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by Andy Stevenson
10 Aug 2007, 17:27
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 23172

Hi David,

[quote]Now you make some statements from the last world IOM championships that truly in a great english statement obviously indicate you “do not have clueâ€
by Andy Stevenson
10 Aug 2007, 10:09
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 23172

Roy, However, you don't seem to appreciate the hard work and effort it took to bring stability back to our class As I’ve said, I don’t see stability, I see unresolved issues. As to hard work, please explain to me how anyone on the Exec has worked harder than me over the last two years. Andy, you...
by Andy Stevenson
10 Aug 2007, 02:15
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 23172

RoyL wrote:[...]I simply want to say thank you to Greg for all that he has done.
And yet this isn’t what you’ve done Roy. You’ve embarked on a personal attack of the most deplorable nature. Appalling behaviour.
by Andy Stevenson
27 Jul 2007, 11:46
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 18720

Exec Update July 2007

World Council Preparations for the AGM continue, as yet there have been no submissions for resolutions and the list of Exec nominations remains incomplete. Measurement [None] Technical [None] Events Standard Sailing Instructions for the World Championships have been finalized and forwarded to YCPR....
by Andy Stevenson
23 Jul 2007, 18:40
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA Executive Committee Chairmanship
Replies: 0
Views: 3419

IOMICA Executive Committee Chairmanship

Greetings IOM Owners, The eagle eyed among you will have noticed that the AGM page on the IOMICA website has been updated with a few nominations for the positions of Executive Officers. Among them is my candidature for the position of Chairman. You can read more about my decision to run and the reas...
by Andy Stevenson
23 Jul 2007, 14:07
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Sail number in a world Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 5311

Hi Olivier, Appendix E of the RRS has what you’re looking for I think. [...]A single-digit number shall be prefixed with a ‘0’. There shall be space in front of a sail number for the prefix ‘1’, which may be required by the race committee where there is a conflict between sail numbers. Whe...
by Andy Stevenson
13 Jul 2007, 21:54
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 72776

From the Spektrum website [http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Defa ... ID=SPM2710]
The AR7000 Dual Receiver
Comprised of a compact main receiver that is linked to an even smaller satellite receiver by a 6â€
by Andy Stevenson
13 Jul 2007, 20:44
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 72776

Hi Henry Spektrum DX6 & 7 use two receivers so how do they fit with class rules permitting only one? Excellent question! You’re quite right of course, D.2.4(a)(1) specifies one receiver. To the letter of the rule neither is class legal. There may be an argument for proposing a class rule change to...
by Andy Stevenson
03 Jul 2007, 16:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 18720

Exec Update June 2007 World Council All the annual reports are in except one. A campaign of chasing will begin shortly! The AGM this year will be held at the World Championships in Marseille, the 18th or 19th has been suggested but is subject to confirmation. Assuming the above, timescales are as f...
by Andy Stevenson
05 Jun 2007, 14:39
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: limits on height of mast strut?
Replies: 2
Views: 3641

Hi John,

The quick answers are:
Are there any limits on the placement of a mast strut?
No
Can it be higher than the lower limit mark?
Yes

I imagine if was thought unnecessary to set a CR limit on the grounds that there’s a practical limit.

Just my personal opinion of course.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
31 May 2007, 09:25
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 18720

May Update

Exec Update May 2007 World Council I’m still missing 2 annual reports. Reminders to the offending parties will go out soon. At the moment it is likely that the IOMICA AGM will be held at the World Championships this year, assuming sufficient turn out of World Council members. It’s worth a gentl...
by Andy Stevenson
10 May 2007, 11:47
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: GBR Nationals
Replies: 0
Views: 2678

GBR Nationals

I’ve posted a quick write up of my weekend at the GBR National at Castle Semple for those that might be interested: http://www.stevenson-central.com/wordpress/?p=33 I’ve also posted my photos from the event: http://www.stevenson-central.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=IOM_Nationals07 Wh...
by Andy Stevenson
01 May 2007, 11:58
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Accomodation IOM Worlds 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2937

Hi Rob
[…]steer me in the right direction in regards to accomodation at the Worlds 2007
YCPR have some info:

http://www.ycpr.net/datas/docs/11666038 ... ackage.pdf

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
30 Apr 2007, 17:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 18720

Hello Lester
IOMICA HMS 2007 eh...
Not so much. More of an MYA HMS 2007 modified by IOMICA / YCPR for the worlds. It’s available from the YCPR website:
http://www.ycpr.net/datas/docs/11757176 ... iomica.pdf

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
30 Apr 2007, 12:12
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 18720

Exec Update April 2007 World Council I’m still missing 3 annual reports. Come on chaps, you know who you are! The new versions of the Class Rules, Boat Measurement form and Rig Measurement Form are available for download from the IOMICA website; this is a change from previously as they had been h...
by Andy Stevenson
22 Apr 2007, 09:01
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Boom Vangs
Replies: 5
Views: 3854

