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Safety Line Amendment Passes
Effective May 1, 2010 (pending approval by ISAF)

At the Winter Meeting of the ILCA the amendment regarding safety line (see below) was voted on by the general membership and passed. This ruling will be in effect starting May 1, 2010 and will apply to all sanctioned Lightning events as well as events or series that utilize the Lightning Class rules. Many thanks to all that supplied information, feedback as well as to all those who participated in the voting. Please feel free to email Bill Clausen, Chief Measurer (measurer@lightningclass.org), with any questions regarding this ruling.

ILCA By Laws


ARTICLE VIII - RACING RESTRICTIONS
PORTABLE EQUIPMENT
a) Mandatory
i) Ground tackle shall be a fluke-type anchor weighing not less than 1.8 kg (4lbs) with 15.24m (50 feet) of line attached. The line shall be 3/8 inches (9.525mm) in diameter. It shall be made of Nylon or Dacron. Exotic materials or polypropylene are not acceptable. This line is to be a safety line to serve as towing as well as anchoring line. Variation may be made only by specific written permission from the Chief Measurer when local conditions dictate.

ISAF approved language to be voted on in August

ILCA By Laws


ARTICLE VIII - RACING RESTRICTIONS
PORTABLE EQUIPMENT
a) Mandatory
i) A fluke-type anchor weighing not less than 1.8 Kg(4lb) with a line attached not shorter than 15.24m (50 Feet). The line shall be a minimum of 9.525mm (3/8inches) in diameter and it shall be made of Nylon or Dacron. This line shall be used only for towing or anchoring. Alternatives may be prescribed in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions.



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