And the extra 100KG is also out. That may now be the biggest hurdle for AR, as they can comply with the rudders.No, just the recommendation regarding the rudder wings/length etc. The others are agreed to by all parties.As I understand it, all 'safety' amendments to the class rule are declared null and void - so they revert to their state before the recommendations were issued. Now during the media day, PC mentioned they had 'pre-safety rules' compliant rudders, and a set of post safety rules rudders.
Surely they can now use the first set and measure?
There's little doubt in my mind that ACRM knew this better than anyone including our fair readers. JC has been working with the USCG in SF - navigating the waters for racing near and over the shipping lanes with the CG and VSC -for years. The purpose of this witness (my take) is to get all of the facts around this out in the open, and in particular to the jury.And this from a witness called by ACRM!84. The Captains explained the role with respect to the maritime environment.
That role includes regulating commercial traffic and recreational users of the Bay. It
does not include imposing design regulations on the event participants. They also
explained the process by which an Event Sponsor obtains a Marine Event Permit.
There are no legal "old style winglets" - there's a tiny, afaik untested asymmetrical elevator stabilizer without a convenient trim tab (I suppose AoA adjustment range via rudder rake is more limited). Am waiting for alert poster eric e's graphic manipulation to know if it's even 0.22 m2 , as claimed by TS. The only thing going for it is it's orange!
isn't that what im said he would do as well? can the regatta if he didn't get his way? will RN190 will cancel the show?This from the GGYC's submission:
"If the Safety Recommendations were cherry picked, GGYC would face huge liability issues and the Regatta is likely not to continue."
THAT would be a GREAT move! It seems like it should be a relatively obvious solution at this point. The teams could all go unanimous consent on the 35 rules, then give AR life. It would absolutely allow for the event to go on in the best possible form, retain the rules, and maximize safety.Great news from the IJ
I just hope IM can take it in his stride and not pull the pin on the whole game
Also, I hope PC and AR don't quit. I felt sorry for guys like NO who are desperate to be out there racing and pulling all stops to get the boat going. They'll be hugely disappointed if all their efforts are for nothing.
I hope all competitors can follow ETNZ’s lead and collectively grant AR a dispensation to race with non-protocol legal rudders. Something that was outside the IJ's power to allow, but surely ok via unanimous agreement.
It would be a sporting gesture amid the acrimony.
stabilizers, whatever you say, it'll still be veeery interesting don't you think?There are no legal "old style winglets" - there's a tiny, afaik untested asymmetrical elevator stabilizer without a convenient trim tab (I suppose AoA adjustment range via rudder rake is more limited). Am waiting for alert poster eric e's graphic manipulation to know if it's even 0.22 m2 , as claimed by TS. The only thing going for it is it's orange!