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Emergency Class Rule Change - Gooseneck Fittings

Posted: 17 Jun 2015, 21:42
by Barry Fox CAN262
Prior to the 2015 Worlds and following onto an earlier Class Rule Interpretation, it became apparent that a decent number of fittings that were in use and had been in use for years would be rendered illegal. For the purpose of getting the Worlds conducted, IOM ICA authorized the Worlds Organizers to use their Sailing Instructions to make a Class Rule change that would allow any of those fitting s presented at measuring to be allowed to be used.

Subsequently, it is obvious that something has to be done for other upcoming events to provide the same alteration to the Class Rules for all events.

Effective immediately, the following changes are made to the Class Rules in the form of an Emergency Class Rule Change.

F.3.3 (b) (14)
A plate as in F.3.3 (c) (4).

F3.3 (c) (4)
The gooseneck and kicking strap fitting may be attached to a plate rotating around an axis behind the mast. The combined profile area of the rotating parts, including any gooseneck fitting as in F.4.3 (b) (2), shall not exceed 3000 mm2.

Re: Emergency Class Rule Change - Gooseneck Fittings

Posted: 20 Jun 2015, 23:31
by Barry Fox CAN262
Another apology. This time to say that this rule change is not yet approved by IRSA and so that means that its validity is still not in place. A request for approval is going to IRSA momentarily and it is hoped the outcome will be known shortly after that.

It is conceivable that the exact wording may change before that approval is final.

A mix up in communication is the cause of this premature issuing of the change.

Hopefully not much longer until we have resolution.