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by Ken Dobbie
19 Nov 2006, 21:49
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Australian IOM Championship 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 5772

Australian IOM Championship 2007

Entry list for this event at http://www.rcyachts.net/2007/iomlist.htm

The event will be held as part of the Australian Radio Yachting Association's National Championship regatta which will be held in Brisbane, Queensland. Late entries are still open.

Regards


Ken
by Ken Dobbie
09 Nov 2006, 02:34
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Murray design
Replies: 1
Views: 3334

AUS 360 was a Murray IOM, designers Murray Bros, a 1997 design. A quick look through the register does not come up with any others of this design. The boat was sailed at the Gold Coast RYC (Qld) and an enquiry to that club may bear fruit.


Regards


Ken
AUS950
by Ken Dobbie
14 Oct 2006, 12:10
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM Rules Adopted By Others
Replies: 26
Views: 14415

Quoting Andy What Ken actually said was: Ken wrote: IOMICA is for IOM's, it is not the role of the ICA (or NCA's) to promote/discuss other classes I want to reinforce that my posting on the Phigit thread was, as stated, my own opinion and not that of the NCA I represent. I still hold the view that t...
by Ken Dobbie
10 Oct 2006, 02:38
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Phigit class
Replies: 14
Views: 10890

My personal opinion but one that I am certain my members would support.

IOMICA is for IOM's, it is not the role of the ICA (or NCA's) to promote/discuss other classes. This thread should be discontinued.

regards

Ken
by Ken Dobbie
29 Aug 2006, 15:16
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: UK Championships - Results?
Replies: 5
Views: 4779

UK Nationals

1st Dave Potter
2nd ?? (Croatia)
3rd Graham Bantock
by Ken Dobbie
19 Jul 2006, 14:43
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: AGM Resolution proposal: WC_AGM2006_03
Replies: 6
Views: 5686

AGM Resolution Proposal WC_AGM2006_04

Hi Roy

The wording in the AUS proposal would permit both if this is what the majority want.

Regards


Ken
by Ken Dobbie
19 Jul 2006, 05:38
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: AGM Resolution proposal: WC_AGM2006_03
Replies: 6
Views: 5686

AGM Resolution Proposal WC_AGM2006_04

I have seen some boats with both the elastic attached to the topping lift and a topping lift restraint line around the jib, an overkill which would seem to be illegal under Ander's motion. The class rule was written at a time when the latter was generally the sole method of preventing the topping li...
by Ken Dobbie
18 Jul 2006, 08:52
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: AGM Resolution proposal: WC_AGM2006_04
Replies: 5
Views: 6258

AGM Resolution Proposal WC-_AGM2006_04

The purpose of this proposal is to permit added rig weights to be placed above the lower point and this would have the reverse effect to that described by Bruce. I suspect that this is happening at present in some cases with #2 and #3 rigs on boats with deck stepped masts and it is very difficult fo...
by Ken Dobbie
14 Jul 2006, 04:48
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: AGM Resolution proposal: WC_AGM2006_02
Replies: 10
Views: 9078

WC_AGM_2006_02

Me thinks the cost of this proposal including hull mods (chain plate eye bolts and reinforcing) would far outweigh the cost of good tube.

My personal opinion mirrors Roy's
by Ken Dobbie
13 Jul 2006, 04:20
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Allow rubber band as topping lift restraint line ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6493

Jib Topping Lift Restraint

I approached this from another tack:-

RENUMBER
F4(b) (3) Counterweight and attachment to F4(b) (4)

ADD
F4(b) (3) Headsail boom topping lift restraint elastic fittings or opening

ADD
F6.2(b) (9) Headsail Boom topping lift restraint elastic
by Ken Dobbie
17 Aug 2005, 14:42
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOMs make front page of Sailing Anarchy
Replies: 2
Views: 3092

The August issue of Australian Sailing (Australia's premier yachting magazine) has a three page story on radio sailing, organised by Brad Gibson, including mention of the IOM Worlds and all photos feature IOM's. Well done Brad

Ken Dobbie
by Ken Dobbie
12 Aug 2005, 23:08
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60922

Hi Lester The World Council is being asked to ratify this "emergency" change. [7] If this emergency rule change is not ratified, then the dispensation is automatically withdrawn. If dispensation is withdrawn, all boats with coated glass become illegal as of May 2003. [8] You describe the very compli...
by Ken Dobbie
12 Aug 2005, 00:48
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60922

Because resolution 2.1 is already formally on the agenda for the World Council meeting, and because I believe most NCAs have organised their Owner ballot with the three resolutions already listed on their ballot papers, I would not propose a "withdrawal" of the resolution from Owner ballot. I don't...
by Ken Dobbie
11 Aug 2005, 23:58
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60922

Lester said:I'd like to take your comments seriously. Could you specifically identify (list) the rule changes, either proposed or agreed, which have not been previously discussed? I think this issue has got a bit bigger than when I made my original comments. The rule changes I had in mind were thos...
by Ken Dobbie
10 Aug 2005, 12:13
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60922

Those not noted as already agreed. All others should have been treated separately.