Hi John, I’ve had the kicking strap conversation before, within the World Council, so have looked at this fairly closely. The Class Rules define a kicking strap CR F.6.2(2) and two kicking strap fittings, one on the mast CR F.3.3(4), one on the mainsail boom CR F.4.3(3). The fittings are defined a...
by Andy Stevenson
20 Apr 2007, 11:19
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spreaders
Replies: 10
Views: 8126

Hi John, Does the class have a process that the class secretary or technical committe can make an interim ruling to cover us and provide guidance. Yes, the Exec can instigate an emergency rule change, with immediate effect, that will require ratification at the next AGM. I believe this is what happe...
by Andy Stevenson
17 Apr 2007, 10:08
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Is there a 2007 certificate with a set of Guidelines???
Replies: 3
Views: 5798

The new certificate has been sent to World Council representatives this morning.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
13 Apr 2007, 09:21
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Is there a 2007 certificate with a set of Guidelines???
Replies: 3
Views: 5798

Hi Roy,

The new measurement forms are available from the website. The 2007 certificate is just waiting for approval from the Exec before being published; hopefully this will happen in the next day or so.

Cheers
by Andy Stevenson
11 Apr 2007, 21:08
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: 2007 IOM Class Rules
Replies: 1
Views: 3115

Now that the documents are available publicly it’s worth taking a few moments to summarize the decisions from RSD. They have seen fit not to pass Resolution 2.6 concerning sail attachments on the grounds that a double luff effect could be had from a mainsail attachment under the proposed rule chan...
by Andy Stevenson
03 Apr 2007, 15:44
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Class Regulations and a reserved place for IOMICA Chairman
Replies: 4
Views: 5496

It’s difficult to separate my opinion as an Executive Officer from my opinion as an Owner. But in either case I don’t think this is such a good idea. As a serving member of the Exec I didn’t volunteer to get perks, my reward is knowing that I’ve contributed, maybe even made a difference and ...
by Andy Stevenson
31 Mar 2007, 16:35
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 18720

Exec Update March 2007 World Council The IOMICA annual report is underway, I can’t complete it until all the NCA annual reports are in and I’m still three missing, I’m sure those three know who they are, but reminders will go out again shortly. RSD ratification of the class rule changes has b...
by Andy Stevenson
04 Mar 2007, 02:00
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: ISAF and IHC
Replies: 9
Views: 8808

The sailmaker is building the IOM sails to a set size.
Well, I’m not sure this is true. The sail dimensions are tightly regulated sure, but they’re not “one designâ€
by Andy Stevenson
03 Mar 2007, 23:43
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: ISAF and IHC
Replies: 9
Views: 8808

Hi John What is wrong with having a sailmaker be a measurer and provide a measurement certificate with the sails? Essentially that’s the goal of IHC, rather than you having to visit a measurer to get your sails signed, they arrive with signatures in place. When I buy a set of sails from a sailmake...
by Andy Stevenson
02 Mar 2007, 00:21
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: ISAF and IHC
Replies: 9
Views: 8808

Other owners: why not post here with the specific additional amount of money that you would happily pay for your next IOM No.1 suit (jib plus main), on top of the normal cost, for it to be already signed as measured and legal? I'll start: £5. Good idea! I’ll concur with a £5 premium for self ce...
by Andy Stevenson
01 Mar 2007, 10:07
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: ISAF and IHC
Replies: 9
Views: 8808

Hi Lester, I was initially quite encouraged by the idea of self certification for sail manufacturers, but am rapidly coming to the conclusion that it’s unlikely to work for Radio Sailing. I think it’s a function of scale; sail makers seem unwilling to go to the effort and expense of producing pa...
by Andy Stevenson
28 Feb 2007, 23:26
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 18720

Exec Update February 2007 World Council The successful application of NED for NCA status brings the World Council membership to 21, an application from MLT is hopefully imminent. The Exec has officially announced the return of ESP to the World Council. RSD has responded to the request for ratificat...
by Andy Stevenson
20 Feb 2007, 12:13
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: ESP NCA
Replies: 0
Views: 3410

ESP NCA

The Exec would like to formally confirm that the NCA for ESP has been reinstated to the World Council following a satisfactory outcome of the issues that instigated removal under Constitution 16.3.1.
by Andy Stevenson
11 Feb 2007, 20:14
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spreaders
Replies: 10
Views: 8126

Hi Jeolla, I think that’s an interesting question. F.3.3(b)(5) defines a pair of spreaders as an optional mast fitting. F.3.1 deals with materials for the mast, but specifies materials for the spar only. Other references to materials in the Class Rules are: D.2.1 Hull Materials D.2.3 Hull Fittings...
by Andy Stevenson
31 Jan 2007, 00:01
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Is the "backstay crane" a fitting?
Replies: 4
Views: 4653

(a) A mast stub arrangement is permitted and, if used, shall be taken to be part of the mast. Indeed, and as such I imagine it must comply with the material restrictions for a mast. However I can find no similar statement for a backstay crane, so I assume when fitted to a mast it’s still just a b...