The CC21 Class

One Design Class Association

Class Rules



1.1 The Christmas Cove One Design (CCOD) is a one-design class created to fulfill the diverse need for recreational sailors such as one-design racing, handicap racing, and day sailing. These rules are intended to preserve important design characteristics: Ease of handling, low cost of ownership, safety, and comfort.

1.2 Except where variations are specifically permitted, yachts of this class shall be alike in hull, deck, keel, rudder and mast construction, weight and weight distribution, sail plan, and equipment.

1.3 All yachts should comply with Official Plans A, B, C, D & E building specifications and the Class Rules. No modifications are permitted unless explicitly stated in the current rules.

1.4 Alterations in the Class Rules shall only be permitted after approval is voted by a majority of current boat owners.

1.5 It is recognized that a “Hodgdon Brothers 21” (HB21) does not conform to these Class Rules. In the interest of encouraging racing, however, an HB2l constructed prior to 1970 shall be allowed to race against the CCOD on a level basis in local events providing 1.) CCOD sail specifications are complied with, and 2.) no major modification has been made to the HB21 making it substantially different than its original design. In major regional or national regattas the CCODCA may decide to exclude the HB21.



2.1 The authority of the class shall be the Christmas Cove One Design Class Association (CCODCA). The Association shall be comprised of owners of the CCOD. The Association shall meet on a regular basis to administer the Rules. It shall elect a President and Technical Committee

2.2 In these Rules the word “shall” is mandatory. The word “may” is permissive.

2.3 Measurement

2.3.1 It is the owner’s responsibility in general to ensure that his yacht complies with the Class Rules before major regattas or series. The Class Association may require that all yachts be measured. At that time yachts which do not comply with the Class Rules shall be modified to do so before being allowed to race.

2.3.2 Yachts may be measured at any time in response to a protest. Yachts which are found not to comply with the Class Rules shall be disqualified from the race, series, and regatta being sailed.

2.3.3 Yachts shall be measured by a member of the CCODCA Technical Committee or by an individual designated by that Committee.

2.3.4 The minimum hull weight (including keel, rudder, deck, hardware, and floorboards but excluding mast, boom, standing and running rigging, sails, anchor, etc.) of a CCOD shall be 2180 pounds.

2.3.5 Tolerance in measurement in the Rules and measurement plans are to provide for minor building errors or age distortion.

2.3.6 CCOD’s built before 1989 shall have a period of one year to comply with the Class Rules.



3.1 General: The hull, deck, interior layout, keel, rudder, sail plan, and basic fittings shall conform to the building specifications, class, and official plan A, B, C. D, and E.

3.2 Hull

3.2.1 The hull and deck shall be molded in glass-reinforced plastic to the building specifications of lamination in molds supplied by the CCODCA.

3.2.2 Prohibitions: The following are not permitted:

A. Coring, drilling out, rebuilding, replacement of materials, grinding or relocating standard equipment in any way to reduce weight, to improve moments of inertia or to change standard shapes.

B. Reshaping of the hull profiles or contour.

3.3 Keel

3.3.1 The keel shall be molded lead to the building specifications and cast in a mold supplied by the CCODCA.

3.3.2 The external dimensions and configuration of the keel shall comply with the official keel drawing and table of offsets contained in Official Plan B.

3.3.3 The upper surface of the mast step shall not be more than 25 1/4″ and not less than 22″ below the lower surface of the deck.

3.4 Rudder and Tiller

3.4.1 The external dimensions and configuration of the rudder shall comply with the official rudder drawing and table of offsets contained in the Official Plan D.

3.4.2 The weight of the rudder including fixed fittings shall not be less than 32.5 pounds.

3.4.3 Rudder fairings may be fitted.

3.4.4 The tiller shall be made of wood. Tiller extensions of any material may be fitted.

3.5 Spars

3.5.1 The spars shall be of aluminum extrusion. The mast extrusion shall be of a minimum size equivalent to “Zephyr #3″. The boom extrusion shall be of minimum size equivalent to ”Zephyr #2”. No alteration or modifications to the spar extrusions are permitted except to facilitate the attachment of rigging and fillings as specified in these rules and indicated on Official Plan E.

3.5.2 Mast

A. Rotating masts are not permitted.

B. The distance from the forward surface of the mast at deck, measured horizontally to the stem at sheerline, shall not be more than 7’6” or less than 7’5” inches.

