2012 Melges 24 Class Rules Published By ISAF

2012 Melges 24 Class Rules Pulished By ISAF

ISAF has today approved the final 2012 changes to the Melges 24 Class Rules and has published a new edition of the Melges 24 Class Rule Book which comes into effect immediately.

Please note the changes to the class rules for 2012 are as follows:-

C.2.2 WEIGHTS - The total weight of the crew dressed in underwear - Minimim -kg, Maximum 375kg. At official International Melges 24 Class events as decreed by the International Melges 24 Class Association this rule shall be administered as per H.3.

H.3 Crews shall be weighed during the registration period prior to racing. During the event, Crews will be selected at random to be reweighed. Such reweighting shall be done on the same scale and at the same place and within one (1) hour of the boat’s return to the dock. Should a boat be found to exceed the maximum weight, she will be penalized by adding one point for each race of the day to her final total score - after discards - of the regatta for every kilogram over the limit. A boat found over the weight limit shall not continue racing until she complies with the class rule. Re-weighing under this situation shall be at the discretion of the Race Committee.

Note - Official International Melges 24 Class Events as decreed by the IMCA for the purpose of Class Rule 2.2. will be:

World and Continental Championships
World and Continental Ranking Events
Regional Championships
National Championships
Regional and National Ranking Events (including but not limited to the Baltic Ranking, US California Cup Series, Italian Volvo Cup Series, etc)

C.7.2 FITTINGS (a) USE (1) The rear gate line across the transom shall be closed whilst racing. It shall be in one continuous piece, fixed using shackles of optional design. The deflection at the centre when measured from a straight line between the attachment points shall not be more than 100mm.

G4 HEADSAILG.4.2 (i) The jib may be fitted with a zip luff designed to enclose the forestay, jib halyard and any purchase system used. The zip shall not be used as a device to alter the sail shape

C.4.ADVERTISING
C.4.1 LIMITATIONS
Advertising shall only be displayed in accordance the ISAF Advertising Code. (See ISAF Regulation 20). Subject to the limitations of Regulation 20,advertising chosen by the person in charge may be displayed.

Please note that these changes come into effect immediately.

Comments

Rule Changes

Please take a minute to read the AGM details and decisission, these read clearly that the max weigth will be 370 kg, as mentioned on document posted on this same website:

REMINDER - New Class Rule C.2.2 Does Not Come Into Force Until 15 March
REMINDER - New Class Rule C.2.2 Does Not Come Into Force Until 15 March
08/02/2012

Melges 24 sailors are reminded that the change to Class Rule 2.2 governing crew weights will not come into force until 15 March 2012. Therefore until that date the existing rule remains in force and will be applied at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week and any other regattas taking place or whose start date is prior to 15 March.

The existing wording of this rule is:

C.2.2. WEIGHTS

The total weight of the crew dress in underwear - maximum 360kg

Crews shall only be weighed during the registration period prior to racing. Re-weighing shall only take place if a valid protest shows the pre-race weights were false. Crews shall only be weighed during the registration period prior to racing. Re-weighing shall only take place if a valid protest shows the pre-race weights were false.

From 15 March onwards the new rule wording will be:

C.2.2 WEIGHTS

The total weight of the crew dressed in underwear - maximum 370 kg

Crews shall be weighed during the registration period prior to racing. For class racing, crews selected at random shall be reweighed on the same scale and the same place, available every day. They shall reweigh within one (1) hour of their return to the dock. Should a team be found to exceed the above maximum weight, one point for each race that day shall be added to the team’s final total score - after discards - for the regatta for every kilogram they are found to be over at each and any reweighing.

Why change something where we all have agreed upon on a AGM meeting in November??

Formal Statement From IMCA Chairman

Please see the formal statement from IMCA Chairman Riccardo Simoneschi which addresses the points you raise - http://www.melges24.com/news/official-statement-2012-class-rule-changes-...