Rule Interpretation RI-99-03

RI-99-03
TILLER SHORTENING (1999-04-28)
Q1: On a tiller boat it is very difficult for the helmsman to pass between the tiller and the traveler. May I shorten the tiller and move the mainsheet cleating base to the front side of the traveler?
A1: Yes, the tiller length can be trimmed, and the mainsheet swivel cam/base may be moved forward of the traveler on both tiller and wheel boats. This will improve safety on tiller boats.

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