Canadian Radio Yachting Association, RC Sailing

2014 IOM Class Report

CRYA IOM Class Secretary Report for 2014 activity

Three Major Ranking Regattas were held in Canada in 2014:

  • Beaver Fever March 22/23 2014
  • Western Canadian Region Championship June 6/7/8 2104 Salt Spring Island
  • Canadian National Championship, Kingston, Sept 12/14 2014

My thanks to the hard working organizers who give up their racing to stage these events – without such willing volunteers, there would be no racing.

Gathering the points from the designated Canadian and USA regattas over 2013 and 2014, the Canadian IOM Rankings Top Ten skippers are:

  • Peter VanRossem 235
  • Graham Herbert 231
  • Julian Laffin 222
  • Andy Slow 147
  • Martin Herbert 135
  • Peter Stevens 122
  • Marko Majic 102
  • David Cook 101
  • David Cloud 94
  • Dale Chase 78

In summary, the top ranked IOM skippers in Canada for 2014 are Peter Van Rossem Kingston ON), and Graham Herbert and Julian Laffin (both of Hornby Island BC).

On the World Scene, we were allocated two places at the IOM World Championship at Foster City, near San Francisco, CA in May 2015 and the two top ranked Canadian skippers who applied to attend are Julian Laffin and Peter Stevens. Let’s wish them every success in representing Canada.

IOM Class Statistics for 2014

  • 21 boats transferred to new owners
  • 11 new boats issued hull numbers,
  • 14 boats issued Measurement Certificates.

Looking ahead to 2015, the major regatta schedule is taking shape, but some major events still need to be firmed up, both in Canada and in the USA. We are seeking a club to host the Ontario/Eastern Region IOM Class Championship. On a very positive note, there has been a major growth in the IOM class in Alberta, and to recognize this growth, the Executive voted to activate a Prairies Regional Championship regatta and this has been awarded to the Calgary group, and set from mid-September.

CRYA IOM Regatta Schedule for 2015 – Preliminary.

R– designates CRYA IOM Ranking Regattas

Date Event Location – Host Club Ranking

  • Feb 13 -15 Mid Winter Regatta San Diego Argonauts, CA
  • Mar 21-22 Dallas Blowout AMYA Region 5 Championship Trinity River Yacht Club, Dallas TX R
  • Mar 28-29 Beaver Fever/Western Regional Championship/COW CanAm #1 VMSS – Beaver Lake R
  • Apr 24-26 COW CUP Seattle Seattle Model Yacht Club
  • May 8 – 16 IOM WORLDS Foster City, CA South Bay Model Yacht Club R
  • Jun 5-7 Canadian Nationals/(COW CanAm #2) SSSI, Salt Spring Island, BC R

Major Events for 2015

  • Jul 17-19 Hood River Carnage AMYA R6N Championship/COW CanAm #3 Oregon Model Yacht Club R
  • Aug 13-15 IOM Race Week San Diego Argonauts (Possible US IOM NCR TBD – possible R)
  • Sep 12-13 The Caper/COW CanAm #4 DPMYC –Bowman Bay WA
  • Sep18-20 September Blender Prairies Region Championship Glenmore Reservoir , Calgary R
  • Oct 2-4 Hornby Island Regatta Ford Cove, Hornby Island BC
  • TBD CRYA Eastern Region Championship R
  • TBD North Bay AMYA Region 6 Championship – R
  • TBD Richmond will host AMYA R3 – R
  • TBD AMYA various Regional Championships R

Finally, I would like to thank Steve Kibble – CRYA Executive Secretary and Web Master. The web site is now very active with frequent news updates, regatta NOR information, and Regatta reports. So put the web site in your Favourites or Bookmark it in your web browser and check it at least weekly.

Respectfully – John Ball, CRYA IOM Class Secretary

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