(This version adds changes approved 10/1/11 to the version of 3/13/04.)





The name of this organization shall be the Islander 36 Association of San Francisco Bay, hereinafter called the Association.





The purpose of the Association shall be to promote class racing under uniform rules and regulations, to maintain the one-design status of the I-36 yacht, and to promote cruising and social activities within the Association.





          A.      To cooperate with other yachting organizations.


          B.      To insist on the observation and compliance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the association.


C.      To promote and maintain the one-design characteristics of the I-36 class yachts. I-36 racing shall be to determine the skill of the skipper and crew under as nearly uniform conditions and specifications as is practical. Only with prior approval of the Governing Board, will “Deviations” intended to improve boat performance will be acceptable




          A.      The Association has jurisdiction over all I-36 class activities.  Its Constitution, Bylaws and racing rules govern all I-36 class ODCA races on San Francisco Bay regardless of the sponsoring group.


          B.      Permission must be obtained from the Association prior to eliminating or deviating from any requirement of this document while racing an I-36 class yacht in an ODCA race.


          C.      Disputes between members or between the Association and other yachting organizations regarding interpretations of this document shall be resolved by the Governing Board of the Association, and its decision shall be final.


          D.      The Association shall not be liable for any debts contracted by its officers or members other than expenditures authorized by the Commodore and Treasurer.


          E.       The Association reserves the right to declare any I-36 yacht ineligible for ODCA racing which does not conform to the spirit as well as to the letter of the Constitution, Bylaws and racing rules.




          A.      The Governing Board shall be elected at the Annual Meeting and shall serve from the close of that Annual Meeting until the close of the subsequent Annual Meeting.  It shall consist of all executive officers and the immediate past Commodore.  Nominations for executive officers may be made by a nominating committee and/or from the floor by a member.


          B.      For the purpose of doing business a quorum of the Governing Board shall exist if a majority of the Executive Officers are present.


          C.      The Governing Board has the authority to enforce its decisions by suspension of individual members.  The Board shall sanction or ban races or members guilty of gross violation of the roles of unsportsmanlike conduct.  Its rulings shall be binding and final.  Majority vote of the Board shall decide all issues.


          D.      The Governing Board shall conduct all business, administer the policy of the Association, and serve as the last court of appeal in disputes involving this document.


          E.      The Governing Board shall appoint annually a Fleet Captain and a Cruise Captain to assist the Board with its duties, and may define, and appoint people to, other positions, as it deems appropriate.





          A.      The elected Executive Officers of the Association and their respective duties shall be as follows:


1.      Commodore

                             The Commodore is the Chief Executive.  The Commodore shall preside at meetings, serve as Chairman of the Board, rule on procedure and jurisdiction, summarize decisions for publication, appoint any special committees, authorize expenditures with approval of the Board, and arrange for nominations for office to be voted upon at the next Annual Meeting.  The Commodore shall be responsible for the Association’s Internet web site, and may delegate this function to a Web Site Manager.  Web Site Manager duties may include maintaining the Association’s web site for membership communication and continued Internet exposure, forwarding Internet inquiries to appropriate officers, individuals or the membership, and supporting such functions as race schedules and reporting, cruise schedules and reporting, and the electronic version of the Newsletter.


2.      Vice Commodore

                             The Vice Commodore shall officiate in the absence of the Commodore.  The Vice Commodore shall arrange for the Annual Meeting, and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Commodore.


3.      Secretary

                             The Secretary shall handle all correspondence and record the minutes of meetings.  The Secretary shall notify the membership of special events, cruises, decisions affecting policy, banned races, suspended members, and I-36 yachts ineligible to race in ODCA.  The Secretary shall endeavor to arrange for favorable publicity for the Association and be responsible for the publication of the Association Newsletter.  The Secretary may delegate the Newsletter function to a Newsletter Publisher/Editor who gathers articles and pictures of interest for publication in the association newsletter.  The target is to publish a Newsletter at least 4 times yearly.


4.      Treasurer

                             The Treasurer shall maintain the financial records of the Association and its bank account and shall arrange for the safekeeping of its securities, if any. The Treasurer shall maintain an accurate and current record of the membership.  The Treasurer shall report the financial condition of the Association to the membership at the Annual Meeting, collect and deposit Association dues, report delinquencies to the Commodore, and shall disburse funds for expenditures authorized by the Commodore.  The Treasurer may delegate parts of the membership responsibilities to a Membership Captain whose primary function is to promote membership in the Association. Duties may include answering questions for and sending applications to prospective members, sending welcome letters and information packets to new members, preparing membership lists for distribution to Association members, and other activities supporting membership growth.


