Minimum Tiller Weight
Per the Chief Measurer's Rulings as found in the latest Handbook, at the upcoming 2012 North American Championships, minimum tiller weight will be checked.
86. All tillers not constructed from wood shall weight a minimum of at least 5 pounds including the hiking stick. If weight needs to be added to meet this requirement it shall be securely fastened to the tiller shaft just forward of the rudder head. The material of the weight is optional. Intent - It is intended that there shall be no significant change in hull, rudder, centerboard and spars from the original design as prepared by Gordon K. Douglass and no lightening of existing parts. (March 2012)