Say I am trying to splice a halyard, would this be the splice to use?
The rudders on these boats are actually kick up rudders so if you happen to hit a semi-submerged container or something then the rudder will flick up to stop it from tearing off the back of the boat, all they have done is flick it up.
yeah. When their rudder broke it destroyed that whole area of the boat meaning they could put one of their spare rudders in. That is why they were using their emergency rudder.
When you start the race you have to choose the profile/form of your rudders and stick with it along with a max of 2 spares (could be more) that have to be exactly the same.
Tele have broken all the rudders that were declared so the only remaining ones are early versions for testing. As these are not the same (nor do they fit within the rules regarding numbers of spares) as the declared ones they will be penalized. Even if they meet the VO70 V3 rule they still break the rules set out in the NoR.
If you have to ask the question you cant afford it...