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Why so comprehensive sail identification rules ?
Being well seen and well recognize other boats is essential in a regatta. This goes through sails identifications.
Every RC sailing forum are full of questions about how to do and display these identifications ; this results in misdisplays, in omiting some mandatory identifications (mostly on gibs)...
Therefore, the target was to enforce a uniformisation of Sails Identifications with full details.
I hope this will help reducing unnecessary questions on national forums.
Of course the real application of these rules relies on every NCA/NCS, their measurers and competent people.
Thanks Achille. Well described.
the RG also has quite a unique situation with very small Jibs on swing rigs which offer makes it difficult to properly display the numbers.
Your guide gives a clear method of resolving this.
Interim RG65 ICA Chairman
After few feedback, it seems that 2 major things are missing :
- Recommended number and character font to be used
- Strong Contrast