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by Roy Thompson
08 Feb 2005, 12:51
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail loops
Replies: 5
Views: 4877

It is best to start by asking your national Class Association first before you ask on the forum. They should be the first to try to answer the question.

Thanks.
by Roy Thompson
29 Jan 2005, 20:20
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Float Tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 11557

I have home built a couple of bantock designed 'Kite' IOMs, (plans commercially available) and the hull depth is very, very close to the 60mm max!!!!!!!!!!!! Nigel said: And there is allways the possibility that the change of rules may produce a hull form that is genuinly faster than present crop of...
by Roy Thompson
15 Jan 2005, 01:25
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: In House Sail Certification
Replies: 9
Views: 9614

pdavis said: Sails should not be able to be presented for event measurement without prior measurement by the supplier. The responsibility for having 'legal' sails falls onto the shouldes of the owner. He/she does of course have the backup of official measurers who are there exectly for the benefit o...
by Roy Thompson
13 Dec 2004, 20:48
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Results of 2004 Iberian Championship
Replies: 0
Views: 1926

Results of 2004 Iberian Championship

The results of the annual Iberian Champeonship (ESP and POR international) are available at:

http://www.velarc.com/socio/eventos/Ibe ... iber04.pdf
by Roy Thompson
14 Nov 2004, 23:20
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Carbon Fiber Anything
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

I can't be absolutely sure, but I recall something about carbon rudder posts are ok if they're not fixed top and bottom to the hull (as in skiff type hulls that have the rudder link outside the hull not internal) since they don't affect the strength or structural stability of the hull. I think this ...
by Roy Thompson
26 Aug 2004, 17:50
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Corrector Weights
Replies: 64
Views: 49140

I think your on the right lines with the lead+batteries in a ballon - that's what I would hope to see if your batteries are very different wts (as are mine - 1800mah or 650mah!) but I don't think your right about the rig corrector wts. Class rule C 7.3.a states the rig corrector wts (that are used t...
by Roy Thompson
09 Aug 2004, 17:35
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Social sailing
Replies: 2
Views: 2174

I think that's about what we do in our weekly club races anyway -possibly to avoid the male hormone thing. It doesn't mean we have more partners coming however, but it does mean newcomers aren't put off quite so much.
by Roy Thompson
24 Jun 2004, 19:19
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: triple digit sail numbers in the US Champs
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

triple digit sail numbers in the US Champs

Can our colleagues in the US please explain the use of triple digit sail numbers like 214, 275, 183 and the highly creative 792 when the 2-digit counterparts (niether 21 nor 14, 75, 83, 92 etc) weren't sailing? I can only guess it was to seperate numbers by placing a digit AFTER instead of 'before' ...
by Roy Thompson
21 Jun 2004, 19:03
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Very Important: Allocation process deadline
Replies: 9
Views: 5599

Ole said
Why then confuse the people by announcing wrong dates??
Although it confused me too, do you really think it was deliberate?? I doubt it. We should assume it was a simple (but definitely avoidable) mistake, so no need to accuse people of ......bla, bla, bla. Get my point?
by Roy Thompson
04 Jun 2004, 23:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: ISAF-RSD Recomendation regarding appendix E
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

Steve said
It's there solely to ensure confusion within the race committees
I suspect there's nothing more to it Steve, HA,HA!
by Roy Thompson
04 Jun 2004, 15:57
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: ISAF-RSD Recomendation regarding appendix E
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

I tend to agree with you Ralph, 1, 2 or 3 numbers, the only problem is the underlying fact that on smaller sails (ie. No3 jib) there may not be room if the current restrictions on size/spacing are kept. I also like the idea of adding a large letter (A,B,C etc) above the number. This has at least 26 ...
by Roy Thompson
02 Jun 2004, 23:46
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Jack line question ...
Replies: 2
Views: 3271

Hi Greg, I have tried something similar on a test rig I use for this type of 'experiments'. It certainly was an improvement over my previous attempts at attaching it to anywhere near the gooseneck where it exerts too much tension and stops the boom moving freely in light winds. I haven't actually us...
by Roy Thompson
02 Jun 2004, 23:36
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: ISAF-RSD Recomendation regarding appendix E
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

Do we need to ask RSD to consider the discusion we have had regarding the fact that at larger events it may be necessary to add a number other than '1' in front of the 2 digit sail number?
by Roy Thompson
18 May 2004, 16:57
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Moving Ballast ( ie mobile corrector wieghts)
Replies: 6
Views: 3261

Greg wrote: How does one monitor this during a regatta? Adjusting the angle of your bulb is moving ballast, not to mention possibly changing the depth of the keel past maximum. Yes, good point. I guess the total draught of the hull/keel that remains within the limits as checked by the tank is still ...
by Roy Thompson
17 May 2004, 17:05
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Moving Ballast ( ie mobile corrector wieghts)
Replies: 6
Views: 3261

On the question of moving ballast - we are trying to devise a way to ensure that in the upcoming Europeans 2004, ballast doesn't accidentally (or deliberately heaven forbid) move about during the event. We have an old and very small supply of self destructing (if moved) stickers as used by dinghy sa...
by Roy Thompson
13 May 2004, 13:20
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Change of ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 13402

