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2004 Paralympic Sailing Competition

A revised draft Notice of Race for the 2004 Paralympic Sailing Competition has today been published.
Originally published on 1 June 2004, clause 1.1 of the draft Notice of Race has been revised to correctly reflect the 2.4mR Specification. The 2.4mR Specification as detailed below is the same specification which has been previously published and confirmed by IFDS on the IFDS website, but was incorrect in wording when included in the draft Notice of Race.

As highlighted below, the amended text is detailed in bold:

2.2 2.4mR hulls shall:

a) Be a Norlin MKIII design;

b) Be built by a licensed builder;

c) Be constructed using a GRP laminate, which uses a polyester derived chain-linked molecular reaction. A resin which uses a hardener to effect a cure on the base resin is specifically excluded;

d) Meet the International 2.4mR rule;

e) Weigh: hull including fittings (minimum) 64 kg
keel lead ballast (maximum) 182 kg
Total weight including all rigging and sails (minimum) 260 kg
Any corrections to hull weight or total weight will be made by permanently attaching weights of lead to the underside of the deck within the cockpit area. Any equipment located below the floorboard or below floorboard level will be weighed with the lead.Any equipment located above will be weighed with the hull.

f) Have solid buoyancy and not airbags or sealed compartments.

It should be noted that this revised Notice of Race is still draft.

The 2004 Paralympic Sailing Competition will get underway the day after the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, with the first races for both events starting on Saturday 18 September 2004. Racing will continue through until Thursday 23 September, with nine races scheduled in each event for the series.

Following on from the announcement of the Olympic Sailing Competition Provisional Entry lists on Tuesday 6 July 2004, the Paralympic Sailing Competition Entry lists will be published next week. Whilst many teams have been announced

Go to the ISAF 2004 Paralympic Games Microsite for a complete update on the 2004 Paralympic Sailing Competition.
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