Tom Machette wrote:
Just bought a new Wave and had a traveler put on it. I would like to race it. Other than removing the traveler which I am not going to do, what can I do to make it class legal? Does it depend on the race officials to what I can do?
For racing, you can tie it off in the center with a separate piece of rope. Make sure all the other competitors are cool with it that way (shouldn't be a problem) - go racing!
BTW, unless the race officials are real tools, they won't bother you. I certainly wouldn't.
Matt since you are the PRO for the 2010 Wave North Americans, would you allow it there?
Actually I won't be - my plan is to race my 14, then step into my PRO shoes for the 17s/18s.
However, I can assure you that the Race Committee / Jury will not protest anyone for having a traveller on a Wave, as long as the mainsheet system is tied or permanently attached to the center of the crossbar (traveller not just cleated) and the traveller is not used during a race.
I can make no such assurances about the other competitors, that's why it's important to get their agreement in advance. An announcement can be made at the competitor's meeting by the PRO that will essentially shame them into agreement - especially since as long as a traveller's not used, it really doesn't make any difference.