Current Class Rules
World Sailing have approved the class rule changes which are effective from 1 March 2022
(Class Rules Changes, WS explanatory document)
— The Class-approved change for the use of EVA flooring.
— The other substantive and important change is the inclusion by WS of a PFD standard under rule C.3.1.(a). We are now required as most WS Classes to use PFDs that comply to a certain standard due to safety reasons. Examples are now listed in the rule itself.
— Some housekeeping revisions by WS where there were items listed under sections that did not comply to the standard format or were repeated.
— The rules were also revised in the numbering format to maintain a consistency throughout using letters in capitals first followed by number, letter, number and small roman numerals.
24 March 2020
Class Rules as per 24 March 2020:
1st December 2011
Class Rules as per 1st December 2011:
8th October 2012
There are no class rule changes in 2012.
Acting under class rule D.1.4(d) the Technical Committee has authorised the internal details of the construction of Mark IV hulls originally built by Capel to be varied as set out in the authorisation which can be seen by clicking on the following link:
1st December 2011
ISAF have approved the class rule changes voted on by the NCAs in August 2011. These changes are effective from 1st December 2011. A copy of the class rules incorporating these changes can be found on the ISAF website and by clicking on the following links.
31st March 2011
Note from the Technical Committee:
We have been asked for our views on whether particular types of electronic compass are permitted by the class rules.
Rule C.5.1(b)(7) provides:
“Any electronic compass used shall only be capable of correlating data relating to the magnetic north and the boat’s heading, except that it may also incorporate an electronic timing device.”
The Technical Committee’s view is that a compass which displays a figure calculated by adding or subtracting a fixed figure (which may be changed manually) to represent the tacking angle of the boat to or from the figure for the boat’s heading is permitted under this rule. So, by way of example, in the Technical Committee’s view the current versions of the TackTick T060 and T061 compasses are permitted, but the T070 and T075 are not
permitted. The view expressed in this note is not a rule interpretation by ISAF, but they have been asked to confirm that they agree. The Technical Committee intends to propose a rule change to clarify the rule in this regard for the future.
Will Henderson, Chairman Technical Committee, 31st March 2011
1st December 2010
ISAF have approved the class rule changes that were voted for by the NCAs in August 2010.
The rule changes come into effect on 1st December 2010. The Class Rules which include these changes can be obtained using the link below. The second link below is to an ISAF document which shows the changes made.
There are some consequential amendments to the Measurement Forms, so please make sure you use the appropriate version.
In August 2008 the Member National Associations voted for 102 class rule changes and clarifications. These included the re-formatting of the class rules. ISAF finally approved the rule changes with effect from 1st March 2009.
The further changes voted on by the Member National Associations in August 2009 were approved by ISAF in November 2009 and come into effect on 1st December 2009. The ISAF approval document below identifies these changes. The class rules which include these changes are also linked below. With effect from 1st December 2009 these rules replace the earlier rules.