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    I noticed that the new Mk IV that has turned up at our club has been fitted with a trapeze … is this class-legal for racing?



    Because we want the boat to be suitable for a broad audience, an audience from 8 to 88, we will never allow a trapeze. This has been the associations policy, supported by the Proctor family for as long as I can remember. If you like to trapeze there are many other classes out there that not only have a trapeze but are much more exiting, challenging and unstable. The wayfarer is and always has been a family boat intended for both racing and cruising as well as a school boat. As such it fills a niche where lots sailors feel at home, sailors that would not be happy in a hornet, a 49-er or the likes.

    Having said that, we do have boats with a trapeze because our children love to hang out in them. In club races most committees will allow you to keep the trapeze mounted as long as they are disabled during the race, for example by taping them to the shrouds.



    I shall keep an eye on that and remember to protest if they ever beat us 🙂

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