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Replying to:Status 580 class rules: thanks Alistair
Thanks for your feedback Alistair on the proposed update of the Status Class Rules. Back stays: I think it is reasonable for sailors to have added sail controls to their boats if these items were not restricted in the original Status 19 Rules. But, I don't think the designer was thinking about a back stay when he designed the roach of the main. Keel flaps: I don't think keel flaps shoulds be allowed for two reasons: The CBH measurements are higher for boats with flaps or fairing around the swing-keel slot. Sailors with access to lifting gear are advantaged; it would be almost impossible to maintain keel flaps while a boat is on the trailor. Thus, I don't think keel flaps are reasonable. Laminate sails: The new rules 1/1/07 allow the main and jibs to be of any fabric, material, sheet, lamination, etc., whereas the spinnaker must be of woven nylon. Any further ideas? Thanks again. Phonse.