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Post Options Post Options   Quote RS400atC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 11 at 6:02pm
It's about wanting to keep the character of the fleet where a couple can be competitive, as against needing a gorilla crew to pump the main up the beat.
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.... as opposed to needing a gorilla helm to pump the main up the beat?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 11 at 8:48pm
Originally posted by NickA

.... as opposed to needing a gorilla helm to pump the main up the beat?

No, that's the RS400... How does that boat manage to generate such sheet loads?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ellistine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 11 at 9:07pm
I know my wife would have no interest in doing anything with the main sheet so for us the 800 would work well. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stevie_GTI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 11 at 1:26pm

The rules have been amdended to allow all female crews to sheet taking the mainsheet off the boom. This was discussed between RS and the 800 fleet and is in place until ISAF have decided which womens skiff will be used in 2016.

I believe there were 2 main reasons for this, the RYA are using the 800 as the training boat for the women until the 2016 skiff is decided, they would be using the off boom sheeting method at their traning camps (nothing in the original rules to stop them) however if the rules were not amended then the women would not be able to get involved in 800 events in that format.
 
The second reason being that it would give the class a chance to see how the off boom sheeting compared to the standard method without having to use a guinea pig who already sails the class. The girls are having to abide by the normal weight equalisation rules.
 
On Alain's hoists, they feel very quick in the boat, and he definately pulled his weight that week in the boat!
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But as pointed out, this doesn't seem to have been wrtitten down in official form publicly. There is no publicly apparent change to the class rules on the class association website.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stevie_GTI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 11 at 5:33pm

There must have been some sort of article as there was a decent number of female crews competing, and the knowledge of it seems to be out there with the females.

I'll let the association people know that it may not be public knowledge, and see what the say about the rule change.
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