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by Andy Stevenson
14 Jan 2009, 13:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Coming of age
Replies: 13
Views: 5714

Coming of age

Greetings all

I have been made aware that the IOM class reaches its 21st birthday this year. I’d be interesting in peoples thought on how best to celebrate such a milestone?

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
12 Jan 2009, 15:00
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Measurement Diagram and Measurement matrix
Replies: 29
Views: 15877

Hi Tony why have these useful bits been ditched? As I understand it the diagram wasn’t included in the re-write of the class rules because the leech points could have been misleading. The diagram shows them at even intervals along the leech measurement(C in the matrix) where, of course, they’re ...
by Andy Stevenson
12 Jan 2009, 05:26
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2009 Malta Open National Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 1953

2009 Malta Open National Championships

Vinnie Zammit has advised that MMBA will be running the 2009 Malta Open National Championships over the 4 days Saturday 28th March to Tuesday 31st March 2009.

I joined Vinnie and the MMBA last year and would thoroughly recommend attending.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
12 Jan 2009, 05:08
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Measurement Diagram and Measurement matrix
Replies: 29
Views: 15877

I've uploaded a .pdf version to the IOMICA website:
http://www.iomclass.org/measurement/Sail_Matrix.pdf

There's also a link from the measurement page
http://www.iomclass.org/7-measurement/

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
31 Dec 2008, 20:31
Forum: WC Next formal meeting
Topic: WC Meeting 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 19865

Hi Alfonso
More than one month to know the results
Quite right, my apologies. The minutes are now available from the AGM web page:
http://www.iomclass.org/2008-iomica-agm/

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
30 Dec 2008, 12:29
Forum: WC Next formal meeting
Topic: WC Meeting 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 19865

Yes, I'm a little behind.

The minutes are done, they're with the Exec for approval.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
16 Dec 2008, 18:00
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Measurement Diagram and Measurement matrix
Replies: 29
Views: 15877

Hi Tony

The oldest version of the rules that I’ve got is 2003 and I can’t find a sail measurement diagram. Do you have a copy of the version you’re referring to that you could email to me?

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
13 Dec 2008, 15:05
Forum: WC Next formal meeting
Topic: WC Meeting 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 19865

Hi Olivier
When will you publish the results?
I'm working on the minutes over this weekend, they should be published mid next week.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
16 Nov 2008, 19:15
Forum: WC Next formal meeting
Topic: WC Meeting 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 19865

I’ve sent an email to each member of the WC with a voting return form to send back. If you haven’t got yours you can download one from:
http://www.iomclass.org/exec/2008AGM/vo ... rn2008.xls

Failing that please let me know and I’ll send you one.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
29 Oct 2008, 17:29
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Feedback on the 2008 European Championship Regatta
Replies: 12
Views: 7067

Hi Robert Thank you for some very interesting feedback. Clear evidence that event measurement is a very important aspect of running a regatta! It’s also clear that the workload imposed on those responsible for equipment checks at large regattas would be significantly eased if the boats presented f...
by Andy Stevenson
29 Oct 2008, 16:41
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Issues with AMYA, ISAF, relations with US Sailing
Replies: 3
Views: 3554

Hi Steve.
Do you think it will be possible to write it up to allow either membership
IOMICA requires that an NCA be recognised by a DM, or MNA in the absence of a DM. I’m not sure how an either / or situation would work.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
24 Oct 2008, 11:07
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Issues with AMYA, ISAF, relations with US Sailing
Replies: 3
Views: 3554

Hi Steve
IOMICA sees AMYA as our DM
IOMICA Constitution 7.1.1 wrote:[...]recognised by their DM (or MNA if no DM exists)[...]
If the AMYA no longer feel the need to act as the ISAF-RSD DM, I see no reason why the NCA for USA can’t seek recognition from the ISAF MNA (US Sailing).

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
04 Oct 2008, 10:16
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 5652

Hi Don, There are others out there. Those that spring to mind immediately: Vanquish http://www.dans-hobbies.com/2007/11/15/vanquish-iom-plans/ Laerke http://www.anderswallin.net/2004/11/laerke-iom-by-s%C3%B8ren-andresen/ Noux http://www.anderswallin.net/2005/10/noux-lines-plan/ Sliver http://www.and...
by Andy Stevenson
01 Oct 2008, 20:15
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?
Replies: 39
Views: 17079

Hi Steve
CR 2.4(a)(4) wrote:Battery cells assembled in one or more packs.
I read this to mean your packs can only contain battery cells.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
01 Oct 2008, 19:26
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?
Replies: 39
Views: 17079

Hi Paulo [...]these voltage indicators do not go against the rules I suspect they do, they’re not listed in CR D.2.4 as permitted radio control equipment. Whether they should be legal or not is another matter entirely and one that has, as yet, not found sufficient momentum for an NCA to propose a ...
by Andy Stevenson
29 Sep 2008, 22:15
Forum: WC Next formal meeting
Topic: WC Meeting 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 19865

Sorry folks, my mistake, error now corrected.