Thanks for the info Ralph, just what I wanted to hear. The shop florr is where it happens, not in the MDs office! To reciprocate, here in ESP, although we are are only 200 or so IOMs we only have 2 or 3 Official Measurers, very badly distributed geographically! Even so, we will try to do fundamental...
by Roy Thompson
12 May 2004, 17:32
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Change of ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 13402

Hi Ralph, Thanks for the correction/info, this sort of thing is very useful for me (and other people?) to know. From all of this it is clear, as mentioned earlier, that the processes involved should be completely tranparent, so that newcomers (or seasoned sailors) can know exactly what is expected/n...
by Roy Thompson
11 May 2004, 10:43
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Change of ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 13402

Hi James, I don't want to get into the nitty gritty, but at no point, if you follow the right hand columns in the flow diagram, does it mention asking your local club for information Sorry James, but at the start/top of the page (How do I ...) it says: ' Remember , your local club is the best place ...
by Roy Thompson
10 May 2004, 17:04
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Change of ownership
Replies: 15
Views: 13402

Seems like a clear case of misunderstanding but it does highlight the need for MNAs/clubs/registrars etc to make it clear the exact proceedure, including any costs involved. James, have you seen the flow diagram on 'How do I register/certify my IOM'? ( http://www.iomclass.org/Information/Measuring/M...
by Roy Thompson
10 May 2004, 16:47
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: TEXALIUM
Replies: 47
Views: 32041

Hi Jose/Steve, I too would be shocked :o , (and rather worried) if the material is illegal since most of us think it's not, and if we're wrong it means we are interpreting the rules in a different way to those who take the decisions, which isn't very encouraging. My only 'doubt' :roll: comes from th...
by Roy Thompson
09 May 2004, 21:39
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: TEXALIUM
Replies: 47
Views: 32041

Having read a bit of the web site literature on Texalium, I get the impression that it's only a cosmetic thing - simply an 'attractive' coating to make the products look high tec. Very pretty, but..... Has anyone (IOMICA) answered the original question about hexaliums legality? I hope it's ok for th...
by Roy Thompson
22 Apr 2004, 00:31
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: TEXALIUM
Replies: 47
Views: 32041

SteveL said: Marko, thanks for posting. It is nice to know that committee members are involved. Hi Steve, Interesting - my comment - committee members are also IOM sailors/builders etc. and as such we have our independant/own ideas ('right' and 'wrong') as such, as well as our 'official' stances. So...
by Roy Thompson
10 Mar 2004, 21:57
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hull weights?
Replies: 14
Views: 8623

Greg, I have to say I'm not an expert and I've only made 4 complete hulls and 3 others which never got to be completely finished for variuos reasons. After my first wood hull I started to note down weights at various stages of construction with the same paranoia that you are probably experiencing an...
by Roy Thompson
10 Mar 2004, 18:57
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hull weights?
Replies: 14
Views: 8623

Is it wood, balsa sandwich, fibreglass (poliester/epoxy)??? Is it already painted etc??' These factors amongst others will be important. I find that the weight of my bare wood hulls, sanded down but without epoxy/varnish finish don't seem to bare any relationship to the near finished item - they see...
by Roy Thompson
02 Mar 2004, 16:55
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Corrector Weights
Replies: 64
Views: 49140

[quote="Steve Landeau If we did this, it would turn into a battery war... how much can you spend for the lightest batteries. I don't think we want to go that route.[/quote] I agree Steve, we already look for the lightest, most powerful batteries we can find and putting an 'overweight' premium on the...
by Roy Thompson
29 Feb 2004, 23:19
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM of choice
Replies: 12
Views: 5355

I would have liked to have raced a V5, after its successes in NZ it looked very promising so I got in contact with the designer and I had one on order for over six months (before it was put into production), but as the date came nearer for it to be started to be moulded all contact was lost with the...
by Roy Thompson
25 Feb 2004, 17:32
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Carnival Regatta 2004 CIMAV - VILAMOURA
Replies: 5
Views: 4238

We use similar bouys here in Spain too - they are available from diving shops (the flag is one of the international 'divers below' symbols and is incorporated into the inflatable bouy). The POR version looks as if it's been painted with black and white stipes around it's base to make it even clearer...
by Roy Thompson
16 Feb 2004, 00:57
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Summary from European Championships (Allocations)
Replies: 35
Views: 21346

Surely it just depends if the 'zone championship' is 'open' or not, but as I said, many sports have closed continental champs, for better or worse. As for the IOM Euros, I can't find any documentary evidence to state that they are or ever were 'open' or not. The fact that in the past non-europeans c...
by Roy Thompson
15 Feb 2004, 09:29
Forum: General IOM
Topic: video - to promote the sport
Replies: 4
Views: 3000

Peter said: now were are all on broadband Sorry, but it's not quite true. There are some places where broadband is still prohibitively expensive for the average home user and/or the quality of the service (read: speed of data transmision) isn't really up to scratch. I for one refuse to pay nearly 60...
by Roy Thompson
12 Feb 2004, 22:05
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Summary from European Championships (Allocations)
Replies: 35
Views: 21346

Yorkke said And I could be wrong aren't the regatta's open in full size sailing. I don't know, but in most sports, Continental Championships do not allow any entries from citizens not from or resident in the continent. Think of Ice Skating Euro Champs, or Football Euro Champs, or many others. r/c sa...