Section C - Conditions for Racing

Section C - Conditions for Racing

The crew and the boat shall comply with the class rules in this section before the preparatory signal

and when racing.

C.1 Identification on Sails

C.1.1. The sail number shall be the registration number as moulded into each boat.

C.1.2. The national letters and the sail numbers shall comply with the RRS except where specified


C.1.3. On dacron sails the national letters shall be wholly between the 4th and 5th batten pockets from

the head point and the sail numbers shall be wholly between the 3rd and 4th batten pockets

from the head point. On mylar sails the lower national letters shall be placed on the port side,

approximately 50 mm above the 4th batten pocket from the head point, and the upper sail

numbers shall be placed on the starboard side, approximately 50 mm below the 4th batten

pocket from the head point.

C.1.4. The base of the national letters and the sail numbers shall be approximately parallel to the

batten pockets.

C.1.5 The national letters and sail numbers shall be of the following minimum dimensions:

Height: 300 mm

Width: 200 mm

Thickness: 50 mm

Space between adjoining numbers shall be approximately 50 mm

C.2 Equipment

C.2.1. Limitations

(a) The specified and permitted fittings and equipment of the TASAR may, having regard to

the circumstances of supply in the country of any approved builder, and without the prior

approval of the World Council, be substituted by the builder or owner, with fittings and

equipment of the same or substantially the same size, quality and construction as those

specified, provided such substitution does not affect the performance of the boat. Each

Region's nominee to the Chief Measurer's Committee and all District Measurers shall be

entitled to complete information about all such substitutions by the builder, and the

reasons why they were incorporated.

(b) No fittings, wedges, accessories, or other attachments other than those originally

supplied by the builder may be affixed to any part of the boat, and no function may be

added or extended, except as permitted by C.2.2 - C.2.5

(c) If two jibs have been measured as provided for in G.1.1, they may be interchanged

during an event. No part of a boat shall be replaced during an event, except for the use

of one alternative jib which has been measured as provided for in G.1.2., other than to

replace equipment damaged beyond repair before the next race. Such replacement may

be made only with the approval of the Race Committee, and no re-substitution of the

original equipment may then be made, except with the approval of the Race Committee.

(d) Standing rigging shall not be adjusted when racing, except that shroud tension may be

adjusted using shroud sliders.

(e) No holes may be made in the hull or deck mouldings, except for the purpose of making

repairs - see C2.5

(f) When as a result of an approved building specification change, there are changes to the

equipment, fittings, spars, sails or running rigging as specified for new boats, then the

same parts may be fitted on all other boats.

C.2.2. Optional

(a) Wind indicators may be attached.

(b) Additional tufts or ribbons may be attached.

(c) Wedges may be used under the boom vang clam cleats.

(d) Packing may be used under the jib fairleads providing that the measurement from the

deck to the underside of the top of the fairlead does not exceed 40 mm.

(e) Additional threaded inspection ports with openings not exceeding 6" may be installed in

the deck or cockpit if required for hull repairs, or for mounting of compasses.

(f) Storage is permitted in the cockpit; ties or bags may be used.

(g) A maximum of two compasses may be mounted as desired.

(h) Any additional equipment required by an international, national, or other governing

authority for safety purposes may be fitted or carried, provided it is not used in

contravention of A.1.2 (e.g. Reefing capability) required for training safety may not be

used for class racing.

(i) A jib tack downhaul cleat may be attached to the luff of the jib.

(j) Small fixed shackles may be carried in the clew board of the jib, and a snap shackle may

be attached to the jib sheets.

(k) A simple line and block purchase system with a mechanical advantage of two may be

attached to each shroud slide to assist movement of the slide. A turning block which does

not increase the mechanical advantage may be added immediately aft of the track. With

the slide fully forward and the line fully extended aft, the distance from the aft end of the

track to the bearing point of the pull back handle shall not exceed 150 mm.

(l) One small fairlead for the outhaul line may be mounted on top of the boom.

(m) The surface of the mast rotation lever may be taped or otherwise treated to improve grip.

(n) A restrictor device for holding the daggerboard forward and vertical may be used

provided it is made of material sufficiently resilient to permit the tip of the daggerboard to

rotate aft under impact load, e.g. sponge rubber, styrofoam, etc.; and further that it does

not extend forward of the aft edge of the daggerboard. No non-resilient material may be

incorporated in the restrictor or used as fairing. The padding allowed by C.4.3 may be

compressed or removed where the restrictor is fitted in the centrecase.


A 19mm RCB system for adjusting shroud tension may be fitted. The RCB system will

comprise the following fittings or their equivalents:

Ronstan RC11902 Cars

Ronstan RC11980 Track Ends

Ronstan RC1190 - 1.0 Track

Clamcleat CL268AN Cleats

Ronstan RF 1850S Shackles

An under gunwhale load bearing support rod of solid 18mm alloy or stainless steel which

extends at least 75mm past the end of each track.

The under gunwhale support rod may have a flat surface machined along its length to

allow seating for washers and nuts, always provided that the resulting diameter of the rod

is not less than 17mm in any direction.

Securing Bolts

RCB tracks and under gunwhale support rods must be secured at the front and rear ends

by ¼" (6mm) MTS bolts. Other, intermediate bolts, of which there may be 1 or 2 may be

either 3/16" (5mm) or ¼" (6mm) MTS. Any packing which raises the front end of the track

is not permitted.


