Based on membership, as of now Canada will be able to send two boats – our National Championship winner and one from the Ontario District. Final allocation of country spots will take place in July 2013, based on class membership at that time. Joining the class is now easier than ever with online payments available through this site – thanks to all of you who have already joined. Just saying . . .
You may want to ask them to kill some time at work watching these vids. From our friends at North Sails and Harken, they have been out on Youtube for a few years now and not taken down, so thinking they are OK with them being up and think of them as advertisement now. Anyway, they are a great way to get someone new up to speed on what they are getting into and come with a catchy little tune. If you really like them, buy a sail from North, or replace all your cleats and blocks with Harken. The series of vids can be found by clicking ‘Read More’ below.
Effective April 1, 2013, we will be racing under an updated set of class rules. Nothing that will change how we sail the boats and generally housekeeping to align with common practices, clean-up potential for misinterpretations, or simplify things. Of note, there are no longer any line diameter limitations. The updated rulebook can be downloaded from the Class Rules page or below, and you will also recieve a new rulebook with your 2013 membership package. Also, Tim Winger has put together a document summarizing the changes and the supporting rationale. This can also be found on the class rules page or below.
Our thanks to the IJCA and especially Tim Winger and the Technical Committee for their efforts in working with ISAF to get these needed changes in place.
With a number of new boat owners in our class, and with the recent confirmation by the IJCA that the Newport 2014 Worlds will not be an open regatta, thought I would provide a little refresher on how a helmsperson qualifies for a closed worlds. With 25 boats having attended Rochester and at best only 16 spots being available made available to Canadian boats, want to make sure everyone understands the process and what they need to do to get in. to It is a little confusing, but the highlights are as follows. Full details may be found in the CJCA by-laws.