FSSA Handbook

Flying Scot Sailing Association Master Constitution and Bylaws including CMRs & Specifications

Recent Updates:

The Revision dated 5-3-2015 added an introduction to designate the currently active Districts.  It also added a new article B-VII.2 to define the eligibility requirements to be scored for trophies at non-sanctioned invitational events.  It modified Article B-IX.9 to simplify the description of the NAC schedule.  It modified Article B-II.4 to change the due date for membership dues, consistent with the change to the calendar year for memberships.

B-IX.6.c 4-23-14 revised article to clarify that previous Top 5 competitors at the NAC or MidWinters in the last five years must have their centerboards measured at the NAC in addition to any other required measurements.

B-III and B-IV 4-2-2014 changed the due date of Fleet reports, to reflect the change in membership dues date to a calendar year.  

B-IX.7 4-2-2014 Added Candlewood Yacht Club (CYC) to owned boats.

Specification S-7. 4-2-2014 Revised to permit the use of VHF Radios while racing, with specific limitations.  

Yellow Measurement Form: 4-2-2014 Revised to allow three boat weighing options:  hull only, hull plus centerboard, hull plus centerboard plus mast and standing rigging.

CMR 28 Any bottom coating which is represented by the manufacturer as designed to last one season is not a temporary coating” and therefore not prohibited under the provision of S-V-3.  Any legal coating may beapplied only once per calendar year. (revised March 2013)

CMR 87 The number of holes in the shroud attachment plates referred to in ARTICLE S-III - Spars, Rigging and Fittings, paragraph 4 Standing Rigging is optional. The minimum diameter of the attaching clevis pin shall be .25 inches. The restriction of not permitting changes to the length of the standing rigging during a race is further clarified that any changes cannot be made underway and shall only be made by returning to the dock/mooring designated by the organizing authority or the vessels home dock. (March 2013)

Specification change dated 01-07-2014 revised Article S-V Racing Restrictions #4 to include the following: The use of the side stay is permitted for a hiking handhold provided that the crew is seated on the deck, aft of the stay, and with their feet inboard of the seat back.

The Revision dated 07-16-13 revised Article B-X.1 to delete the requirement that previous winners of the Challenger Division must sail in the Championship Division of the Mid-Winters. It also revised Article B-VIII to exempt District Championships from approval of the National Championships Committee for the NOR, SIs, PRO, and Judges. It further revised B-VIII and B-IX editorially to correctly cite the location of several referenced documents on the FSSA website.