Roaring Megs mast fell down during the Commodores Cup. What is being done to prevent this happening with the 11.3?
Roaring Meg had a revolutionary X-frame rig, with a relatively complicated set-up that required careful tuning. There simply had not been enough time, nor the right conditions, to perfect the tune of the rig for tougher conditions. The 11.3 will have a runner-less 15/16th non-overlapping twin spreader rig on a carbon mast. This type of rig is easy to set up, forgiving and well proven on many existing One-Designs. Following the rig failures this year we understand the Rating Office is planning to favour the runner-less non-overlapping type of rig in future.