Rule Interpretation RI-99-01

RI-99-01
TEMPORARY CLEATING OF SPINNAKER HALYARD (1999-04-28)
Q1: Can I use a cam cleat on mast for temporary cleating of spinnaker halyard?
A1: No. While the committee understands this feature may be good for short-handed sailing and light air areas, it changes the fundamental way of handling the boat, and no cam cleat on the market will safely hold the spinnaker halyard in moderate to heavy wind, making it potentially dangerous.

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