Shields Class Sailing Association

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CLASS RULES - "Blue Book"

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

Section I - Constitution
   Article I - Name
   Article II - Objects
   Article III - Jurisdiction
   Article IV - Members
      A. Classes of Membership
      B. Applications and Dues
      C. Suspension and Expulsion
   Article V - Fleets and Districts
      A. Fleets
      B. Districts
      C. Obligations
   Article VI - Officers
      A. Duties
      B. Eligibility
      C. Terms
      D. Removal and Vacancies
      E. Non-Member Officer(s)
   Article VII - Governing Board and Committees
      A. Governing Board
      B. Executive Committee
      C. Technical Committee
      D. Other Committees
   Article VIII - Meeting of Members
   Article IX - Amendments
   Article X - Championship Regatta Awards

Section II - By-Laws
   1.0 Definitions
   2.0 Registered Yachts
   3.0 Applications and Dues
   4.0 Fleets
   5.0 Officers
   6.0 Governing Board and Committees
      6.1 Governing Board
      6.2 Executive Committee
      6.3 Nominating Committee
      6.4 National Championship Committee
      6.5 Action Without Meeting
   7.0 Meeting of Members
      7.1 Notice in General
      7.2 Annual Meetings
      7.3 Other Meetings
      7.4 Proxies

Section III - Basic Rules
   1.0 Basic Rules of Uniformity
   2.0 Basic Rules Governing Measurements and Inspections
   3.0 Basic Rule Governing Substantial Damage to a Registered Yacht
   4.0 Basic Rules Governing Deviations from the Specifications
   5.0 Basic Rules Governing Sanctioning of Races
   6.0 Requests for Measurement Interpretations and Rulings
   7.0 Status of National Measurer's Interpretations and Rulings
   8.0 Admonition to Authorized Builder(s)
   9.0 Admonition to Sailmakers and Other Manufacturers

Section IV - Hull Specifications and Equipment Requirements
   1.0 Hull
      1.1 Dimensions and Weights
      1.2 Alterations to Hull Prohibited
      1.3 Rudder Shape and Thickness
      1.4 Rudder Fairing Strips
      1.5 Fairing
      1.6 Perforations - Hull/Deadwood
      1.7 Perforations - Bulkheads
      1.8 Bulkhead Hatches
      1.9 Stiffening Stringers
      1.10 Anti-fouling Paint
      1.11 Ballast
   2.0 Deck
      2.1 Deck Supports
      2.2 Mast Partners
      2.3 Chainplates
      2.4 Toe Rail
      2.5 Control Console
      2.6 Rubrail
      2.7 Perforations (Deck)
      2.8 Backstay Gland
      2.9 Bow Chock
   3.0 Cockpit
      3.1 Additions to the Cockpit
      3.2 Cockpit Seats
      3.3 Hiking Strap Prohibition
      3.4 Cockpit Floorboards
      3.5 Cockpit Coaming
   4.0 Winches
      4.1 Winches
      4.2 Halyard Winches
      4.3 Sheet Winches
   5.0 Mast
      5.1 Dimensions/Shapes/Weights
      5.2 Fabrication of the Mast
      5.3 Alternate Fabrication of the Mast
      5.4 Mast Blocks/Wedges
      5.5 Mast Weight/Center of Gravity
      5.6 Spreaders
      5.7 Mast Marking/Mast Band
      5.8 Gooseneck Fitting
      5.9 Standing Rigging
      5.10 Adjustment to the Standing Rigging
      5.11 Mast Step
   6.0 Boom
      6.1 Fabrication of the Boom
      6.2 Length of the Boom
      6.3 Boom Marking/Boom Band
      6.4 Mainsheet Bail
      6.5 Boom Sleeve/Reinforcement
   7.0 Backstay/Boomvang/Outhaul Adjustments
      7.1 Adjustments
      7.2 Backstay and Backstay Pennant
      7.3 Boomvang
      7.4 Outhaul (Mainsail)
   8.0 Control Line Specifications
      8.1 Mainsheet Trim Arrangement
      8.2 Preventer
      8.3 Traveler Support
      8.4 Traveler
      8.5 Traveler Controls
      8.6 Cleats
      8.7 Blocks
      8.8 Shackles
      8.9 Halyards
      8.10 Jib Halyard Control
      8.11 Spinnaker Halyard
      8.12 Spinnaker Pole
      8.13 Spinnaker Foreguy/Downhaul
      8.14 Spinnaker Pole Topping Lift
      8.15 Spinnaker Pole Bridle
      8.16 Spinnaker Twing Lines
      8.17 Spinnaker Pole Mast Track
      8.18 Spinnaker Sheets
      8.19 Jib Sheet Tracks/Carriage (Cars)
      8.20 Jib Sheet Carriage (Car) Controls
      8.21 Jib Sheets
      8.22 Reaching Leads
      8.23 Jib Sheet Carriage (Car) Track Placement
      8.24 Fraculator
   9.0 Mandatory Equipment
      9.1 Anchor
      9.2 Lifejackets
      9.3 Paddle
      9.4 Sound Making Device
      9.5 Pump
      9.6 Compass
   10.0 Optional Equipment
      10.1 Bilge Pumps
      10.2 Tiller Extension
      10.3 Inclinometer
      10.4 Cunningham
      10.5 Compass
      10.6 Measuring Marks
      10.7 Telltales
      10.8 Windex
      10.9 Electronic Devices
      10.10 Running Lights
      10.11 Automatic Bilge Pump
      10.12 Outboard Engine Brackets
      10.13 Spinnaker Container

