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  1. eracer

    new stuff in the a-class

    Submitted by A-cat US-80
  2. eracer

    new stuff in the a-class

    Crashing on a Moth at 25-30 knots is one thing; crashing at near those speeds from the transom of an A-cat while on the trapeze is quite another. For injury, damage, insurance and practical reasons I have come to the conclusion that we (A class) should indeed go "back". We seem to have hit the...
  3. eracer

    new stuff in the a-class

    Thanks Aus and Simon. Your replies to my post pretty well sums things up. My guess is that the officers in charge of the A-class perceive all these issues as you described. The members of the class are probably on the same page as well. So much for full foiling spoiling the class; it doesn't...
  4. eracer

    new stuff in the a-class

    Idea: Boards must be installed before leaving the beach. Would this encourage more practical designs? The "elite" would end up with a quiver of foils to choose from for a regatta. Maybe that is already the case to some extent. Certainly don't want "L" foils in weedy areas. Again, this is...
  5. eracer

    new stuff in the a-class

    Your DN class description is right on. For what its worth, here is the story. The "experimental mast program" allowed composite masts to be tried in official class races. The advantage we were looking for was a more durable spar. The rigs have no diamonds and the middle bends way to leeward in...

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