In Memorium – Barry Fox

It is with a heavy heart that I am notifying fellow sailors of the recent passing of Mr. Barry Fox on Sunday morning February 16th after a year long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. His three children were with him, and his passing was peaceful.

When first diagnosed, Barry was given three months, but responded well to treatment that gave us an additional year with him. He was working right to the end on CRYA and IOM activities as Western Region Director and as IOM Class Secretary.

Barry’s influence and contribution extended far outside the borders of Canada. Barry was a long-time member of the IOM ICA Executive, serving as its Secretary for many years and his administrative support to radio sailing, diligent attention to detail, selflessness, and humor will be genuinely missed by all that knew him.

There is more on Barry with personal comments from around the world on the CRYA Web site

John Ball 
Regional Officer Americas

Variation to the 10R Certificate Software

Please Note: An error in validity check calculation has been found in 10R MFs and certificate Excel file – Version V6a.

It has been corrected in 10R MFs and certificate Excel file – Version V6b.

If you already used version V6a please discard it and use the current updated version V6b published on the IRSA Website.

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Release of the new Single Page International 10R Certificate is to be delayed until 1st January, 2020

An IRSA TC review is currently being carried out on better ways to measure and event check 10Rs.

It is obvious now that the proposed changes may affect the new single page certificate, so the TC has decided to hold off the introduction of the single page certificate until the 1st of January 2020.

The new timeline:

– Publishing date: 20 April 2019.
– Effective date: 1 January 2020.
– Existing multi page certificates remain valid and boats may continue to comply with those certificates.
– All new certificates issued after 1 January 2020 shall be made using this new Excel file.

Thank you for your patience here. We believe the review will result in a better system for all.

IRSA Technical Committee