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The IACA committee has approved a trial version of the Classic Discipline rules, which will take effect for 1st March 2019 and be subject to further review at the completion of the 2019 Worlds in Weymouth. Trial rules 1 to 4 and the dispensation are self-explanatory and was the result of the work done by both the Classic Discipline Committee and the Technical Committee. As you are all aware we had tried to control the foiling aspect by a “Gentleman’s agreement” declaration signed by all competitors, which stated:
On the Garda circuit now, and with 21 entries, this event can only get more popular. Emmanuel Dodé reports on his personal experiences.
I arrived at Garda the weekend before and it was sunny and 18-20 deg for the whole period. However, the wind was a light southerly, and 6-10 kts with occasional 12kt gusts. The upside was that this made the water almost flat.
We have had a number of enquires over the past few weeks as to how we should be addressing the requirements of Rule E2.1 & E.5a & c which relate to the rudder assembly and the distance from back of hull. We are now seeing various designs of adjustable rudder assemblies allowing adjustment of rake whilst sailing. With our open design nature there is no hard and fast design of the rudder assembly so we need to look at what fits within the rules and what doesn’t. Download the guidelines here.
Sailing out of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron a record fleet of 42 A Cats competed for the coveted Admirals Cup. Winning the foiling fleet (and overall) was Bruce Mahoney followed closely by Jeremy Wilmot and Bob Hodges in third. In the Classic fleet, Woody Cope dominated with Rush Bird and Ben Hall tied for second (Rush won the tie breaker). Ben Hall reports.
The regatta started with the traditional and infamous Mudslide registration with Nan Hall and the Admiral blending the the mix ( and with the help of 6 year old Luke Paoli).