Rules

INTRODUCTION

The Phantom 295 Class is devoted to easy accessible, but high performance racing – as a step up class from other Youth or Entry level classes.

The Phantom 295 hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails shall only be supplied by Starboard Co. Ltd  and produced by its appointed manufacturers. Such equipment is required to comply with the Phantom 295 One Design building Specification and is subject to an ISAF approved manufacturing control system.

After Phantom 295 hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails have left the manufacturer, they may only be altered to the extent permitted in Section C of these class rules.

Rules regulating the use of equipment during a race are contained in Section C of these class rules.

This introduction only provides an informal background and the Phantom 295 Rules proper begin on the next page.

PLEASE REMEMBER

THESE CLASS RULES ARE CLOSED CLASS RULES WHERE IF IT DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY SAY THAT YOU MAY THEN YOU SHALL NOT.

 

INDEX

PART I – ADMINISTRATION

Section A – General
A.1 Language
A.2 Abbreviations
A.3 Authorities and Responsibilities
A.4 Class Rules Variations
A.5 Class Rules Interpretations
A.6 Sail Numbers
A.7 Licensed Manufacturers

Section B – Equipment Eligibility
B.1 Event Inspection
B.2 Event Limitation Marks

PART II – REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS

Section C – Conditions for Racing
C.1 General
C.2 Crew
C.3 Personal Equipment
C.4 Portable Equipment
C.5 Advertising
C.6 Hull
C.7 Hull Appendages
C.8 Rig
C.9 Sails

 Section D – Hull
D.1 Manufacturers
D.2 Identification
D.3 Materials, Construction & Dimensions
D.4 Fittings

Section E – Hull Appendages
E.1 Parts
E.2 Manufacturers
E.3 Identification
E.4 Materials, Construction & Dimensions

Section F – Rig
F.1 Parts
F.2 Manufacturers
F.3 Identification
F.4 Materials, Construction & Dimensions
F.5 Fittings

Section G – Sails
G.1 Parts
G.2 Manufacturers
G.3 Identification
G.4 Materials, Construction & Dimensions
G.5 Fittings

PART III – APPENDICES

Section H – Measurement Instructions

Phantom Championship Rules

PART I – ADMINISTRATION

Section A – General

A.1 LANGUAGE
A.1.1 The official language of the class is English and in case of dispute over translation the English text shall prevail.
A.1.2 The word “shall” is mandatory and the word “may” is permissive.

A.2 ABBREVIATIONS
PCA      Phantom Class Association
NCA      National Class Association

A.3 AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
A.3.1 The international authority of the class is the PCA.
A.3.2 No liability or legal responsibility in respect of these class rules can be accepted by the PCA, or its delegated representatives.

A.4 CLASS RULES VARIATIONS
A.4.1 These class rules shall not be amended, suspended or overridden in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions without the approval of the PCA.

A.5 CLASS RULE INTERPRETATIONS
A.5.1 Interpretation of class rules shall be made in by the PCA.

A.6 SAIL NUMBERS
A.6.1 Sail numbers may be issued nationally –ie , each country issues its own numbers. If the owner’s NCA is administering the Class, the owner shall apply to their NCA for a sail number; otherwise they shall apply to the PCA

A.7 LICENSED MANUFACTURERS 
A.7.1 Phantom 295 One Design equipment shall be produced by manufacturers appointed and licensed by Starboard Co. Ltd. in consultation with the PCA referred to as licensed manufacturers in these class rules.

 


Section B – Equipment Eligibility

For a windsurfer to be eligible for racing, it shall comply with the rules in this section.

B.1 EVENT INSPECTION 
The role of Equipment Inspectors at an event is to ensure compliance with these class rules. Where an Equipment Inspector determines that an item of equipment need further investigation they shall use whatever inspection methods they deem appropriate, including comparison with a standard or a sample of other equipment presented for inspection.

B.2 EVENT LIMITATION MARKS 
B.2.1 If an event uses event limitation marks, these marks shall not be removed during the event. If the event limitation mark becomes damaged or lost, this shall be reported to the event Race Committee as soon as practical.
B.2.2 Some items of equipment may receive two event limitation marks, one in a readily visible position and a second in a position protected from wear and tear.
B.2.3 If a windsurfer item has to be replaced, the Race Committee shall attach an event limitation mark to the replacement item and remove or deface any event limitation mark attached to the replaced item.

