Etchells News

Shroud Stabilizer Loop use disallowed

Posted August 15, 2017

The Etchells Class One Design Technical Committee and Chief Measurer have determined that the use of ‘shroud stabilizer loops’ on Etchells to snug the shrouds and stabilize the rig represents an illegal adjustment to standing rigging in contravention of CR C.9.7(b)(1), and thus their use is not allowed.

Etchells Class Rule C.9.7 STANDING RIGGING

(b) USE  (1) Shrouds shall be adjusted, only by turnbuckles attached to chainplates above the deck.

Respectfully submitted,

Bruce Nelson

ODTC Chairman