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    new stuff in the a-class

    There is no reason another proposal cannot be made and voted on at AGM on February if it can get two other countries' support.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Simon, I would being interested to see the reasoning from Nathan. My feeling has been that something as significant as foiling would lead to changes throughout the boat and therefore create a lot of incremental costs. I can't imagine our nice flexi rigs and matching sails would be as suitable...
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Hi Catnewbie, unless you are trimming the traveler from the leeward side or center of the tramp, I don't think it makes a significant different difference in mechanical force whether the line exits at the car or a center spot. Either way you have roughly two to one with the line running down to...
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    new stuff in the a-class

    So to take a tangent on rudders since the thread is already moving about, what is the best way to set them up on the A? I've heard people talk about getting them straight and about putting 3 to 5 mm of toe-in on them. I've wondered if both ways really are not right and if instead that I...
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    new stuff in the a-class

    People want simple boats and are no doubt intrigued by the foiling that the AC boats are doing. Look at all of the blog entries and such on foiling, but nothing is proven on the race course. I think the rules have been really good so far and as Simon notes the class is thriving. I would guess...
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    new stuff in the a-class

    very cool pics. Thanks. How stiff is Mike Drummond's boat with its H16 style tramp? Looks like you had some really nice breeze.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    this is great and I'm thankful for the promotion of the A Class. We just had a great week sailing in Islamorada in much more typical conditions than the worlds offered. I still don't see how the boards fit into the cases.
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    new stuff in the a-class

    Thanks for the report. PJD, do you have to change anything on the transoms to support the rudder vertical loads? Are the plastic clips on the DNA sufficient to keep the rudders down still?




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