Sep 18, 2007, 8:31 PM
Post #29 of 29
No offense Buster, but the class rules are amended, specifically, to allow such an action - and they are amended to allow the hiking straps to sag low enough while not allowing them to touch the deck.
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The rule modification is referenced in the Melges 24 class rules as follows:
For the purpose of RRS 43.2 the hiking lines shall be regarded as per RRS 49.2, except that the tension may be modified as in class rule C.3.13.
C3.13 is worded like this: When pushing down hard on the hiking lines at the mid point between the two centre stanchions, no part of the hiking line including padding etc shall touch the deck.
So, before you start slinging your mud, understand that class rules may be modified in order to fit the specific type of boat/racing that is done. The Melges 24 class is excellent, competitive, and it's a physical boat to master. Congratulations to Dave and his crew.
It might do you some good to understand the CLASS rules before you make such a broad accusation that Ullman didn't follow the rules.
So, instead of Ullman WITHDRAWING from the regatta... how about you WITHDRAWING your comments... eh?