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OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF MEASUREMENT top.gif (377 bytes)

  1. The Association's Official Certificate of Measurement, as issued by the Measurer shall be binding upon all organizations conducting races for the Newport 30 Class Yacht. A yacht named on a valid Certificate, signed by the Measurer and the Commodore, signifying official registration of the Certificate, shall not be subject to measurement or protest on measurement unless reasonable grounds can be shown to give evidence of subsequent alterations. However, a Newport 30 Class yacht is always subject to measurement by order of the Association Governing Board or the Association Championship Regatta Race Committee.
  2. The Measurer shall restrict his authority to the actual measurement and recording of those measurements on the Official Measurement Certificate and issuing valid certificates to those yachts, which meet the requirements. Rulings on controversial changes, or changes that effect the sailing characteristics must be referred to the Governing Board. The Measurer shall measure his own yacht under the supervision of a disinterested Association Officer.
  3. Nothing shall relieve a skipper of the obligation of notifying the Measurer of changes to his yacht or the acquisition of additional sails. Yachts participating in races, without a current certificate, are subject to disqualification without protest. The Measurer may issue temporary certificates, valid for a limited time, before actually measuring the sails or changes.

ELIGIBLE YACHTS top.gif (377 bytes)

  1. A yacht is eligible and considered to be in the Fleet if it conforms to the requirements of these By-Laws and is certified by the Certificate of Measurement properly filled out and properly signed.
  2. To compete in a Fleet race, the Newport 30 yacht must be owned by a paid up member of the Association .
  3. All measurements, equipment and characteristics of the Newport 30 Fleet Yacht shall comply with the details listed and described on the Official Certificate of Measurement and as listed here.
  4. Approved manufacturers of the Newport 30 Fleet Yacht are Lindsey-Enterprise, Elgin, and Capitol Yachts of California.
  5. A Newport 30 Fleet Standard yacht shall have engine and propeller capable of propelling the yacht at five knots with the wind forward of the beam and the following equipment as offered by Capital Yachts or its equivalent in weight and placement: 
    1. Head, installed.
    2. Stove, capable of operation while under way.
    3. Dinette table, drawers, and doors.
    4. Minimum safety equipment on board as on the published Y.R.A. of San Francisco Bay minimum requirements list.
    5. Interior boat cushions.
    6. First aid kit and manual.
    7. Navigation equipment including tide tables, charts, and a marine compass properly installed and adjusted.
    8. Provisions for emergency steering.

SPECIFICATIONStop.gif (377 bytes)

  1. The intent of these specifications is to clarify and elaborate the Official Plans, and all items not specifically covered by these specifications shall be derived from the Official Plans. In case of conflict between these specifications and the Official Plans, these specifications will govern. In interpreting these specifications and the Official Plans any point not covered or wording of obscure meaning, the intended meaning shall be considered rather than any technical misconstruction that might be derived from the word, keeping in mind the basic intent of these specifications and By-Laws as set forth in Article III of the Constitution.
  2. The Official Certificate of Measurement is established as a part of these specifications.
  3. Controlling measurements and other specifications are established with the intention of matching PHRF limitations:

    Measurement

    Phase I

    Phase II

    MarkIII

    Tolerance

     

    J

     

    12.125

     

    12.125

    12.667

     

    Not Measured

     

    I

     

    36.6 ft.

     

    39.5 ft.

    40.0 ft.

     

    1 inch

     

    P

     

    29.5 ft.

     

    34 ft.

    34 ft.

     

    inch

     

    E

     

    12.75

     

    10.25

    10.25

     

    inch

    MAIN MIDGIRTH Upper
    4.8 ft.
    3.8 ft.
    3.8 ft.
    1/2 inch
     

    MAIN MIDGIRTH Mid

     

    7.87 ft.

     

    6.6 ft.

    6.6 ft.

     

    inch

    Bottom band to top band
    29.5 ft
    34 ft.
    34 ft.
    1/2 inch
    Bottom of mast column to top sheave
    35 ft.
    38.25 ft.
    38.25 ft.
    1 inch
     

    Deck house to bottom band

     

    51.5 in.

     

    36.0 in.

    36.0 in.

     

    2 inches

     

    B2

     

    14.0 ft.

     

    12.125 ft.

    12.6 ft.

     

    inch

     

    Maximum LP

     

    155%( B2)

    21 ft.

     

    155%( B2)

    18.79 ft.

    155%(B2)

    19.5 ft.

     

    inch

     

    SL

     

    37.14 ft.

     

    39.25 ft.

    40.0 ft.

     

    inch

     

    SMG

     

    180%( B2)

    25.20 ft.

     

    180%( B2)

    21.825 ft.

