It should be noted for the record, that the IOR (that Schooner Scotty mentions) was abandoned as a racing rule nearly 20 years ago for precisely the reasons that he mentions. Along with Olin Stephens, Phillip Rhodes actually served on the Committee which developed the IOR rule. The IOR was originally intended to correct the excesses of the CCA rule and initially produced designs that were more seaworthy and easier to handle than last generation CCA designs. The IOR was replaced with rules that produce designs that far more seaworthy, seakindly, and more easily handled not to mention way faster, than either the IOR era boats, or the older CCA era boats.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
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