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EDITOR FI BROWN TALKS TO ANDY GREEN

FB - So how come you’re here at Yachting Key West Race Week doing your first major regatta in the Melges 24 Class?

AG - I haven’t sailed now for about 2 months and I got asked to sail with some American’s who’d raced with us in the IACC boats during Skandia Life Cowes Week. They asked me to do a return trip and sail with them in the Melges 24 here at Key West. With 60 boats competing I think its going to be great fun.

FB – Are you helming?

EDITOR FI BROWN FILLS US IN ON ALL THE LATEST CLASS PROMOTION NEWS

000 saw huge improvements in the quality of class communications with the launch of www.melges24.com and the publication of the first edition of M24 magazine. The web site is now established and we've had great feed back from all sorts of sources.

JIB BATTEN TRIAL - CLARIFICATION OF INTERNATIONAL REGATTAS

There continues to be continued confusion as to exactly which regattas the trial jib battens can be used at. The definitive answer is that sailors can not use battened jibs at International events (ie those directly organised under the auspices of the International Class). In practise this means that the trial jibs cannot be used at World or Continental (European, North American, etc) Championships in 2001.