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IRSA - New Logo and website

IRSA - New Logo and website

IRSA is the worldwide radio sailing organization as an Affiliated Member of ISAF, the International Sailing Federation. IRSA is dedicated to the enhance¬ment of both current and emerging world radio sailing classes through the promotion and development of consistent class rules, measurement methods, radio yachting racing rules, and advice in running major racing events. Contemporary design, simple structure, and user-friendly navigation – these are the features of the International Radio Sailing Associations new look website – www.radiosailing.org.

Training for Worlds: National Open Race - Lake Miseno, Italy

Training for Worlds: National Open Race - Lake Miseno, Italy

The first IOM Race for the 2015 Italian Ranking with a good presence, 23 skipper registered. Including myself as an international entry there were 19 competitors for the weekend racing. The race started as usual from the introduction of Carlo Indulgenza (Executive Officer of the Lega Navale of Torre del Greco Organizing Club), with help of Lega Navale of Pozzuoli, followed by the of the FIV (Ialian Sailing Federation) Umpire who proceeded to illustrate the race course, and finally by the Secretary of the Class IOM, Maurizio Morbidelli, and representing the Council Modelvela, Marco Di Giuseppe and Riccardo Bonechi who brought greetings from the Italian Model Yachting Federation (Modelvela Italia) President Idalgo Pierini and Vice President Virginio Boglietti.

Training for Worlds: Brisbane IOM Challenge, Australia

Training for Worlds: Brisbane IOM Challenge, Australia

It takes a while sometimes for things to become installed as a tradition, but the Brisbane IOM Challenge seems to have become such a thing. There was some discussion on Sunday as to when it was first run, and after checking with Jeff Byerley, who initiated the event, it has been determined it was first run in 1998, so this is the 17th anniversary.

Training for Worlds: Farrell Frozen Finger Regatta - USA

Training for Worlds: Farrell Frozen Finger Regatta - USA

When you are putting on a regatta you can’t help but worry about the weather, as if there is something that you can do about it. You pick the time, you show up and you play the hand that you’re dealt. That’s how this years Farrell Frozen Finger Regatta went, except that every hour we were dealt a new hand. Over the two days we had everything from dead flat calm to solid number 2-rig weather with gusts to 25 mph.