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The revised 2011 version of the International Fireball Class rules are now available to download.Following a ballot of National Class Associations in November and approval by ISAF.
In summary the changes are:
Two windows are now allowed in both the mainsail and the jib. The total area of window allowed remains the same for each sail. This should make for better visibilty for the crew and helm.
Updating the wording for primary and secondary reinforcement of sails, bringing the rules up to date to reflect current sail making practices followiing the 2003 rule changes that allowed laminate sails.
Setting a top width shall rule for the jib of 40mm. Under ISAF measurement procedures, the top width of the jib has to be defined in order to prevent sail makers from producing "fat head" jibs. Setting the top width of the jib also clarifies the determination of the jib head point.
Opting out of RRS 50.4. Since IFCR 20.5.1 defines the geometry of the foresail, RRS 50.4 is redundant. A narrow interpretation of RRS 50.4 may also classify a Fireball foresail as a spinnaker. A number of classes (Flying Dutchman , Yngling and 49er, among others) have already opted out of RRS 50.4
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