6:1 Kicker Update

Friday 28 September, 2018

Topper International have developed the new 6:1 kicker adaption for use with existing 3:1 kickers, or can supply a new 6:1 kicker complete (6:1 kicker).

The objective of the 6:1 arrangement is to make it easier for smaller/less strong sailors to apply and release kicker tension when sailing. This will mitigate against various problems these sailors and rescue crews were experiencing on the water.

There is a process that needs to be completed with World Sailing to include the change into the class rules for racing. Following inclusion in the rules, the 6:1 kicker would then be available for use at competitive events.

Currently the 6:1 kicker cannot be used for racing, as it is not class legal.

ITCA World are clarifying the process and timescales to include the 6:1 kicker in the rules.

In the interim, the 6:1 kicker can be used for training by sailors.

We will keep you informed of updates as soon as they become available.

Any questions, please click here to contact me directly.

Colin
Chair ITCA(GBR)


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