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World Radio Sailing Trophies

highlanderHighlander Trophy

International A Class World Championship

The Highlander Trophy was presented by David Coode to ISAF-RSD in 1993 by deed of gift.

The trophy is presented to the winner of the World Championship in the A class.

teamofthreeTeam of Three Trophy

The Team of Three trophy was donated by the International A Class Association and is presented to the winning team of three skippers as drawn from the entrants by the Race Officer.

 

yachtingWorldTrophyYACHTING WORLD TROPHY

International Marblehead World Championship

The Yachting World Trophy was donated by deed of gift to ISAF-RSD in 1986 by the Yachting World Magazine to be competed for at the World Championship for the Marblehead class.

The original Marblehead World Championship trophy was the South Africa Cup which was sailed for between 1978 and 1982. This trophy was returned to South Africa when sanctions were in place and the Yachting World Trophy took its place for the Marblehead World Championship.

  

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SOUTH AFRICA CUP

International One Metre World Championship

The South Africa Cup was originally presented by deed of gift in 1978 to the International Model Yacht Racing Union by the Model Yacht Association of South Africa (MYASA) to be awarded to the winner of the World Championship in the Radio Marblehead class. The trophy was competed for by the Marblehead class between 1978 and 1982 before being returned to South Africa in 1986 when sanctions were in place. The trophy was donated by the Distillers and Vinters of South Africa.

The newly renamed South Africa Radio Sailing Authority (SARSA) then re-donated the Cup in 1994 to ISAF-RSD to be presented to the World Champion of the International One Metre class.

 

canada cup

CANADA CUP

International Ten Rater Class World Championship

The Canada Cup was presented to the International Model Yacht Racing Association in 1975 by deed of gift from the newly formed Canadian Model Yachting Association. The trophy was to be competed for every 4 years at an international regatta for the International Ten Rater class.

The gift was originally initiated in 1973 by the membership of the Metro Marine Modellers of Toronto, Canada. The Metro Marine Modellers formed the Canadian Model Yachting Association in 1974 with initially 65 members.

The first international regatta for the Canada Cup was held at Gosport in the United Kingdom in 1975.

 

Classes overview

Marblehead

Open class, box class
Carbon hulls, foils and spars
Hull length 1.3 m
Displacement 4.5 to 5.5 kgs
Draught 660 mm
Sail area 0.5161 m²

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Ten Rater

Open class
Waterline length x Sail area = constant
Carbon hulls, foils and spars
Hull length 1.3 to 1.8 m
Displacement 5 to 7 kgs
Draught 700 mm
Sail area 0.9 to 1.1 m²

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A Class

Open class with formula to calculate the rating
Carbon hulls, foils and spars
Hull length 1.6 to 1.9 m
Displacement 12 to 18 kgs
Draught 300 mm
Sail area 0.9 to 1.1 m²

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One Metre

Box class, OneDesign rigs
Glass hulls, carbon foils and alloy spars
Hull length 1 metre
Displacement 4 kgs
Draught 420 mm
Sail area 0.6 m²

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International Radio Sailing Association

IRSA is the worldwide radio sailing organization as an affiliated member of World Sailing. IRSA is dedicated to the enhancement of both current and emerging world radio sailing classes through the promotion and development of consistent class rules, measurement methods, radio yachting racing rules, and advice in running major racing events.

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IRSA’s major activities include:

  • Designates and reviews radio classes as International, Recognised, or Classic.
  • Approves or delegates approval of World and continental championships of IRSA Designated classes.
  • Administers the A class, including the management of its class rules.
  • Coordinates and submits changes to Appendix E of the RRS.
  • Gives interpretations of the racing rules as they relate to radio sailing, including recommending changes to the World Sailing Call Book for Radio Sailing.
  • Gives or approves interpretations of the equipment and measurement rules as they relate to radio sailing.
  • Gives or approves interpretations of the radio sailing class rules.
  • Provides approved standards and templates for Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions.
  • Provides or approves rules and guidelines for events: event management, event scoring, and umpiring of fleet racing.
  • Provides or approves rules and guidelines on technical matters: interpretations, Questions and Answers, and measurement.
  • Monitors the quality of World and continental events of IRSA Designated classes, giving particular attention to rules observance and event management.
  • Distributes and disseminates information about international radio sailing.

In all of these activities, IRSA promotes international radio sailing, consults and liaises with its Membership (DNMs and ICAs) and World Sailing, and ensures its internal procedures and structures are effective, efficient, transparent in operation, and fit for purpose.

 

IOM Class Rule changes approved

IOMICA submitted Class Rule changes for IRSA approval. This resulted in Proposal 2014-T-IOM-1 IOM emergency rule change July 2014 on 23/07/2014 which was approved on 06/08/2014. The changes will be published by IOMICA in due course. In summary, leech tell tales and wind indicators on shrouds and backstays are permitted.

In favour: Chairman, OP-Chairman, RO-Americas, RO-Europe, RO-Oceania, Technical-Chairman, Vice-Chairman
Against: None
Absent: None
Not present: None 

Proposal 2014-S-3: Class Administration approved

The Chairman submitted Proposal 2014-S-3: Class Administration on 23/05/2014. This proposal proposes to establish a committee for each of the IRSA International classes which do not have an affiliated International Class Association, pursuant to Article 8 of the IRSA Constitution. It is also proposes to offer a committee to support each of the other internationally active classes. The full proposal (pdf file)

Debate on this proposal was suspended between 30/05/2014 and 13/06/2014 to permit an amendment to be considered. Following the failure of the amendment, debate continued until 27/06/2014 when the vote was taken. The outcome of the vote was 5 in favour, 5 against. The Chairman used his casting vote to approve the proposal.

In favour: Chairman, OP-Chairman, RO-Europe, RO-Oceania, Technical-Chairman
Against: Publicity Officer, Racing-Chairman, RO_Americas, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-Chairman
Casting vote: The Chairman used his casting vote to approve the proposal.