IOM with the CMYC

The Iom mainly sail at “lake Rua’ because the weed is not an issue and the lake area is better suited for their speed.

The CMYC has hosted the IOM Nationals a number of times and are very proud of doing so. The venue at “lake Rua” has been ideal for this event.

Iomya
An International One Metre class was first adopted by the IMYRU in 1958 after application by France and Italy. The class rules limited length to 1000 mm and sail area to 0.4 m 2 . There appears to have been much freedom over choice of rig design. No significant international competition appears to have taken place and it is assumed the class effectively died out some time in the 1960’s. In the 1980’s there appeared a number of ‘one metre’ classes in the US, Japan, France, and Germany (Naviga E class rule). The original reasons for interest in this new format are now unclear but it was almost certainly enhanced by the escalating cost of maintaining a Marblehead. This concept clearly appealed to model yachtsmen outside those countries and one metre long yachts to various designs and ‘rules’ appeared elsewhere. The various classes had only the hull length in common. The US One Metre had no restrictions on materials or rig proportions; the French class used a One Design hull and rigs; the German class had many restrictions on the hull, foils and RC but permitted much freedom in choice of sail profile. It was clear that a One Metre boat with tightly restricted rigs and equipment could produce an inexpensive class and close competition for experts and beginners alike. This class would complement the Marblehead class in nature and the lower cost might enable the popularity of the sport as a whole to be maintained or improved by providing a class which would permit mass manufacturers to produce a competitive boat.
nzya
Our most popular class sailed in New Zealand and raced in over 30 countries.. The IOM is very lively and fun to sail. The hull cannot exceed 1000 mm in length and the complete boat ready to sail must exceed 4000 gms. Two channel radio equipment is required, one operates the winch the other the rudder.
The class was created in 1988 by Jan Dejmo aided by Graham Bantock and the Technical Committee of the IMYRU (predecessor of IRSA). It has continued to grow steadily since its creation.

An International One Metre class was first adopted by the IMYRU in 1958 after application by France and Italy. The class rules limited length to 1000 mm and sail area to 0.4 m 2 . There appears to have been much freedom over choice of rig design. No significant international competition appears to have taken place and it is assumed the class effectively died out some time in the 1960’s. In the 1980’s there appeared a number of ‘one metre’ classes in the US, Japan, France, and Germany (Naviga E class rule). The original reasons for interest in this new format are now unclear but it was almost certainly enhanced by the escalating cost of maintaining a Marblehead. This concept clearly appealed to model yachtsmen outside those countries and one metre long yachts to various designs and ‘rules’ appeared elsewhere. The various classes had only the hull length in common. The US One Metre had no restrictions on materials or rig proportions; the French class used a One Design hull and rigs; the German class had many restrictions on the hull, foils and RC but permitted much freedom in choice of sail profile. It was clear that a One Metre boat with tightly restricted rigs and equipment could produce an inexpensive class and close competition for experts and beginners alike. This class would complement the Marblehead class in nature and the lower cost might enable the popularity of the sport as a whole to be maintained or improved by providing a class which would permit mass manufacturers to produce a competitive boat.
INTERNATIONAL ONE METRE INTERNATIONAL CLASS ASSOCIATION Portions ©1994 IYRU MYRD

By Bob Wells
The 2015 International One Metre (IOM) World Championship Regatta in Foster City was our eleventh. They rotate to various countries every odd year, after our first 1994 World Championship (WC) in France. An IOM WC is currently the most significant regatta in radio sailing. In addition every even year IOMs have Continental Championships, which in practice is the European Championship (EC). Just like a WC they rotates from country to country. EC’s are almost as big a deal as a WC in terms of cost and organization, but with skippers primarily from Europe.
The IOM is a class of radio sailing boat used for racing under the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, and as the name suggests this boat is one meter long. Sweden’s Jan Desmo’s created the class in 1988 when he developed our rule seeking a class with wider international support. Jan thoroughly enjoyed racing the 50 inch long (1.27M) Marbleheads, and hoped to improve the situation of international radio sailing. Controlling costs and improving traveling convenience had to be factors in Jan’s thinking, as was some freedom in design. To that end the IOM Class Rules specify a one-design sail plan with some freedom in hull, fin, and bulb shape by a box rule. He also wanted to allow home-built construction to be competitive with professionally built boats by a reasonable minimum hull weight. Twenty-seven years later the IOM is now the largest and arguably most competitive of all international radio sailing classes. Jan succeeded wildly and probably beyond his expectations.
Our International One Metre Class Association was formed in 2003 as an owners association to support the class and promote fair racing. These important functions were originally carried out by the IRSA (International Radio Sailing Association – previously known as the ISAF-RSD). The continuing association with IRSA entitles the class to hold World Championships officially recognized by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). In summary, IOMs are highly organized as an international radio sailing class. Many motivated people from around the world are involved in the many areas of our class organizations, all with the goal of fair radio sailing. Lots of fair radio sailing.
Each World Championship has been memorable for more than just the sailing. What a great way to see the world and mix with locals as well as world travelers. Travelers that I would say have the correct focus – radio sailing and having some fun. Worlds are the bi-annual culmination of many global regattas and National championships with a long selection process to first determine the hosting country and then the lucky participants. Let’s briefly recap each IOM Worlds Championship:

1997 WC at Wellington, New Zealand:
IOMs have a significant presence in radio sailing now and our second World Championship was closely followed around the world. The regatta grew slightly to 60 skippers from 10 countries, and we had a healthier mix of northern and southern hemisphere skippers. Strong winds dominated with occasional squalls, as did the TS2 and other very wide hull shapes with skiff decks that allowed the masts to be lowered depowering the rigs. Aussie Craig Smith with his well-prepared TS2 won his first Worlds in this highly contested regatta over New Zealander Geoff Smale sailing a 2 Dogs. New Zealander Trevor Banforth placed third with another TS2. Their advantage was they could carry their rigs higher into the wind range.

One of the supports in IOM Sailing in nz was “ John spencer” He was not only desing yachts but played a big part in helping people get into the sport. Fiji sponsored NZ One Metre Nationals .They also put out a Fiji one metre rc news letter.(1991)

Upcoming Events
Oct
20
Sat
2018
1:30 pm CMYC HANDICAP RACING : MARK FOY @ Lake Victoria
CMYC HANDICAP RACING : MARK FOY @ Lake Victoria
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
RACE OFFICER : Vern Rolton ASSISTANT OFFICER : Rodney Ford
Oct
24
Wed
2018
10:30 am CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday Sailing is self managed by participants. A break for lunch is enjoyed by all as a way of catching up with fellow club members.
Oct
27
Sat
2018
1:30 pm CMYC RACE OFFICERS CHOICE @ Lake Victoria
CMYC RACE OFFICERS CHOICE @ Lake Victoria
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
RACE OFFICER : Rodney Ford ASSISTANT OFFICER : Allen Anderson
Oct
31
Wed
2018
10:30 am CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday Sailing is self managed by participants. A break for lunch is enjoyed by all as a way of catching up with fellow club members.
Nov
3
Sat
2018
1:30 pm CYCLONE PENNANT : MASS START @ Lake RUA
CYCLONE PENNANT : MASS START @ Lake RUA
Nov 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
RACE OFFICER : Allen Anderson ASSISTANT OFFICER : Cliff Bishop
Nov
7
Wed
2018
10:30 am CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
CMYC Wednesday Windler @ Lake Victoria
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday Sailing is self managed by participants. A break for lunch is enjoyed by all as a way of catching up with fellow club members.