International One Metre (radiosailing)

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The International One Metre (IOM) is a class of Radio Sailing Boat used for racing under the International Sailing Federation Racing Rules of Sailing. It is a measurement-controlled box rule originally created by the ISAF-RSD (now the International Radio Sailing Association) in 1988 in an attempt to harmonise the various one metre rules created around the world. The IOM Class Rules specify a standardised sail plan and control of the other major performance dimensions (displacement, length, and draught) while allowing some freedom in hull design. The IOM is now the largest and arguably most competitive of all radio sailing classes.

History[edit]

The International One Metre Class Association was formed in 2003 as an owners association to support the class and promote racing. This function was originally carried out by the International Radio Sailing Association (previously known as the ISAF-RSD or Radio Sailing Division). The continuing association with IRSA entitles the class to hold World Championships officially recognised by the International Sailing Federation.

Events[edit]

World Champions[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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1994, Saint-Cyr, Vienne
 Graham BANTOCK (GBR)
Design Red Wine
 Chris DICKS (GBR)
Metrick Magick
 Mark DICKS (GBR)
Crossbow
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1997, Wellington
 Craig Smith (AUS)
-
 Geoffrey SMALE (NZL)
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 Trevor BAMFORTH (NZL)
-
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1999, Malta
 Graham BANTOCK (GBR)
Design Ikon
 Craig SMITH (AUS)
Design - TS-2
 Martin ROBERTS (GBR)
Design -
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2001, Omisalj
 Martin ROBERTS (GBR)
-
 Graham BANTOCK (GBR)
Design Ikon
 Gary CAMERON (AUS)
-
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2003, Vancouver
 Trevor BINKS (GBR)
Design Isis
 Craig Smith (AUS)
Design TS2
 Paul JONES (AUS)
Design Disco
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2005, Mooloolaba
 Craig Smith (AUS)
Design Obsession
 Graham BANTOCK (GBR)
Design Topico
 Paul JONES (AUS)
Design Cockatoo
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2007, Marseille
 Brad GIBSON (AUS)
Design Widget
 Guillermo BELTRI' (ESP)
Design Italiko
 Craig SMITH (AUS)
Design Obsession
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2009, Barbados
 Zvonko JELACIC (CRO)
Design Pikanto
 Brad GIBSON (AUS)
Design Widget
 Mario SKRLJ (CRO)
Design Pikanto
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2011, West Kirby
 Peter STOLLERY (GBR)
Design BritPOP
 Brad GIBSON (GBR)
Design BritPOP
 Graham ELLIOTT (GBR)
Design BritPOP

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