Yes, I’m curious - of course I am. I’m slighly afraidf of the implications for the class if it does work, but if it’s legal and works that is something we have to face.
To be fair, I don’t think it’s the Tech Committee’s job to encourage, or discourage. Just to be fair.
Incidentally, I hope the Blue Sky skiff is going to Buffalo on 22 April. For everyone’s sake it needs trying out against the widest possible competition. Obviously this is only so it can be banned if it works. [THAT WAS A JOKE, RIGHT?]
NOt wanting to bring Blue Sky into a squabble.
My issue seems to be that in my Opinion the Techniocal Committee apear to be a bit lax in expressing their views on just about every method of design and theory.
The ramblings and comments seem to be discouraging rather than encouraging especially when it might be a bit radical in their Opinion. The ill feeling and distrust this generates is not what I would call “Being Fair”.
Seems like the only way is to seek a ruling is to do just that. There is no need to Physically Build the Boat providing your design paramaters and concepts are clearly stated.
The Technical Committee are obligated to interpret the design in order to provide for a Ruling on its’ suitability to the Class.
Not do the Mirror Trick and encourgae you to build it and then they will look at it.
Even big boats aren’t that naive. Interpretations are always sought on the legality of modifications and design before production. It saves Dollars.
Entry’s in teh Chris Dixon award don’t seem to have to be Legal Boats and some by my estimation wouldn’t even float or take teh simplest tack without capsize. But they get recognised and discussed.
For this to happen surely, if we are to follow previous Build & we will see menality, that a boat should be constructed to prove it’s viability within teh class.
Pity though your design might in fact be such a shift that they will need to outlaw it or find a way that they can disperse the concept and maybe build negative energy against your project. It’s a fact of life and change is not always welcome.
I say seek a Formal Interpretation and we will all see then whether it will float or not.
Using the Diagonals within the Box is both Legal an dpractical as teh rule is merely designed around “The Theoretical Box”. It has no Hull dimensions or sail are or construction restriction.
All the measuremenst provided are for “The Box”
So long as it is capable of Fitting … There you go…
No Axes can be denied… Although they will balk at the idea and they will indeed seek to outlaw there use. Which to me is clearly why they are discouraging a Rule Interpretation Request.
They fear it so badly that they will need to change teh rules yet again.
See what can come of it when you seek to use established rules without understanding the nuances of the language. Failed to be clear on what they wanted ie 12" Hull…
A simple rule that should have been stated and all teh angst go away…
Not Specifically Restricted so Not Prohibited…
It’s Legal as the Rules currently stand… They will change them if you or somebody else puyts in a request… Believe me they can’t allow all current designs to become obsolete. Must Win at All Costs…
Build it and they will come… Field of Dreams… Now fill the Field with water…