March 2006: Racing with an outboard engine mounted
Is it permitted to sail in a race with a outboard engine mounted?
The question about sailing in a race with a outboard engine mounted on the aft of the boat has been considered after request
The item would be an obstruction for other boats that are crossing the course and will further require other boats to give the boat with the engine undeserved room when rounding marks.
Decision: TC have that view:
Referring to rule 1.11 is it not allowed to race with a outboard engine mounted on the aft of the boat.
Particularly circumstances may make it necessesary to have direct access to an engine.
Therefore it is acceptable to have the permanent part mounted on the aft deck.
It is not in accordance with the CR to race with an outboard engine mounted on the aft deck of the boat.