathered from IOMICA documents or Exec posts. I'm just repeating the same answers to the same questions that continue to be repeated as though these answers had never been given... How will we measure our boats? How will we train measurers? Will our club members have to join their ...
by Lester
21 Oct 2009, 14:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

Hi Ken I don't know, but maybe this'll help: From http://www.iomclass.org/2009/08/07/application-for-designation-as-an-isaf-international-class/#more-159 : "We know that the owners have not granted permission to carry out the affiliation as part of their approved request, but it is necessary to take...
by Lester
28 Sep 2009, 21:56
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

Might be worth noting an Exec FAQ on this thread:

http://www.iomclass.org/exec/isaf/FAQ_I ... 5B1%5D.pdf
by Lester
19 Sep 2009, 12:38
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

I suspect that at some point the revised version will be posted on teh web site. Hi Barry I'm sorry that you are unable to post the text here so we can all see it. Sorry, you don't get out of voting. No one wants to get out of voting. On the contrary, we all want to vote; the thing is, we all want ...
by Lester
19 Sep 2009, 00:29
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

Elsewhere, Bruce has asked some important questions. I try to give answers here, intended to be helpful, with regard to the issue of the IOM becomming an ISAF International class. What are the issues? 1) The ISAF requirement that in order to deny appeals at regattas there must be a international jur...
by Lester
16 Sep 2009, 18:24
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

I believe that the Executive is required to have a class vote to enter into a binding agreement with ISAF (or anyone else) Whatever the detail of the wording of the IOMICA Constitution and Regulations, it is clear that there will be a class vote on whether to formally go ahead with an application f...
by Lester
16 Sep 2009, 09:27
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

Might be worth noticing paragraph 8 of the IOMICA - RSD Agreement:
8. This Agreement may be terminated by any of the parties at any time upon giving to the other parties at least one year's notice in writing [...]
by Lester
11 Sep 2009, 11:26
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

IOMICA's "direct" relationship with ISAF has been handled by the most junior person on the paid ISAF staff. Is this the reality of how things will work going forward? Here are some better questions to ask. Who is the person on the ISAF staff most knowledgeable about radio sailing and the IOM class?...
by Lester
10 Sep 2009, 21:51
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

This is what we know about the IOM becoming an ISAF International class as explained in the IOMICA discussion document (which summarises everything the membership needs for its evaluation): The IOM ICA will: - have submission rights to the ISAF Council (eg, proposals for Appendix E changes and updat...
by Lester
10 Sep 2009, 12:11
Forum: General IOM
Topic: LiFePO4 could this be the new wave in boat batts
Replies: 15
Views: 7097

The RMG 'normally' draws around 1 amp. But when stalled, it'll draw 12 amps. I've melted my wiring insulation before now and pretty much destroyed the receiver, switch, harness, and NiMH battery...!
by Lester
10 Sep 2009, 11:16
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

The ISAF 'General Assembly' meets approximately every four years, and offers general policy recommendations to the executive body of ISAF, the ISAF Council. It is a body of all the MNAs who talk about ISAF in general. The ISAF Council is the place where business is conducted at the highest level, si...
by Lester
09 Sep 2009, 12:31
Forum: General IOM
Topic: The new RSD PC
Replies: 0
Views: 2116

The new RSD PC

Just posted to the RSD Web site. Nominations for the Permanent Committee 2009 General Assembly Chairman: Mike Clifton Vice Chairman: Des Fairbank General Secretary / Treasurer: Bruce Anderson Chair. Racing Committee: Roy Granich Chair. Technical Committee: Val Provoost Chair. Organisation & Policy C...
by Lester
05 Sep 2009, 21:47
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

Hi Val

No one disputes the importance of an International Class having IMs. The question is, how much would this cost the IOM class, not whether the class should have them.

The wording of 26.5 is 'shall ... if practical'.
by Lester
05 Sep 2009, 19:33
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 60782

Hi Val Some useful observations, thanks. 'on-costs' which no-one has mentioned yet. For instance, You provide a 'for instance'. It would be very helpful if you could also let us know all the other costs which have not yet been mentioned, so we could all get the full picture. Just to rehearse what ha...