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all the Q & A's from the IHCA rules committee..........

If you have comments or questions for the rules committee, just email here
Erik Olsen - IHCA Rules Committee Chair  
 
24th January 2014: ISAF Q&A on the class rules and RRS 87 here
 
28th June 2013: Q&A when the IHCA Class Rules and Class Memberships applies here
 
18th June 2013: New Hobie Wave Rule 3.3 comment
 
22nd  December 2012:  General Rule 13.3 comment
 
27th January 2012: Hobie Wild Cat daggerboards
 
26th  November 2011: Proposed Rule 42 change
 
 
 
 
9th  February 2010: Hobie Wave Rule 1.1 for comment

17th  October 2008: Interim IHCA supplement to the Hobie FX-One Class Rules for FX-One-2 class racing

1st December 2007: It is not permitted to hoist the head of the sail above the top of the mast track. Hobie Wave Rule 4.4

1st December 2007: It is not permitted to hoist the head of the sail above the top of the mast track. Hobie Dragoon Rule 4.7

1st December 2007: It is not permitted to hoist the head of the sail above the top of the mast track Hobie 14 Rule 3.6

1st December 2007: The upgraded downhaul system Hobie 14 Rule 5.1A

1st December 2007: It is not permitted to hoist the head of the sail above the top of the mast track Hobie 16 Rule 4.7

1st December 2007: The upgraded downhaul system Hobie 16 Rule 6.1A

1st August 2007: Hobie FX-One new rudder blade head / gudgeon design here

 1st August 2007: Hobie Fox new rudder blade head / gudgeon design here

 29th March 2007: Hobie 14 Rule 4.1 approval/rejection here

 29th March 2007: Hobie Tiger Rule 3.1,5.4 and 6.14 approval/rejection here

 22nd January 2007: Hobie Tiger bridle tang relocation for comment here

15th January 2007: Hobie Cat 14 shroud attachement for comment here

16th September 2006: Hobie Cat 14 manufacture specification -bridle attachment here
 

16th September 2006: Hobie Cat Tiger specification – new rudder blade head / gudgeon design here
 

22nd December2005: Add a new H16 rule 6.8, allowing additional grommets in trampoline here

22nd December2005: Add a new H 14 rule 5.9, allowing additional grommets in trampoline here

22nd December2005: Add a new General rule 17.5 a, clarifying light weight cloths here

22nd December2005: Clarification of Hobie Class Rules Appendix B here

22nd December2005: Add a new H20 rule 17.2 here

 

19 October 2005: Grand Masters crew age definition questionaire here

22nd July: Comments on interim H16 rule 4.1f regarding the jib halyard here
 
18th May: Comments on allowing tapered sheets for lines and halyards of the spinnaker here
 
28th February: Comments on the Hobie Dragoon crew weight lowered to 80 KG here  

15th September 2004:Photos showing the proposed Hobie Tiger upgrades here

26th July 2004:Comments on General Class Rule 28 Membership Ruling here

26th July 2004:Comments on relocation of trampoline track inthe front crossbar and a revised dagger board stopper sytem for the Hobie Tiger here 

26th July 2004:Comments on the rewording of Hobie 16 Class Rule 4.4 (Black Band) here

26th July 2004:Comments on the rewording of Hobie 14 Class Rule 3.2 (Black Band) here

8th June 2004:Commnets on Rules relating to the upgrades for the Hobie 14 and 16
8th June 2004:Comments on IHCA Hobie 17 Rule 1.3 clarifying the anti-chafing and shim pad to the centreboard trunk
8th June 2004:Comments on IHCA General Rule 17.8 defining the criteria for Grand Master and Master
8th June 2004:Comments on IHCA General Rule17.7 clarifying and establishing a Junior age.
18th March 2004:Comments on  Hobie 17 anti-chaffing on centreboards
19th February 2004:Comments for General Class Rule 13.4 revised
19th February 2004:Comments Hobie 16 with spinnaker revised (962 KB)
19th February 2004:Comments for adding wings to the Hobie Fox
11th February 2004:Comment period for increasing the Hobie FX-One and Fox downhaul

11th February 2004:Comment period for increasing the Hobie FX-One and Fox mainsheet

15th January 2004: South American Region requesting mandatory aluminium masts for their Region, clarifying the Dragoon, FX-One and Fox compitp masts. This revises General rule 13.4 ,for full wording please click here

15th January 2004: Comment to allow Velcro type system for Hobie 16 jib pockets. Please click here

15th January 2004: Spinnaker supplement for the Hobie 16 Rules Please click here

24th December 2003: Rope luff and leech lines in spinnakers proposal for comment. For full wording of the proposal please click here

20th October 2003: To review the Hobie 14 and 16 upgrades as informed in the May 1st 2002 proposal please find the Hobie Cat Australasia proposals for viewing. Please click here
16th October 2003: Tiger Rule 6.3 for Comment Mainsheet purchase
16th October 2003:Tiger Rule 3.3 for comment Downhaul purchase
16th October 2003:General Rule  17.5, for comment, clarification of crew clothing to be worn at weigh-in  
16th October 2003: General Rule 16.3,  for comment, clarification of electronic equipment that can be installed
16th October 2003: General Rule 3, Measurement clarification for comment

9th August 2003: Hobie 14 upgrades , as informed in the May 1st 2002 proposed upgrades document, please find the Hobie Cat Europe's photos of the mast base, rotation and outhaul. Hobie Cat Australasia's photos to follow. For rotation click here, for mast base and outhaul click here  sailors comments are encouraged and welcomed
3rd August 2003: Hobie 14 Mast base ruling for comment
1st August 2003: For daggerboard classes a daggerboard trunk proposal
10th May 2003: Hobie 14/16 Upgrade time table
27th March 2003: Cunningham clarification for all classes
27th March 2003: Allowing tapered sheets for spinnaker class boats
27th March 2003: Relocating the youth weight in the rule book for clarification
27th March 2003: Fox Sails Rule 3.1 discussion for clarification
11th March 2003 Master's Age Definition Proposals  for discussion
17th November 2002 Revised proposal for 2002 Batten clarification  for Hobie Tiger, FX-One and Fox discussion

17th November 2002 Fox Upgrades  photos  

17th November 2002 Dragoon Upgrades and photos  

2nd November 2002 Batten clarification  for Hobie Tiger, FX-One and Fox discussion

23 October 2002 Jib sheet purchase on Hobie Tiger 

6th September 2002 Hobie Cat Tiger Snuffer discussion

16th July 2002 Hobie Cat Tiger upgrades and interim rulings

24th June 2002 Potential upgrades to the Fox class

24th June 2002  New Concept Fox

June 24th, 2002 Potential upgrades to the Dragoon class

June 24th, 2002 New Concept Dragoon

May 27, 2002 Fox class mast ruling   

May 27, 2002 New general class rule 27  

May 27, 2002   New general class rule 28   

May 22,2002 - Mitch Booth on the proposed Tiger upgrades

May 3, 2002 - Hobie Cat 14 Turbo bridle length – revised proposal  

May 1, 2002 - Hobie Cat 14/16 proposed upgrades for comment

March 18, 2002 - Hobie Cat Tiger upgrades

March 18, 2002 - Reflexion on Potential Upgrades

February 2002 - Hobie Cat 14 Turbo bridle length

January 2002 - Clarification on Hobie 18 Daggerboard Control System

November 2001- Cunningham clarification

 

September 2001 - Tiger Sails - report and recommendation

If you have a question for the rules committee, just email here
Erik Olsen - IHCA Rules Committee Chair