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T Thieler US 5224
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« on: February 16, 2014, 07:27:19 PM »

Are there minimum weights for runners? 

If so, does the min weight vary according to runner type?   

In the specs in the yearbook I'm seeing max weight (17lbs) but no minimum..... 

In the interpretations there is a reference to "...a light set (6lbs) each..." but I don't see any specific minimums in the rules....

Anyone (Jane?  Paul? ) help me out here??

Many Thanks,   MR T
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 08:20:52 PM »

No min, only a max weight

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 08:40:37 PM »

T ---  You have noted an interpretation E. Runners dated 1977 reads: It is legal to change runners from a light set (6 lbs) each to a heavy set (17 lbs) each during a regatta and not be in conflict with the change of ballast.


Spec. A24 requires that any ballast must be permanently installed.  The  interpretation referred to above  makes it clear that runners are not considered ballast and may be changed even though they may be of different weights.     

Because the interpretation mentions a light runner weighing only 6 lbs, I think the Technical Committee must review this interpretation to determine whether it establishes a minimum weight for the runner.       I will contact the members of the Technical Committee promptly and get a reply to your question A.S.A.P.

....Jane Pegel, ch.  IDNIYRA Technical Committee
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 03:36:45 AM »

Many Thanks- 

Personally I feel that if no minimum is specified in the rules (it would most likely be noted alongside the maximum weight) then there must not be one-

The mention of a six-pound runner in the interpretations appears to me to be more of a suggestion than a definition of a minimum weight.

I think most Angle and "T" runners come in much lighter than six pounds?   

My two cents....

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 06:50:58 AM »

The issue was presented to the Technical Committee on Sunday evening, February 16. 
The first response (from Europe)  has already come in.
I expect prompt  responses from the remainder of the Committee

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Jane Pegel, ch
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 09:14:24 AM »

I did a quick survey of some angle runners just fyi

lightest polish design,soft wood carbon side SS 36 X 4  4lbs 8 oz

maple butcher block carbon sides SS angle 5 X34  5lbs 15 Oz

oak with fiberglass and laminate sides steel angle  5 x34 5lbs 3 OZ

 I believe 30" X 4 inches
 would be legal dimension also and lighter
If there is a minimum established it would need to be around 4 or 5 lbs  to cover existing runners

Might need these this year yet




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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 10:28:52 AM »

    OFFICIAL INTERPRETATION OF DN SPECIFICATIONS

E. Runners
  • 02/17/2014 Runners are not considered ballast and runners of different
    weights may be used during a regatta, provided each runner
    complies with the specifications and interpretations under E.
    Runners.
  • 02/17/2014 The interpretation dated 1977, which reads: "It is legal to change
    runners from a light set (6lbs) each to a heavy set (17 lbs) each
    during a regatta and not be in conflict with the change of
    ballast", is deleted.
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T Thieler US 5224
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 02:11:19 PM »

I take that to mean no min weight or balance point or anything?

Thanks to all on the tech committee for looking into this-  I think my work list just got a lot shorter!!

Cheers,   T
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 02:39:17 PM »

Please read  and abide by the specifications and interpretations.


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