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    • 2018 10R "Diamond" design.  £2,850 Full professional hull respray August 2020. Exceptionally fair & smart, with no carbon pin prick leaks!   Designed by G. Bantock, Sailsetc2.com, UK and  built buy Boatsetc.eu/en, Germany 2017/18 This is a full race spec boat with carbon hull, fins, rudders and masts. Currently among the top fastest designs in the world. 4 x A, B, C and D rigs. All good, except for A rig mainsail in ok condition. B, C and D rigs are shroudless and A rig has quick push/catch shrouds. Full MYA 10 Rater Compliance Class Certificate and rig setup spe c sheet. Light air carbon fin. Latest carbon rudder with LEX (Leading Edge Extension). A rig bag and 3 slot B, C and D rig bag. Does NOT come with stand or TX or RX. 07919 088518  nickennion@hotmail.com Also listed on eBay at https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283940463783            
    • I am very grateful to John for going through the new rules so rapidly and thoroughly. It's hard enough to keep up at the best of times.  According to John, 'Appendix E Changes for RC sailing Various rules are reworded for style without change to meaning', but that is certainly not the case with respect of Rule E3.9 where the meaning has been changed completely. The 2017-2020 rule states: E3.9 Disabled Competitors To enable a disabled competitor to compete on equal terms, the race committee shall make as fair an arrangement as possible. Whereas the 2021-2024 rule states: E3.9 Disabled Competitors The race committee may make or permit reasonable arrangements to assist disabled competitors to compete on as equal terms as possible. A boat or the competitor controlling her that receives any such assistance, including help from a support person, does not break rule 41. In the 2017 rules the reuirment to make fair arrangements is mandatory, as indicated by the word 'shall', while in the 2021 rules there is no requirement, merely permission, as idicated by the word 'may'.  Furthermore, the 2017 rule relates to 'fair' arrangement whereas the 2021 rule introduces the weasel word 'reasonable'.  Ask any disabled person and they will tell you that once any discretion is given about making adjustments for their disability then no action will be taken and the new rule introduces discretion in two forms, in the use of the word 'may' and the word 'reasonable'.  These changes mean that whether or not disabled sailors can compete on equal terms  is entirely in the gift of race committees who, if my experience is anything to go by, will always exercise that discretion in favour of the majority of competitors who are able bodied.  One of the problems with rules that allow discretion  it tends to be the courts that decide whether it has been exercised reasonably.    Charles Legg
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