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A NEW series of NS14 Training Videos featuring Peter V sharing some racing tips and practical "how-to" demonstrations to help the average NS14 sailor improve on the race track. Filmed just after the Nationals in Teralba, January 2015.

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National Council Meeting

held at Teralba SC on January 3rd 2015
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46th NS14 NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Teralba Amateur
Sailing Club
28 Dec - 4 Jan 2015

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Rules & Measurement

NS14 Rules & Measurement


Rules

The NS14 is a development class sailing dinghy controlled by Class Rules intended to result in boats which combine both close racing and acceptably high performance, but without demanding athletic or acrobatic ability. The boats should appeal to crews who are not attracted to large-sail-area or trapeze classes. As a secondary intention the boats should be reasonably suitable for family use and for training, and should be easily handled by two adults both on and off the water. The boats should have reasonable stability and should be safe, reasonably comfortable, inexpensive and durable.

NS14 Constitution and Rules January 2011

NS14 Constitution and Rules December 2007
NS14 Constitution and Rules March 2007

Measurement
There are two measurement forms, one in PDF and the other in Excel which will do all the calculations for you!

Measurement form (PDF)
Measurement form (Excel)

 

Safety Requirements

TOWING LINE
A towing line not less than 11m long and 6mm in diameter. It shall be separate from the sheets and rigging and be readily accessible.

TOWING RING
A towing ring of not less than 38mm internal diameter constructed of solid stainless steel not less than 4mm in thickness.

SECURING OF CENTREBOARDS
Centreboards shall be secured to the hull by lanyard, bolt or pin such that they remain in the case when the hull is inverted.

SECURING OF RUDDERS
Unless the rudder or rudder stock is securely fixed to the hull and requires tools to remove it, a rudder pin or pintle shall be drilled and fitted with a stainless retaining pin. Tillers and rudder blades if not permanently attached to rudder stocks shall be secured to them by pins or lashings while the yacht is on the water.

MASTS
Hollow masts shall be either completely sealed or fitted with a drain hole not more than 300mm above the base of the mast and capable of emptying a mast full of water in 1 minute or less.

BAILERS
All boats other than fully enclosed hulls or selfdrainers shall carry a bailer of not less than 2 litres capacity. This shall be attached to the hull by a light lanyard long enough to allow the bailer to be used without releasing it.

BUOYANCY VESTS
Each crew member shall wear, while racing, a buoyancy vest. These shall be approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) Type 1, 2 or 3.

HULL IDENTIFICATION
The name if the boat, class number and club shall be placed on the hull externally on the transom or both sides near the transom in legible letters and figures. The name and class number shall be a minimum height of 50mm. The club name may be abbreviated to initials, e.g. NSC, KBSC, with a minimum height of 20mm.
In Victoria, the name of the club shall be in full but the words "Sailing Club" may be abbreviated to SC. The class name shall also be shown in letters 20mm high.

 

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