Illegal Equipment

 

Illegal rope handle

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The rope handle shown is not in the end of the control line and so does not comply with rule 3 (b) ix:

Rope loop handles covered with plastic/rubber tube and/or tape may be included anywhere on the free end of a control line.

As not specifically allowed the rope handle breaks the FUNDAMENTAL RULE:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Illegal stopper ball on hiking strap line

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The use of the stopper ball breaks the FUNDAMENTAL RULE:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

illegal two hiking straps

Adding a second hiking strap breaks the FUNDAMENTAL RULE:

“The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.”

Although Part 3 Rule 17 (a) allows substitution of a hiking strap, a second strap may not be added.

Illegal setting of hiking strap elastic

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This hiking strap setting breaks rule 17 (d) as the shock cord must be placed through the aft end loop of the hiking strap:

(d) A shock cord may be attached between the aft end of the hiking strap and to either the traveller cleat, or the hiking strap eye straps at the aft end of the cockpit.

Illegal second line on the hiking strap support line

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A second rope may not be used on the hiking strap support line, this breaks rule 17 (c):

The hiking strap supporting line between the aft end of the hiking strap and the eye straps on the aft face of the cockpit may be rigged in any manner so that the hiking strap is fixed or adjustable.

Illegal hiking strap supporting line

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The hiking strap support line may only consist of 1 line. Attaching additional ropes or pullies therefore breaks the Fundamental Rule:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Rule 17c defines how the hiking strap may be rigged:

The hiking strap supporting line between the aft end of the hiking strap and the eye straps on the aft face of the cockpit may be rigged in any manner so that the hiking strap is fixed or adjustable.

Illegal mainsheet block

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This illegal mainsheet pulley breaks rule 26 (b):

In the event of the failure of any fittings, or the replacement of fittings as authorised by these Rules, the fitting or the replacement shall be the same type as the original and shall be placed in a position conforming to the Measurement Diagrams.

Illegal traveler fairlead

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These traveller fairleads are not the standard part, breaking rule 26(b):

In the event of the failure of any fittings, or the replacement of fittings as authorised by these Rules, the fitting or the replacement shall be the same type as the original and shall be placed in a position conforming to the Measurement Diagrams.

Illegal deck block plate

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The use of a deck block plate breaks rule 26 (b):

In the event of the failure of any fittings, or the replacement of fittings as authorised by these Rules, the fitting or the replacement shall be the same type as the original and shall be placed in a position conforming to the Measurement Diagrams.

Illegal fitting on deck

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This illegal traveller breaks rule 3 (a) i:

The traveller shall be a single line. It shall be rigged as a simple closed loop through the traveller eyes and the free end passing through the traveller cleat.

Illegal fitting on traveler cleat

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This illegal fitting on the traveller cleat breaks the FUNDAMENTAL RULE:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Illegal padding on centreboard trunk

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Rule 14(d) states that:

One layer of any material of maximum 2mm thickness and of a maximum size of 30mm x 30mm may be applied at the top front corner of the centreboard case.

Illegal rope between cleat

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This rope breaks the FUNDAMENTAL RULE:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Illegal rudder head

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The use of this rudder head breaks rule 26 (b):

In the event of the failure of any fittings, or the replacement of fittings as authorised by these Rules, the fitting or the replacement shall be the same type as the original and shall be placed in a position conforming to the Measurement Diagrams.

Illegal setting for a missing stopper

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This illegal setting for a missing stopper breaks rule 26 (b):

In the event of the failure of any fittings, or the replacement of fittings as authorised by these Rules, the fitting or the replacement shall be the same type as the original and shall be placed in a position conforming to the Measurement Diagrams.

 

Illegal use of two ropes for traveler

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Using two ropes for the traveller breaks rule 3(h)(i):

The traveller shall be a single line. It shall be rigged as a simple closed loop through the traveller eyes and the free end passing through the traveller cleat.

Illegal traveler

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The Chief Measurer has deemed that this arrangement is not a simple loop and therefore not legal. This breaks Rule 3(h) – Traveller (also see Rules 3(a) and 3(b):

i. The traveller shall be a single line. It shall be rigged as a simple closed loop through the traveller eyes and the free end passing through the traveller cleat.

Broken block

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The use of a broken block breaks the FUNDAMENTAL RULE:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.


Elastic used to block the centreboard

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Use of elastic (under the tape) used to block or jam the centerboard in the casing breaks the FUNDAMENTAL RULE:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Illegal material between traveler blocks

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Use of the material in the photograph between the traveller blocks is not legal as it is not one of the permissible materials in rule 3 h ii:

A spring, ball or tape may be used between the traveller blocks.

