John Christianson, inventor of the now legal boom sleeve/clew hook, has sent to me his version of how he thinks the outhaul should be rigged. During the voting period we had a rather lively discussion about how the outhaul was rigged in the photos of the boom sleeve and yesterday, with no wind here this time of the year, turned out to be a good time to get some pictures of his system so people could comment. Two things I could mention: first is that he did not include any mention of a shock cord inhaul. I never use one either (even with a strap or spectra tie down line) so can't make any comments on that. Second is that the routing of the line from the fairlead, through the block on the sail, back to the fairlead and then forward is exactly as he defines in his very detailed instructions. I have the impression that this routing is important to insure optimal operation of the fitting. I guess one can also note his attention to detail in making this outhaul, perhaps that is the mark of an engineer at work? As it goes with these things, I'm sure lots of people will have ideas on how to rig the outhaul but I thought it would be useful for everyone to see what the designer of the fitting thought. ILCA is currently updating the Class Rules (with very slight wording changes mandated by ISAF) and the fitting will be legal as of December 1. The last I have heard (last month) the fitting is supposed to be available to dealers by the end of this month.