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  1. If any GBR Skippers have interest in attending the 2019 IOM Worlds please make contact with MYA international Officer Phil Holliday via the MYA Contact form here Whilst the top twenty skippers have been contacted the likelihood being places being available. Further info can be found on the event website here
  2. An Isis is an excellent design to start IOM sailing with. Not too far away at Sedgemoor another example can be found https://sedgemoormbc.org.uk/for-sale/ Best of luck and let us know how you get on.
  3. Entry is now open for our first two Ranking events of 2019 @ Castle Semple hosted by Levenhall Radio Yacht Club. As always expect a friendly Scottish welcome and some great racing at the Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch venue. For anyone interested in attending the 2019 IOM World Championship @ Porto Alegre, Brazil, ranking 1&2 will be the final ranking events for qualification, so still time to improve on that ranking position and make the cut. Entry has been opened a little earlier for the reason that the Bowfield Hotel is fully booked so skippers are having to find alternative accommodation. There are a few options in the NOR and also plenty of accommodation can be found in nearby Paisley. The Notice of Race, Online Entry form and Entry list can be found https://gbriom.com/rankingraces/castlesemple/
  4. Ballot results from the IOMICA AGM and further info can be found https://gbriom.com/2018/12/29/iomica-2018-agm-ballot-results/
  5. A voting form for the motions proposed in the IOMICA AGM agenda can be found https://mya-uk.co.uk/voting-on-iomica-agm-2018-motions/ The meeting Agenda can be found http://www.iomclass.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-IOMICA-AGM-Agenda-Modified-1272018-GB.pdf A paper with comments from myself as Class Captain & Graham Bantock for discussion on the motions can be found https://mya-uk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-IOMICA-AGM-notes-for-discussion.pdf Please add to this thread for further discussion.
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    2018 IOMICA AGM

    The Agenda for the 2018 IOMICA AGM can be found https://gbriom.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/2018-iomica-agm-agenda-modified-1272018-gb.pdf In all there are four motions that will require voting on, all motions are regarding the Championship Class Rules, two motions submitted by GBR and two motions submitted by ESP. The current version of the Championship Class Rules can be found https://gbriom.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/iomica_2018-class-championship-rules-final.pdf There is a clear overlap between Appendix A & Appendix C. The IOMICA Events Committee have been asked for guidance on the differences of these motions and the overlap, voting for or against could then also influence Appendix D’s intent. Once guidance has been received all further info will be published on the GBR IOM website & the MYA website with appropriate voting form. The Timeline for the IOMICA AGM can be found http://www.iomclass.org/blog/2018/10/16/iom-ica-2018-agm-notice-of-meeting/
  7. The response to the 2018 IOM Class Survey has far exceeded our expectations, thank you to the 240 class skippers who have responded to date. We’ve received some excellent responses and very inspiring to see that so many are passionate about the class. The survey will close on 10/10/18 @ 21:00 hrs. You can find a link to complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6ZNTZ7J
  8. We currently have 38 entered for both days, the long range forecast looks promising and Jeremy Collier and the Eastbourne race team have everything in hand to give us a good weekend. If you haven’t yet entered but plan to join us make sure you get an entry in ASAP. All event info, NOR, and entry list can be found https://gbriom.com/rankingraces/eastbourne18/ The closing date for entries is 21.00hrs 26/9/2018, don’t miss out!
  9. David, A picture is worth a thousand words, would be good to see the finished article. Attached is a slightly different winch line system layout I used on my V10, it has aerial grommets fitted to the tubes under deck with the fwd tube bent to align with the winch drum so just a single line on deck, it was completely dry system. [/img] Next up if you leak test the boat you will find water ingress around the mast ram, easily sorted with some blue tack around the hole in the deck bulkhead but no doubt a better solution could be found.
  10. As a class group it has always been our intention to grow the class, improve class events and the enjoyment of all participating skippers. If you own an IOM and are an MYA member please could you take five minutes to participate in our online class survey, this helps us to improve events and enjoyment for all skippers and make a solid plan for the future. The Survey can be found: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6ZNTZ7J
  11. Reposted from Events Fleetwood IOM Nationals 2018 Post by Graham Elliott » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:53 pm Please look on the website of the host club and the IOM GBR for the latest news about this special event. https://fleetwoodmypbc.org.uk/2017/12/29/iom-national-championships-2018/ https://gbriom.com/nationalchampionships/ Sail number clash's will be appearing soon and as expected with over 80 boats, there are a few clash's, worth a look, is it you that needs to add a prefix? The seeding races will be going live soon
  12. Due to Blue and Green Algae the Environment Agency has temporarily stopped the use of Eastbourne’s water @ Princes Park. Whilst we hope the situation will resolve itself with rain and the event will still go ahead, we would advise against booking accommodation at this time in case of change of venue at a later date. Further updates will be posted on the GBR IOM website, MYA website and social media platforms when available.
  13. Having had a full entry for some time, in recent weeks unfortunately some skippers have had to withdraw. With none left on the reserve list we now have a single spot left for one lucky skipper to enter the Nationals. Contact details for Tim Lanigan @ Fleetwood can be found in the NOR https://mya-uk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IOM-Nats-2018-version-4f.pdf The entry list and more info can be found https://gbriom.com/nationalchampionships/ The team @ Fleetwood have ticked all the boxes to make sure we will have an enjoyable time both on and off the water, don’t miss out on probably the largest attended radio sailing regatta of 2018.
  14. With less than two weeks to go, preparation by the host club, West Lancs Yacht Club is well underway and in the very capable hands of Alan Tickle. On the race organisation side we have Peter and Judith Baldwin heading up the race team and adding the final ingredients to what will be a very good event. With fifty entered it is good to see class skippers relishing the chance to once again sail at West Lancs and no doubt a good opportunity for some fettling prior to the nationals @ Fleetwood. We would ask that any skippers planning on joining us to make sure that entry is received by the host club prior to 18/06 @ 21:00 hrs. The Online entry form can be found https://mya-uk.co.uk/event/nd-iom-ranking-3-and-4/ The NOR and current entry list can be found https://gbriom.com/rankingraces/westlancs18/ See you all in Southport!
  15. Entry is now open. All details can be found https://gbriom.com/2018/04/19/welcome-west-lancs/
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