Originally Posted by Dick L.
To encourage older boats and home building, they ought to offer two additional trophies at the Nationals for ..... 1) first to finish boat BUILT & SAILED by owner, and also ... 2) first to finish all wooden boat (hull/deck/spars.
Need some encouragement for home builders to spend time, money and effort to build and race their homebuilt boats. Just a thought.
The Star 45 class has done this.... offering an award to the most finely-crafted build.
Our problem in the M-Class is different. It seems as though we can't settle on even having
a Nationals. After that's established, maybe then we can add in extra specialty trophies.
To encourage home-built boats, I've offered one of my moulds free to use by my local club. Skilled craftsmen can use them, Who wouldn't want a boat for the price of materials. The mould is a relitively current design and would be really quick atleast where I sail.