    180% (B2)

    22.6

     

    inch

     

D. Definitions:

    J = Headsail tack pin to leading edge of mast perpendicular to mast.

    SMG = Spinnaker midgirth measurement which is the widest point from tape to tape across the spinnaker.

    B2 = Spinnaker pole length.

    SL = Spinnaker length which is from head to intersection of bottom and side edges of spinnaker outside tack.

    I = Top of spinnaker sheave to point where J meets the mast.

    E = Leading edge of mast mainsail track to leading edge of boom band.

    P = Mainsail luff length, distance between mast bands.

    LP = Length of the longest line perpendicular to the luff of a sail, that is through the clew.

E. The Sails approved for Newport 30 One Design Racing are as follows:

    1. There are no restrictions on the number of jibs
    2. There are no restrictions on the number of spinnakers.
    3. There are no restrictions on sailcloth materials.

F. Sail numbers: The location, size, and color designated shall conform to the numbering rules of the Y.R.A. of San Francisco Bay as currently in force.

G. There are no limitations on running rigging.

H. Standing Rigging: Adjustable backstay systems and non-supporting forestay foil systems are permissible. Other alterations to the standing rigging are not permitted.

I. Spreaders may be changed to other than standard materials or shape, but may not be altered as to length.

J. Hull: The underwater configuration must conform to manufacturer's standards.

  1. No changes in fixed ballast are allowed.
  2. Folding or feathering propellers are permitted.

K. Grandfather Clause: Discrepancies from the standard specifications can be approved by the Association Governing Board, but all replacement must be according to these specifications.

MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES top.gif (377 bytes)

  1. All measurements of sails shall be made with only enough pull to eliminate wrinkles.
  2. The LP measurement shall be measured by holding one end of the tape measure fixed at the clew of a Genoa, and then finding the shortest distance to the luff of the sail. The clew is defined as that point where a line along the foot of the sail would meet a line along the leech of the sail when each were extended without regard for the clew grommet or ring. The luff of the sail shall be assumed to be where the forestay would reside, disregarding jib hanks or luff tapes.
  3. The girth of the spinnaker shall be measured by folding the spinnaker in half, vertically, and measuring the largest distance from the center fold to the luffs.
  4. The luffs of the spinnaker shall be measured by folding the spinnaker in half, vertically, and laying a line along the curved edges from top to bottom. The line is then straightened and measured. Care should be taken so that the line is not stretched.
  5. One inch contrasting bands shall be placed around the mast and boom corresponding to the deck house to bottom band, P , and E (from the forward edge of the mast track or slot) measurements.
  6. The spinnaker pole shall be measured from the front edge of the mast to the end of the pole in a horizontal position including all hardware.
  7. All sails shall be stamped on the clew of the sail by the Measurer with a miniature of the Newport 30 Class Insignia. The Measurer shall inscribe the date the sails were measured and with his initials next to the stamp.
  8. Measurements and/or weights in the specifications are in feet, inches and pounds in accordance with the standards of the United States Bureau of Weights and Measures. All measurements intended or actual, not expressly prescribed in these specifications or on the Official Plans, shall be subject to a tolerance of only plus or minus 1% unless otherwise noted.
  9. The measurements of all sails may be obtained by either:
    1. accepted as measured and recorded on a valid IOR or MORA measurement certificate for that yacht, or
    2. to be measured by and accepted by the Measurer.
  10. The girth measurement of the main sail shall be measured by folding the sail along the leech to mark the midpoint, and measuring the minimum distance from that point to the luff (including the luff rope). The point on the leech from which the girth measurement is taken shall be determined by bridging any hollows in the leech with a straight line.

RULES top.gif (377 bytes)

  1. The intent of the rules are to discourage rule beating practices. Therefore, any change which is not accepted practice, or not specifically covered in these specifications, rules, Official Sail Plan, or Official Certificate of Measurement, is considered illegal until a ruling has been obtained form the Measurer and the Governing Board.

ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP top.gif (377 bytes)

  1. The San Francisco Bay Newport30 Class Championship in this class will usually be decided by the Y.R.A. ODCA season races. The weighting of each start and the number of throwouts per season shall be decided by a poll of entered skippers taken by the Measurer and distributed before the first race.
  2. Scoring for the season shall be per US Sailing RRS Appendix A - Scoring, as modified by YRA Rule 14.0 Scoring System. The lowest accumulated score at the end of the season is the winner.
  3. The season Championship winner may affix a red chevron to his mainsail, approximately ten inches long and three inches wide, just below the Newport 30 Class Insignia. The winning of a second championship entitles him to a second chevron and so on. The chevrons are to remain with the skipper, not the yacht.

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