Joined: 17 Oct 2007
|Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:34 pm Post subject: Rules!!
|To: IJCA World Council
Fr: Jeff Johnstone, ITC
Re: New Class Rules and Constitution Proposals
Attached please find the follow-up resolution/motion from the summer meeting
with Class Rules proposals reworded into the required ISAF format. You'll
note a few house-keeping items brought to our attention by the Worlds
Measurer in Kiel, as well as some items recommended by ISAF.
The proposal(s) regarding the halyard turning blocks, cleats, are not
included here, because it was concluded these were better to address in the
Builder's Specifications than in the Class Rules. This is consistent with
ISAF wishes as well.
Please review the attached document and provide either any comments as an
IJCA or ITC board member or your approval that these be distributed to all
NCA's for the mandatory 60 day review period before a final vote is taken by
the Board. As a reminder, here are the by-laws regarding rules changes:
11 CHANGES TO CLASS RULES
11.1 Changes to Class Rules may be proposed to the Executive Committee by an
NCA, by the Technical Committee, by the Copyright Holder, or by the ISAF.
11.2 The proposed changes will be reviewed by the Technical Committee, which
will formulate a resolution for review by the Executive Committee.
11.3 After presenting the resolution/motion in writing, and allowing a
minimum 60 day review period, the
Executive Committee may approve the changes in accordance with Section 8.
11.4 If then approved by the ISAF, notification of such changes shall be
communicated to the members by the Secretary within 7 days.
11.5 Approved changes shall become effective March 1st of the year following
ISAF approval, or earlier if deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee.
Assuming we distribute by December 10th, then a vote could be taken February
10th and ISAF approval received by early March.
J Boats, Inc.
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INTERNATIONAL J/80 CLASS ASSOCIATION
Proposed Amendments to the Class Rules
Rule C.2.3 (c) (Eligibility)
Amendment: Delete the present rule and insert:
“Current class members who hold a valid Group 1 ISAF Sailor Classification (www.sailing.org/ISAFsailor).”
REASON: This was requested by ISAF following the 2007 Worlds when a number of competitors applied for status on the ISAF website at the last minute.
Rule C.4.2 (a)(x) (MNA Regs)
Amendment: Delete the existing rule:
“The boat shall comply with any special requirements of the MNA under which racing is being held or those set by the club or local marine authority.
REASON: This is deemed to be a Notice of Race issue and should not be required to be in the class rules.
Rule C.4.2 (b)(iv and v) (Genoa tracks and Winches)
Amendment: Move these rules to #D.4.1(a)(iv and v) and renumber C.4.2 (b) (vi-viii) accordingly.
REASON: Housekeeping issue- genoa tracks and winches are fixed fittings, not portable equipment.
Rule C.6.1 (f) (Sail Purchases)
Amendment: Modify first sentence as follows:
“New sail purchases shall be limited to one mainsail, one headsail and one gennaker measured and registered within the calendar year.”
REASON: In order to simplify the enforcement of the sail purchase restrictions.
Rule C.8.3 (b) (iii) (Bow Sprit Extension)
Amendment: Modify the present rule:
The boat gennaker shall at all times be in the process of either a normal, continuous hoist, or flying or a normal, continuous retrieval dropping the gennaker at all times when the bowsprit is extended.
REASON: To improve the wording to reflect intent of the rule, which is that the sprit should only be extended when the gennaker is capable of being flown. The word 'retrieval' is used in lieu of 'drop' to eliminate any distinction between tack line and halyard – that is to say that as long as the gennaker is being retrieved below, the sprit can still be extended.
Rule C.8.3 (b) (iv) (Bow Sprit Retraction)
Amendment: Delete the entire rule as stated below:
“The bowsprit shall be retracted at the first reasonable opportunity after rounding the leeward mark.”
REASON: This is redundant and occasionally conflicts with C.8.3 (b) (iii).
Rule C.7.1 (Advertising)
Amendment: Modify the existing Rule as follows:
“A maximum of one (1) competitor advertiser per boat on the sails.”
REASON: To allow more than one advertiser on the boat, which in turn will provide sailors a better opportunity to offset ownership costs. This is proposed by France and seconded by Spain, and consistent with the J/80 ExCom allowances for the same provision at the 2007 and 2008 Worlds.
Rule G.3.2 (f)
Amendment: Insert New Rule:
“The headboard may be of any material.”
REASON: Recommended by Boris Heppe, chief measurer at 2008 Worlds. Current rule does not specify a headboard for the mainsail.
Rule PART III Appendix H.1 (Appendage Plan)
Amendment: Delete section half-widths under Section 1 on the Keel plan. Modify Note #1 to read: “Section 1 is the intersection of the hull fairbody with the keel sump not including the filet radius.”
REASON: Section 1 is not a fairable section as it has a 2” filet radius at turn of sump. Anyone attempting to fair this area to the minimum published offsets would have to grind into the filet and would significantly weaken the sump. Modifying or reducing the filet would also be a violation of Rule D.1.4 so the inclusion of offset information for Section 1 is not needed.
Rule PART III Appendix H.6 (Forestay Measurement Point)
Amendment: Delete the forestay diagram in its entirety
REASON: The forestay is no longer a measured item.
Proposed Amendments to the Class Constitution
Rule 5.7 (c) (NCA Recognition)
Amendment: Modify existing rule as follows:
“Election of Class officers and a Class Measurer by Members of the NCA.”
REASON: To be sure that each NCA has a designated measurer.
Rule 5.7 (e) (NCA Recognition)
Amendment: Add New Rule as Follows:
“Use by the NCA of the J/80 Class Measurement Website for documenting membership, sail purchase and boat measurement data.
REASON: To simplify regatta compliance checks by centralizing all membership and measurement information.
Rule 7.5 (Elections)
Amendment: Modify existing rule:
“Bi-annually, the Executive Committee shall elect, one of from its NCA appointed members, to act as a Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Class for a period of two years.”
Rule 8.4 (Voting)
Amendment: Modify existing rule as follows:
“Each Executive Committee member shall have one vote. In addition, the NCA representative shall have one vote for every complete multiple of ten (10) J/80s owned by Members of the NCA, who are listed on the J/80 Class Measurement Website.”
Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for Major J/80 events.
There is much interest in the class to establish more consistency in how judges and event hosts administer on-the-water racing, particularly at the Worlds. ISAF specifically discourages classes from including any on-the-water penalty provisions in the class rules for minor infractions like early sprit extension, etc. ISAF recommends that these kinds of provisions be detailed in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions of the class events.
To this end, the Technical Committee recommends that the International Class adopt and require all major class events to add the following provision to the NOR and Sailing Instructions:
“A yacht that infringes Rule C.5.2 (a) or Rule C.8.3 (b) (iii) may exonerate herself by promptly making one turn including one tack and one gybe unless the boat has caused serious damage or has gained a significant advantage in the race or the series.”
REASON: ISAF discourages classes from putting exoneration type provisions in their rules, and the current J/80 Class Rules currently have no mechanism in place for a yacht to exonerate herself for a bow sprit extension penalty or roll tacking penalty other than RRS measures (two turns penalty or disqualification after a hearing). A one turn penalty is deemed more appropriate for an infraction of this type.