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by Dick Carver
12 Aug 2007, 21:16
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 28911

Sorry, I don't mean to hijack the thread, but work committments have kept me from following the class rules discussions as closely as I used to. Andy, you state below: Strictly speaking they’re all illegal, having mast fittings that are made out of something. Could you explain this, or direct me t...
by Dick Carver
22 Jun 2006, 00:29
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Is something up with the US Site?
Replies: 15
Views: 12654

Sorry for the problems again, guys. Here's what the people who run the server have told us: << Unfortunately, we were a target for a few hack attempts. We have temporally suspended your site to prevent any kind of damage. We are currently working on your account will inform you once the problem is r...
by Dick Carver
16 May 2006, 16:17
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Is something up with the US Site?
Replies: 15
Views: 12654

Our service provider has once again suspended our account, claiming that we have exceded our bandwidth again.

However, their own statistics show that we are well under our max cpu load.

Sorry for the inconvenience guys.
We will try to work this out as soon as possible.
by Dick Carver
03 Feb 2006, 01:06
Forum: General IOM
Topic: site down
Replies: 1
Views: 3686

Sorry Eddy. Unfortunately the US site is down.

Hope we can get up and running again soon.
by Dick Carver
03 Feb 2006, 01:04
Forum: General IOM
Topic: US NCA Web Site Is Down
Replies: 0
Views: 3577

US NCA Web Site Is Down

Due to the increase in traffic on the US NCA site, we've overloaded (and crashed) the server once to often. It looks like the provider has given us the boot. We are looking at ways of dealing with the higher volume, most of which involve money for more server space. We sincerely regret the inconveni...
by Dick Carver
25 Dec 2005, 07:41
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Number of boats to promote
Replies: 25
Views: 21850

This is very interesting guys, although I think modeling something as complex as a sailing regatta will be very difficult. A couple questions about the basics. Lester, how do we define an "optimum" number of boats to promote/relegate ? At the US Nationals in San Diego, we transfered 6 boats instead ...
by Dick Carver
04 Nov 2004, 21:25
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: What reflections about ARCOS 2004 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4978

I wasn't at The European Championships, so I won't comment on that event.

Re: length of course at a "control area regatta", in general.
Seems pretty simple guys.
If you can't read sail #'s, the mark is too far away.
by Dick Carver
16 Oct 2004, 20:49
Forum: General IOM
Topic: SAIL DRAFT STRIPES
Replies: 2
Views: 3583

HI ED.
After a quick review of the rules, it appears that only the number and width of draft stripes is regulated. 3 on the main, 2 on the jib, maximum of 30 mm wide. Can't find anything about their orientation.
by Dick Carver
14 Oct 2004, 06:23
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: News from Arcos?
Replies: 17
Views: 13990

Thanks for the update Pedro.

One question. Five races the first day, three races the second day and two races on the third day. Correct ??
Seems to be a bit of a slow down.
Has weather been a factor?
by Dick Carver
01 Oct 2004, 19:30
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Racing Rules of Sailing 2005 - 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 14699

Thanks for the info Lester. I apologize if I sounded a bit accusatory in my questioning of the RSD. It gets a bit frustrating dealing with minute rule changes that render previously legal boats out of spec. For those of us who have inked their sail #s on, it is simply a matter of making a large mess...
by Dick Carver
30 Sep 2004, 01:30
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Racing Rules of Sailing 2005 - 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 14699

Why does the RSD feel it is necessary to, once again, make a lot of peoples sails illegal, when they have been in legal use for , in some cases several years? IOM CR Section G - Sails Rule G.2.1 - Sails shall comply with the class rules in force at the time of their initial fundamental measurement. ...
by Dick Carver
25 Aug 2004, 00:35
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Interpretations 2004-4 and 2004-5, Texalium exemption
Replies: 2
Views: 4618

I have a couple questions re; the Class Rules change approved by the ISAF RSD PC on 12 Aug. 2004. I'm not sure when the first Texalium boats were sold, but I think there's a possibility that early models may of had their initial fundamental measurement before the 15th May 2003. Are these boats (if t...
by Dick Carver
26 Jul 2004, 21:56
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Becomming a Class Measurer
Replies: 1
Views: 6413

Becomming a Class Measurer

Is there a document or guide that explanes the process of becomming an IOM class measurer, especially in a country that does not yet have a recognised NCA, or any measurers?
by Dick Carver
17 Feb 2004, 21:44
Forum: General IOM
Topic: US region 3 regatta
Replies: 1
Views: 3118

Hi Keagan

Here's a link to the Sabal Pines Model Yacht Club.

http://spmyc.org/

Results are up but no pics yet.

There were a couple people there taking pictures, so I'm sure something will be posted eventually.

Cheers
by Dick Carver
16 Feb 2004, 02:11
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Summary from European Championships (Allocations)
Replies: 35
Views: 30514

I was under the impression that the "I" on all of our sails was an upper case "I". And as such, referred to an International class in the broadest sense of the word. It was stated somewhere below that "some Euro NCA's want only Euro competitors". It's saddening to hear that that attitude exists, and...
by Dick Carver
10 Dec 2003, 08:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: High Speed Arm Winch & Illegal Propulsion
Replies: 3
Views: 5587

High Speed Arm Winch & Illegal Propulsion

I'm wondering if the ability to sheet in or gybe extremely quickly with one of the new Hitec digital arm winches could constitute a form of illegal propulsion. Certainly if one were to repeatedly pump the sails or execute a series of very fast gybes "unrelated to changes in the wind or to tactical c...
by Dick Carver
08 Dec 2003, 20:56
Forum: General IOM
Topic: 2005 World Championships Venue
Replies: 18
Views: 15367

One other question about frequencies. Is the 75Mhz band available for R/C use in Australia and Portugal, in addition to the 40 Mhz, 27 band and Ham channels?
From reading the Frequency Management thread, it sounds like trying to run an 80 boat regatta with 47 available freqs. might be a real problem.
by Dick Carver
05 Dec 2003, 04:35
Forum: General IOM
Topic: 2005 World Championships Venue
Replies: 18
Views: 15367

Thanks for the info David. Looks like you guys have put together a great proposal. Best of luck.
by Dick Carver
02 Dec 2003, 20:38
Forum: General IOM
Topic: 2005 World Championships Venue
Replies: 18
Views: 15367

2005 World Championships Venue

Reciently I received this link from a friend. http://www.rcyachts.net/results/Other/2003/world's_venue/imagepages/image.html It's a group of pictures of the proposed venue for the 2005 WC at the Quad Park sports & recreation facility near Mooloolaba, QLD, AUS. More information on the Quad Park sport...
by Dick Carver
02 Dec 2003, 19:28
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: For Sale TS2 AUS 638
Replies: 2
Views: 5621

Rob:
Is this the boat you had at the Worlds in Vancouver?