It appears we have a new Spinnaker configuration!
Every year, Central Council is faced with yet a new way that owners want to race their boats.
This year, we have been asked to accommodate the use of both a Spinnaker pole and a Centerline tack point.
Without any formal review of this practice, the Chief Handicappers have agreed to the following:
1. In this configuration, there will be NO Centerline credit of 6 sec/nm.
2. If the class standard is NOT Centerline, then a calculated adjusted JSP (AdjJSP = JSP + (15% of J)) will be allowed for Centerline tacked spinnakers.
2. If the Articulating Tack Point and/or Centerline Tack Point is longer than JSP or AdjJSP, the excess length (* 1.8) will be added to the girth of both the Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Spinnaker and used to determine the largest in inventory.