You may have seen three Viking boats in the EDYC cruiser park on on our moorings – well these three Viking boats attended the Magnus Barelegs Festival in Delamont on Saturday 25 August 2018, launching from EDYC and returning afterwards.
A number of EDYC sailors including many highly respected officers have been seen amongst these vikings, using wooden items, dragging in the water. No protests have been received despite the content of Rule 42.
Rule 42 of the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing relates to “Propulsion”.The Basic Rule (RRS 42.1) states that: “Except when permitted in rule 42.3 or 45, a boat shall compete by using only the wind and water to increase, maintain or decrease her speed. Her crew may adjust the trim of sails and hull, and perform other acts of seamanship, but shall not otherwise move their bodies to propel the boat.”