New Class Rules on Sails, Weight and Race Organizations (Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions)

Update November 16 2012:

There are several new class rules that have been voted on and will be going into effect January 1, 2013. 

They deal with Sails, Weight and Race Organizations (Notice of Race/Saling Instructions).

Sails

6.2.1 Not more than 1 mainsail, 3 headsails, and 2 masthead asymmetrical spinnakers may be carried aboard while racing. These six (6) sails shall constitute the base inventory.  In addition to the base inventory the following may be carried onboard while racing:

a. Storm and heavy weather sails recommended by ORC Special Regulations

b.  One (1) fractional asymmetrical spinnaker of heavy weather type construction utilizing a cloth weight not less than 65 grams/meterĀ² (CR 26.3.3)

c. One (1) masthead spinnaker of heavy weather type construction utilizing a cloth weight not less than 43 grams/meterĀ² (CR 26.3.3).

6.4 In addition to the base inventory described in Rule 6.2.1, each owner is permitted to purchase 3 new inshore red royalty buttons each calendar year (January 1st to December 31st) following the initial calendar year of yacht ownership.  After each 5 years of yacht ownership, an owner may purchase an additional 3 new inshore red royalty buttons which may be used at any time during their ownership of a Swan 42.

6.5.5 New owners of the Swan 42 yachts shall be issued 4 offshore royalty buttons to be used at any time during the contonuous ownership of the yacht to which the royalty buttons have been asigned.  Excluding the purchase of the initial four offshore sails (Rule 6.5.1), owners are permitted one new offshore button per calendar year.  After each 5 years of yacht ownership, an owner may purchase one new offshore blue royalty button which may be used at any time during their ownership of a Swan 42.      

Weight

8.1 Total crew weight in shorts and shirt shall not exceed 900 kg (approximately 1984 lbs).   8.3.4 Yachts whose crew exceeds the maximum weight allowance in Rule 8.1 shall be penalized as follows:

a. When the crew weight total is greater than 900 kg but less than or equal  to 905 kg, the offending yacht shall lose three places for each race of that day.

b. When the crew weight total is greater than 905 kg but less than or equal to 910 kg, the offending yacht shall lose six places for each race of that day.

c. When the crew weight total is greater than 910 kg, the offending yacht shall be scored DNS for each race of that day.

8.3.4 Yachts whose crew exceeds the maximum weight allowance in Rule 8.1 (exclusing any individual on board allowed or added under Rule 9.6) shall be penalized as follows:

a. When the crew weight total is greater than 900 kg but less than or equal to 905 kg, the offending yacht shall lose three places for each race that day.  

b. When the crew weight total is greater than 905 kg but less than or equal to 910 kg, the offending yacht shall lose six places for each race that day.  

c. When the crew weight total if greater than 910 kg, the offending yacht shall be scored DNS for each race of that day.

Race Organizations

9.2.1 For Swan 42 Class events, RRS 44.1 and 44.2 are changed so that, except for infringements of Part 2 that occur within the zone of a rounding mark or finishing mark, only one turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required.  If a Swan 42 fouls a boat from another class, then she shall comply with the penalty prescribed in the sailing instructions regarding such infringement.

 9.3 For Swan 42 Class events, any change to these rules must be approved by the Swan 42 Class Association, acting through the Ex-Com.  These changes may be included in the NOR, SIs or amendments or may be communicated to each of the participants by the Swan 42 Class Associatiom by other means.  For events other than Swan 42 Class events, notices of race and/or sailing instructions may vary these Clas Rules in respect of Rules 4.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.2.  (a, b, and c remain the same)

9.5 The Notice of Race or the Swan 42 Class Association, acting through th Ex-Com, shall designate races as being inshore or offshore for the purpose of compliance with Rule 6.5.3.  An inshore regatta's NOR or sailing instructions may have a provision to include a distance race.  If such race is conducted, only Class inshore inventory sails (6.2.1) shall be used, unless the Swan 42 Class Association determines otherwise and notifies all participants prior to the event.

9.6 The Organizing Authority of an event, or the Swan 42 Class Association, acting through the Ex-Com, may add or allow a crew member, in addition to the weight limits prescribed in Section 8.1, to one or more boats during an event for Class promotion, event promotion or media coverage purposes.  This person may not materially assist in the performance of the boat and shall not count against or be restricted by the crew limitations in 4.0 and 8.0.