Measurers Corner

Measurer’s Interpretations and Recommendations

Topic:Spinnaker
Question:Can a smaller spinnaker be used?
ID Number:000034
Date:2010-12-17
Short Answer:No 
Answer:Current sail measurement rules define a min/max for the spinnaker but experiments with a small (2/3 size) spinnaker in Marion have given good results. The results seen is that boats who might not raise a chute is a strong breeze do so with a small chute and are still competitive. The small chute is only marginally slower in medium breeze. 
Section:§VII-2.0 
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Status:Tabled
Action Date: 
Tue Aug 20 22:38:15 2019
DateNameComment
2010-12-17Andy BurtonI have problem allowing smaller kites, with the stipulation that they be symetrical