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Postby GuestMember on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:39 am

Is the Velocitec instrumet allowed on Sabre?
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Re: Velocitec Electronics

Postby GuestMember on Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:38 pm

GuestMember wrote:Is the Velocitec instrumet allowed on Sabre?
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I don't know the answer other than I have seen lots of boats use them. I do know that you can turn features off so it would be great to find out what the answer is???
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Postby GuestMember on Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:58 pm

Velocitek is a battery operated compass which is GPS based and therefore also shows next to the compass heading the speed. Would be good for a commitee member to answer it.
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Postby andrewb on Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:05 am

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Postby GuestMember on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:55 am



Yes I have seen this but I don't know if I missed something but it hasn't answered the question for me, does anyone know if it is yes or no?
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Velocitek is illegal

Postby Sabre on Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:05 pm

Please refer to the following extract from the class rules.
1.11.3 Options
Without affecting the generality of Clause 1.10 - Options, Alterations & Repairs above, the following options are permissible:

s. GPS units may be carried on board for purpose of storing tracks, however information may not be accessed, nor be visually accessible, whilst racing.

The purpose of clause s is to allow devices such as "tacktrackers" to be used and data to be reviewed post-race. The Velocitek device, besides being almost as expensive as new sail, display GPS infomation whilst racing.

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Postby GuestMember on Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:18 pm

Rule 1.11.3 options [s] is not there in the rules on this web site
i would like to be able buy a new sail for $380 price of speed puk
it was always a poorly written rule, they just got it wrong
looking at the national sailing instructions and no 1.11.3 [s] in the
rules on the australian sabre web site if some body had bought one,
it would be a interesting .
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Postby GuestMember on Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:57 am

So from my reading you could use a velocitec as long as you turn off the advanced features and used it as a compass, would we agree that is correct ??
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Postby GuestMember on Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:00 pm

GuestMember wrote:Rule 1.11.3 options [s] is not there in the rules on this web site
i would like to be able buy a new sail for $380 price of speed puk
it was always a poorly written rule, they just got it wrong
looking at the national sailing instructions and no 1.11.3 [s] in the
rules on the australian sabre web site if some body had bought one,
it would be a interesting .


The tacktick cost over $500 and is allowed, go figure
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Postby GuestMember on Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:36 pm

Thank you Barry for clarifying the issue. You make it very clear that it is illegal when used with all the functions available. I am thinking about joining you fleet and have a used velocitec from my sportsboat and It would have saved me buying a tack tick. No worries I just buy a tack tick and play by the rules, that's what one design is all about.
Thanks for you reply
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