Question for a measurer..
Simple question I hope! This is about measuring the boom "black band" -is the measurement from the very back of the mast (sail track) as per equipment rules of sailing definition? I assume it is but I wanted to chack as some classes measure from the back of the mast (ie inside the track).
I believe it is from the back of the track. If the track doesn't continue down to the boom level (like with carbon rigs), then you need to use a flat ruler or something to extend the track to give you a more accurate measurement.
Agree with ross.
Go to the bottom of this page, and see the picture and text below it (in step 15). This defines it as the back of the track.
Tell you what, I'll quote GGGG's words from that article: