This web site and my IOM Journey could never have happened without the help of the following people. Without exception, you can call them for advice, or engage with them at regattas and they are keen to help. I am grateful to all who have helped me. In no particular order.
It was Brad Gibson's Alternative design that I first settled on to build and with the guidance of the Youtube video and his advice on building a male mould and hull, helped me on my way to the construction of 2 successful Alternative home builds which both proved to be fiercely competitive. Along the way his freely given advice both by email and at regatta venues was invaluable to my development and understanding of what makes an IOM tick and in particular how to set the rig up in the simplest possible way.
East Coast Fibre glass for their fast efficient service in providing the materials for my boats.
Dave Creed for supplying fins, rudders, bulbs, fin box and radio pot holders. Love the workmanship
Martin Roberts (Housemartin Sails) for supplying my first IOM rig kit, sails and fittings for the boat. Martin and Dave Creed provided their valuable insight into how I should put my boats together.
Sailsetc for a fast efficient service and one stop shop for all things model yachting. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Bill Green (Smartwinch) who provided the RMG winches and rebuilt the one I trashed/burnt out through ignorance. He also puts on a mean IOM Open at Bournville.
David Potter Potter Solutions for the supply of the PG spars and various other bits and pieces
The IOM GBR team who work tirelessly to make our sailing so much fun
To all the volunteers who run the club racing, Open, ranking events, Nationals who give there time for our pleasure I offer my heartiest thanks.
And finally to the volunteers who make up the MYA who help organise/coordinate/publish all our racing activities in the UK. Whilst sometime we may disagree with what is done, they are the ones who give there time discuss and decide the future.