However, it seems we are stuck with an impasse that I can see no way out of and as Sonofabitch points out, rule 8 is what we have to work with and as i cannot see any way of getting the 2/3rds majority needed to change it, we had better get used to the fact.
Simon.... What is your best guess as to the rule to be voted on at the next worlds?....
Sounds to me that it remains a voting issue in September 2015 (that is basically, Two US racing seasons of no decisions) and once again... nothing happens.... So you move to 2016...When you couple this with the ISAF approval time....we are talking years.. So, as boats age and become non competitive in any configuration...the sailors drop out rather then upgrade to a rule very likely to change. ... So,with attrition and changing attitudes eventually the voting gets to the 2/3rds number and approves a cost effective foil rule. (that you predict will be or could be submitted today)
Why is this a sane move?
How many sailors are in Italy for the Sept 2015 worlds with a cassette systems and a full foiling solution?.... More or less then the turnout for this Junes Europeans?.
Is turnout and participation of huge importance to the A class leadership.... or are other factors more important.