Each boat must be registered with the International Footy Class Association and/or their
National Authority. National Authority (AMYA) membership and registration is not required,
but strongly encouraged.
All boats will be measured. Those found not to be in conformance with Footy class rules will
not be scored. A photo of each boat in the measuring box will be taken to comply with the
regulations of the NZ Postal Classic.
A skipper may enter more than one boat.
Skippers' meeting will be at 9:15 AM. First heat will commence at 9:30 AM.
Entry fee is $5.00 per boat. Local awards will be presented.
Five heats of 5 laps each will be sailed, on the standardized “internet course”, consisting
of windward and leeward marks spaced 50 feet apart, and connected by a floating line.
Competitors are racing the clock, not each other. Two or more boats may be on the course at
a time, with their starts staggered so that they will not interfere with each other. In the
case where boats meet, or at marks, the Racing Rules of Sailing will apply.
The start order of the boats will be determined by lot for each heat. (frequency
availability may also be considered)
Each skipper will be required to perform as timekeeper for another skipper once in each heat
for each boat entered. The timekeeper will also serve as mark judge.
Timing will start when the boat passes the leeward mark after the start signal. Timing will
end when the boat passes the leeward mark in the downwind direction on the fifth lap.
Heats times will be added for a total event time. Lowest time wins. An award for fastest
heat will also be given.
All entries' times will be sent to Brett McCormack, the RD of the New Zealand Postal
Classic, for entry into that competition. Pending permission of the skipper.
Fleet racing will follow as time allows. Bragging rights or a small award to the victor.
Format to be determined by the fleet.