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It's official - Peru is now the latest country to join SCIRA. Welcome to National Secretary Diego Figueroa and fellow Peruvian sailors!
APRIL FOOLS' DAY - THIS IS A JOKE
In a surprise addition to the International Snipe Class Rules, the Board has decided to make hiking sticks illegal. It has also decided to set a maximum length for jib sheets of 2 meters. This will reduce the cost of sailing the Snipe by eliminating the need for a piece of expensive equipment that does nothing to increase the enjoyment of sailing the Snipe. It will also make it possible to use up those scraps of line that were previously thought to be too short for jib sheets.
APRIL FOOLS' DAY - THIS IS A JOKE
The Rules Committee and Board of Governors of SCIRA approved the amendment of Construction Rules 27 and 34.
To Rule 27 must be added the phrase "are also allowed carbon fiber masts made by manufacturers authorized by SCIRA."
To Rule 34 must be added the phrase "are also allowed booms and poles made in carbon fiber."
Snipe 30514 (Snipe Builder Lo Zelo) was modified. The foredeck has a bump at the forestay/jib attachment.
Luca Marangon sent us a document with his interpretation of the Rule 1 of the General Restrictions. The Rules Committe stated that the foredeck is illegal and cannot be issued a Measurement Certificate.
We post both documents.
Please see the attached letter regarding a clarification from the Int. Technical Committee with regards to jibs. This letter is posted on the International Snipe Class website and is also in the current Snipe Bulletin which has been mailed and is posted on the Snipe Class website & SnipeToday.
The SCIRA Board of Governors recently reviewed changes put forth from both the European and WH&O General Secretaries as a result of suggestions from their respective National Secretaries and sailors to improve each hemisphere event. Both Deed of Gift changes resulted in an increase in participants with the European Championships now open and the WH&O now able to open more qualified entrants. However, the Board rejected the change of race times suggested in the WH&O Deed of Gift from 40-55 60-75 minutes and continues to support the enforcement of the 60-75 minute race recommendation time to be consistent with the rest of our Championship events.
Decision of the Rules Committee of February 22, 2013
The circular letter of october 2012 from the Chairman of the Rules Committee specified that the new heavier jibs were mandatory in the International events organised in 2013.
The Rules Committee was then asked to better specify the meaning of the word "International" and, if possible, to list the events in which the heavier jib shall be used.
As a result, the Rules Committee decided as follows:
The new jibs in production from jan 2013 shall be mandatory in the following International regattas:
- Senior World Championship
- Junior World Championship
- North American Championship (selecting for WH&O 2014)
- South American Championship (selecting for ODESUR 2014)
The Board of Governors has approved a new allocation method for the Snipe World Championship - Hub Isaacs Trophy, to encouarge the maximum 80 boat fleet. This will help local regatta organizers host a larger event as well as increase entries from the hosting region. In addition, the entry allocation on registered boats per nation has changed - see listing below (For a full reading of the approved Deed of Gift, see the attachments below).
This new allocation method will be in place for the 2013 Worlds to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this September.