Section V - Sails
   1.0 Basic Rules Governing Sail Acquisition
   2.0 Basic Rule Governing Sail Alteration
   3.0 Basic Rules Governing the use of Sails
   4.0 Sails - General Specifications
      4.1 Details of Sail Construction
      4.2 Conflicts
      4.3 Sail Areas
      4.4 Sail Construction
      4.5 Sail Fabric
      4.6 Reinforcements of Sails
      4.7 Boltropes and Tapes
      4.8 Battens
      4.9 Windows
      4.10 Telltales" stitle="Telltales - Sails
   5.0 Mainsails - Specifications
      5.1 Foot Attachments
      5.2 Luff Attachment
      5.3 Cunningham
      5.4 Tack Eye/Cringle
      5.5 Reef Point
      5.6 Battens
      5.7 Leech Line
      5.8 Official Class Insignia or Logo
      5.9 Chevrons
      5.10 Sail Numbers
      5.11 Draft Stripes
   6.0 Jibs - Specifications
      6.1 Jib Luff
      6.2 Adjustable Jib Luff Downhaul
      6.3 Jib Leech Line
      6.4 Jib Battens
      6.5 Draft Stripes
   7.0 Spinnakers - Specifications
      7.1 Shape
      7.2 Vents/Apertures
      7.3 Luff Tension Adjustment
      7.4 Sail Numbers
      7.5 Snap Arrangements
   8.0 Sail Measurement - General Instructions
   9.0 Mainsails - Measurements and Measurement Procedures
      9.1 Dimensions
      9.2 Measurements of the Luff, Leech and Foot
      9.3 Girth Measurements
      9.4 Measurements at the Head of the Sail/Headboard
   10.0 Jibs - Measurements and Measurement Procedures
      10.1 Dimensions
      10.2 Measurements of the Luff, Leech and Foot
      10.3 Girth Measurements
      10.4 Shape of the Foot
   11.0 Spinnakers - Measurements and Measurement Procedures
      11.1 Dimensions
      11.2 Luff Length Measurement
      11.3 Radial and Girth Measurements
      11.4 Foot Length
      11.5 Distance Between Lowest and Highest Points on the Sail
      11.6 Spinnakers Measured at Room Temperature

Section VI - Rules Governing the National Championship Regatta
   1.0 By-Laws Governing the National Regatta
      1.1 Governance
      1.2 Entrants
   2.0 Rules for the National Championship Regatta
      2.1 Sailing Rules
      2.2 Crew Numbers
      2.3 Scoring
      2.4 Courses
      2.5 Number of Races
      2.6 Sailing Restrictions - Hiking
      2.7 Regatta Guidelines
   3.0 Selection of Venue for the National Championship Regatta
   4.0 Outline for Request for Proposal
   5.0 Championship Awards
      5.1 Procedures
      5.2 Awards
      5.3 Keeper and Perpetual Trophies
   6.0 Log of Winners of Perpetual Trophies - National Championship Regatta
   7.0 Sample Sailing Instructions - National Championship Regatta
   8.0 Calculation for the Cornelius Shields Memorial Trophy
   9.0 Past Shields Class National Champions

Section VII - Official Plans
   1.0 List of Official Drawings
   2.0 Official Plan 1 - Sail Plan
   3.0 Official Plan 2 - Fittings and Rigging
   4.0 Recommendations for Halyard and Sheet Sizes

Appendices
   I. Official Class Insignia and Chevrons
   II. By Action of the Executive Committee Clarifying Status of Registered Yachts Owned by Institutions