Thanks Mike -
You are of course right ,--only posted it in responce , to answer a direct question ,.
Porthmouth or ISAF or Texel are not perfect in all regards , -they attempt to average ALL designs . p USES av times , and a long list of design modification factors ,--the others use design measurement ,--which do benifit by looking at race results and av finish times ,---It is an almost impossible task , - The people involved do a wonderfull job , and have my admiration for tackling it .
-Prefer the design measurement , it allows a natural progression and readily connects to Formula ,--iTS ADVANTAGES ARE READILY CLEAR, NOW BEGINNING TO BE UNDERSTOOD AS WE construct formula classes.
-Will post comparing the CURRENT Fox at 418 LBs and smaller main ,--with the current Inter 20 at 388 and 15 sq ft larger main and how the two may be equalized under the proposed sail area to total weight rule ,--
Maybe this will help all to clearly comprehend it . --
Again just understanding the conplex problems , existing conditions handed us and goals we wish within the class are half the battle.
Thanks Mike -
It is amazing how some will presume to scold others for using a word like idiotic in their posts then the next day post someyhing far worse themselves , --
In posting any statement ,concept or rules proposal you had better be prepared to reverse the scenario and apply it equally . -A look in the mirror .
--Class goals are for equal FAIR SAILING for all , and encouraging excellence and seaworthiness in design .
If we agree and stick to these over riding principles we will be O K.