!!! deck sweepers, mainsail skirst, watersails, lazy sweepers !!!
IRC Notice 2021/02 additional cloth set under the boom
The IRC rating offices have seen a growing number of instances and enquiries about additional cloth set under the boom, known by various names including lazy sweeper, deck sweeper, mainsail skirt, watersail.
In response to this the IRC Technical Committee has issued IRC Notice 2021/02 which notes that this cloth is defined as a sail and explains how to measure the additional area so it can be accounted for in the rig factor.
The Notice is attached below and online HERE.
Any changes to syllabus, law or influences that effect training centres, clubs and classes
will be posted as OFFICIAL Notices or TRAINING NOTICES and listed here.