Please make sure you are using version 2 of the agenda.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
28 Sep 2008, 20:32
Forum: WC Next formal meeting
Topic: WC Meeting 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 19865

The agenda has now been published to the website: http://www.iomclass.org/2008-iomica-agm/ Please note that both registered owner & certificated owner votes will be required. You will need to arrange owner ballots. Please submit voting strengths to VCInfocomms or myself no later than 27 October. Che...
by Andy Stevenson
27 Sep 2008, 23:36
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 5570

Hi Barry Good to hear from you. What happens if you say nothing about receivers at all. With closed class rules, as the IOM class rules are, not specifying receivers means you can't have one. Clearly not what we're aiming for. technically we aren't allowed transmitters Quite right, your boat would m...
by Andy Stevenson
27 Sep 2008, 18:15
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 5570

Hi Lester I can see where Fred is coming from :) I would counter with something like: Me: Just because the black box doesn’t work on its own, doesn’t necessarily discount it from actually being a receiver. As I understand it the thing does receive signals from the transmitter, pretty much defini...
by Andy Stevenson
26 Sep 2008, 14:11
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 5570

Hi Lester, That’s an interesting point, however 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 receiv...
by Andy Stevenson
25 Sep 2008, 19:00
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 3568

Hi Don

Welcome aboard. Do keep us posted with your conversion efforts.
You seem to have to go to two or more places to get the information you need about one thing
That’s an interesting observation. Could you expand a little? What did you struggle to find?

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
23 Sep 2008, 19:46
Forum: WC Next formal meeting
Topic: WC Meeting 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 19865

All the proposals I have received are now on the website: http://www.iomclass.org/2008-iomica-agm/

If you have submitted a proposal & you don’t see it on that page please forward a copy directly to me: chairman@iomclass.org

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
18 Aug 2008, 14:40
Forum: WC Next formal meeting
Topic: WC Meeting 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 19865

The 2008 IOMICA AGM has been announced on the website: http://www.iomclass.org/2008/08/18/67/

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
18 Jul 2008, 09:32
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: New Forms/New System
Replies: 16
Views: 10593

My Personal opinion. I’m not unhappy with the measurement process as it is. Yes, there are loop holes, as Lester points out. And Marko’s suggestion that rigs shouldn’t be measured isn’t new. I think we need to maintain a balance between equipment control and the time taken to carry it out. T...
by Andy Stevenson
17 Dec 2007, 16:47
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2007 IOMICA Annual General Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 11902

Hi Rob, [...]IOMICA AGM that I was really interested in[...] The minutes of the AGM are still a work in progress I’m afraid. My fault I have to admit. I had hoped to pass the job off to our incoming Secretary, but he’s not in post yet. I’ll get them done soon, I promise :). but I take it the S...
by Andy Stevenson
28 Nov 2007, 02:03
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 9216

Hi Ralph, Sorry to differ Blimey! Don’t be sorry, the whole point of a conversation is to offer differing opinions, yours are most welcome. I do not read A.11.3 to be restrictive as to the number of rigs that is needed to get a certification Neither do I, as Roy has pointed out, the Certificate do...
by Andy Stevenson
28 Nov 2007, 01:34
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 9216

Hi Roy, I’ll make sure VC Tech & VC Measurement are listening... Having thought about it, I see it like this: A new boat is issued a Certificate on submission of at least the Boat MF. For that boat to be a great deal of use a Rig MF with at least one rig measured will need to accompany, or follow ...
by Andy Stevenson
28 Nov 2007, 01:32
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 9216

Double post removed...
by Andy Stevenson
27 Nov 2007, 00:53
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 9216

Hi Roy, This is just my personal opinion, and I’m not 100% sure but... Upon receipt of a satisfactorily completed measurement form(s)[...] The boat MF has facility for 3 rigs only, one of each. It would be feasible to complete a boat MF with less than the normal 3 rigs (Interpretation 2005-IOM-1),...
by Andy Stevenson
18 Oct 2007, 20:15
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New To IOM
Replies: 7
Views: 5577

Welcome! Just a few thoughts.
Making sails, any easy way?
There was a fantastic discussion of sail making on the RC Sailing Net forum: http://www.rcsailing.net/forum1/showthread.php?t=3110

I’m still not sure “easyâ€