USITA Long Beach is using a core group of six, identically-rigged Tempests to form a fleet.
We are encouraging Tempest owners who join the Long Beach fleet to copy the set-up used in these boats to make the racing as fair and even as possible. Many one-design classes, such as the Laser class have very strict rules which govern every aspect of the boat, including how it is rigged. The obvious goal is to make the skill of the skipper and crew the paramount factor in determining who wins. This is the model that USITA Long Beach is following, and we are hoping everyone who joins our fleet will voluntarily comply.