I have a 36 sq, ft. Balogh Sail Rig with a single reef point at 29 sq. ft. Am I legal or not for Class 3, in the Everglades Challenge 2013? Thank you, YukonJohn
Sail reefing for Class 3(5 posts) (3 voices)
You are legal. All BSD sails are grandfathered in. Here is the exact text with the key words underlined:
At least one reef point is required for standing sails less than or equal to 36 sqft. Having two reef points is highly recommended for these sails.
Anyone with an old 36 footer and only one reef is good to go. Anyone buying a new 36 footer should ask about a second reef.
Thank you Chief. Must have missed that in the rules and regulations manual? YukonJohn
I have no problem being the bad guy here.
Ya got any time on it in windy shallow stuff in big water? Yukon for a handle makes me ask.
Florida coast is not like a windy deep lake with big rolling waves. It can have a lot of big waves that come at weird anglels and hit you hard, it also can have little wind and waves with breakers that suck and turn you over.
One reef is too many and three is not enough. Be 100% sure you can get that puppy down in any situation. Yep Florida wind can come up fast to gale force. (proven in an Ec. and I was there.)
tobyPosted 8 months ago #
Hey Toby: Thanks for the heads up based on experience. I will confess that YukonJohn as a handle has everything to do with my imagination and nothing to do with reality. I am a good old Midwest boy, and have been for 40 years.
I have flown my Klepper Folding Kayak with 36 sq. foot Balogh Sail rig to Florida 12 times now. So I have some idea of conditions on the Gulf Coast. My 2nd reef point has always been to drop the sail, which I can do instantly in any of my small sailing craft. I also know when to happily stay on shore. Besides my local Madison, Wisconsin lakes next to my house I sail on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
My personal philosophy is to emphasize competence, common sense, and being responsible for yourself without endangering the safety of others over all else. JohnPosted 8 months ago #
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