A question was raised about crew weight and number of crew per boat...
Note that "crew" includes all sailors on the boat during a race.
The French rules are as follow:
- number of crew is 2-4. This means, no less than 2 and no more than 4.
- regarding the weight, the rules reinforced a MINIMUM crew weight of 441 lbs, with a correction of 44 lbs. In other words, if the crew weight is equal to 397 lbs, the boat will have to carry the equivalent of 44 lbs in lead, water ballast,...
This means that you can race double-handed as long as your crew weight meets the minimum requirements.
This rules is valid for International championship and European regattas.
The minimum crew weight is NOT reinforced during one design races in the USA.
However, crew must be between 2 to 4 on a boat AND if during a championship, if a boat decides to be 3 crew aboard, the boat MUST finish the championship with 3 for each races during the entire duration of the regatta. In other words, the number of crew MUST remains the same from the entire duration of a race.
Click HERE to view the rules posted on the class association website
So. Cal Fleet Captain