C.7.3 (Added Weights) Proposed Changes

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Marko Majic
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C.7.3 (Added Weights) Proposed Changes

Post by Marko Majic » 25 Apr 2009, 14:56

I have some questions/concerns regarding proposed changes to CR C.7.3:

[quote]3. To further clarify the moving/changing weight issue.

Our CRs state:
(a) Weights of any material may be positioned in and/or on a mast
spar below the lower point. Weights of density greater than 8.000
kg/m3 may be positioned in and/or on a mast spar above the lower
(b) Such weights may be removed or added at any time subject to
C.4.1 and C.4.2.

Change C.7.3 (b) to read “Such weights may not be changed
during a regatta subject to C.4.1 and C.4.2.â€
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Post by RoyL » 25 Apr 2009, 15:32

Marko: I agree with your analysis. I even agree with you that the drafters of this proposal should withdraw it.

However, I would never want the IOMICA Exec (particularly VC Tech) to modify or delete this motion on its own accord. That is exactly the kind of authoritarian attitude that so damaged the IOM class a number of years ago and which I perceive is trying to reassert itself!

The proposal was properly drafted and submitted. Let people look at it and debate the pros and cons as you did and then let the class vote. To me, you can't get any better than that.

Bruce Andersen
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Post by Bruce Andersen » 25 Apr 2009, 16:27

the intent was to prevent changing of weights of the rigs during an event in parallel to the proposition to prevent changing of the hull corrector weights during an event.

did not consider the possible interpretation that changing rigs during an event would break this rule.

will withdraw the proposition if folks think that it can't be fixed and is not necessary

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