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class40 rule and Bath bow tube
The reason why there is no Scow-40 is because it is forbidden by the rules (maximum width in the foreship is limited)....
That was not on the rules last year:
I don't like the way the bathtube bow looks but this seems not right at all. It is a modification clearly intended to protect the existing fleet from innovation.
It would be understandable if there was a safety problem but that bow does not make the boats unsafe. Even if the harder motion could have been considered a safety problem they could have for safety reasons have draw a limit but this is ridiculous, what they say is that the bows remains like it is, and that's it
French don't use to be so conservative but I guess they are not prepared to trow all the boats away. They would become obsolete in what regards a transat. That's sad anyway, specially for David Reason.
I heard that they are going to do the same thing regarding the Open60's rule.
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