Lies and rumors
The unnamed enthusiasts who are circulating news that rating increases for composite standing rigging aboard boats sailing under IRC are going to be removed next year are engaging in wishful thinking. At least according to IRC manager Jenny Howells.
While it is true that the IRC Technical Committee is looking at the rating cost of composite standing rigging, says Howells, It is unlikely there will be any change and if there is one, it will be very small. There are also no plans, she says, to remove the rating cost for composite standing rigging next year.