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21 Aug 2015 02:25 PM
    A brief extract from Uffa Fox's book 'Sailing Boats' first published in 1959.

    ''... This same freedom is found in the mast. Some believe aluminium masts to be best, others wooden masts, while there are those who are convinced that a fibreglass mast is best. The rule is quite simple, because the mast must weigh 27 lb with all its rigging complete and can only be supported by two main shrouds over a single cross-tree and one forestay''

    So we have lost a couple of kg's over the years but when did we lose Mr Fox's idea that fibreglass masts, in fact any mast material, could be used.

    Fibreglass (carbon) masts have come a long way since 1959 I would guess - is this perhaps an area we could look at as a class. I would love to know when and why the class adopted the current and much more draconian ' The mast spar shall be of wood or aluminium alloy extrusion' - does anyone know?

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    Robert

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    29 Jun 2016 10:34 AM
    I noticed FF3051 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbVMxSrTnLM ) seems to have carbon fiber masts but then they may not be racing.
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    29 Jun 2016 10:45 AM
    What I found of interest as the FFI Publicity Officer is the fact that there is a F15 sailing in Lithuania!

    Have we found a future Europeans venue?
    UKFFA Webmaster (Simon Thompson - GBR4044)
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