5.      Measurer

                             The Measurer shall be the custodian of the official plans.  The Measurer shall grant or reject measurement certificates and issue duplicates as necessary.  The Measurer shall interpret rules and regulations concerning construction, sail plan, rigging and equipment, and may make rulings on minor matters not specifically covered in the official plans and/or specification.  Such rulings shall be subject to Board approval.  The Measurer shall not approve deviations from the construction plans, rigging, or the measurement rules herein in the absence of a “Deviation” or "Grandfather Permit" approved by the Governing Board. But may, after inspecting a prospective fleet members yacht, recommend to the Board for their consideration, the granting of an “Deviation” or "Grandfather Permit" when the Measurer believes the deviation will not be sufficient to defeat the intended policy of fair racing as a one design class.


                             The Measurer shall enforce the correctness of Measurement Certificates by reporting infractions to the Board for action.



          B.      The Appointed Officers of the Association and their respective duties shall be as follows:


                   1.      Fleet Captain

                            The Fleet Captain or his Designate shall represent the Board at meetings of the One-Design Class Association of San Francisco Bay, and provide whatever assistance is necessary in procuring I-36 Class trophies.  The overall aim of the Fleet Captain is to promote participation in the Association sailing activities.


2.      Cruise Captain

                             The Cruise Captain's primary function shall be to promote interest in cruising, and organize cruises of I-36 yachts, preferably at times that do not conflict with ODCA race days.  The Cruise Captain shall (or appoint another to) select the time and place of rendezvous, state the destination, pre-arrange berthing when appropriate, and take such other steps as may be desirable for a safe and pleasant excursion.






          A.      The Annual Meeting of the Association shall be held during the period between the last Y.R.A./ODCA Season Championship Race and the first week of December; usually sometime in November.


          B.      A Spring Meeting will be called at least two weeks before Opening Day; usually about the second Tuesday of April.


          C.      Special meetings by order of the Governing Board or upon demand, in writing, of at least five members of the Association.

          D.      Notice for all of the above meetings shall be given to the membership at least two weeks in advance of the meeting.  Notice may be accomplished by one or more of: 1) listing in the annual calendar on the web site; 2) listing in the Newsletter; 3) email to the Islander fleet list; 4) individual emails or mailings.







Fifty percent (50%) of the voting membership who participated in at least one scheduled Association event that year, who are in good standing and present at roll call, in person or by written proxy, constitutes a quorum for the entirety of the Annual Meeting or any other meeting.





          A.      Each skipper, or his designated representative, one for each I-36 yacht enrolled which has been properly recorded with the Association as an active Regular member in good standing, shall be entitled to cast one vote.


          B.      Association members' families may be heard from, but each active boat is entitled to one vote only.


          C.      A majority of the votes (one per boat) at the meeting or represented by written ballot/proxy, which may be submitted by email, regular mail, fax, in person, or any other generally accepted form at the time of the vote, shall decide all questions unless otherwise stipulated.  The Presiding Officer shall cast the one deciding vote in the case of a tie, and may also fix a time limit on speakers during debate of motions.





          A.      Any member may be expelled from the Association by a three-quarters (¾) vote of the qualified voters present at an Annual Meeting, provided a quorum is present.


          B.      Any member may be suspended by a majority vote of the qualified members entitled to vote at any meeting provided a quorum is present.


          C.      Any officer of the Governing Board may be removed by a three-quarters (¾) vote of the voting members present at any meeting provided that a quorum is present.  Provisions for replacing that officer must be made at the meeting in which the officer is removed.



ARTICLE XI.                        AMENDMENTS


          A.      The Constitution, Bylaws and racing rules may never be suspended, but they may be amended at any meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of a quorum present; a quorum being as defined in Article VIII.


          B.      Proposed amendments to the Constitution Bylaws and racing rules must be submitted to the Governing Board at least 30 days, and the Governing Board shall submit such proposal to the membership at least 14 days, prior to the meeting at which the proposal is to be submitted for discussion and vote.


          C.      The Governing Board shall have the authority to simplify, clarify, or correct the language of the proposed amendment if the intent remains unchanged.






          A.      Membership Classification


                   1.      Regular Member:  A sole owner of a properly certified and registered I-36 Class yacht.  He or she has the privileges of voting and holding office if elected.


