In the past the 1020 Association has not required boats entering the Nationals to be measured, choosing instead to rely on the honesty and integrity of the competitors.
This approach has produced close racing and a pleasant atmosphere on the racecourse. and is obviously successful given the longevity of the class.
When signing the entry form the owners or skippers are confirming the following:
- They are members of the association. If you are not a member, please make sure you join prior to the Championships
- Their boats are standard as per the class drawings and have on board listed equipment and safety gear as stated in the Class Rules and Restrictions and safety equipment as per Category 4, including the following:
- First aid kit
- Life jackets
- Navigation lights
- Life ring
- Stove with oven
- Built in table
- Floor boards.
Any non standard features must be declared to the committee prior to the competition.
Of all the equipment on board, sails probably have the shortest life expectancy and as such will be replaced on a regular basis. For the Class championships it is important that they all meet the class rules.
It is usual to measure new sails in the sailmakers loft, before being delivered to the owner, they cannot be measured on the boat. Once measured they are stamped with the 1020 logo, signed and dated by the measurer.
Please check all your sails and if they do not have these measurer's marks, lease contact the Class Measurer, Peter Strathdee (029 297 7705) who is available to measure sails, by arrangement.
Please give Peter enough time to organise a time to measure your sail before the nationals.