 


PART II – REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS

The crew and the windsurfer shall comply with the Rules in Part II when racing. In case of conflict Section C shall prevail.
The rules in Part II are closed class rules, where anything not specifically permitted by the class rules is prohibited.

Section C – Conditions for Racing

C.1 GENERAL 
C.1.1 During a race only one hull, one fin, one centerboard, one rig and one sail shall be used.

C.2 CREW 
C.2.1 LIMITATIONS
The crew shall consist of one person.
C.2.2 MEMBERSHIP
No crew is permitted to race at a National or International Regatta unless he/she is a member of his/her NCA. If there is no NCA, then the crew must be a member of the PCA.
C.2.3 DIVISIONS
At events where the organizing authority specifies the weight divisions the following shall apply:

(a)  Light-weight – a sailor below 68kg

(b)   Medium-weight – a sailor between 68kg to 78kg

(c)  Heavy-weight – a sailor above 78kg

C.3  PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
C.3.1 Personal equipment does not have to be produced by a licensed manufacturer.
C.3.2 SAFETY AND LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT
Competitors are not obliged to wear or carry personal life saving equipment (personal flotation device). If the wearing of a personal flotation device is prescribed it shall conform to the minimum standards of ISO 12402-5. Alternative or additional standards may be prescribed in the Notice of Race.
C.3.3 OPTIONAL
In addition to food and personal effects to keep warm and/or dry, and/or to protect the body, the following may be worn or carried by competitors:
(i) Harness.
(ii) A drinking container that shall have a capacity of at least one litre and weigh nor more than 1.5 kilograms when full.
(iii) An electronic or mechanical timing device.
(iv) A heart rate monitoring device.
C.3.4 MANDATORY
Clothing and equipment, including harness but excluding beverage container, worn or carried by the crew shall not weigh more than 9kg.

C.4 PORTABLE EQUIPMENT 
C.4.1 Portable equipment does not have to be produced by a licensed manufacturer.
C.4.2 OPTIONAL
A towrope of minimum length 5m and a recommended thickness of 4 mm may be carried by the crew. The use of the towrope may be specified as compulsory in an event’s Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions.

C.5 ADVERTISING 
C.5.1 LIMITATIONS
Advertising shall only be displayed in accordance with the PCA Championship Rules.

C.6 HULL 
C.6.1 LIMITATIONS
(a) Only one hull shall be used during an event, except when lost or damaged beyond repair. A replacement may be made only with the approval of the Race Committee.
(b) A maximum of six and a minimum of four foot straps shall be fitted to the existing inserts using any stainless steel screw and washer. Foot straps shall be fitted with at least one screw and washer at each end. The foot straps may be changed or replaced during an event.
C.6.2 HULL WEIGHT
(a) The hull weight, including complete mast track and gasket assembly, shall not be less than 13.5kg.
(b) Any corrector weights installed by the manufacturer shall not be altered.
(c) The hull may be weighed wet after a minimum of 10 minutes standing vertically on its aft edge.
C.6.3 MAINTENANCE AND MODIFICATIONS
(a) The hull shall not be altered in any way except as permitted by these class rules.
(b) Repairs may be carried out provided such repairs are made in such a way that the essential shape, characteristics or function of the original are not affected. The serial number shall remain legible.
(c) The underside of the hull may be rubbed down and polished.
(d) The centreboard cassette may be shimmed.
(e) The deck grip may be restored to its original condition with a clear coating provided that the original deck graphics can be clearly seen.

C.7 HULL APPENDAGES 
C.7.1 LIMITATIONS
(a) Only one centreboard and one fin, as supplied by the manufacturer, shall be used during an event, except when lost or unintentionally damaged beyond repair. A replacement may be made only with the same type of item and with the approval of the Race Committee.
(b) The centreboard shall be carried in the centerboard case at all times when racing.
C.7.2 MAINTENANCE, MODIFICATIONS and REPAIRS
(a) The hull appendages shall not be altered in any way except as permitted by these class rules.
(b) Repairs may be carried out provided such repairs are made in such a way that the essential shape, characteristics or function of the original are not affected.
(c) Hull appendages may be lightly sanded and/or polished providing that the essential shape and characteristics of the hull appendage are not affected.
(d) The sides of the fin root may be shimmed to fit the fin box.

