General Tips
• Keep one or two people with the boat at all times to assist.
• You will be taking equipment on and off the boat a lot. Big boxes will be available to put your equipment in.
• If something fails, take good notes on exactly what, where and how much.
• you will get a measurement checklist that follows the boat. Don’t lose it!
• Carefully read the J/22 class rules
• Periodic measurement/scrutineering checks will be performed during the event at the discretion of the Race and/or Technical Committee. 

If some of your equipment was broken in the past, make sure that your replacement is in line with the class rules. If you are in doubt, do not hesitate to contact your local measurer.

The owner of the participating boat and the helmsmen must be members of the respective national J22CA. Make sure that your current International J/22 Class Association membership decal is placed on the outer face of the transom near the upper starboard corner.

it is a great idea to put tags on everything: sails, battens, bags. There will be a lot of sails, and they will all look pretty similar.

Only sails carrying an IJ22CA Royalty Paid label sewn onto the starboard side of the sail near its tack or near a spinnaker clew shall be used when racing. Royalty labels shall not be transferred from one sail to another. Before you leave, make sure all your sails have royalty tags!

There are a few common issues that crop up with rudders. If you can get a measurer to your boat before you leave home, have him check the following extremely carefully:
Chord length – minimum 300mm
Rudder min thickness – 39.4 mm
Trailing edge thickness – minimum 4mm
Bottom corners radius 40mm

Boat Weighing

All the boats will be weighed, and none of the boats will weigh what we think they do. Many, many boats will need to add a bit of lead.

Weighing notes
Equipment on the boat - mast, boom, spi pole, rudder, tiller, tiller extensions, one set of jib sheets, one set of spin sheets, two jib cars, one winch handle. It could include the following optional equipment: bow and stern pulpits, stanchions and lifelines, running lights (without battery), compass, permanently installed spinnaker launch bags and an outboard motor bracket.  That’s it. No sails, battens, paddle, life jackets, hand pump, anchor with chain and warp, mooring lines, fenders, lifting slings, tool kit, first aid kit and personal effects. 

Depending on the set up, they may use your lifting strap. If they do, they will weigh it and subtract it from the total.
If you need weight, make a note of the total needed. This will get split evenly into front and rearportion. Often, when you need lead, the measurer will weigh your extra pieces, then initial them. Go install them, and the measurer will come and check you off. 

To be noted: if your boat isn't prepared for weighing as defined above, your boat weighing will be stopped immediately and you have to queue up at the end of the line again!

Rudder weight
The minimum is 10.88 kg. This is the bare rudder with just the bolted on gudgeons. No tiller, pins or tiller extensions allowed.

Rig down measurements
They often measure the black bands on your mast and boom.

They will also check the max length of your spinnaker pole 2670mm max bearing point to bearing point. Measure it at home so you can fix it at home.


6.1 At least one fixed marine type compass of magnetic card or digital type capable only of instantaneous readout.

6.2 One fog horn.

6.3 One water-resistant flashlight with spare batteries and bulb. (or 2 led flashlights)

6.4 Life jackets or buoyancy aids for each member of the crew as required by local regulations.

6.5 One marine first-aid kit and manual.

6.6 One paddle not less than 1200mm in length.

6.7 One manual bilge pump and a 10 liter capacity bucket with lanyard.

6.8 One anchor with or without chain of combined minimum weight of 5kg with 30m of non-floating warp having a minimum diameter of 8mm. When carried, the anchor, chain and warp shall be secured together ready for use and shall not be stowed on or under the cabin sole over the ballast keel. The minimum weight of the anchor shall be 3 kg and the maximum weight of the chain shall not exceed 4kg.

6.9 Code Flag B and copy of the current Racing Rules as issued by the National Sailing Authority.

6.10 Safety equipment prescribed by local race management not otherwise included herein.such as flares, etc.

6.11 All yachts shall carry two fenders of not less than 152mm in diameter and not less than 406mm in length or two spherical fenders not less than 240mm in diameter.

6.12 One dedicated heaving line of greater than 19m in length (It is recommended this is a floating high-modulus polyethylene fiber tow line of not less than 6mm diameter.)

The Required Equipment list is pretty straight forward, yet there are always people scrambling around at the last minute trying to buy things from this list. Don’t think you can fudge things. 29.5 meters of anchor rode is not going to pass. It says waterproof flashlight with spare batteries and bulb. Two flashlights is not that! Make sure that you have some sort of manual with your first-aid kit. Check it before you leave home, buy anything you need and skate by this section.


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