Question 4

4.     Should the classic fleet have a classic rig?


Old photographs show yawls sailing with high cut clew on the jibs and straight cut leaches on the mains.  This provided competitive racing and a manageable rig.  It was less easy to be overpowered or capsize.


Should the classic fleet sail with restricted sail area measurements?  The differentiation between the two fleets would therefore be sail area not hull shape.  It would allow older sailors to continue sailing.  It would reduce the advantage that a red fleet hull may have.

Enter the debate.



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Big Debate Question 4

2 thoughts on “Big Debate Question 4

  • 28/10/2016 at 3:57 pm

    As we already race on handicap I can see any major problem with allowing classic rig entries [Devon yawl rig?]with an appropriate handicap
    There is of course nothing to stop people having a rig like this already. Chris S-C has been known to race 170 under reduced rig in Armageddon conditions.

  • 28/10/2016 at 11:22 am

    This could be a Regatta fleet as Green…
    And an introduction of new ‘cruising ‘ events…
    with focus on social not racing…
    Add an outboard bracket…

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