International 12 foot dinghy

zondag 18 maart 2012

Martini protocol

On the international website you can read the Martini protocol. The goal is to harmonize the rules. You have plastic dinghies from Italy, wooden dinghies classico from Italy and wooden dinghies from Holland. The differences between plastic and wooden dinghies are big. It is a matter of believe: you like the original classic dinghy or you like the dinghy as a race machine. Personally I prefer the wooden original dinghy. It will be a challenge to make the gap smaller. Portoroz will be the ultimate test. I hope we will come together and find an opportunity to harmonize the rules. But I am afraid the gap is already to big. A lot of stuff to discuss this summer.