1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 – 2020, the ILCA Constitution, By-Laws, Lightning Specifications and the Document Governing All Sanctioned Lightning Class Championships (hereafter referred to as Document Governing).
1.2 Except when RRS 88.2 applies, no national prescriptions will apply.
1.3 The following rules below will be changed/will apply and will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions (SI’s). The SI’s may also change other racing rules.
1.3.1 RRS 42.3(c) is changed to say: “Except on a beat to windward, when surfing down the leeward side of a wave or planning is possible, a boat’s crew may pull pump the sheet, but not the guy, controlling any sail to initiate surfing or planning, but only once for each wave or gust of wind. When the mainsail is pumped, only that part of the sheet between the crew member handling the sheet and the first block on the boom shall be used. (Amended 7/25/13)
1.3.2 RRS 60.1(b), 63.1, 63.6, and 66 are changed to permit Protest Arbitration.
1.4.1 A boat intending to protest or request redress based on an incident in the racing area that she is involved in or sees shall, at the first reasonable opportunity after she finishes, inform the race committee at the finishing line of her intent to protest or request redress and, when applicable, the identity of the protestee.
1.5.1 This rule applies to all hearings except hearings under rule 69. If the protest committee is able to assemble the parties to a hearing before the protest or redress time limit, it may begin the hearing and may waive the requirements of rule 61.2 or 62.2.
1.6 The ILCA document governing is implemented as follows:
1.6.1 VIII.3: Time limit shall be two (02) hours. If no boat rounds the first mark within forty-five (45) minutes, the race shall be abandoned and, if possible, resailed.
1.6.2 VI.2 Second Paragraph: Anchor is not required but 50’ (15.24m) of 3/8’’ (9,525mm) line is required. Bucket is not required. Paddle is not required. Throwable life preserver (cushion) is not required. Personal flotation device (PFD) with a whistle attached is required. At the time of the championship the Organizing Authority will determine if compasses will be used if all of the boats can be equiped with a comparable compass.
1.7 If there is a conflict between languages the text written in its original language will take precedence.