Steve Landeau wrote: Dont confuse Event Measurement with Fundamental Measurement.
It is certainly easy to confuse these terms and this is the reason why these, and other related terms, are amended in the current Equipment Rules of Sailing. The concept of "measurement" was used in different contexts and this gave cause to problems in regard to what is what and who does it.cfwahl wrote:Sorry, my mind missed the "event" (not the first time!).
- Fundamental measurement -> Certification control
Event measurement -> Equipment inspection
Event measurer -> Equipment inspector
Official measurer -> Official measurer (no change)
It is the intention that class rules shall use current ERS to make life simpler for those who use the rules and to avoid mistakes.
This means that when the name of a term, or definition, is changed classes using this term, or definition, have to amend their class rules. It is therefore ISAF policy to avoid such changes as much as possible, but in the case of "measurement" it was felt necessary to try to do something about the frequent misunderstandings.
However, as the ICA circulation of the draft version of the 2005-2008 ERS was late ISAF recommended that ICAs that found it difficult to undertake the changes in the time available would refer to the 2001-2004 ERS for 2005 only. So it is time for the IOM class to find out what class rules changes are necessary to start using current ERS next year.