New Class Rules now published ...
As you saw in the survey, the technical team spent a lot of time reviewing the class rules to bring them into line with what has been happening in the class. We looked at the way that lots of people have rigged and pimped their boats. Various pimps have been made to the boats over the last 10 years to make the boat easier and more fun to sail and rig; many of which are on the Class Website. Also, the format of the original rules was cumbersome and they had some deficiencies (along with all other classes) arising from the format required by World Sailing and changes in their Regulations.
Under the old Rules, most boats were technically illegal. We have, so far as possible, within World Sailing restrictions made the new Rules clearer and easier to read, as well as corrected them to permit the changes that everyone has been using, which were illegal. We have also taken account of various comments during the Worlds at Carnac and from discussions with various sailors. You can read more about the revised class rules here: http://www.mustoskiff.com/sub-pages/2017-class-rules.html The new Rules were posted on the website and were reviewed by some of the leading sailors. We are very grateful for the feedback that was provided.
The new Class Rules were then submitted to the class Survey and passed almost unanimously. They were then submitted for approval by World Sailing. WS required a few minor changes but has now accepted them.
The new rules are now published on the world sailing website and are now in effect.