C.8 RIGS
C.8.1 LIMITATIONS
(a) Only one rig may be used during an event, except when an item has been lost or damaged beyond repair. Such item may only be replaced with the same type of item and with the approval of the Race Committee.
(b) Light-weight shall use the 7.5 rig;
Medium-weight shall use the 8.5 rig;
Heavy-weight shall use the 9.0 rig.
C.8.2 MAINTENANCE AND MODIFICATIONS
(a) The rig shall not be altered in any way except as permitted by these class rules.
(b) Repairs may be carried out provided such repairs are made in such a way that the essential shape, characteristics or function of the original are not affected.
(c) The mast spar may be lengthened using any mast extension.
(d) The mast spar extension may be shimmed with any self adhesive tape.
(e) Any uphaul may be fitted.
(f) Any adjustable or fixed downhaul may be used.
(g) Any adjustable or fixed outhaul may be used.
(h) The surface of the boom spar grip may be roughened using abrasive material.
(i) Cleats, pulleys and ropes may be replaced by any of the same characteristics and function.
(j) Any harness lines may be used.

C.9 SAILS 
C.9.1 LIMITATIONS
(a) Only one sail may be used in an event, except when the sail has been lost or unintentionally damaged beyond repair. A replacement may be made only with a sail of the same size and with the approval of the Race Committee.
(b) Sailors competing in the Light-weight division shall use the 7.5 sq.m;

sailors competing in the Medium-weight division shall use the 8.5 sq.m sail;

sailors competing in the Heavy-weight division shall use the 9.0 sq.m sail.
(c) Only one set of battens per sail shall be used during an event.
C.9.2 SAIL IDENTIFICATION
(a) National letters and sail numbers shall be in capital letters and Arabic numerals, clearly legible and black in colour.
(b) The characters shall be a minimum height of 230mm, and the space between adjoining characters shall be a minimum of 45mm.
(c) The characters shall be applied “back to back” on an opaque white background, positioned immediately below batten 3 and as close to the leech as possible. The opaque background shall extend a minimum of 30mm beyond the national letters and sail number.
C.9.3 MAINTENANCE AND MODIFICATIONS
(a) Sails and fittings shall not be altered in any way except as permitted by these class rules.
(b) Repairs may be carried out provided such repairs are made in such a way that the essential shape, characteristic or function of the original is not affected.
(c) Transparent self-adhesive mono-film patches may be attached to the sail adjacent to the boom spar.
(d) Battens and camber inducers may be replaced by the same type of fitting supplied by the licensed manufacturer.

Section D – Hull

D.1    MANUFACTURERS

(a) The hull and fittings shall be manufactured by a licensed manufacturer.
(b) The hull shall be produced only by using moulds in the possession of the licensed manufacturer.

D.2    IDENTIFICATION
(a) The hull shall carry the unique serial number issued by the licensed manufacturer in a legible condition.
(b) Hulls shall display the official ISAF logo as applied by the manufacturer.

D.3    MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION and DIMENSIONS 
The hull shall comply with the Phantom 295 building specifications.

D.4    FITTINGS 
(a) mast track complete
(b) centerboard cassette
(c) fin box
(d) gasket assembly
(e) gaskets
(f)  towing eye
(g) foot strap fixing inserts
(h) foot straps



Section E – Hull Appendages

E.1   PARTS
(a)  Fin
(b)  Centerboard.

E.2   MANUFACTURERS
(a) Hull appendages shall be produced only by licensed manufacturers.

E.3   IDENTIFICATION
(a)  The centreboards shall carry a unique ID number on the headstock applied by the manufacturer.

E.4   MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION AND DIMENSIONS
Hull appendages
shall comply with the Phantom 295 building specification.

Section F – Rig

F.1      Parts
(a)   460 Phantom 295 one design mast – for use with the 7.5 sail.
(b)   490 Phantom 295 one design mast – for use with the 8.5 sail and 9.0 sail.
(c)    220>250 Phantom 295 one design boom – for use with the 7.5, 8.5 and 9.0 sails.

F.2    MANUFACTURERS
The rig spars shall only be produced by a licensed manufacturer.

F.3     MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION AND DIMENSIONS 
Mast & boom, and fittings shall comply with the Phantom 295 building specification.

