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International 29er Class Rules

The latest 29er Class Rules are now available. Effective 8th January 2019.

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This introduction only provides an informal background and the International 29er Class Rules proper begin on the next page.

29er hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails are manufacture controlled.

29er hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails shall only be manufactured by licensed manufacturers – in the class rules referred to as licensed manufacturers. Equipment is required to comply with the International 29er Builders Construction Manual and is subject to a World Sailing approved manufacturing control system.

29er hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails may, after having left the manufacturer, only be altered to the extent permitted in Section C of the class rules.

Owners and crews should be aware that compliance with rules in Section C is responsibility of the sailor. Rules regulating the use of equipment during a race are contained in Section C of these class rules, in ERS Part I and in the Racing Rules of Sailing.

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