Class Legal Reef Points

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Captain One Eye, May 3, 2012.

  1. Captain One Eye

    Captain One Eye New Member

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    I'm getting ready to order new sails and I want a reef point or two in the main.
    I noticed the Free C14 Handbook shows a 2'3" reef point . Are you allowed to reef more than 2' 3":D
    during a race or not ? Is it even class legal to have more than one reef point ?

    Thanks !
    Paul
     
  2. wewickman

    wewickman New Member

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    I have an old set of class rules and couldn't find anything specific about reef points other than the pages that showed dimensions where the 2'-3" was shown. That said, if I were getting new sails I might opt for two sets of reef points. One at 2'-3" and another higher up. The reason being that the 2'-3" might be good for two person crew but if you are single handing then having one at, say, 4' (just under the lowest batten) would probably work better.

    As far as class rules go, the tendancy would be to reef a little as possible in a race anyway. If it is really windy, the PRO (principal race officer) should be able to give guidance on how much reefing would be allowed.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Bill W.
     
  3. Charley Sheets

    Charley Sheets Member

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