Rule 42 Clinic: ISAF and the Finn Class ran a Rule 42 Clinic in Palma in March 2014. The day was videoed by several cameras and some onboard stern mounted cameras. Afterwards the footage was analysed to select common situations where Rule 42 is being broken, and also situations that do not break Rule 42. The clips on this page are all on the downwind.

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 S1 - Body Pumping Out Of Start

   
 

Body pumping - PENALTY

Check EST. Three rapid and forceful body pumps off the start connected with flicks of a sail.

RRS 42.2(a), Interpretation PUMP 6

 

 S2 - Roll Not Connected To Steering

   
 

One roll not connected with steering.

Check EST. One roll caused by heeling the body to leeward and to windward. At the completion of the roll a boat is steered up to head to wind. Heeling the body is not facilitating steering.

RRS 42.1, Interpretation ROCK 6

  

S3 - Double Roll On Start

   
 

Double roll at the start – PENALTY

Check ITA. Two rolls at the start by in and out body movements. No change of course.

RRS 42.2(b)(1)

 

  

 S4 - Crabbing

   
 

Crabbing – PENALTY

Check FIN. Two forceful movements of the helm while backing a sail on the shoulder before releasing a sail.

RRS 42.2(d), Interpretation SCULL 3

 

 S5 - Not Crabbing

   
 

Legal Sculling

At 8 seconds - Sculling down with a clear change of direction towards a close hauled course

At 12 seconds – Steering up to head to wind

At 17seconds - Backing the main not sculling

At 24 seconds - Releasing the main followed by forceful sculling with a clear change of direction towards a close hauled course

Exception RRS 42.3(d), Interpretation SCULL 1

 

 S6 - Sculling With No Change Of Direction

   
 

Illegal sculling no change of direction - PENALTY

USA 69 in white bib and red arms is sculling down forcefully but there is no change of direction towards a close-hauled cause. Notice that the main is sheeted in and as a result a boat does not change direction .

RRS 42.2(d), Exception RRS 42.3(d), Interpretation SCULL 1

 

 S7 - Sculling With No Change Of Direction

   
 

Illegal sculling no change of direction - PENALTY

USA 69 in white bib and red arms is sculling down forcefully but there is no change of direction towards a close-hauled cause. Notice that the main is sheeted in and as a result a boat does not change direction .

RRS 42.2(d), Exception RRS 42.3(d), Interpretation SCULL 1

 

 

 S8 - USA Scull Down To Close Hauled

   
 

Legal Sculling down to a close-hauled course

USA is sculling down with a clear change of direction towards a close-hauled course. Two seconds into the video USA reaches a close-hauled course, stops sculling and continues to sail the boat further down.

RRS 42.2(d), Exception RRS 42.3(d), Interpretation SCULL 1

 

 S9 - Connected Sculling

   
 

Illegal connected sculling - PENALTY

Observe DEN 23. 2 seconds into the video you can see connected forceful sculling on both sides of the centerline.

At 12 seconds DEN 23 is still sculling and this action propells the boat forward compared to USA 69 to windward of DEN 23.

RRS 42.2(d), Interpretation SCULL 2

 

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