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Date: Middelfart, DENMARK, dd October 2022
To: Hobie Class Members
From: IHCA Rules Committee
Subject: Comment period on Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3 – raise of min. youth crew weight
On a proposal from the European Hobie Class Association (EHCA) the International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) Council was at the recent AGM asked to consider and review the min. combined crew weight at Hobie Cat 16 youth events.
With outset in weight statistics from Youth World and European Championships with averages ranging from 124 kg up to 129 kg, the IHCA Council agreed the min. combined Hobie Cat 16 youth crew weight should be raised to 118,2 kg. This following due process as outlined in class rules and by World Sailing. Hence this proposal.
Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3
For the purpose of Youth Events, the minimum weight shall be 250 lbs. (112.5 kg). If sailed as part of an open event rule 7.1 applies.
For Youth Events, the minimum weight shall be 260 lbs. (118.2 kg). If sailed as part of an open event rule 7.1 applies.
Weight statistics from recent youth world and regional championships with averages ranging from 124 kg up to 129 kg justifies the need for the higher combined min. crew weight at Hobie Cat 16 youth events as proposed
This is your class and your opportunity to express your opinion.
Deadline: 15 November 2022.
The proposed change is supposed to go into effect after the approval of the IHCA Council followed by review and approval of the World Sailing Equipment Rules Sub-committee. This is expected to happen no later than the end of February 2023.
IHCA Rules Committee Chair
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