The Rules Committee has recently received a question about the rules related to the use of mast floats/bobs. As the matter is not equally clear spelled out for all classes, the Rules Committee would like to state the following:
- For the Hobie Wave class a mast float is mandatory i.a.w. the Wave Class Rules.
- For the rest of the classes covered by the IHCA Class Rules Booklet, the footnote to Gen. Rule 8.2 applies. It says, “Righting water bags, shroud lengthening de-vices, righting pole type devices, and righting systems other than the minimum system specified may be carried and shall be used for righting purposes only.”
Optional use of mast floats/bobs are allowed under the term “righting systems other than the minimum system specified“. The optional use of mast float/bob as part of the righting system in these classes are considered class legal.