The contents of this posting are written by Matt
It is a central objective the current work that any of the solutions and scopes of work considered for Dorade do not change the essence and classic nature of Dorade. S&S’s suggestion via Jeff that we look at returning the original (1930’s) fractional rig vs the present “west coast” (1940’s) rig has a lot of attraction as Dorade would be returning to its roots.
For each and every project of work, prior to any commencement of the work, we confirmed that the project of work does in factstrictly conform, without penalty, with the requirements of the European CIM “Vintage Yacht” Class conformity requirements.
Dorade should be able in all respects qualify to race under CIM, without penalty. Particular attention should be taken to both existing, as well as any proposed modifications (rudder?), addition of modern hardware, standing or running rigging so as to assure that there is in fact strict compliance to the requirements of the European CIM “Vintage Yacht” Class conformity requirements.
Included in eventual plans for Dorade is for Dorade to participate for a season in the European racing circuit and then return to the USA. We need to be very careful not to modernize Dorade out of the European CIM “Vintage Yacht” class. See below:
Art. 4 CONFORMITY
4.1 All yachts must conform completely to their original designs, or eventually to an additional drawing of her designer.
4.2 For all yachts, the launch year and the conformity to the original plans are determined by official documentation.
4.3 If a yacht