Rules Change – Submitted Proposals
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From: Antonio Bari, Rules Committee Chairman
Summary: adding specification about minimum wind speed
Constitution By-Laws Class Rules
Deed of Gift Rules of Conduct NoR or SI Template
Objective: the strict reading of the current rule forces the RC to abandon a race if the wind speed goes under the minimum. The proposed change will give the RC a choice depending on the weather conditions.
Proposal (include current & proposed changed wording- changes to be shown in red): Example: By Laws: Section 1. Racing Season
The official racing sailing season of this Association shall extend for the full twelve months of the year starting on January 1st and ending on December 31st.
Rules of Conduct National and International Championship Regattas
Section 9 – Weather Limitations
9.3 Wind reading instruments shall be between 2 and 3 meters above the surface of the water. The duration of reading shall be 3 consecutive minutes prior the race warning. The wind reading shall be taken from an unobstructed area on the boat, it is recommended that there be a minimum 4 meters of free space surrounding the wind instruments. If during the race the wind speed goes under the minimum (5 knots) the RC may wait for the time limit to expire or abandon the race as per RRS 32.1(b). If the wind goes over the maximum (23 knots) wind speed allowed for more than 3 consecutive minutes the race shall be abandoned. (This changes RRS 32.1) If frequent heavy gusts go over the limit even for less than 3 consecutive minutes, the Race Committee and the SCIRA Representative, for ensuring a fair and safe race, may decide to not start or abandon the race.
Proposals can be made by the Board, Technical Committee, National Secretaries or 5 fleet captains up to 1st March.