Talk:International One Design
|A fact from International One Design appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 26 April 2007. The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
This is a great article, but I have a few concerns. It seems to use a lot of jargon and terms that would not be familiar to the average reader. I would suggest that you use very heavy cross-linking with other sailing pages, especially where the parts of the boat are concerned. You might also consider very quickly explaining some of the terms in parenthetical statements. For example, the sentence:
The resulting design was smaller than the Saga, with less displacement, but greater beam of 6', 9"
could be re-written like this:
Part about Bermuda rigging seems superfluous to the article - mere link would suffice IMO. By the time IOD was designed, Bermuda rigs were standard in racing yachts and had been for 20 years: IOD had nothing to do with developement of that rig type.--Mikoyan21 20:15, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
The article claims the One design was reduced to 10m in length from the design of a 6m boat. Any idea what the correct figures are? 220.127.116.11 23:10, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
- "6 metre" does not refer to length, but is a result from measurement rule. International 6 Metre boats are some 10 to 11 metres long.--Mikoyan21 21:25, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
I haven't been able to get online so much in recent months, so I'm just reading the suggestion above now. This is a good rewrite, and a much better and more informative article, now. I agree the Bermuda rig insert was excess to need. Coming from Bermuda, I need to police my tendency to toot our horn.