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3 March 2008, 12:56 pm
Class Association Applications For IHC
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Find out how to get involved with ISAF's IHC programme below!

ISAF In-House Certification

Applications are now invited from Class Associations wishing to become involved in the ISAF In-House Certification (IHC) scheme.
Classes wishing to be involved in the Programme will need to ensure that their class rules and other equipment controls lend themselves to IHC. The most positive way to achieve this is by the application of the ISAF standards for class rules (SCR) and the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS). The class will also need to work with manufacturers and Authorizing Authorities to develop and implement equipment controls methods specific to their class.
Any class wishing to become involved in the ISAF In-House Certification Scheme should read Section 8 of the Criteria and Responsibilities document before completing a Classes Application Form and returning it to the ISAF Technical Department.

How It Works

The IHC centres around a Certification System allowing the builder to self-certify their equipment at the point of manufacture - but only once their have met a designated standard. Each nation or region will have an IHC Authorizing Authority (AA) approved by ISAF (normally the MNA), which will approve, contract and audit builders with Certification Systems. ISAF Classes involved in the IHC will ensure their class rules are suitable for IHC and assist the development of control methods and training.

Classes already involved include the 49er, 470, Finn, RS:X, Tornado and Yngling Olympic Classes, as well as the 29er, Formula 18 and Hobie 16 and Tiger.

Classes, MNAs and manufacturers that would like to become involved in or find out more about the IHC programme should contact the ISAF Technical Department to obtain an ISAF IHC Pack, or visit the ISAF IHC microsite at

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