Etchells News

Proposed changes to the class rules

Posted December 17, 2018

The next step is to send the changes to World Sailing for final approval.
The four approved changes are noted below in italics:

  • F.6.1(a) STANDING RIGGING - MATERIALS: The standing rigging shall be of stainless steel or rope.  The backstay shall be minimum of 10400mm long and shall be directly attached to the mast crane
  • F.6.2(a)(4) STANDING RIGGING - CONSTRUCTION - MANDATORY: A backstay pennant of 7x19 wire or equivalent rope
  • F.6.4 STANDING RIGGING - DIMENSIONS:
    Forestay diameter - minimum 4.7mm
    Shroud diameter - minimum 4.7mm
    Lower Shroud diameter - minimum 4.7mm
    Backstay diameter - minimum 3.2mm
    Backstay length - minimum 10400mm
    Backstay pennant diameter wire- minimum 4.0mm
    Backstay pennant diameter rope - minimum 4.0mm
  • F.7.4 RUNNING RIGGING - DIMENSIONS:
    Main halyard rope - change from minimum 5.9mm to minimum 4mm
    Headsail halyard rope - change from minimum 5.9mm to minimum 4.8mm
    Spinnaker halyard rope - change from minimum 5.9mm to minimum 4.8mm

As soon as approval from World Sailing is received, we will post the effective date for these changes to the Class Rules