The distance between the bow U bolt or saddle, measured as shown at deck level, to the

forward track end bolt hole shall be a minimum of 2125mm and a maximum of 2135mm.

Car travel must not exceed 140mm.

C.2.3. Modifications

(a) The tiller and tiller extension are not restricted in any way except that the tiller shall be

capable of insertion into and removal from the rudder head. Such insertion and removal

shall not require the use of tools, screw devices, or excessive force.

(b) The rudder downhaul line may include shock cord. An uphaul device, with a cleat on the

tiller, may be added

(c) The hull, daggerboard and rudder blade may be sanded, painted and polished.

(d) The mainsheet shall be rigged with either 4 or 5 parts active. The mainsheet strop length

shall be not less than 240 mm, measured bearing point to bearing point of the strop, and

may be substituted with line. The strop shall not be adjustable in length. The strop may

be fitted above or below the mainsheet block system.

(e) The traveler control line shall be rigged with 2 parts active, but additional blocks may be

fitted to make 3 parts active. Additional blocks or fair leads may be added to position the

traveler control line as desired. A retraction device for the traveler control lines may be


(f) The downhaul control line shall be rigged with 2, 3 or 4 parts active. One or two blocks

may be attached to the "Cunningham" cringle of the mainsail and one block may be

attached to the mast below the gooseneck.

(g) A rotation stop notched to allow the rotation lever to be locked in position may be used.

C.2.4. Replacements from optional suppliers

(a) Replacements shall be fitted in the same position as the standard fitting, or as close as is

structurally possible.

(b) Any cleat may be replaced with a cleat of any material and of substantially the same size

and design.

(c) Clam cleats for the boom vang line may be replaced with clam cleats of any size.

(d) Any block may be replaced with a block of the same number of sheaves and substantially

the same sheave diameter. The mainsheet swivel cam block and fittings are not

restricted and the blocks attached to the traveller car may be replaced with blocks of any

type including ratchet blocks.

(e) The tiller extension may be replaced without any restrictions as to design and material.

(f) The inspection ports supplied by the builder may be replaced by ports of any size

provided they are watertight, and the cover is threaded. Bayonet mounted ports are

deemed to be not threaded. Receptacles may be attached behind port covers.

(g) Fittings for stowing the whisker pole on the boom may be added.

C.2.5. Repairs

In the event of damage to any part of a boat, necessary repairs may be made provided repairs

are made in such a way that the essential shape, construction detail or other characteristics are

not materially affected. Fittings shall be attached in the same position as before the repair, or

as close as is structurally possible.

C.3 Buoyancy

C.3.1. Reasonable watertight integrity of the hull must be maintained at all times.

C.3.2 If a compass, clock etc., is mounted in or on an inspection port area to permit removal, there

must be a permanently watertight component behind the port mounting ring.

C.3.3 Any compass which is recessed into the deck shall be permanently installed with fastenings

and a sealant.

C.4 Location of Hull Appendages

C.4.1. A rope handle may be attached through holes drilled through the top of the daggerboard.

C.4.2 A line or shock cord may be tied or hooked through the rope handle or holes in the top of the

daggerboard, and attached to prevent loss in the event of a capsize. A hole may be drilled in

the top of the daggerboard case for the purpose of receiving such line or shock cord.

C.4.3 Padding may be used in the centrecase - the thickness of such padding may be varied to

provide an optimum friction fit for the daggerboard, but it shall be of substantially uniform

thickness for the length of the centrecase.

C.5 Crew

C.5.1. It is the intent of these class rules that the same two people should be able to sail together

throughout an event without disadvantage. Subject to C.6, a minimum of two persons shall

race the TASAR, but nothing shall prevent three or more persons from racing, provided that the

same number of persons sail together for the entire event. Nothing shall prohibit a change of

helmsman during a race, nor a change of forward hand during an event, subject to the

helmsman accepting the onus of proving that no systematic attempt has been made to sail with

heavy crews in heavy weather and light crews in light weather.

C.6 Crew Weight

C.6.1 The TASAR, while racing in all sanctioned events, shall carry a minimum total crew weight of

130 kgs. The crew shall be dressed in shirts and shorts, swim-wear or the equivalent, without

shoes, all dry, at weigh-in.

C.6.2 In the event that the weight of the crew, thus weighed, shall be less than 130 kg, such crew

may race the TASAR, provided that, throughout the event, ballast equal in weight to at least the

difference between the crew weight and 130 kgs is carried secured in the cockpit. The ballast

carried need not exceed 12 kg.

C.6.3 At sanctioned events, the Race Committee shall weigh and record the weight of each crew.

C.6.4 Each crew shall ensure they maintain a minimum weight of 130 kgs at all times when racing.

C.6.5 Nothing shall prohibit local, national or international authorities from lowering the specified

minimum crew weight for special events where the nature of the event warrants this action,

such as all-women events, junior events, etc.

C.7 Membership

C.7.1. At least one crew member shall be a current member of the ICA or a member of a regional,

national or district class association duly established in accordance with the TASAR class


C.8: Safety

C.8.1. The overall length of the forestay and shrouds may only be changed while the boat is either on

shore or at a dock.


Revision 2014/11/20