Sailing: 1981 CC21 Class By-Laws
SECTION 1: RACING SEASON
The official racing season of this Association shall extend for the full twelve months of the year starting on January 1st and ending on December 31st
SECTION 2: RACING NUMBERS AND REGISTRATION
New boats presumed to be built to the Class rules may be registered and have racing numbers assigned at any time after being completely ASSEMBLED, by application to the General Secretary, and paying the applicable fee. The owner’s full name and correct address must be supplied. Upon registration, the General Secretary shall assign racing numbers, which must be affixed inside the cockpit in an unobscured position in figures on a minimum height of ½”.
No number shall ever be withdrawn; even though a boat is built outside the rules and restrictions, it must retain its registration number for identification. No number will be reassigned except to an old hull which has lost its original identification. Then an old, inactive number form the same discretion of the General Secretary.
SECTION 3: CHANGEOF ADDRESS
Owners of registered boats are requested to keep the General Secretary informed of any changes in address in order to keep the Association’s record correct.
SECTION 4: REGISTRATION
Boats that change hands through sale or other means, shall be re-registered at the earliest possible moment by the new owner, who shall notify the General Secretary of such change of ownership. The original number shall remain with the boat. The General Secretary should be notified at once of a change of ownership with full information as to the new owner’s name, address and where the boat will be located. If the boat’s name or hull color is changed, such information should be included. The applicable transfer fee shall be paid with all ownership changes.
SECTION 5: MEASUREMENT
Each boat, to be eligible to race, must hold a Certificate of Measurement recommended by the Measurer and approved by the Measurement Committee of the Association. To obtain such as Certificate, the boat must be examined by the Measurer who shall reporthisiherfindingsonaCC2l Class Measurement Data Sheet currently approved by the Rules Committee, if the boat complies in all respects, the Measurer shall fill out a measurement data sheet and send name to the National Secretary with the owner’s current dues. The owner then becomes a member of the Association.
SECTION 6: FLEET MEASURER’S DUTIES
When the Fleet Measurer is an owner of a CC21, he should be the chairman of a committee for measuring boats and recommending issuance of Measurement Certificates. No person may take or record the measurements of a CC2l in which he is financially or otherwise interested. The Association may refuse to accept further recommendations for Measurement Certificates from any Measurer or committee which is found guilty of negligence or misrepresentation regarding measurement it shall be the duty of the Measurer to call to the attention of the Association any and all discrepancies found not to be within the tolerances shown on the current Measurement Data Sheets. Any discrepancy found on a professionally built boat shall be corrected before a certificate is issued. In case there are discrepancies on a home-built boat, and if (in his opinion) the discrepancies are of minor importance to the boat’s sailing qualities, the Measurer may give a Measurement Certificate good only for local races provided such discrepancies are clearly indicated on the Data Sheet. However, final decision shall rest with the General Secretary and Chairman of the Rules Committee.
SECTION 7: MEASUREMENT FEES
Measurement fees are fixed by the Fleet or by the Measurer with the approval of the Fleet Of this fee the amount specified for each country shall go to the District Secretary, together with Measurement Data Sheet, which sum will be considered as the owner’s dues for the ensuing year.
SECTION 8: MEASURING UNATTACHED BOATS
Boats may be owned in localities where no divisional Fleet is in existence. The owners of such boats may, upon application to the District Secretary, receive a Measurement Data Sheet to be filled out relative to the boat and sails. Upon returning this to the District Secretary, together with Class dues, a Provisional Measurement Certificate will be issued provided the boat and sails are found to be within the limits of the Class. This provisional Certificate shall be subject to ratification by an accredited Fleet Measurer who shall re-measure the boat and who shall be empowered to recommend full Certificate of Measure. Provisional Measurement Certificates will not permit a boat to take part in any important Fleet race.
