Easter2016 PWyeth 1The RORC Rating Office is sometimes asked whether symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers are rated differently in IRC, and whether there is a rating increase if you use both types. The question is often prompted by the application form asking questions about the spinnakers of each type carried aboard, rather than just the spinnaker area (SPA) and total number of spinnakers. There are two aspects of downwind sail rating: the sail itself and the type of pole (if any) on which it is set - as explained in the downloadable PDF below.



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