Technical Articles
Lifting Rudder Outlawed
By Riccardo Simoneschi
Feb 10, 2004, 20:14

On 5 December 2003, the Class Management Committee and the International Governing Committee discussed the legality of the lifting rudders on some of the recently built Star Boats. The Technical Advisory Board members stated that the vertical rudder movement is within the requirements of the Class specifications, but their opinion is that the difference in speed would be minimal. According to the builders, the cost to remove the lifting rudder from the recently built boats is far less than the cost to install it into older boats. Consensus of the CMC and IGC members was that, as a matter of policy, allowing lifting rudders would not be good for the Class; therefore, the decision was made that lifting rudders will not be allowed in Star boats.

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