What I'm hearing is that fleets are using a wink and nod approach. Show up and sure, we'll let your illegal boat race. Well maybe. Probably. I just spent a few hours on the road and no one is sure whether I can race or not. That's encouraging. And this is assuming I figure out Hobie fleets have a wink and nod approach and don't follow the rules that they say are the rules. I guess I'm wondering what other rules Hobie has a wink and nod approach. Is port/starboard a wink and nod as well?
Not sure if there is anything we are supposed to file with the HCANA to note that an exemption has been given...
a)A COMPTIP shall be mandatory for the
North American Region with the exception
of the Hobie Dragoon, Hobie FX
One andHobie Fox, which shall be raced worldwide
with an aluminium mast. All sailors will be
allowed one exemption to this rule. After the
one exemption is granted, the onus is on
the individual to prove that an attempt has
been made to obtain a COMPTIP.
case of factory back orders on COMPTIPs,
temporary exemption will be granted upon
IHCA Rule Book 2013
2016 rev. 130104
Page7 proof of such back order and only until back
order is filled.
b)COMPTIP and aluminium masts shall be legal in the South America Region.
c)All aluminium masts are mandatory in the
South Pacific, African, European, North Pacific and International Regions with the exception of the H
17 in Europe where
COMPTIP and ALUMINIUM masts are legal
for H17 boats manufactured before 1 January 1995 and Hobie 17 COMPTIP masts
shall be mandatory in the South Pacific Region. Hobie Dragoons built in 2003 and prior
(as engraved on the Hobie Cat Co. plaque
affixed on the rear beam) may
continue touse the COMPTIP when racing in North