Not that it matters, but I (personal opinion) find any rule that plays no part in the performance of a yacht “suspect” for review, change or deletion - after open discussion by owners.
To mandate an item within the rules that neither enhances or reduces the performance of a yacht, especially in an open and development class such as this seems to question its intent.
The onus seems to be on the owner to assure the race committee can identify each yacht. This could be by color, or it can be by graphics, or it can be by sail number - or all three. While it is “nice” to have the “65” logo at the upper portion of the sail, it does not have any effect on the speed or performance of the yacht. Not only is there a discrepancy of sail number size, location or even application with the German fleet photos - but I would also point out the lack and inconsistency of the class logo. I am sorry, but if we are going to clutch at reasons to protest and eliminate competitors, it certainly should not be over the fact that the Germans have elected to have the Circle with the 65 inside of it.
In the interests of why most of us take part in this hobby, I would suggest that any protest of the logo, placement of sail numbers, or lack of “full size specified” numbers on the jib is not in the spirit of why we race these little boats - and while it may be a technicality, it opens the door to protests that are not part of the actual on-water performance of the boat or its owner.
Are we going to be lawyers - or hobbyists?
Do you want to disqualify a boat for too much sail area - or because they have the wrong logo on the top of their sail, or the jib number, while on the sail is of improper size or location?
I understand a “rule is a rule” - but shouldn’t we question why such a rule exists in the first place, before blindly moving forward with disqualification?
I do understand the issue, it is just my personal opinion, that if the owner’s best effort/attempt is made to identify the yacht with sail numbers on jib and main, and to identify which class it is in with a class logo (or close to it), I would ask if that is the true and honest “MAJORITY” opinion of owners that they intend to treat those violations in the same manner as they would treat on-water infractions, or illegal equipment/building dimensions, weights and sizes? Based on a variety of posted photos, there are a good number of RG-65 yachts that fall outside of this compliance - both internationally, and also here in the US.
Let’s get on with sailing and determining the winner by the owner’s performance - not where or what size his sail number or logos look like. Again, a personal opinion for some practical reasoning and considerations. Do you ( as potential race officer) want to be the guy to tell three of your local sailors they are disqualified over an issue such as this? Worse yet, are you the kind of sailor who would lodge a protest over this? Just wondering.
ADDED: A photo showing probably every conceivable possibility - from no sail numbers, to main only to jib lower location to jib mid-location. There appears to be (at minimum) five boats subject to disqualification - more if one wants to look at location and jib number size. To me, the clear transparent sails are harder to read than translucent or solid colors.