Committees

Race Committee

 

 

Denis Marinov, IRO

Principal Race Officer

 

I'm IRO  from 2010th. On IOM European championships in Dubrovnik and Cres I was PRO. The same job working on 80% of CRO IOM regattas in last 15 years. Also I was PRO and RO on many World ans European Championships for all Olympic classes and ORC as well.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury

 

 

Neven Baran, IJ, IU

Chairman of the Jury

 

Comes from dinghy sailing (mainly 470 class). Has served sailing sport and still does in various roles as sailor, coach, judge and administration in his homeland and abroad.

World Sailing International Judge and Umpire and member of World Sailing Committees for racing rules and race officials related matters. Serves worldwide on Juries as an International Judge also was on the Juries at Sydney, London and Rio Olympics and in the role of rules coach at the Olympics in Athens and Qingdao.

Regularly serves as umpire since 1993 at all levels of match, team and fleet umpiring. Neven's America’s Cup experience was in Auckland in 2002 and Valencia 2007.

His first radio sailing umpiring experience dates back in 1995 when his home club Sailing Club of Rijeka established Rijeka's International Regatta for radio sailing (Marblehead at first, later for IOM class) that is run annually ever since and was involved in 1997 Marblehead European Championship, IOM 2001 World Championship and IOM 2012 European Championship entrusted to his home club.

Recently engaged in development of fleet umpiring, particularly in Porto Cervo and Monte Carlo.  

 

 

 

Chris Watts, IJ

Member of the Jury

International Judge as well as being a IOM owner and occasional racer. I have been an International Jury member for 4 World IOM, 2 Europeans and the Kings Cup in Thailand and as a consequence know the class and competitors well.
 

 

 

Gordon Davies, IJ, NU

Member of the Jury

 

Trained as a judge by the well-known Parisian pair of radio sailors  Laurent Gerodias and Emile Servella, I have been umpiring team and match racing for some 15 years. Since the IOMICA Europeans I have been actively involved in the development of umpiring for radio sailing and have umpired at World and European Championships for the One Metres, Marbleheads, 10 Raters and RC Laser. In the winter I sail with the local RC Laser fleet.
 

 

 

Patrick Vilain, NJ

Member of the Jury

 

I am a french National Race Officer since 1995 and National Judge since 2005.
During my carier I was judge or race officer in a lot of European or World Championships (in france, USA, Holland, Italy..)
Actually I am a member of IRSA Committee.
 

 

 

Cxema Pico

Member of the Jury

 

Spanish by birth, but living in Ireland for the last 20 years, I have been sailing all my live most notably in Snipes and 470s. I know compete mostly in IRC boats. Specialised in Team Racing umpiring, I got to umpire the final at the last Team Racing Worlds in 2015 and are currently part of the WS RRC Team Racing Working Party. I have judged in several World and European championships for many different classes. I have only recently joined the IOM family having taken part in the last Europeans and Worlds.
 

 

 

Vic de Smedt, IJ

Member of the Jury

My sailing “career“ started somewhere in the 80’s.
I am sailing now mostly in Lasers (in the winter at club level some 15 regatta’s) and in summer I enjoy my 36 foot Sunfast mostly on the North Sea (Belgian coast).
As a jury member I do some 20-25 regatta’s a year (a lot of them in Belgium and some 10-15 international events). The last few years I was involved in the jury for European and World Championships IOM, Marblehead, Ten Rater.
In my active days I was a teacher in mathematics and computer stuff.
 

 

Michelangelo Sgherza

Member of the Jury