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by desf
10 Nov 2015, 10:20
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule
Replies: 23
Views: 17491

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule

This appears to be the case of the tail wagging the dog. We will open the rules for abuse if we keep changing the rules to suit every new but illegal concept simply because it has been slipped into the fleet and become accepted.
by desf
22 Jul 2014, 19:51
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IRSD
Replies: 8
Views: 9485

Re: IRSD

Roy. Just a small correction. It is IRSA. Yes it is not great and is very unfortunate as IRSA has now lost some excellent enthusiastic volunteers. Unfortunately this has all happened at a time when IRSA was gaining momentum in the right direction. It may be the right time to conclude a new governanc...
by desf
20 Nov 2009, 11:16
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Election Reform
Replies: 35
Views: 23648

Votes

You can never take the task of collecting the votes away from the NCA simply because there many people who are registered (paid there annual fee) who do not have either e-mail or internet access. I know that IOMICA only accepts an NCA if it has but the NCA cannot exclude a member because he does not...
by desf
22 Jun 2009, 21:24
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 72713

IOM Results and Info

Is it only me or are other people as frustrated as me trying to find any information on the regatta. Cannot find anything on the website. Would appreciate some direction.
by desf
27 Jan 2009, 08:07
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Can You See It?
Replies: 22
Views: 12936

Way back in 1978 here in Durban we had judges sitting on the far bank calling incidents. If I remember correctly it was changed after day 1 simply because it is unfair for an umpire or judge to have a better view than the skipper.I believe that the start line and first beat should be as true as poss...
by desf
21 Jan 2009, 16:14
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International Entrance Fees
Replies: 47
Views: 26628

Peter I hear you but unfortunately this event has priced itself out of the reach of most South Africans. (R10.50 = $1.00) I attended both Croatia and Marseille as well as many other International events and whilst each one was expensive at the time this one seems worse. (Marseille entry was R3500 an...
by desf
20 Jan 2009, 10:31
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International Entrance Fees
Replies: 47
Views: 26628

I was not questioning the rules. I believe that they are well written and cover the situation 100%. Why I say we need to think outside the box is that everyone involved in a windward mark situation is generally far away (I have also seen situations where the distance is not far) making it extremely ...
by desf
16 Jan 2009, 15:28
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International Entrance Fees
Replies: 47
Views: 26628

Pedro. That will not solve the problem because the port tack boat will tack create a problem which the Umpire has to try and rule on from a distance. My thinking was that if a port tack boat enters the zone and their is a subsequent incident he is immediately penalised (720) irrespective of whether ...
by desf
16 Jan 2009, 11:00
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International Entrance Fees
Replies: 47
Views: 26628

The topic has deviated some what but may be the answer is to think outside the box. Perhaps the time has come to write into appendix E a clause which makes it "illegal" to approach the windward mark of a port rounding course on port within the zone if there are other boats in the zone. :D
by desf
14 Jan 2009, 08:59
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International Entrance Fees
Replies: 47
Views: 26628

One solution to the Umpiring senario is to use as qualified as available yachtsmen not competing with radio experience and incorporating the "Buddy" system. Let them make the calls and as sportsmen we should accept the good with the bad. After all even in International cricket the umpires get it wro...
by desf
13 Jan 2009, 16:03
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International Entrance Fees
Replies: 47
Views: 26628

Barbados Entry Cost

I certainly don't have the any answers but can say that this event will cost me nearly 50% more than the last event which was already getting expensive. I have no idea how many other countries are affected in the same way. You can say it is down to the fluctuation in exchange rates as explained by Z...