                   2.      Syndicate Member:  A part owner of a properly certified and registered I-36 Class yacht.  He or she has the same privileges as a Regular Member, however only one member from the syndicate owning a specific yacht may serve on the Governing Board at one time, and each qualified yacht is entitled to only one vote in meetings.  Dues will be the same as a regular member.


                   3.      Crew Member:  An interested sailor or crew of an Islander 36, or similar sized yacht.  No voting or office holding privileges are included.  However, a crewmember will be included on the Association mailing list and will receive all Association correspondence and newsletters.


                   4.      Corporate Member: A corporation interested in the Islander 36 Association and its membership.  No voting or office holding privileges are included.  They will be included in the membership list and will receive all association newsletters.


                   5.      Honorary Member: A member who has been a longtime member, who is retired, has sold or no longer actively sails their Islander 36.  At the discretion of the Board, that person may be awarded honorary status.  They will be included in the membership list and receive all newsletters.  No voting or office holding privileges are included.  There will be no dues.


                   6.     Non-Resident Member: An owner of a properly registered Islander 36 or similar size yacht.  The owner must live and regularly berth the boat beyond a 250 nautical mile radius from Alcatraz Island, San Francisco.  They will be included in the membership list and receive all newsletters.  No voting or office holding privileges are included.


                   7.     Sustaining Member: An Islander yacht (not an Islander 36) or other similar size yacht owner who has an interest in the Islander 36 Association welfare or interest in sailing.  They will be included in the membership list and receive all newsletters.  No voting or office holding privileges are included. 



          B.      Member dues shall be fixed annually by the Governing Board and must be paid before a member can be considered to be in good standing.  Paying of dues on or before the required date shall be the sole responsibility of each individual member.  Make checks out to the Islander 36 Association and mail to the Treasurer.


          C.      Members who are delinquent in Association dues shall be ineligible to race and disqualified from racing until dues are paid.


          D.      Membership dues invoices shall be in the mail by the 15th of January and a follow-up letter in the mail by the 1st of March.  Members, except Honorary Members, who are delinquent in association dues at the 31st of March, shall be removed from the membership list.  They will no longer receive the newsletter, cruise postcards or any other information regarding the Islander 36 Association.





          A.      Buster Hammond Half Hull Trophy

                   This trophy is to be presented to the best Islander 36 in the non-spinnaker division at the annual meeting.


          B.      Ormand Cup Trophy

                   This cup is to be presented to the best Islander 36 in the spinnaker division at the annual meeting.


          C.      Russ Schneider Trophy

                    Presented to a member in good standing for their contribution to the Association.  Selected by the Commodore at the annual meeting.


D.      Cruiser Trophy

Presented to a member in good standing for their participation in the Association.  Selected by the Cruise Captain and the Governing Board.











The intent of the measurement and other rules in these Bylaws is to discourage rule-beating practices and to foster confidence among competitors that I-36 fleet boats have as close to equal racing potential as is practical considering the options open to owners as to built-in facilities, and that they are outfitted comparably during races.  Therefore any change in operation or equipment that is not accepted practice, or not specifically covered in these specifications, rules, Official Sail Plan, design drawings, or official Certificate(s) of Measurement or Compliance, shall be considered illegal until a ruling specifically allowing the change has been obtained from the Governing Board. Deviations from these rules may be granted as “Approved Deviations” or by “Grandfathering,” see Article V.


There shall be one set of official Islander 36 drawings kept by the Fleet's Measurer.






          A.      A yacht is eligible to race in the I-36 One-Design Fleet if the Secretary of the Association has on file (copy to boat owner), a current Certificate of Compliance with I-36 rules appearing in these Bylaws.  The Certificate of Compliance includes:


1.      The fleet Measurer's signed official measurement certificate of compliance of the yacht with proscribed measurement limitations of sails, spars, hull, and rigging, and interior fitting as specified herein.


2.      The owner's signed commitment:


a.      That the vessel will be raced with at least that minimum complement of equipment appearing in the Essential Equipment List herein;


b.      That no internal ballast has been added since the boat was last measured for its most recent Official Measurement Certificate;


c.       That he will report variations from any Class Rules, either as specifically written or implied, before racing the boat under changed conditions.


3.      The Fleet Treasurer's certification that the boat owner (syndicate) is a paid up member of the Association.


          B.      The Measurer shall restrict his authority to the actual measurement and recording of those measurements on the Official Measurement Certificate, and issuing a valid Certificate to those yachts, which meet the requirements.  Rulings on questionable dimensions or conditions or on changes that in his opinion affect the yacht's sailing characteristics shall be referred to the Governing Board.  The Measurer shall measure his own yacht under the supervision of a disinterested Association Officer.


