Thursday, May 20, 2010

2010 International One Meter Class (IMOC) Region One Championship

George Bekris provides this report from the 2010 International One Meter Class (IMOC) Region One Championship:

The IOMC is a class of ISAF-sanctioned sailboats whose lines adhere to the International Rule - the same rule that governs the design of such classic boats as the 12 and Six Metre classes. Only there’s no boarding these boats. IOCs, as they’re called, are radio controlled and easily fit in the trunk of the smallest compact car.

At an average price tag of $3,000 per boat, IOC racers are a rather committed breed. Each boat comes with three rigs, and can be sailed in winds of up to 50 knots. Regattas are organized just as any big boat race would be, with an NOR issued in advance, the field divided into squadrons, and committee boat on the water.

Most of these racers are ex big boat sailors, But for whatever reason, whether it be cost, or time, some people just don’t want to deal with crew and managing a boat.

When you’re done, you can hose it off, put it in the car and go home.

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At 4:59 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Where was this held?

At 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fort Adams, Newport Rhode Island


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