to exceed 27 feet over all.
Do. 24 feet W.L.
To be measured without crew but with
all racing gear on board.
Freeboard to top of covering
board or deck not less than 1
ft. 8 in. at lowest point.
Iron ballast not less than 3o
cwt. in all, excluding centreboard.
Public weighing machine certificate
for keel to be produced.
Centreboard 3/8 in. iron or steel
plate, not to exceed 12 sq. ft.
exposed area. Drop not to exceed
3 ft. Centreboard to pivot on
Draught to be not less than 3
ft. and not to exceed 3 ft. 6
in., excluding centreboard. No
hollowing up of keel or skag
abaft the centreboard.
Beam not less than 8 ft. and
not to exceed 8 ft. 6 in.
coachroof not less than 4 ft. 3
in. at after end and 3ft. 9 in.
at fore end measured to level of
top of coamings inside.
Tops of seats, without cushions,
not less than 10 in. from floor
Distance between risers of seats
under coach roof not less than
2 ft. 4 in., and abreast of centreboard
case no timbers to cut this floor
Coachroof not less than 8 ft. long
nor less than 5 ft. 6 in. wide
at the widest part.
Cockpit not more than 3 ft. wide
in the deck opening, and not to
extend further aft than 2 ft. 6
in. from transom.
Cockpit coamings not less than
4 in. high at lowest point, and
not to be outside line of coach
Rudder to be hung
outside on flat transom in the
usual manner, and
to follow the straight line of
transom and stern post or skag.
No balance rudders and no rudder
to extend below the draught of
the boat at after end.
Planking to be not less than 1
in. finished. Decks caulked not
less than 1 1/8 in. finished.
Decks covered with canvas or linoleum
not less than 7/8 in. finished
Framing, deck beams, fittings, &c.,
to be not less than specification.
Boats to be cutter rigged. Spinnaker
boom not to exceed length of the
base of the foretriangle.
Headsail not to be less than 25%
and topsail not less than 15% of
the total sail area measured as
per Y.R.A. Rule. The distance from
foreside of mast to the point where
the line of forestay cuts the deck
not to be less than 6 feet.
Sail area not to exceed 550 sq.
ft. as per Y.R.A. Rule of measurement.
No hollow spars.
No blacklead, graphite paint or
similar compositions to be used.
Outfit of anchors, chains and cruising
gear as per specification, which
may be obtained from the official
measurer, always to be on board
Crew not more than 4 hands, all
amateurs, in Royal Mersey Yacht
Club races, one of whom and the
helmsman must be members of the
Club. One youth (amateur) under
14 may be taken, who shall not
count as a hand.
In races given outside the Mersey,
Helmsmen to be members of a Royal
or recognised Yacht Club. One paid
hand and one pilot to be allowed,
but total crew not to exceed four.
not more than one suit per annum.
Boats not to
be hauled up for three days previous
to any race.
Boats not to
be painted more than twice during
the racing season.
} Unless special
} permission is granted by
} the Committee.
of this class shall be vested in
a Sub-Committee consisting of not
less than five members, of whom three
shall form a quorum. They shall have
full power to settle all questions
relating to the above Rules, especially
including the evasion either of the
letter or the spirit thereof.
It is recommended that should any doubt arise as to
the meaning of any point in these Restrictions, reference
should be made to the Committee prior to the commencement
of the boat.