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This online Measurement Manual is intended to give each District Measurer a full understanding of the administration of our class rules and inspection procedures at Laser Championships, to ensure that we all interpret the Class Rules consistently on a worldwide basis.
The attached measurement and inspection guide should be studied carefully by all persons who are involved in a championship inspection as it will give them an understanding of the philosophy of our inspection and measurement procedures.
The measurement and inspection form (also attached and available on the measurement pages on the ILCA website) is for use at major Laser Championships where it has been decided or it is required to carry out full pre-regatta checks or comprehensive random checks during the regatta. As a policy the ILCA suggests the following minimum inspection checks be carried out.
District/ National Championships: Complete unrigged inspection plus random rigged inspection
Intercontinental regattas (e.g. Europa Cup, Eurolymps): Random rigged inspection (approx. 25% of fleet)
Regional/Continental Championships: Complete unrigged inspection plus random rigged inspection
World Championship & Regional IOC Games & Olympics (boats supplied): Complete rigged inspection
World Championship (using own boats): Complete unrigged inspection plus random rigged inspection
The enclosed Event Inspection Report Form is designed to provide the ILCA with valuable feedback on inspection, measurement and other issues from District level through to World Championships. This information, from all corners of the Laser sailing world, will assist the World Council in evaluating whether there are specific items or issues that need to be addressed as either rule interpretations or rule changes. It will also help us to keep all measurers up to date with what sailors are doing to their boats and whether they are class legal or not.
This manual is regularly updated.
We seek, and look forward to, the support of the District Measurers in this area, as it is only through their involvement and information you supply that the Chief Measurer and the World Council can be kept abreast of issues affecting Rules and Inspection.
We trust that this Measurement Manual will become a comprehensive and useful reference document for current and future Class Measurers.