I go away for a couple of weeks and look what happens.
Don't think we will ever see Roy and Lester agree nor are we likely to see Lester and Bruce agreeing. Mind you I have not always agree with Lester either, which lead to a mutual agreement that we never pm each other. Might say something? Going to be fun times in the executive.
As Chairman I have been very careful not to preempt the WC or VCs and only perform the duties of Chairman. I'm looking forward to some proactive imput from the outside. There are a number of issues that need to be debated and then leading to some WC action.
Just to set a few things straight from an inside personal perspective.
After an extended debate with Lester pre WC 2005 it became apparent the IOMICA rules I was accused of ignoring were actually Lesterâ€™s Rules. Initially we were invited to make adjustments but when they were not in line with Lester belief we were presented with an ultimatum. As history will show, a lot of the ideas we wanted to introduce were used in the Fleetwood RM worlds and have been fine tuned further for the next IOMICA WC. Very hard to wear two caps and I hope Andy does not become a mini Lester or visa versa. (Yes, while on the events committee, Lester did an IOMICA appendix Q version similar to what we now have but closer to ISAF and big boats and yes Lester did resign 28/10/07 and I asked him to reconsider on 2 occasions)
As I understand it, the bundling of the rule changes in 2005 was due to the assumption that the executive emergency rule changes with approval from RSD would receive ratification from the WC. I have not been able to find any thing that justifies that approach. At the last AGM the executive took a different approach and had the WC proposals voted on then applied for RSD approval. During that process some greater problems were highlighted by the RSD Technical committee. In response the executive formalised appropriate changes in line with WC wishes but withdrew the complicated issues for further debate, of which there has been none.
And while Iâ€™m here
Andy from you home page.
Thank youthe current inactivity of the IOMICA Executive committee will ultimately prove fatal.
Needs to come from WC there is NO consensus in the forum, mind you Mike has some great ideas.Sailmaker self-certification, water free measurement and Class Rule anomalies that remain unresolved.
Direction does not come from the Chair it comes from the WC or a Dictator if you prefer.the current Executive Committee on the whole has failed to perform adequately, the individual Vice Chairmen obviously bear a proportion of the blame for this. However a lack of direction from the Chairman has been a large factor.
You have already had 2 years to â€œencourage otherâ€I hope that my running for the Chairmanship will bring these issues to the attention of IOM owners and encourage others to take an active role in the running of the IOM class.