          C.      Nothing shall relieve a skipper of his obligation to notify the Measurer of changes to his yacht or equipment that may be a variance with the rules in the Bylaws, the Official Measurement Certificate, or the current Certificate of Compliance.


          D.      The Measurer may issue a temporary Certificate of Measurement, valid for a limited time, before actually measuring a yacht or changes made to it.


          E.      Yachts that participate in ODCA races without currently valid certificates of Measurement or Compliance on file with the Secretary are subject to disqualification without protest.





          A.      The measurement specifications herein are intended to clarify and elaborate the Official Plans of Islander 36 yachts. All items not specifically covered by these specifications shall be derived from the Official Plans. In case of conflict between these specifications and the Official Plans, these specifications will govern. In interpreting these specifications and the Official Plans, any point not covered, or covered by wording of obscure meaning, the intended meaning shall be considered rather than any technical misconstruction that might be derived from the words, keeping in mind the basic intent of these specifications and Bylaws, and Article III of the Constitution. Given the 40+ year history of Islander 36s and the changes in both Islander Yachts’ configurations and owner changes, the Board will consider “Grandfathering” “Deviations” (Article V) to accomplish the spirit of the Measurement Specifications. See the I-36 Table of Differences for examples: table.html  In each case, the Measurer will review a boat and, if appropriate, make recommendations to mitigate the deviation.


          B.      Controlling Measurements and Measurement Procedures:


                         Measurement  Feet, Maximum           Comment                                       

                        J                            14.48                      (Dwgs.); 1-½% plus/minus allowed

                        P                           39.25

                        E                           12.75

                        SPL                      15.0

                        LP                        22.5                        150% of SPL

                        SLL                      45.0

                        SMW               27.0    



          C.      Definitions


                   The meaning of the ""Measurement"" letters in the table above and the procedures for making the measurement appear in the "International Offshore Rules," and the latest issue shall govern.  Use of these procedures should find measurement results readily convertible to IOR and PHRF ratings.


                   Abbreviated definitions of the letters in the above table are:


                   J                 =       Fwd. mast face to point of intersection of the deck with the line of the jib stay.


                   P                 =       Mainsail luff length  =  boom top surface (with fixed gooseneck) to bottom edge of painted band on mast.


                   E                =       Aft face of mast to leading edge of painted boom band.


                   SPL            =       Overall spinnaker pole length including end fittings.  Collapsing or extending  whisker poles may not be extended beyond the maximum SPL of 15.0 feet, and shall be fitted with a stop to prevent their being so extended.



                   LP              =       Length of longest line perpendicular to jib luff line.


                   SLL           =       Spinnaker luff length.


                   SMW         =       Spinnaker maximum width


                   BADH       =       "Boom above Deck House"  =  top surface of boom surface off top of deckhouse at the mast.


                   In addition to the above measurements, the spinnaker pole fitting on the mast shall not project more than four inches forward of the leading face of the mast.


          D.      Sail Regulations


1.      Materials currently approved for sail construction are cotton, nylon, Dacron, Mylar, and polyester materials similar to Dacron.  A sail must be constructed by a means available to the general sailing public.    Sails utilizing aramid fibers (such as kevlar), or carbon fibers are prohibited.  This limitation on materials and sail construction only applies to the specific ODCA I36 Season Championship races and does not apply to other ODCA or PHRF races.  This limitation may, or may not, be imposed on special I36 events through the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions for those events.  (Examples:  All Islander Rendezvous race; Nationals Regatta.)


2.      The largest jib allowed for ODCA racing will be a 150% genoa; i.e., LP = 150% SPL. The Association may, in any given season, designate and award prizes for a non-spinnaker division with the ODCA racing which may not fly a spinnaker, nor fly a jib larger than 135%.  This section shall be rated and scored by ODCA race sponsors as if it flew spinnakers with a 150% jib.  If boats racing in a non-spinnaker division separately enter non-ODCA or PHRF or other handicap sections, they will fly sails acceptable under those rules.


3.      No part of the mainsail headboard  or clew cringle shall extend past the near edge of the painted limit line on the mast or boom when racing.


