How about we get straight to the point: Did Ozone cheat with the Enzo 2? (vote on the top left)
Sadly this is not so easy to answer and it will be debated to death. The pilots flying these wings have been given some sort of suspended sentence for an alleged crime they could not have committed. Now they must give their best and wait for some test pilot half a world away to confirm or deny them their place on the ranking (or podium as the case may be). The innocent are guilty until innocent or otherwise (to be all perversely Hollywood about it).
Who to blame? Take your pick: Ozone, Air Turquoise, FAI/CIVL, PWCA
I put the blame squarely at the door of FAI/CIVL (no surprises there).
All credit to the PWCA committee who, through Goran, have taken a strong and responsible position while communicating more than adequately. The decision may not be popular or sit comfortably with everyone, but what else is there to do. There is a rather ambiguous statement from Ozone that warrants that the Enzo 2 conforms to the certification which is hopefully sufficient to clear the PWCA of any liability should there be a flying incident involving the Enzo 2.
For those who do not know: the final results will remain provisional until such time as Zoller and friends confirm that the gliders on the podium are fair representations of the certified samples. If they fail, the offending gliders are deemed un-certified and the pilot is disqualified given that the PWCA rules are clear about the fact that it is the pilot's responsibility to ensure they compete on a certified wing.
There was some debate about tolerances and in engineering terms, as explained to me by Francois the uber-engineer, this can translate into huge differences particularly on something like a glider where the stitching on ninety cells can cause 'tolerance stacking'. It was very quickly pointed out that the Mylar strip on the trailing edge of most new gliders allows production techniques with very fine tolerances given that Mylar hardly stretches or shrinks. This would probably explain why the differences between the trailing edges of the three Enzo 2s measured so far were less than 10mm over 6000mm (< 0.2%).
The fuss is about 200mm difference (>3%) on each half so there can be little doubt the glider was designed with the dimensions observed. This point is apparently not disputed by Ozone. They simply claim there is no rule that prevents them from doing what they have done.
I asked several people who know about these things and they are adamant that a longer trailing edge improves performance dramatically. They also say shortening the trailing edge helps to get these wings through certification for an assortment of reasons.
So there you have it! Take my spot poll if you want to shout out!