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  1. You're only half right. The amended IRC rule allows changes by OA or by a national prescription. In our case, Australian Sailing fixed it nationally, making it one rule (more or less compliant with your position) rather than having to fix it by each OA, in each race. Our pleasure.
  2. Am I the only one who detects a hint of irony that someone, from the safety of a keyboard and pseudonym, is calling out named people and their public statements as "gutless"? That said, I think you're wrong. There are plenty of rules in our sport that allow for discretionary application or change by a certain body. What they've done here is no different. Its an interesting question though, and one that crossed my mind too when the solution was produced. When does a 'rule' become a guide that people can selectively apply or adhere to? I would probably need to speak with someone who had a li
  3. IRC has made a rule change: https://ircrating.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/IRC-Notice-2021-01-whisker-pole_FINAL-210527.pdf Australian Sailing did a national prescription: https://www.sailingresources.org.au/news/whisker-poles-and-other-irc-prescriptions/
  4. grs

    poles ahead

    Australian Sailing has already issued a prescription exonerating poled out headys to windward (which normal vernacular for Boats here are not required to declare a spar or whisker pole used only to set a headsail to windward).
  5. We put these on our website and social media, circulate them via three different newsletters, and email owners of IRC/ORC rated boats for whom we have an email address. Not only does that exhaust our practical means of communicating with the sailing community, the large number of responses we get provides for an excellent cross sections of views from said community.
  6. Snoopy, there's changes to charts being considered. Go here to see what else might be on its way. https://www.sailingresources.org.au/news/public-comment-invited-on-proposed-amendment/
  7. Since I am here... indeed. Whilst I’m happy to explain, this isn’t an Interpretation in accordance with SR 1.01.5 https://cdn.revolutionise.com.au/site/fwuozjhld6hfl3ot.pdf#page=8. If I got an email on this, the following is what I’d reply with. Yes, there is scope to run it as a Category 6 race adding additional safety items for night without all of the unnecessary Category 5 items. There is scope to do this in both contexts of the word; to a certain extent, there is opportunity. The responsibility sits with the organising authority to choose what race category it should be. It
  8. G'day MM. The info trail starts here. https://www.sailingresources.org.au/news/keel-and-rudder-inspection/
  9. My understanding is that the by-laws apply to admission to the club, where as the RRS apply to entry into a race; two different things. This isn't much of a change. Any club can already determine who they do or don't give admission to their premises, in accordance with what ever their terms are.
  10. That sir, is an uncommonly astute observation. Especially here.
  11. Oh please, it was never stuff of that quality.
  12. My Anglican upbringing only ever got me as far as Altar Boy with the incense and what not.
  13. I'd say they'd be have to be hard up to call me. My position (or stand, to use your word above) is a personal one really. Its simply a case of me preferring to sail on a boat out of the club I am a member of.
  14. This is true, but not what I was talking about. All I'm doing is trying to find a SB20 to sail on out of the club I am a member of.
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