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INTERNATIONAL FJ

Championship Rules


The International Flying Junior Organization organises World Championships (W.C.), Continental Championships (C.C.). and National Championships (N.C.) in cooperation with the National Yachting Unions (National Authorities N.A.).

PARAGRAPH 1

The W.C. will take place each second year and not in Olympic years.

The C.C. will take place each year in the continents where no W.C. is being held.

The N.C. Will take place each year at a place to be decided upon by the N.A.'s & N.F.J.A.'s (National F.J. Association).

Number of boats admitted to the championships are:

PARAGRAPH 2

In very exceptional cases after a gross breach of good manners and sportmanship in the championships, the Council has the right to expel an owner from participation in future championships for a fixed period.

PARAGRAPH 3

All boats entered must be in accordance with the rules and regulations of the International Flying Junior Organization and must have a valid certificate.

The Management Committee and/or the Jury have the right to have the boats or sails etc. wholly or partially remeasured.

If deviations are found, the boat will not have the right to participate in F.J. races till after a further official remeasurement with good result.

PARAGRAPH 4

The entrants of the W.C. and C.C. must be "owners" of the I.F.J.O. and must have paid the royalties.

The helmsmen must be "owners" of the l.F.J.O. but need not necessarily sail their own boat.

PARAGRAPH 5

The number of races is as follows:

Each entrant must exclude one race from his final score. An entrant cannot deduct a race in which he was disqualified.

PARAGRAPH 6

W.C. and C.C. scoring will be by Olympic points system as fixed for the next Olympic Games. If not yet fixed, the point system of the last Olympic Games will be used. N.C. free.

PARAGRAPH 7

For W.C. and C.C. the course has to be accepted by the Management Committee. The course must be laid out a distance of at least one quarter mile from the coast.

The length of the course must be approx. 6­8 miles.

In very strong wind, a different course may be used.

PARAGRAPH 8

Minimum average speed 1.5 knots for W.C. and C.C..

For W.C. and C.C. the course cannot be shortened.

PARAGRAPH 9

For W.C. and C.C., the starting line must be laid out at approx. right angles to the first leg of the course.

For W.C. and C.C., the first leg shall as far as possible always be dead to windward. The length of the first leg must be not less than 0.8 miles.

The length of the starting line for W.C. and C.C. must be the total length of all boats entered + 25°/o.

The starting line for W.C. and C.C. must be clearly defined by two marker buoys or boats or poles on which there are masts not less than 5 feet high, preferably with flags at the top.

PARAGRAPH 10

For W.C. and C.C., each country shall be entitled to a seat on the Championship Committee. The Management Committee I.F.J.O. shall appoint the president, secretary and one other member of this committee. Members of the Championship Committee shall not participate in the races.

The Championship Committee declares the championship opened and at a special meeting at the end of the championship establishes the champion and ensures that this is announced in the most official way. Any matter can be referred to them by the Jury and the Organizing Committee (see paragraph 11 and 12). Their decisions will be final.

PARAGRAPH 11

For W.C. and C.C.:

The organizing country shall appoint a Jury consisting of at least 3 members to which shall be added the President of the Championship Committee and 2 members elected by the Championship Committee. The Jury shall deal with protests and make any special rules not inconsistent with these Rules and the Class Rules, which they may consider necessary during the Championship series. The members of the Jury shall not be regarded as interested parties for the purpose of racing rule 40 by reason of their nationality.

The Jury represents the highest authority for the whole duration of the Championship and its decisions are final.

PARAGRAPH 12

The Organizing Committee will be appointed by the organizing club, the N.S.A. and or the N.A. in order to deal with administrative matters.


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