Originally Posted by PeterM
What committee was that ?
Who endorsed the 'rules' ?
Was it the same rules as the round Ireland 'race' ?
British Inflatable Owners Association. 1991
Round Ireland event was privately organised and the rules set by the organiser.
So from the feed back so far, Redbay and Scorpion are not ribs because the collar doesn't go all the way around the boat? Anything with a hard nose does not qualify?
I think Henshaws might have something to say seeing as they designed the collar.
The collar represents over 70% of the top sides and go 85% around the boat.
The collar supports the boat when fully loaded (35tonnes)
The collar is an integral part of the vanishing angle of stability.
The boat was designed by Professor Bob Cripps. Do a search on him, he more than likely was involved ithe design of the boat you are using now before the hull was ripped off and a collar glued to it.
So, as far as the RYA and UIM go. The boat has been designed and being built as a RIB to the letter of the allowed rules for Offshore Endurance record setting.