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 Post subject: Racing and wings
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:17 am 
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I'm buying a pair of SitnSail wings for my H16 to make it more "cruising friendly" for the family.
Although they easily come off the boat, I was wondering if there is any reason why one couldn't leave them on for racing.
Is this against the rules? Are they not "class legal"?

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Nick

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:44 am 
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They are not class legal for racing. Besides, the extra weight, windage and inability to trapeze would be a significant detriment to your speed.

In reality, if you showed up with them at a fleet race - nobody would give you much of a hassle. You show up with them at a real regatta - you'll need to take them off.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:00 am 
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Thanks, Matt!
That makes sense. They're designed to come off easily so I guess I'll just use them for family day sailing and take them off when it comes time to race.

Appreciate your help!

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