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Avatar photoSteve Orlebeke
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Thanks Tomek for starting this discussion. It’s unfortunate that we need to have it but we need to move forward. I think we need to go into this with the assumption that MOST of the equipment out in the field is legal. I would rather not take the approach that “everyone is guilty until proven innocent”. If we come up with a process to drill holes to prove materials it should be minimized as much as possible. I would propose that any piece of equipment with externally visible wood is exempt from drilling. How about certifying builders? If you bought equipment from certified commercial builders, no drilling needed. Home builders could document what they have built with some photos sent to the TC and become exempt from the drilling process. I think if we can minimize the need for invasive testing at the regattas by defining other ways to get “certified” then this will be easier to manage.