4.      Before accepting a new or altered  mainsail, spinnaker, or 135%, or 150% jib from the sailmaker, the yacht owner shall require that the sailmaker furnish a signed certificate of compliance with the measurements of the new sail made in accordance with IOR procedures.  Mainsail certificates shall include the date, the boat number, sail material, and the MGU and MGM measurements.  Headsail certificates shall include the date, boat number, material, and LP measurement.  The owner shall send the original of this certificate to the Measurer.


5.      Four or five battens will be permitted in mainsails.  Mainsail batten lengths shall be unrestricted, and full-battened mainsails are allowed.  Mainsail ¾ girth length (MGU) and mainsail  ½ girth lengths (MGM) shall measure in accordance with and shall not exceed the lengths shown below:


         MGU will not exceed 5.05 ft.

         MGM will not exceed 8.44 ft.


6.      All headsails except Gennakers and Spinnakers must be tacked in the normal position at the bow, and the luff of each headsail must be attached to the forestay, therefore disallowing staysails and bloopers.


7.         The maximum number of sails any boat can carry during a race is six.

8.         A boat shall declare to the Measurer the number and size of sails to be measured and they shall be included on the boat's Measurement Certificate.

9.         A boat may measure only one new sail per calendar year, except, if the boat did not have a spinnaker in prior years, it may purchase one spinnaker in addition to one main or jib.   The purchase of any used sail, which has not been flown regularly for one calendar year, shall be counted as a new sail.



          E.      Spars and Rigging


1.      Masts, booms, and spreaders, shall be of aluminum.  Spinnaker poles, whisker poles, and reaching struts may be of composite construction.


2.      One inch wide bands of color contrasting with the spars shall be painted around the mast and boom so located that the edge of the line nearest the mainsail tack conforms to the E and P limitations of Article III, B and C.


3.      There are no limitations of running rigging.


4.      Standing rigging may be wire or rod, but there shall be no changes in the location or number of stays as shown on the I-36 plans.


5.         Spreader, cross sections are optional, but the length may not be altered.  Spreader lengths are specified as follows: Uppers – 2’ 9”, Lowers – 3’ 4.5”.


6.         Backstay tension adjusters and boom vangs are acceptable.


7.         Any mast requiring replacement must be replaced with a standard SF Bay Mast (non-tapered), or replaced in kind, unless approved by the Governing board. Boats wishing to join the fleet with a tapered mast may be considered for “Grandfather” or “Deviation” status if the size of the spar and amount of taper are such that the spar cannot be bent enough to significantly alter the shape of the mainsail, and the weight aloft is the same as a non tapered mast.


          F.      Hull and Ballast


1.      No change in underwater configuration of the hull, keel, or rudder from the original drawings by Alan Gurney is permitted. Some keels are not symmetrical port to starboard, and this is considered “keel B.” Repairs or modifications to strengthen the hull are permitted, provided there is no significant change in the hull configuration.


2.      Fixed, folding or feathering propellers are acceptable.


3.      Deck layout and fittings may be changed or added to for sailing convenience.  No more than 16 winches are permitted, and they shall be entirely above deck.  Tracks for sheet leads or travelers may be altered or supplemented, but safety equipment such as lifelines shall not be altered in such a way as to reduce effectiveness.


4.      Haulouts are limited to one per year.  If an emergency repair is necessary, the Governing Board must be informed to determine if the repair necessitates a haulout.


5.      Owners shall notify the Measurer of the date and location of haulout so that the Measurer may check that the underwater configuration of the hull has not been significantly changed.


6.       All replacement engines shall be no smaller than 27.3 HP at 3600 RPM with a dry weight of 304 lbs.





          A.      Operation


1.      Only one spinnaker may be flown at a time except for short periods when spinnakers are being changed.  A gennaker may be flown in lieu of a spinnaker, provided it measures within the maximum spinnaker dimensions, and is tacked to the bow.  "Bloopers" are not allowed; nor can any other sail be used as a blooper.


2.      Only the following persons may steer an I-36 during an ODCA YRA Championship race, and any Islander 36 Association of San Francisco Bay approved event or series using these Association Rules:


         a.      The owner or a member of his immediate family

         b.      A bonafide co-owner of a syndicate

         c.       A season charterer

         d.      An experienced crewmember who has sailed on that boat in at least 50% of the 10 last ODCA season races


3.      There is no limit on the maximum number of persons who may be in the crew while racing.


4.      Each boat may utilize one marine-employed person on its crew for no more than one I-36 class race during a 12-month period.  The 12-month period shall restart April 1st each year.  A yellow “Q” flag flown from the backstay during that one race shall signal that person’s presence.  Exceptions must be presented to and approved by the Governing Board in advance, and the Board may interpret "marine-employed" as it wishes in each case.




