87 CHANGES TO CLASS RULESThe sailing instructions may change a class rule only when the class rules permit the change, or when written permission of the classassociation for the change is displayed on the official notice board. With reference to the above. This appears to outlaw using 'replica' or 'training' sails completely by not allowing local SI's to vary the class rules. 2 questions come to mind from this (coming from a club that has a variation to allow them for club racing only). 1) Will clubs just continue to allow this but remove the reference to it in any SI or other relevant documentation 2) Will clubs just continue as they are on the grounds that no one will ever actually scrutinise the local SI's This question has come up at my club at a recent sailing committee meeting in a 'what are we going to do about it?' context. The overwhelming feeling is that we should keep the status quo but need to work out how to do this and stay within the RRS (we have some real sticklers for rules). My favourite solution is as follows: If you sail a Laser with a 'replica' or 'training' sail then you are not actually sailing a Laser but a local club class that has identical rules to the Laser with the exception that you are allowed to use a training or replica sail. As the performance of the boats is identical then the 2 classes can race together as 1 fleet. I appreciate this is a 'fudge' but is the only way round whilst staying within the rules. Any comments?