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2015 World Championship: Measurer's Notice to Competitors No. 2

18 August 2015

Attention all boat captains — for convenience, please see the following commonly asked questions with answers. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have more questions. Further information will be circulated to the whole fleet.

BOAT WEIGHT INSPECTION
• The Boat-Weight Inspection is needed to determine a average weight of boats in the fleet persuant to ISAF Guidelines.
• Because this is an inspection and not a measurement, teams will not be allowed to remove corrector weights.
• After all boats have been weighed, the weight for each boat should show roughly the same deviation from the Measurement Certificates.
• If one boat deviates far from the average weight of the fleet, further investigation will be needed to understand why a particular boat is lighter.

Some related Q&A:

WHY CAN'T I REMOVE CORRECTOR WEIGHTS? 
This is an INSPECTION, NOT A WEIGHT CHECK. It is impossible to check the absolute weight for the main following reasons:
• Weighing will be in open-air (measurement ISAF procedure prescribe to be indoor)
• All the boats have electric engine installed, etc.
• The measurement certificate of each boat is the only document released following the proper measurement according ISAF’s method. This is the valid document to respect.

Q: WILL BOATS BE WEIGHED WITH ELECTRIC ENGINE INSTALLED? 
YES, the weight inspection will occur with electric engines installed as per NOR. The weight of the engine will be accounted for when comparing to the Meas. Certificate. As explained above, the aim of this inspection is to understand if the weight of any boat deviates far from the discovered average weight of the fleet, not to run a measurement.

Q: HOW DO WE CHECK THAT A BOAT IS COMPLIANT WITH A MEAS. CERTIFICATE?
If the Measurement Team determines a boat has deviated too far from the average weight of the fleet, or its original measurement certificate, further investigation will be required as to why. The Measurement Team will check that each boat respect its Measurement Certificate by checking the corrector weights installed on each boat. Taking the locations and dimensions of the correctors-weight, the weight is calculated quite precisely. If one boat has corrector weights of different dimensions, or the corrector weights have been moved from their original locations in the boat, a further investigation will be needed to understand why.

Egidio Babbi
IM32CA Chief Measurer

 


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