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FSSA Handbook

Flying Scot Sailing Association Master Constitution and Bylaws including CMRs & Specifications


Recent Updates:

B-IX.6.c 4-23-14 revised article to clarify that previous Top 5 competitors at the NAC or MidWinters in the last five years must have their centerboards measured at the NAC in addition to any other required measurements.

B-III and B-IV 4-2-2014 changed the due date of Fleet reports, to reflect the change in membership dues date to a calendar year.  

B-IX.7 4-2-2014 Added Candlewood Yacht Club (CYC) to owned boats.

Specification S-7. 4-2-2014 Revised to permit the use of VHF Radios while racing, with specific limitations.  

Yellow Measurement Form: 4-2-2014 Revised to allow three boat weighing options:  hull only, hull plus centerboard, hull plus centerboard plus mast and standing rigging.

CMR 28 Any bottom coating which is represented by the manufacturer as designed to last one season is not a temporary coating” and therefore not prohibited under the provision of S-V-3.  Any legal coating may beapplied only once per calendar year. (revised March 2013)

CMR 87 The number of holes in the shroud attachment plates referred to in ARTICLE S-III - Spars, Rigging and Fittings, paragraph 4 Standing Rigging is optional. The minimum diameter of the attaching clevis pin shall be .25 inches. The restriction of not permitting changes to the length of the standing rigging during a race is further clarified that any changes cannot be made underway and shall only be made by returning to the dock/mooring designated by the organizing authority or the vessels home dock. (March 2013)

Specification change dated 01-07-2014 revised Article S-V Racing Restrictions #4 to include the following: The use of the side stay is permitted for a hiking handhold provided that the crew is seated on the deck, aft of the stay, and with their feet inboard of the seat back.

The Revision dated 07-16-13 revised Article B-X.1 to delete the requirement that previous winners of the Challenger Division must sail in the Championship Division of the Mid-Winters. It also revised Article B-VIII to exempt District Championships from approval of the National Championships Committee for the NOR, SIs, PRO, and Judges. It further revised B-VIII and B-IX editorially to correctly cite the location of several referenced documents on the FSSA website.

 

FSSA Future Sanctioned Regattas

The FSSA sanctions 4 yearly regattas, the North American Championships, the Midwinters Championships, The Atlantic Coast Championships and the Wife-Husband Championships.

The attached shows the future locations for FSSA sanctioned regattas.  It also shows open slots available for fleets to bid.

FSSA Active Fleet Map

This is a map of active fleets as of 2009.

Fleet of the Year Score Sheet

This document is for fleet captains to complete for submission of the Fleet of the Year award.

Fleet Constitution & Bylaws

This is a template for Fleet Constitution and Bylaws

Fleet Captains Manual

This is a template for fleet captains

District Governor Kit

This is a template for District Governors

Co-Ownership Certification Form

The purpose of this form is to have co-owners complete the certification form and submit to the FSSA for approval at least three months prior to regatta.

Bid Letter Template

A template to use when bidding for nationalevents like the North Americans and the Wife-Husband regattas.