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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. To the best of my knowledge, yes. And they were pretty scarce, anyway. Why the interest in it?
  2. Wow, now you are really digging up ancient history. I seem to remember black and yellow sails. They advertised in SA Yachting in the early 80's, see if you can find somebody with a stack of old magazines from those days. Don't ever remember seeing many of them sailing.
  3. No, it wasn't a joke. I sent a PM to the OP suggesting that we get together for a few beers to chat about the subject, and he replied that he was simply completely put off the forum by the nature of the responses he had received. Hopefully we can still have the beers some time (he also had a bit on at the time) and get him to try some dinghy sailing. His naive question reflected the reality of the used dinghies cheaply available in Cape Town. As Major Tom has pointed out, don't assume that what applies in your area is valid elsewhere.
  4. We used a method that is very similar to what WHK describes. The only thing that I would add is that it is helpful when going into the gybe for the kite trimmer to make sure that the sheet has been eased to the point where the clew has gone ahead of the forestay. At this point foredeck takes over and pulls in the new sheet. Trimmer has to completely drop the old sheet (somebody can help feed the slack, if necessary) , and haul in the slack on the new one. Trimmer also should not move feet, to avoid stepping on the old sheet. Basically, try to get the clew not touching the forestay.