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| Re: NACRA 430 Specs?
04/09/10 12:13 PM 04/09/10 12:13 PM
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Ft. Pierce, Fl. USA Seeker
Joined: Apr 2002
Ft. Pierce, Fl. USA
The F14 box rules are pretty broad...it would be surprising if it fell outside of them.
Here are the rules cut and pasted form the F14 Site: Hope you don't mind Darrel...it would be nice if Rick could put the rules permanently at the top of the F14 forum.
The “Box rule” governing an F14 catamaran is
The craft must be a catamaran, having two identical hulls of equal volume, with the rudders attached at/to the transom/s.
1. Length Over All.
L.O.A. of the hulls (excluding only foils, rudders, all rudder fittings, and spinnaker pole with fittings)
14’ 1 1/4” 4.3 metres
2. Maximum Beam (Overall)
8’ 0” 2.438 metres
3. Mast Height
Mast height is unrestricted, although the mast can only form a percentage of the mainsail area of no more than 15%, albeit that the circumference of the mast shall not exceed 400mm, i.e. no “solid” wing mast/sail (articulated or not).
The sail(s) shall be of a single “laminate” fabric.
4. Maximum Sail Area
The sail(s), including half the area of the mast bounded by the luff length of the main sail without having any wrinkles or folds, shall not exceed
300.00 sq feet. 27.87 sqm
Albeit that the maximum allowable area of a spinnaker/reacher shall be no more than
150.00 sq feet 13.93 sqm
and the combined “working sail(s)” including half the area of the mast bounded by the luff length of the main sail shall not exceed
150.00 sq feet 13.93 sqm
The maximum total area includes the combination of the areas of ALL sails plus half the area of the mast bounded by the luff length of the main sail. The measurements of all the sails shall be by the calculation of the “actual” sail/mast area.
Materials are unrestricted
6. Minimum Weight
All up minimum sailing weight, excluding only the crew.
165.35 lb (imp) 75Kg
Any/all foils used for the stablelization of pitch, and for the “lifting” of the hull (s) in/out of the water are allowed.
8. Built in buoyancy
Closed cell foam (poly styrene or similar), is required to be fixed internally in the hulls, sufficient to maintain the vessel, and its crew, in the upright position, with the hulls at, or above the surface of the water, when one or both hulls are completely full of water. (Safety rule)
9. Centre/Dagger boards, Rudders and Hulls.
Any centre/dagger boards and/or rudders shall not be included within the maximum beam/length as described within the “box rule”.
10. Number and weight of crew
Weight and number of crew is unrestricted, (with reference to “Crew and Crew Weight” in the preceding section of the class rules)
11. Spinnaker pole
Any spinnaker pole and/or fittings shall not protrude further forward of the forward most point of the bows (measured at 90 degrees from the centre of a line connecting the two most forward parts of the bows of each hull), by more than one metre.
12. From time to time
By an agreed vote by the executive of the F14 catamaran association, those catamarans that do not fit within the preceding “box rule” definitions (from item no 1. through to item 11. inclusive) may be allowed inclusion to sail/compete with and against all those catamarans that comply to the afore mentioned items, 1. through to and including item 11, by being afforded an appropriate handicap/rating, designed to keep all racing results fair and equitable between the different “classes” of catamarans so competing.
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