Q. Explain the 2020 sail material changes for Vintage and Classic yachts.
A. Sail material guidelines are intended to encourage the use of sails that are cost efficient and that are aesthetically appropriate for Classic racing. The 2020 recommendations remove the prior requirement for paneled construction and allow for ‘molded’ sails. This change also removes the requirement for ‘woven fabric.’ Carbon is prohibited since low stretch sails risk damaging older hulls hardware, and rigs. Only classic, light colored sails are allowed.