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May 3, 2019

IHCA Rules Committee has proposed 3 rules for comment

Dear all,

With outset in sailor feed back and questions the Rules Committee has prepared a rule change package for comments. The package consists of the below three proposals.

PROPOSAL 1
General Rule 9.1
Amend to read:

“Hulls may be rubbed, waxed, sanded, or buffed or painted in the normal process of maintenance.”

REASON
Allow painting of hulls.
Note: Approved by World Sailing 18/03/2019

 PROPOSAL 2
On proposal 2 (General Class Rule 17.6) of the rule change package posted for comments December 18, 2018, we received a very good and constructive sailor feedback.
The feedback prompted us to reconsider the original proposal. The result is a revised proposal, which hopefully addresses the raised concerns:

General Class Rule 17.6
Amend to read:
“Weights required to meet minimum crew weight shall not be usable for any other purposeThe weights must be attached to the boat and shall not be removed between leaving the shore and returning to shore after racing the last race of the day.

REASON
Clarification.
Note: Approved by World Sailing 18/03/2019

 PROPOSAL 3

 Hobie Cat 14 Rule 3.5
Amend to read:

A mast rotation control kit as supplied by HOBIE CAT CO may be mounted below the boomThe mast rotation control shall be Hobie Cat Co supplied. The mast rotation control purchase shall not be greater than 2:1 and the mast rotation kit shall not have controls to permit adjustments while on trapeze. It is recommended that mast waterproof integrity is retained.

 REASON
Clarification.
Note: Approved by World Sailing 18/04/2019

 Comments to be sent to rules@hobieclass.com with copy to david.brookes@hobieclass.com. Please state your full name and the Hobie Association/Fleet you are a paid up member of when making your comment. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

 The proposed changes are supposed to go into effect as of July 10, 2019, under provision of IHCA Council approval.

 Erik Olsen
IHCA Rules Committee Chair