Greetings from the measurement team.
In a few months the Worlds 2024 in St Petersburg will take place.
For making the measurement procedure as smooth as possible for everyone, please make sure, your boats are DRY for weighing and the presented equipment is complete and according to the FD Class Rules and the Equipment Rules of Sailing:
Last year we started with an online system to reserve a time slot form measurement. This went very well, so we will continue with this. We will handle 4 boats an hour. For this it is essential that you are ready at the beginning of each time slot. For example: if you reserved the time slot of 14.00 – 15.00, you should be there at 14.00.
Please prepare your boat as mentioned in the measurement instructions (see notice board).
Rudders and centerboards
Also this year special attention should be drawn to the rudders and centerboards (see class Rules pages 15, 16 (rules 50 and 51) and appendix F) as a considerable number have been found to be out of spec. during earlier measurements.
We found a lot of issues last years and we will check again. Especially for boats which were not present during a worlds the last 2 years.
Also this time we will be strict for reasons of fairness.
Limit mark mast nr 3
Rule 68: Limit marks. The intention of rule 68 (band nr 3) is that the main sail is not allowed to be above this limit mark. We noticed that it was possible for some boats to hoist the main above this mark. This is not allowed.
To prevent this we will do check the following: “There shall be a system or stop on the mast to prevent the head point of the mainsail from being hoisted above the upper limit (lower edge of band #3). Please take care that this needs to be a solid system which cannot be adjusted during the worlds.