Dear IOD Sailors,
decisions to boost popularity and interest in ‘ICs’ or IODs as we now often call them.
the 1960s and 70s. Corny Shields Sr. taught him how to rig his boat. He pulled a non-sailor,
Dick York onto the boat one day and turned Dick into one of the best crew ever, and a
lifelong sailor who has completed a circumnavigation in a J46. This skipper sailed well, beat
Corny Shields Jr. in the fleet championship several years running and qualified for a Worlds
in San Francisco and another in Marblehead. He won the Bermuda Gold Cup in 1971 with
some match racing coaching from Corny. He also won a number of other major events in
other classes. This is a case that shows why the Executive has established the IOD Class Hall
of Fame. This sailor, Dayton Carr, is now a nominee for our Hall of Fame. A new page on the
class website describes the HoF nomination process. Our class Historian, Herb Motley
presently chairs the selection committee with able assistance from Bob Duffy, John Henry,
and Gil Manuel. Please take a few minutes to review the process and nominate present or
former IOD sailors who have given back to sailing and done great things for IODs or in other
classes and events.
of South Shore Marine in Chester, NS, Canada, and transferred the class owned North
American molds to him. Shawn has restored many wooden boats and is an avid IOD sailor.
His keen business sense saw the opportunity to move into fiberglass boats at a time when
Canada has a favorable exchange rate and low wage rates, and oil prices are making resin
more affordable. He has always done high quality work, and we will continue to support
him to the best of our ability. I, for one, cannot wait to sail one of his new glass boats.
Sailing over their claim of name rights on all sailing world championships. We have
continued discussion with IOD friends on the World Sailing board, and may have an
opportunity to re-establish our position as an International Class. This effort is not meant to
be onerous, but to permit all IOD sailors to compete and use the same championship
terminology that we have used since 1958.
All the best for the 2016 season
1 April 2016
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