Thanks for all your work on this/ Here are my comments based on v6.6C.2.2 MEMBERSHIP To be eligible to compete in all international events and national championships the crew must be a current member of the ICA.
shouldn't this have the same wording as B.2.1. e.g. ... shall be a current member of their NCA, or ICA where no NCA is in place.C3.2 (b) A crew’s clothing, headwear and footwear shall not weigh more than 10 kilograms, excluding a trapeze harness and any helmet. A trapeze harness shall have positive buoyancy and shall not weigh more than 3 kilograms. Any helmet shall not weigh more than 2kg. This is a variation of the ERS
Do you not need to specify that the weigh more than 10 kilograms (and 3kg for trapeze harness) is done in accordance Appendix H, otherwise it becomes vague as to whether this is dry weight or not?C.6.1.2 Fairing of the hull, hull appendages, sails or any other Originally Supplied equipment other than as specifically permitted in these Class Rules is prohibited.C.6.1.3.
Is the C.6.1.3. at the end of the sentence just a typo?C6.1.3 (b) Lubricant on fittings, mast join, mast collar, gooseneck, gooseneck pulleys, boom end (to enable the clew strap to slide more easily); boom end pulley, mast track, and sail (only in the direct vicinity of the tell-tales) only; it shall not be used on the hull or hull appendages.
What about bowsprit and spinnaker throat? It helps to hoist and retrieve the kite.C6.1.3 (o) (f) as a tie for covers to hold them in place temporarily
It is not clear to me what "covers" are in this context. What is this allowing us to do?C6.1.3 (w) the top back edge and/or bottom outside edge of the stainless cassette of the spinnaker halyard exit block at the base of the mast may be filed to the extent necessary so that the halyard does not rub against that edge in use
I normally just bend the inner lip down to stop it rubbing. Can we add that?C6.1.3 (r) Protective coverings over and on (i) fittings ...
Does this include putting some epoxy on the ends of machine screws to protect yourself? I normally do this for the machine screws (not the heads) on the gudgeon, otherwise you tend to take off skin from your knuckles when you remove the bung.C6.1.4 (d) The breather in the centre of the plinth, and drainage holes shall all remain open, operational, and unrestricted.
I build a cowling out of tape around the breather to try and re-direct the water over it (it is still open to air). This was allowed under the old rules as it is just tape. My interpretation as this would be considered a restriction. Can this be amended to allow this?C6.1.5 REPAIR
What happens to boats that have already been repaired prior to these rules being put in place?C8.1
(g) It is not permitted to vary the designed chord width, profile or shape of either the rudder or the daggerboard from that Originally Supplied
(h) The leading edge of each foil below the hull or stock may be sanded, filled and/or painted provided that such work shall not extend more than 20mm aft of the leading edge.
(i) The trailing edge of each foil may be sanded, filled and/or painted provided that such work shall not extend more than 3mm from the rear edge.
g seems to contradict h and i. Why should h and i be allowed? What about when I have to scratches in the middle of the foils, if h and i are meant to mean I can't repair the middle of the foil. This happens to me every few years, presumably when a tiny stone or some sand gets between the foils and the padding. Pulling the board up or down puts long scratches into it. C9.7 (4) Protective coverings of any material over exposed fittings and standing rigging are permitted. Such coverings shall not alter the function of the fitting. Any covering over standing rigging shall be tubular shaped no longer than 1.5meters in length on any shroud and no more than 25mm in diameter.
Does tubular imply round? I use a braided cable sleeve (e.g. http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/cable-sleeves/1874650/
), that is not a rigid round shape. If concertinaed it could probably get to 50mm in diameter, but is not more than 25mm when fixed in place while racing. Is that allowed under these rules?