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jmeck
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Hi,

I am not sure I am missing the point. As you say it is a level playing field if you have a MarkIV. Implying that if you don’t it is not. To me this has split the class into Mark IV and not Mark iV as shown by some clubs giving Mark IV a different handicap. I think it has been brilliant for the class in many ways bringing new people into the class and resulting in the huge turn out at Weymouth. I just think it is shame – but perhaps an inevitability to make it successful – that the Mark IV seem to perform significantly better than previous marks. I totally agree that it is always the best sailors at the front of the fleet but the best sailors will also not sail a dog.

cheers
Julian