Using Multiple Boats in an Event

Taken from DF Racing UK Class Association email 30 June 2019
We would like to clarify a class rules situation.

It has been noted that at TT and championship level skippers have been
seen to swap to a spare hull after a sail winch or servo failure rather than replace the item in the original hull.

This might be a quick and easy solution if you have a spare boat available but rule A.10 clearly states:

DF65
‘Except in the case of demonstrable damage, only one hull, keel, ballast, rudder and one of each prescribed A+, A, B & C rig may be used per event.’ 

DF95
‘Except in the case of demonstrable damage, only one hull, keel, ballast, rudder and one of each prescribed A, B, C & D rig may be used per event.’ 

If we turned a blind eye to this the class would, quite rightly, be open to accusations of chequebook sailing and could even reach the crazy situation of a fully rigged boat for each rig size – clearly not what the DF classes are all about!

Whilst Mike Weston is usually on hand at national events with a van full
of spares and a large toolbox we would urge you all to carry key spare
electrical components such as winches, servos and receivers to keep your boat on the water and within the class rules.
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