          B.      Equipment Aboard While Racing


                   The boat shall not be stripped for racing.  To compete legally in an ODCA race, the interior fixtures and finish features inside the hull that the builder installed, such as drawers, lockers and doors, berths and tables, vinyl or other finish lining with insulation beneath it, engine enclosure, etc., shall all be left in place.  In addition, there shall be the following items:


                   List of equipment aboard while racing:


                             Stove with oven

                             Dinette table

                             Head, permanently installed (portable toilet does not satisfy this requirement)

                             An upholstered mattress for each berth (air mattresses, inflated or otherwise, do not satisfy this requirement)

                             First aid kit

                             Provision for emergency steering

                             Propeller in place

                             Anchor at least as large as its manufacturer recommends for a 36 foot sailboat - equipped with at least 10 feet of 3/16 inch chain and 100 feet of appropriate rode.

                             Other safety equipment listed in the YRA Standing Race Instructions







          A.      An “Approved Deviation” to the rules herein may be made by the Governing Board for a change proposed by a Fleet Member which he believes may improve the sailing characteristics of the I-36’s and therefore may benefit the fleet if a trial proves it to be beneficial.  Or a temporary or permanent repair or alteration may be technically at odds with the rules but may confer no apparent advantage to the contender, or other situations may arise that justify an Approved Deviation in the opinion of the Governing Board.


1.      An Approved Deviation may be granted for any period of time appropriate to the situation giving rise to it, but the maximum period without renewal shall be one year.

2.      When an Approved Deviation time limit expires, the Governing Board may grant one extension if the original Deviation was for less than six months.


         If for more than six months, or if the Deviation was granted for the purpose of testing a change in the sailing characteristics of the I-36, then the extension shall be subject to a two-thirds vote of the membership per Section 1, Article XI, Amendments.  Absent unusual circumstances, the change will be incorporated into these rules or rejected; in either case, the extension will be disallowed.


3.      Only one "Approved Exception" will be in force on one boat at one time.


4.      The Governing Board shall notify the Measurer and all active racing fleet members of "Approved Exceptions" granted, and extensions thereof.


    B.           I-36 yachts have been built over a period of several years, and the hulls and rigs are reasonably uniform.  However, purchasers have been offered several options from which they selected interior arrangements, engine make and size, water tank capacity and others. 


                   The Fleet wishes to encourage I-36 owners to race in One-Design races, and to this end, the Governing Board will consider granting "Grandfather Clause" waivers to certain rules if their strict application would prevent an I-36 from racing with the fleet, and if the boat as originally built, included elements at odds with these rules.  The judgement of the Governing Board as to whether or not a variation should be "Grandfathered" will be influenced by its judgement of whether the boat in question will have unfair advantage over boats in full compliance with these rules.  Such ‘Grand fathering’ shall be recorded and approved annually.


1.      Requests for Grandfather exceptions shall be submitted to the Governing Board at least one month before the beginning of the ODCA season.


2.      An element, which has been previously “Grandfathered”, shall not be replaced in kind in the event of failure or accident unless approved by the Governing Board in advance.  It is expected that the replacement equipment will be replaced in a manner that conforms to these rules.


3.      The Governing Board shall notify the Measurer and all active racing fleet members in writing of "Grandfathered" elements granted, and to which boats they have been granted.




                   Use the US Sailing Association Racing Rules of Sailing, Low Point Scoring System, meaning:


1.      First Place     = 1 point.

         Second Place = 2 points.

         Third Place    = 3 points, etc.


2.      DNF, or official withdrawal prior to protest meeting = one point more than the number of starters in that race.


3.      DNS = 2 points more than the number of starters in that race.


4.      RNS = A yacht ranking as a starter but failing to start properly, (for example, does not hear recall) will be scored 2 more points that the number of starters.


5.      DSQ = 3 points more than the number of starters.  Note: these three penalty points count even if the race is declared a throwout for calculating the season total, i.e., the three penalty points remain in the season total.


6.      For multiple race weekends, each race will be scored independently.


7.      For season scoring, throwouts shall not exceed 25% (with fractions dropped) of the total ODCA races scheduled.


8.      If no I-36 finishes an ODCA race which is not then scheduled for resailing, no points shall be assigned against the starters and they will not lose a throwout.


9.      Ties shall be resolved as provided under "Annual Championship Rules" of the YRA Race Instruction.