June 27, 2022
Race Chair Communication #11
I really dislike sending reminders like this. Since Sailing is a Corinthian sport, I assume owners and PICs push the rules but ultimately follow them. Last week we sent out a notice reminding competitors that boats must sail in the configuration they are rated in. This includes crew weight. We have a 35’ boat that has almost 1000 lbs. more crew than declared on their rating certificate. A competitor can NOT declare a low crew weight to get a lower rating and then sail at more than 2x that declared weight.
Sailing out of your declared configuration, even accidentally, is cheating and against the Corinthian nature of yacht racing.
Chair, 2022 Bayview Mackinac Race
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