2016 Melges 24 Class Rules Published By World Sailing

2016 Melges 24 Class Rules Published By World Sailing

February 24, 2016 - World Sailing has approved today the final 2016 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 2016 are as follows - (read the document here):

Current Rule C. 2.2.

New Rule C 2.2

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

At official International Melges 24 Class events as confirmed by IM24CA Executive Committee and listed on www.melges24.com no later than January 10th of each year. This rule shall be administered as per H.3 and stated in both the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions. 

 

Current Rule C. 5

New Rule C.5

C.5 PORTABLE EQUIPMENT 
C.5.1 FOR USE 
(a) MANDATORY 
(1) One manual bilge pump 
(2) One bucket of not less than 9ltr capacity, with a lanyard of minimum 1 metre.
(3) One anchor and chain combined of not less than 5 kg in weight and with the anchor of not less than 3.1kg 
(4) One anchor line of not less than 40 m of line of not less than 8 mm in diameter 
(5) Two main companionway hatches 
(6) The engine tray carried under the engine. 

(b) OPTIONAL 
(1) Electronic or mechanical timing devices 
(2) Navigation lights, tactical and navigational instruments and their associated power sources. 
(3) Mooring lines 
(4) Cool/ice box 
(5) Bunk cushions and portable toilet. Cushions shall be on the bunks and the toilet stowed under the companionway step. 
(6) Protective bag for companionway hatches 
(7) The 6 hatches from the cabin ‘V’ berth/settees

C.5 EQUIPMENT
C.5.1 FOR USE 
(a) MANDATORY  
(1) One manual bilge pump or bailer minimum of 1 litre

(2) One bucket of not less than 9ltr capacity, with a lanyard of minimum 1 metre.  
(3) One anchor and chain combined of not less than 5 kg in weight and with the anchor of not less than 3.1kg  
(4) One anchor line of not less than 40 m of line of not less than 8 mm in diameter  
(5) Two main companionway hatches  
(6) The engine tray carried under the engine.  

(b) OPTIONAL 
(1) Electronic or mechanical timing devices 
(2) Navigation lights, tactical and navigational instruments with associated transducers and power sources. 
(3) Mooring lines 
(4) Cool/ice box 
(5) Bunk cushions and portable toilet. 

Rule H.1
Amendment: Add new diagrams of rudder fittings.

Original Rudder Gudgeon on the left and Optional replacement Rudder Gudgeon on the right

Original Rudder Gudgeon

Optional replacement Rudder Gudgeon

 

Optional replacement Rudder FittingOptional replacement Rudder Fitting