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Why isn`t it a code a negative 1

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If odd numbers are reachers and even numbers are runners, why isn`t a code zero a code minus 1?

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It's the closest they could get to -1 without going negative?

 

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I'm guessing the inventors of the sail and the term that describes it don't math well.

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2 hours ago, Shu said:

I'm guessing the inventors of the sail and the term that describes it don't math well.

Oh so you're talking about Lawrie Smith?  The first time I ever heard of Code 0s was for the 97-98 Whitbread. Lawrie Smith developed 0s for EF before moving to Silk Cut

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No offence to Lawrie Smith.  Just a joke that goes around our engineering office.  Code zero sounds cool - code minus one, not so much.  Imagine the hospital intercom announcing "room 317; code desert tan."

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True. Zero is even.

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If we got that route, what is a -2???

Or the zero is between the a’s and jibs. Name seemed to work fine.

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On the old IOR Farr 40's we used to have a 2 reef offshore main and a no reef inshore main. Then we got a 1 reef main called the not sure main! ;)

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