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31 March 2009, 05:04 pm
IFDS Publishes IFDS Functional Classification System & Procedures Manual 2009-2012
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The International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) has published the IFDS Functional Classification System & Procedures Manual 2009-2012, effective from 1 January 2009.
The new edition of the Manual has been published on the ISAF Disabled Sailing website at and is also available by clicking on the link below.

Click here for the IFDS Functional Classification System & Procedures Manual 2009-2012

Summary of Changes

This 2009-2012 IFDS Functional Classification System & Procedures Manual has largely been rewritten to accommodate both the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) requirements.

A summary of the changes are:

a. Procedures concerning Protests and Appeals have been clarified.

b. Although all sailors must report to a Classification Panel before their first race in the new Quadrennium, the procedure will be quick and simple for sailors who already know their Class and Status. New expressions have replaced old - previous T, PRS, and PPS status are now respectively N (New) R (Review) and C (Confirmed) to align with the IPC Code.

c. Although there are no major changes affecting Classification points, the system now includes specific wording to enable broader inclusion of persons presenting dwarfism who may not have been eligible to compete according to the previous system. Discussions are ongoing concerning other disabilities not yet included.

d. Also, SKUD18 teams continue to include at least one female, but one of the sailors may be 1 point or 2 points, the other must have at least minimal disability.

e. The IFDS Classification Administration Fee has been increased to 50 Euros.

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