Rules affected: 11.5 and 16.1
This change is intended to eliminate the necessity of removing the centreboard from the hull when doing a hull measurement at a major championship. To accomplish this, the change affects two rules at the same stroke.
The weight of the centreboard shall be not less than 3.5 kg including all fixed fittings.
11.5 The weight of the centreboard shall be not less than 3.5 kg and not more than 5.5 kg including all fixed fittings.
11.6 The measured weight shall be entered upon the measurement certificate for the hull.
11.7 The centreboard profile shall be checked for conformance to the centreboard profile and conformance shall be noted upon the measurement certificate.
11.8 The measurer shall affix a permanent marks to the centreboard indicating
measured weight and date of measurement.
The hull in dry condition shall not weigh less than 83 kg including all fixed fittings and a traveller strop, but excluding the centreboard and its retaining fittings...
The hull in dry condition shall not weigh less than 87 kg including all fixed fittings and a traveller strop and including the centreboard and its retaining fittings...
The present requirement is to remove the centreboard for a hull weight measurement. This substantially increases measurement verification time at a major regatta.
At the AGM in Melbourne, the discussion indicated that the members do not feel this is a goal worth pursuing.
The measure failed.