Jib Headsail Half Width (HHW)

Due to ongoing confusion regarding the necessity to measure the Headsail Half Width (HHW), Central Council has again reviewed he wording and voted to approve a rewording which they hope will clear up any misunderstandings.


Motion: Revise Handicappers Manual as follows:
Part II, Section 7.1.2:
Non Triangular Jibs – for boats with Jibs where the leach (aft edge) sheets
in front of the spreaders and have at least one full length batten, will be
required to submit the Headsail Half Width (HHW)
M/S: Adam/Owen. Carried.
Friendly amendment:
Revise Handicappers Manual, Part II, Section 7.1.2 as follows:
NOTE: Any sail less than 115% LP should be reviewed and shall be measured
for the HHW or risk protest

New Motion:
Revise Handicappers Manual, Part II, Section 7.1.2 as follows:

Should the largest Headsail in the boats rated inventory be of a LP 115% or
less, and that sails aft edge trims ahead of the spreaders with battens, the HHW
shall be measured.

Brian Chapman re-iterated that Handicappers should be made aware that excess Jib roach (ie: HHW * 2 is greater than LP), will require battens.

So this should be the first clue that the HHW should be reported when the largest Jib is 115% or less.