FRERS 33 INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Standard Equipment and Location: Yes No
I, master of this vessel, having read the Frers 33 Class Association Rules and Regulations warrant that my yacht complies fully with these regulations. I acknowledge that these regulations cannot anticipate every possible situation and that anything not specifically permitted herein is prohibited until a ruling from the Class President is obtained. Furthermore, I warrant that the helmsperson for the regatta will be the legal owner of the yacht or a member of the immediate family and that this helmsperson will steer the boat from the yacht’s warning signal through the start of the race and for the majority of the ensuing race. I do for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, and next of kin, waive any and all claims against, and hold harmless, the Frers 33 Class Association, its officers and members, and any one of more of them arising out of my yachts participation in this race.
National Frers 33 Class Association
Rules and Regulations
The following have been prepared and approved by the Executive Committee of the Frers 33 Class Association and will govern Frers 33 Level Racing Events. These regulations relate to considerations of safety, reasonable cost, and fair competition between equal yachts.
2.00 Owner’s Responsibility: Adherence to Regulations
It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the yacht complies with these
regulations. These regulations cannot anticipate every possible situation. The owner must assume that anything not specifically permitted herein is prohibited until a ruling from the Class President is obtained.
The safety of the yacht and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the owner, or owner’s representative, who must ensure that the yacht is fully found, thoroughly seaworthy, and manned by an experienced crew who are physically fit to face bad weather. The owner must be satisfied as to the soundness of the hull, spars, rigging, sails, and gear. The owner must ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained and stowed and that the crew knows its location and its function.
Neither the establishment of these regulations, their use by sponsoring organizations, nor the inspection of the yacht under these regulations in any way limits or reduces the complete and unlimited responsibility of the owner or the owner’s representative.
3.01 Production Molds
Hull, deck, keel and rudder shall be built from molds obtained from the official master molds. The shape and tolerance of said molds shall not be altered without specific authorization of Carroll Marine Ltd. The primary measurement control shall be by way of a single uniform set of molds.
Permanently installed items such as structural bulkheads, liners, and joinery may not be altered. The addition of optional joinery such as shelves, lockers, pilot berths, drawers or other items used to personalize the yacht or enhance its cruising capability is permitted.
Interior equipment supplied by the builder as standard equipment must be on board and stowed in its intended location while racing except as noted:
It is the owner’s responsibility to notify the Class President of any deviation from the above regulations.
There are no restrictions on deck gear, winches, control lines or sail handling equipment.
4.01 Mast, boom, and spinnaker pole (Ref. 4.06) shall be as supplied by the builder.
Alterations to the standard spars are not permitted. The black band on the mast and boom shall not be moved. Replacement spars shall be obtained from the builder or a supplier specifically approved by the builder.
5.01 There are no restrictions on sail materials or weights.
5.02 Mainsail: Only one may be carried aboard while racing. Fully battened mainsails are permissible.
5.03 Storm Trysail: One may be carried.
5.04 Storm Jib: One may be carried and not count as part of the headsail limitation if its area is not more than 5% of the height of the foretriangle squared.
5.06 Spinnakers: a maximum of three spinnakers may be carried aboard while racing.
The maximum luff length is 43.21 ft. and the maximum girth is 23 ft. 11 ˝ in.
6.00 Associated Regulations
6.02 Safety equipment must be carried on board in accordance with the ORC Category
specified in the event’s notice of race or sailing instructions.
Members without regard to a limit on crew weight.