Jump to content

Vinnie Zammit

Affiliated Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Vinnie Zammit

  1. We now have less than two weeks to the closing date for the Marblehead 2 and 3 ranking events at Norwich. As those of you who have organised this sort of event will know, it makes life a lot easier if entries do not arrive at the very last minute, especialy when a Social Event is being organised as well. So i would be grateful if you could get your entries in ASAP. So far we have 18 boats entered.
  2. Less than 2 weeks to the closing date for Ranking 2 & 3 at Norwich. Would appreciate if those who intend entering do so, as i need the numbers for the Social event on the Saturday Evening.
  3. Hi Mike, will send a list of those owners from Norwich and the Broads this Weekend.
  4. Must admit i found the results of the voting very disappointing, i was expecting at least 150+ replies. However now that i read that people did not receive their i contact E mails and knowing that John Newton kindly sent them out to all, i feel that the system might not be working as it should. I will certainly take it up with the MYA Council and see what can be done to improve the matter.
  5. Hi all, the following are the results of voting at this years IOMICA AGM. Resolution 6.1: Ratifying the emergency class rule change - Passed Resolution 7.1: Proposal to change scoring system from HMS to SHSS at International Championships - Defeated Resolution 7.2: Proposal affecting judging at International Championships - Passed Detailed minutes of the meeting, including treasurers report, will be coming out soon.
  6. Hi Eric, just a note to assure you that all votes that were submitted to me in time were counted and cast. Eric i must apologise but i did receive your vote and it was counted and have it in my record as such, unfortunately i did not press the read receipt button. As it is my intention to shortly to resign both my positions with the MYA, a man of "passion" will be required to take over. Could you be that man?
  7. Hi Eric, cannot see how people cannot be better informed. Every person that has a boat registered with the MYA was sent an E mail informing them of the Vote.
  8. The following are the results of the poll sent out to 1082 IOM owners to establish how the MYA should vote with regards to the motions set out at the forthcoming IOMICA AGM Motion 6.1: Ratify Emergency rule change regarding Gooseneck and Fittings. For: 31 Votes, Against: 5 Votes. Motion 7.1: Change event scoring system from HMS to Simple Heat Racing System. For: 6 Votes, Against: 30 Votes. Motion 7.2: Change CCR 6.4 to ensure Main Jury Members have sufficient experience to manage Continental or World Championships. For: 30 Votes, Against: 6 Votes. The MYA will vote according to the above results
  9. The Tri Services Championship will be taking place at Gosport SC over the Period 10/11 October. The event is open to all past and present members of HM Armed Forces. This year the entry is also open to the Emergency Services. Entry can be made through the MYA on line system or directly to vinnie.zammit@gmail.com Phone 01603 928411
  10. Hi all, bet you all thought that i had given up. Well i have not and if i can work out how to do it, i will post a photo. I have now nearly finished the hull and have just married the Hull, Fin and keel. Hopefully i will float it later in my Ozzie dogs padling pool. Have all the fittings for the rigs and Terry Burton has kindly volunteered to help me put the rigs together as i don't have much of a clue. Will keep you posted.
  11. There has been a lot of discussion lately amongst the IOM skippers with regards to the current Ranking system. It is apparent that the Ranking events are becoming more and more popular and the number of boats entering now warrant a minimum of 4 heat racing. This naturally leads to the fact that less races are being held over the individual days. With problems arising on the second days, through no fault of the excellent race teams, at both West Kirby (too much wind), and Falmouth (wind in all directions), which resulted in a low number of races being sailed, should we now be thinking of ways to improve the Ranking System. I am sure that the MYA Council and race team would be interested to hear of any possible improvements to the current system. Your thoughts please? .
  12. Thanks Peter, the same issue of incorporation into the Nationals was raised at Birkenhead when the Vets were held there. Same responce!
  13. I certainly hope that the people who attend the AGM will reject the motion. Bit suprised that we have not had more responce on the subject, especialy from the clubs involved. I will certainly be there again next year.
  14. Thanks Dave. Must admit i have enjoyed every one of the events i have entered, even if i did end up being "Permanent Observer", which i really enjoyed. You bring up some very good points, unfortunately people cannot help being as good as they are and should not be penalised for it.