Illegal loops on traveler

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Use of additional loops in the traveller line is not legal as it breaks rule 3 h i:

The traveller shall be a single line. It shall be rigged as a simple closed loop through the traveller eyes and the free end passing through the traveller cleat.

Illegal mainsheet

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Use of this mainsheet is not legal as it is not of uniform thickness (the casing has been removed in the area of the splice and hence is not of uniform thickness) and breaks rule 3 b ii:

Control lines shall be of uniform thickness except for the purpose of a splice at the load attachment point.

Illegal vang

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This illegal vang breaks rule 3(d)i by using more than two control lines:

The vang system shall be between the mast tang and the boom key fitting and shall be comprised of the vang cleat block, the vang key block, a maximum of two control lines, loops and/or “Optional” blocks for additional purchase with a maximum of 7 “Turning Points”.

Illegal vang

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The vang in the lower portion of the photograph is not a builder supplied fitting and thus breaks the fundamental rule:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Illegal traveler rope

A second rope has been spliced to the traveller rope and thus breaks the fundamental rule as well as rule 3(h)i.

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The traveller rope has been covered in additional rope material and thus breaks the fundamental rule as well as rule 3(h)i.

Rule 3(h)i.:

The traveller shall be a single line. It shall be rigged as a simple closed loop through the traveller eyes and the free end passing through the traveller cleat.

Fundamental rule:
The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Illegal use of drilled grab rail

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The use of a drilled grab rail breaks the FUNDAMENTAL RULE:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Illegal mainsheet traveler blocks

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This breaks the Fundamental Rule:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Deck wear pads at traveler

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The addition of a pad on the deck breaks the FUNDAMENTAL RULE:

The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Rope joining traveler blocks not builder supplied

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This breaks the Fundamental Rule:
The Laser shall be raced in accordance with these Rules, with only the hull, equipment, fittings, spars, sail and battens manufactured by an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and International Laser Class Association (ILCA) approved builder in strict adherence to the Laser design specification (known as the Construction Manual) which is registered with ISAF.

No addition or alteration may be made to the hull form, construction, equipment, type of equipment, placing of equipment, fittings, type of fittings, placing of fittings, spars, sail and battens as supplied by the builder except when such an alteration or change is specifically authorised by Parts 2 or 3 of these Rules.

Hiking strap pressure plate not builder supplied

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This breaks the Fundamental Rule:

No alteration may be made to the type of fittings supplied by the builder.

Illegal boom repair

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This breaks rule 26.(b):

In the event of the failure of any fittings, or the replacement of fittings as authorised by these Rules, the fitting or the replacement shall be the same type as the original and shall be placed in a position conforming to the Measurement Diagrams.

Illegal control line block

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This breaks rule 3. (b) iv.:

“Optional” blocks allowed in the Cunningham, vang or outhaul control systems shall have sheaves of diameter not less than 15mm and not more than 30mm.

Illegal control line

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This breaks rule 3 (b) ii :

Control lines shall be of uniform thickness.

Illegal rigging of outhaul

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This rigging breaks rule 3 (f) ii:

The control line shall pass through the boom outhaul fairlead as a moving line at least once.

Illegal fairing of bailer

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This breaks rule 13:- Fairing the flat surface of the bailer to the hull shape or changing the profile of the bailer is not permitted.

Illegal use of an extra block in the cunningham system

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The use of the additional block in this photograph breaks rule 3 e i because it does not provide an additional turning point for purchase.

Illegal use of tape on top mast section to create additional fitting

This use of tape breaks rule 24 because it is being used to create a new fitting.

Rule 24 states that “the use of flexible adhesive tape or similar or line is permitted to secure shackle pins and clips, and to bind sheets, control lines and rigging, except that tape or line shall not be used to construct new fittings or modify the function of existing fittings.”

Illegal country letter position

This country letter placement on this Radial sail does not comply with the rule 28(e): The top of the letters on the starboard side of the sail shall be placed on the bottom edge of the batten pocket and its extension (+ 12mm). The starboard letters shall commence 100 mm (± 12mm) from the leech. The bottom of the letters on the port side shall be placed on a line 400 mm (± 12 mm) below and parallel to the bottom of the letters on the starboard side of the sail. The port letters shall finish 100 mm (± 12mm) from the leech.

illegible sail number

It is a requirement of the Racing Rules of Sailing that numbers shall be clearly legible. The backward number 4 in this photo does not comply with this requirement.