4. Should the classic fleet have a classic rig?
Old photographs show yawls sailing with high cut clew on the jibs and straight cut leaches on the mains. This provided competitive racing and a manageable rig. It was less easy to be overpowered or capsize.
Should the classic fleet sail with restricted sail area measurements? The differentiation between the two fleets would therefore be sail area not hull shape. It would allow older sailors to continue sailing. It would reduce the advantage that a red fleet hull may have.
Enter the debate.