Rules G.3.1 and G.4.1 deal with luff wires in tabling, and not with tabling as such. They have no direct bearing, therefore, on the question of whether tabling in general is permitted, though they certainly assume that luff tabling, at the least, is permitted.GBR argument wrote:The wording of G.3.1 and G.4.1 (b) (1) specifically permits â€˜Tabling at the luffâ€™. It cannot be read more generally. It is clearly referring to the luff only.
Rules G.3.3 and G.4.3 restrict the dimension of tabling. There is no suggestion or statement in these rules that this dimension refers only to luff tabling, and the presumption that this is so is unwarranted. On the contrary. The very mention of a dimension for 'tabling' provides the necessary permission for tabling.GBR argument wrote:G.3.3 and G.4.3 restricts the maximum dimension of the width of a tabling. However this only applies to the luff tablings, which are the tablings specifically permitted.
Tabling, and therefore leech tabling, is permitted according to G.3.3 and G.4.3.GBR argument wrote:As leech tablings are not specifically permitted they are prohibited.
But it is clear that the class rules could do with making tabling explicitly permitted in the same way that reinforcement and batten pockets are explicitly permitted.