Hi Martin, just for interest this is from a previos post :-
WEE NIP - The Strathclyde 70 class
"The Strathclyde University sponsored a modellers competition to encourage school pupils to design an R/C model yacht
. When Graham Bantock the noted designer - visited the event to give prizes, he decided to design a boat of his own and WEE NIP, this boat was born."
I`m not a competition man myself, but I have always been inerested in radio, modeling and making things work and while to some degree competition does fuel development and focus one a specific brief - I am happy to develope with in looser guidlines appreciating cause and effect on a shoe string ! (if that makes sense).
I stand to be corrected, but was it not the Marblehead that developed around - "It must fit in a box measuring X by Y by Z with a max weight W and max sail area V."
I think it was the simplicity of these rules or guidelines that drew me to the Genie 40 years ago.
Personaly, I apply this philosophy to the Wee Nip, - Just build it and sail it for fun or for competion if that floats your boat !.😊