SECTION 8.1: CLASS CERTIFICATE
The Rules Committee may approve individual measurers, e.g. a marine surveyor or a measurement committee at a regatta. To recommend boats measured by them for Class Certificates. If accepted and issued by the Chairman of the Rules Committee and the General Secretary, such Class Certificates shall obviate the need for a Fleet Measurement Certificate and shall permit the boat to race without re-measuring the hull at all national level regattas and below, unless challenged before a given event by two or more competitors or during the event by the Race Committee, or until any alteration is made. The Rules Committee shall advise the Board of Governors on the administration of Class Certificates.
SECTION 9: RACING RULES
All races shall be run in accordance with the racing rules of the International Yacht Racing Union as adopted by the national authority.
SECTION 10: DEFINITION OF SKIPPERS
The term “Skippers” where used herein or in deeds of gifts shall be construed to mean the person who steers the boat in point score races only the bonafide owner, its bonafide co-owner or the regularly recognized crew may be the skipper of the boat In sanctioned events, only a bonafide owner or co-owner may be the skipper. The same skipper must sail the boat throughout such a regatta. Co-owners may not sail borrowed boats where this would result in more than one boat having the same sail number.
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SECTION 11: CERTIFICATION BY FLEET CAPTAIN
Each skipper participating in a championship or his Junior Championship race must present credentials endorsed by his Fleet Captain certifying that his boat has properly participated in five official point-score races and/or sanctioned regattas of the current season.
SECTION 12: CREW REQUIRED
At least 2 persons must be aboard each CC2l in all races including the skipper, unless otherwise noted in the Fleet Racing Rules.
SECTION 13: POINT SCORE RACES
Each Fleet Captain must give at least three (3) days notice of dates upon which Point-Score Races are to be held. Results of Point Score Races should be sent to the General Secretary. Special Forms may be had from the General Secretary for this purpose. Failure to report five Point-Score Races for a season may mean the withdrawal of a Fleet’s charter and loss of standing by all members of such a Fleet.
SECTION 14: SANCTIONED EVENT
All Fleets and clubs sponsoring regattas are encouraged to have these events sanctioned by the District Secretary. The District Secretary should be notified of the dates selected as far ahead as possible to obtain official sanction and ratification of race dates. The General Secretary shall sanction the regatta unless there is good cause not to do so.
SECTION 15: PROFESSIONALS
No person shall be on board a CC21 during a race held under general or specific jurisdiction of the Association except those who participate in yacht racing as a pastime as distinguished from the means of obtaining a livelihood. No yachtsman shall lose amateur status by reason of the fact that his livelihood is derived by designing or constructing any boats or parts of boats or sails or from other professions associated with the sea and ships. Appeals or protests on this should be directed to the national authority.
SECTION 16: SAIL MARKINGS
No letters, numerals, insignia other than CC21 insignia, racing, numbers, chevron awards, letters designating nationality, and a trademark approximately four (4) inches in diameter may be displayed on sails.
SECTION 17: LOST MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATE
If an owner shall lose the Measurement Certificate for his/her boat, application should be made to the Fleet Measurer for a new one.
SECTION 18: RACING NUMBERS
During all races, a skipper must use his own sails, and the number of the sails shall correspond to a measured hull on which dues for the current year have been paid and registered in the skipper’s name. If he owns more than one boat, he may use numbers corresponding to either boat.
SECTION 19: CHARTER FEE
Each charter Fleet to be considered active shall pay to the Association a charter fee annually at the start of each season. This is over and above the regular dues of members.
DUTIES OF THE FLEET CAPTAIN
The Fleet Captain is responsible for seeing that CC2ICA rules are met by the Fleet. He keeps the Fleet records and collects and fowards dues payments to the General Secretary. It is his responsibility to see that all boats are measured, registered and dues paid before boats sail in CC21 races. He distributes decals for boats of members paying through his Fleet as soon as they have complied with CC21CA rules requirements. Boats without current CC21 decals shall not be allowed to take part in CC21 events.
Forms for dues reports, point scores, regatta sanctions, etc. are sent to Fleet Captains. Changes in Fleet Captains should be reported to the CC21CA office.