In connection with the recent discovery of a runner plank made of illegal materials, during the March virtual meeting of IDNIYRA Extended Board Meeting on March 16 2022 I offered to submit a wording proposal to add a paraghaph to the major events’ (WC/EC) sailing instruction allowing the measurer to make invasive measurements of some of the DN gears.
The measurement would be performed by drilling a single hole with a diameter of up to 6 mm in the hull, runner plank or runner. The measurement zone should be recommended by TC.
Once measured, the equipment receives the lifetime signature of the measurer and is not subject to subsequent measurements.
Therefore, I am asking the members of the Technical Committee for their views and proposals on invasive measurement. I am aware that in the long history of the DN class, such a need did not arise, but recent events may justify such a necessity.
It looks like invasive test may be the only way to answer some of the complaince questions.