F.4    FITTINGS
(a) Mast Foot
(b) Mast Extension

Section G – Sails

G.1    PARTS
(a)  9.0 sq.m one design sail.
(b)  8.5 sq.m one design sail.
(c)  7.5 sq.m one design sail.

G.2    MANUFACTURERS
Sails
and fittings shall be produced by a licensed manufacturer.

G.3    IDENTIFICATION
(a) Class insignia shall be applied by the manufacturer.

G.4    MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION and DIMENSIONS
The sail shall comply with the Phantom 295 building specification.

G.5    FITTINGS
(a)  Battens
(b)  Camber inducers.

 

Part III – Phantom Class Championship Rules

1. GENERAL
Class World Championships shall be held within 200km of an international airport, and easily accessible by motor vehicle.

2. RULES
The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR) shall apply, as amended by the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.

3. CLASS REPRESENTATIVE
A Class Representative (CR) will be appointed for every international championship. The CR shall be consulted on all matters pertaining to these Championship Rules and approve changes to the Sailing Instructions.

4. DIVISIONS
4.1. General
4.1.2. All Phantom 295 races shall be One-Fleet events, unless the organizing committee decide to divide the fleet into two groups, if exceeding 80 entries.
4.2. Titles: Overall Scoring
4.2.1. Only the overall winner shall be awarded World/Continental/National- Class Champion.
4.3. Titles: Scoring of Divisions
4.3.1 The organizing authority may specify the use of age/gender divisions. The winner of each Division may be awarded a division title.
(a) Youth: Man or woman under 21 years of age on 31st December in the year of competition;
(b) Senior: Man or woman above 21 years of age on 1st January in the year of competition.
4.3.2 The competitors in each division of the One Fleet shall be scored according to their position in the overall placing. It means that a competitor finishing 2nd in his/her division but 15th overall shall be scored as 15th.

5. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RACES; TIME LIMITS; TARGET TIMES; REST PERIODS
5.1. General
5.1.1. The maximum of races that can be scheduled in a series is 15.
5.1.2. A minimum of 3 races shall be completed by a fleet/division to validate a championship or event for that fleet/division.
5.2. Time limit & target times
5.2.1. The target time for the first finisher in a course race is 20 minutes.
5.2.2. The time limit for the first board in each race to reach the first mark is 10 minutes; and to finish a race is 40 minutes. A race shall be abandoned if either of these time limits is exceeded.
5.2.3. Racers finishing more than 20 minutes after the first finisher in their respective division shall be scored DNF except those who are
scored DSQ, BFD, OCS, RAF, RDG, or DNE.
5.3. Number of races in a day
5.4. No more than four races per day shall be scheduled or raced.
5.5. Rest periods
5.5.1. When racing back to back the minimum interval between the closing of the finishing line and the new warning signal for that fleet/division shall be 10 minutes.
5.5.2. No more than 3 races shall be sailed back to back, which may be reduced to 2 in marginal planing conditions.
5.5.3. After a series of back to back races there shall be a rest period of a minimum of 60 minutes ashore for the last finisher in the last race.

6. DECISIONS TO RACE
6.1. The race shall start at the scheduled time if the wind conditions are within the set criteria.
6.2. A course race should not be started in less than 5 knots of wind established in the starting area. This lower limit may actually be higher if there is strong current in the racing area.
6.3. A course race should not be started in more than 28 knots of wind established in the starting area.
6.4. A marathon race should not be started in less than 9 knots of wind measured over the majority of the race area, and should be a minimum of 9knots throughout the duration of the race.

7. EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS
7.1. The Official Equipment inspector shall mark the equipment a competitor intends to use during the regatta before the start of the first race.
7.2. The equipment inspectors may conduct checks & inspections of equipment, at any time during the regatta.

8. COURSES & COURSE AREAS
8.1. Courses will be as described in the Sailing Instructions.
8.2. The course area in a course race is defined as an area extending 75 meters beyond the course including the ‘starting line’ and the ‘finishing line’ and its extensions, which would normally be taken by a racer when racing.
8.3. Access to the course area during a race is restricted to competitors racing and official boats – as defined in the Sailing Instructions.

9. SAFETY SYSTEMS
9.1. The Safety System may be as specified in the championship Sailing Instructions, and could be either “Sign In /Sign Out” system or “Tally” system.