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13 July 2004, 04:32 pm
Measurement Regulations Revised
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Athens 2004

The Measurement Regulations form part of the rules governing the Olympic Sailing Competition and were published with the Measurment Schedule on the ISAF Athens 2004 Microsite on 1 July.
A revised version of the Measurement Regulations has today been published and can be found via the link below. The amendments affect point 6 for the Mistral. Regulation 6.1 has been amended, and a new Regulation 6.3 regarding slot flushes added (the text in bold added):

"6. Mistral

6.1 Each hull, rig and equipment shall be presented for measurement in accordance with the class rules. Only tuned-edition equipment with the exception of sails, manufactured after 1st January 2003 is permitted. Personal buoyancy shall be presented.
Hulls shall have a serial number not less than 3002330 Masts shall have a serial number not less than 6979
Centreboards shall have a serial number not less than 504
Sails must conform to the current design as supplied by Boards & More
Booms must conform to the current design as supplied by Boards & More, except that the boom grip may be modified or replaced to change the grip diameter provided that the stiffness or any other operational characteristic of the boom is not affected.

6.2 The term 'rubbed down and polished' as used in Rule C.6.3.d is interpreted as meaning light abrasive treatment to remove surface imperfections, following the original hull contours. The transverse high area in many hulls situated approximately 475mm forward of the HDP may be sanded down to leave a minimum skin thickness of 0.25mm, provided this does not result in forming a hollow in this area. In cases of doubt the remaining skin thickness will be measured, which may involve making a small hole in the hull surface. Competitors should note that the original skin thickness in this area is approximately 0.5mm.

6.3 The fit of slot flushers may be improved by re-positioning the fixing screws. Glue may be applied to the flushers as a precaution against them being dislodged whilst sailing. However fairing of the flushers is not permitted, and glue should not be used in a way that contravenes this rule."
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