Ken Dobbie
by Ken Dobbie
10 Aug 2005, 09:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60922

I think we are letting Texalium cloud the issue. What is more serious is that rule changes which have not been previously discussed have been lumped into the one package.


Ken Dobbie
by Ken Dobbie
10 Aug 2005, 03:23
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60922

What hasn't been said is that there were a number of boats built prior to May 2003 when Texalium was legal but weren't measured until after that date. These boats built to the rule of the time are no longer eligible for International competition from next year, all because of a decorative deck. I ha...
by Ken Dobbie
06 Aug 2005, 08:37
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA VOTING PROCESS
Replies: 4
Views: 4691

It is now too late to change the agenda in respect of the rule change items as polling is underway.

I appreciate that items already considered by WC should be packaged together, but to include items where WC had not previously been consulted does not make sense.

Ken Dobbie
by Ken Dobbie
06 Aug 2005, 07:58
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA VOTING PROCESS
Replies: 4
Views: 4691

Not all items in Part A were voted on by WC

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by Ken Dobbie
06 Aug 2005, 02:24
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60922

I think Brad's post has highlighted the problem of a perceived lack of transparency caused, it seems, by the TC not directly replying to members' concerns.

Ken Dobbie
by Ken Dobbie
05 Aug 2005, 23:21
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60922

The NCA for AUS asked this question in the following email forwarded to the VC Technical on Friday 29 July but so far no reply. The TC is very silent on the matter. "Dear Charles A member has asked how the proposed changes to Class Rules D2 and G3 and 4 were developed. Were these as a result of your...
by Ken Dobbie
04 Jun 2005, 00:14
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: "ISAF prohibited" event.
Replies: 31
Views: 22158

"ISAF prohibited" event.

I am not a Naviga fan, but Naviga is a "World Organisation for Modelshipbuilding and Modelshipsport" with more tham 30 member countries, including USA,GBR, AUS, ITA, GER, etc. To correct the possible impression given by the above that Naviga has any authority in respect of radio sailing in the abov...
by Ken Dobbie
22 May 2005, 23:53
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Spektrum RC on Futaba 3VC
Replies: 44
Views: 31977

Spektrum RC on Futaba 3VC

Rob Guyatt has addressed the compatability problems, see
http://www.users.bigpond.com/rmgsw/Upgrade0405.htm

Regards

Ken
by Ken Dobbie
30 Jun 2004, 05:25
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: How to get recognized as an IOM fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 8113

RSD and IOM Recognition

Hi Arvin

If your group contacts me directly I will be pleased to assist with this.

Regards


Ken Dobbie
Regional Officer Oceania
Radio Sailing Division

kendobbie@netspace.net.au
by Ken Dobbie
06 Jun 2004, 23:17
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Argument at the pond side following an incident
Replies: 5
Views: 4299

From ARYA's Standard Sailing Instructions:- "7. Conduct 7.1 The Australian Radio Yachting Association (Incorporated) recognises that major events offer considerable publicity opportunities to the Association and the sport generally. Competitor behaviour can impact unfavourably on the sport and all c...
by Ken Dobbie
02 Jun 2004, 07:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM Rankings 2003 - Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 2094

IOM Rankings 2003 - Australia

Australian International One Metre Class rankings for 2003 have been finalised and Craig Smith is again the top skipper. Skippers are ranked on their placings in the Nationals and each State Championship as well as other approved ranking events. 146 skippers gained ranking points in 2003 and the top...
by Ken Dobbie
30 Jan 2004, 10:58
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Corrector Weights
Replies: 64
Views: 50090

Corrector weights

Under the pre ERS format class rule we had a certificated boat which fully complied with the rule. The International A class has a non ERS format rule and must fully comply before a certificate is issued. A certificate can be issued to an IOM which may not pass event measurement. An IOM can be sold ...
by Ken Dobbie
30 Jan 2004, 01:19
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Corrector Weights
Replies: 64
Views: 50090

Corrector weights

The simple fact is that boats are only event measured at major events. It is not practicable to event measure prior to club events which is why some clubs require boats to be event measured at the same time as fundamental measurement. One of my IOM's has 170 gms of hull corrector weights and without...
by Ken Dobbie
29 Jan 2004, 03:12
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Corrector Weights
Replies: 64
Views: 50090

Corrector Weights

The Chairman wrote Ken, Quite a strong statement. It does indeed make zero sense to issue a certificate to a boat which may not comply with the rules. Fortunately, this is not what happens. I think the inference was there but what I meant was that it makes zero sense to issue a certificate to a boat...
by Ken Dobbie
28 Jan 2004, 05:50
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Corrector Weights
Replies: 64
Views: 50090

Corrector Weights

It makes zero sense to issue a certificate in respect of a boat which may or may not comply with the class rules that is why a number of clubs require event measurement at the time of fundamental measurement. The rationale is that the boat is being event measured for its first club event. Whilst the...