Mainsail Penalties and Credit for 2017

Central Council held a meeting in November 2016 and passed a motion to modify the Mainsail Penalties and Credits.

Two motions where passed:

1. Motion to change the “scale” by which mainsail size penalties and credits are based.

  • The current 100 to 103% standard sail (non-penalty) area will be moved to 98 to 101.9%. To correct credits given to some boats for marginally smaller sails below 100%.

2. Motion to modify Penalties and Credits associated with Scale listed in 1 above.

  • The current adjustment of 1 sec/nm for every 1% change in sail size was increased to 2 sec/nm for every 3% change in size. It was felt that this was a more appropriate proportion change.

 New Scale                    New adjustment

108 - Over                                 -6

105 – 107.9                               -4

102 – 104.9                               -2

98 –  101.9                                 0

95 –  97.9                                 +2

92 -  94.9                                  +4

89 – 91.9                                  +6

Up to 88.9                                 +9

Year to year Comparison Chart Link

Certificates will be adjusted when printed for the 2017 season.