As suggested this proposed rule change was submitted to Mr. Pat Porter Chair of the Board of Directors of the NAHCA, and has now been forwarded to the IHCA Rules Committee.
Middelfart, DENMARK, June 17, 2013 Hobie Cat Wave sailors, IHCA Council members and IHCA Regional Associations. IHCA Rules Committee New Hobie Cat Wave rule 3.3
The IHCA Rules Committee has received a rule change request from the Hobie Class Association North America suggesting an addition to the Hobie Cat Wave class rules as follows:
Add new rule 3.3: A clew plate, measuring not more than 8 in. (20.32 cm) at its longest point may be added to the sail. A maximum of 2-1/2 in. (63.5 mm) of cloth, measured diagonally, may be removed from the sail for installation of the clew plate.
REASON FOR CHANGE:
The change would allow for increased control of sail shape. This would be beneficial to adjust for slight variances in sail construction and to make adjustments as a sail ages.
The proposal is hereby distributed for comments according to General Class Rule 24. Comments to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please state your full name and the Hobie Association/Fleet you are a paid up member of when making your comment. Deadline: August 1, 2013.
The proposed change will go into effect as of October 1, 2013 if accepted.
IHCA Rules Committee Chair
Hobie Cat Co. comment:
As the manufacturer of the Wave we are not very interested seeing this proposal accepted. The design of the Wave was to be as simple as and as user friendly as possible. Adding a multi-holed clew plate goes somewhat against the original design concept and would require upgrades on the thousands of boats we have made over the past 20 years building this product.
Ultimately this decision remains with the IHCA but it is fairly certain that if passed the product we would provide for sale (sail) would remain the same as currently supplied.