Hey everybody, is this necessary?? It sounds almost like a declaration of war!24 May 2005
Notice to all NCAs and IOM Owners
It has come to our attention that Naviga is advertising an upcoming regatta as a "Radio Control World Championship" in the F5-E class (and other classes).
This makes it an "ISAF prohibited" event.
An ISAF sailor taking part in such an event risks losing his or her ISAF eligibility for entry into ISAF-affiliated World and Continental Championships.
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. As I know, all the modelboat (and I don't think anybody can deny that our one metre long yachts are model boats) world championships are organized by Naviga, only in the sailboat classes is this odd situation that both ISAF and Naviga has world championships. This event (like it or not) will be the 13-th Naviga world championship.
Shouldn't we try to find a way to sail together, rather than prohibit events?
The IOM class is growing, OK, but the ISAF Marblehead Worlds last year wasn't held, 10 Rater Worlds was last time in 1999. In The Naviga worlds will be all three classes.
Instead of prohibiting the participation, why not send the best skippers to Poland and prove that IOM boats are better.