  15. There seems to be quite a strong roumour, that there are 3 clubs on the south coast that wish to put in a motion at the next AGM, that the minimum age for the IOM Veteran Championships be raised from the current 60 to 70. I would be very interested in the view of our current elder sailors. Would you agree with the motion, or keep the current minimum age as it is? I make no secret of the fact that i would be against the motion. As someone who has attended 7 of the last championships, 6 as a competitor and 1 as a PRO, i find it hard to believe that our over 70 years of age sailors would be willing to travel a long distance to the event. I am not sure what has spurred the clubs to think about the motion, could it be the large entry at Eastbourne this year or the fact that most of the front sailors there were under 70 years of age. The Vets Championship next year is at one of our Northern District clubs. Would those 70+ year old sailors who attended Eastbourne this year, travel North next year, if the motion were carried. Personally i do not think so and the entry would be down. Currently, the attendance at the Veteran Championships is good, which helps make it one of the best events of the year. If entries diminish, i can see the event ending up as part of the National Championships, with the trophy going to the first Veteran. 65,maybe. 70, no! Your opinnions please.
  16. Gentlemen can i bring to your attention that the new 2015 class rules have been published on the IOM website.
  17. Boat all planked up and readyfor fibre glassing. Suprised myself as it looks quite nice, but must admit it was a real pig to do and had to use a little bit of filler. Originaly i was going to coat it in carbon but was advised to use ordinary cloth. So after more advice we are using 80gr cloth for both sides, My mentor Allan Bright is ariving this morning to give me a hand to glass the hull. I am then going to leave it for a couple of weeks whilst i go to Malta for a break. On my return will coat the interior. Question for all you PRO BUILDERS! Is 80 gr cloth enough or do i need to put on a second layer.
  18. Note for your diary. Spain have been awarded the European IOM Championships in 2016. Tha event will take place in Victoria, Spain over the period 18th - 24 June. To follow the news on both this and the world Championships this year go to IOM Website www.gbriom.wordpress.com where you can sign on and recieve the news as it happens.
  19. Thanks for the welcome Mike. Plus your offer of advise. Just been out this morning to get my bits and pieces to start the build. I intend doing it in 3mm Balsa with a Carbon outer and Glass inner coat. Havn't even thought about rigs and sails, all in time. Will keep you informed on my progress.
  20. Sorry Gents it's not 4 but 5 that are being built. I have aquired plans and already made shadows. To be honest i must be mad as i have never sailed a 6M let alone built one, but i wanted to get into the class, so what better way than building your own. I have Alan Bright and Terry Burton advising me, but hope you don't mind if i pick your brains as you are at the sharp end.
  21. Sorry Gents it's not 4 but 5 that are being built. I have aquired plans and already made shadows. To be honest i must be mad as i have never sailed a 6M let alone built one, but i wanted to get into the class, so what better way than building your own. I have Alan Bright and Terry Burton advising me, but hope you don't mind if i pick your brains as you are at the sharp end.
  22. Thanks John. I can confess i was the Race officer and it was put to me that i should have had a General Recall. Humbug!
  23. Interesting incident that happened just last weekend. Boat A was approaching the Start line on Starboard, with about 5-6 seconds to go. Boat B was approaching the start line on Port at the same time. Just before the start, boat B, (still on Port) collided with boat A (still on starboard) just forward of amidships on Boat A's leeward side and forced both himself and boat A over the line. The start signal sounded and the principle race officer called both boats over the line.The rest of the fleet started correctly and sailed on. Both boats returned back over the start line and re started. Boat B after doing his penalty turn. Was the Race Officer correct, in his actions.
  24. Thanks to all of you who took the time to vote for the resolutions in the recent IOMICA AGM. The UK return was. Motion 5.1 (Wind indicators) For 95, Against 1. Motion 5.2 ( Jib topping lift) For 95, Against 1. Motion 6.1 ( Selection criteria for Championships) For 91, Abstain 5. All 3 motions were accepted at the AGM. Minutes of the AGM and the Financial Report will be published by IOMICA in the next few days.
  • Create New...