C. The mast shall be fixed at the keel and be chocked at deck level and shall not be altered while racing.

D. Distinguishing contrast colored bands of a minimum width of 3/4″ shall encircle the mast. The distance from the upper edge of the lower band (at standard boom height) to the lower edge of the upper band shall not be more than 25’9”.

E. One spinnaker boom attachment fitting is permitted. Its height maybe adjustable, but the maximum height shall not be more than 7’6″ above the mast step.

3.5.3 Standing Rigging

A. The mast standing rigging shall consist only of one forestay, one back stay and optional backstay bridle, two upper shrouds and two lower shrouds. The standing rigging shall be of stainless multi-strand wire. All standing rigging shall be not less than 5/32″.

B. The forestay shall be fixed between 1.) a point on the forestay fitting of the mast bracket not more than 24’10” or less than 24’8″ from the surface of the mast step and 2.) a point not more than 1″ above the deck and not more than 15″or less than 14″ aft of the intersection of the stemline and the sheerline.

C. The distance from the forestay fixing points on the mast bracket to the forestay fixing point on the foredeck shall not be more than 23’6″ or less than 23′.

D. The forestay and shrouds shall not be adjusted while racing.

E. The backstay shall be fixed to the masthead crane and to the transom or backstay bridle.

F. The upper shrouds shall be fixed to the mast and intersect the surface of the mast not more than 24’11” or less than 24’10” above the surface of the mast step. They shall bear on the spreaders and be fixed to the chainplates.

G. The axis of the spreaders shall intersect the surface of the mast at a point not more than 14’1″or less than 13’11” above the surface of the mast step.

H. The length of the axis of the spreaders from the surface of the mast to the lowest point of the lower shrouds shall not be more than 28″ or less than 27″.

I. The spreaders shall freely pivot on a bearing at the surface of the mast.

J. The lower shrouds shall be fixed to the mast and intersect the surface of the mast not more than 14’1″ and not less than 14′ above the surface of the mast step and shall be fixed to the chain plates.

3.5.4 Running Rigging

A. One spinnaker halyard, not less than 1/4″ in diameter, bearing on the mast not more than 25’8″ above the mast step.

B. One mainsail halyard of wire or rope not less than 3/16″ in diameter.

C. One jib or genoa halyard of wire or rope not less than 3/16″ in diameter, which shall not intersect the mast above the intersection of the extension of the forestay and the mast surface.

D. One vang of rope not less than 1/4″ in diameter contained in a 4:1 power ratio tackle.

E. One spinnaker pole downhau1 of rope not less than 1/4″ in diameter.

F. One mainsail outhaul of wire and/or rope with not more than 6:1 power ratio.

G. Cunningham controls of rope using a maximum of 6:1 power ratio, which may include a single wire strap for attachment to the mainsail or headsail not be more than 23’6″ or less than 23′.

H. One backstay adjuster of tackle of not less than 1/4″ diameter rope. The power ratio of the tackle may not be more than 6:1, if attached directly to the transom, or more than 4:1 if attached through backstay bridle blocks.

I. Two mainsheet traveler control lines of rope, with a maximum of 2:2 power ratio.

J. One mainsail mainsheet of rope not less than 3/8″ diameter, passing through a tackle of not more than 4:1 power ratio.

K. Headsail sheets of not less than 3/8″ diameter.

L. Reefing lines of rope not less than 3/16” diameter

M. One spinnaker boom uphaul of rope not less than 1/4″ in diameter.

3.5.5 Main Boom

A. The boom shall not be tapered or permanently bent.

B. The boom may be fitted with attachment points only for an adjustable outhaul, topping lift, two mainsheet fiddle blocks, vang, downhaul, and reefing equipment.

C. A distinguishing contrast colored band of minimum width of 3/4″ shall encircle the boom and its forward edge shall not be more than 11’0″ from the aft surface of the mast when the boom is held at right angles to the mast.

3.5.6 Spinnaker Boom

A. The overall length of the spinnaker boom including fittings shall not be more than 7’6″

B. The weight of the spinnaker boom including fittings shall not be less than _ pounds.

3.6 Sails

3.6.1 A maximum of one each mainsail, genoa, jib and spinnaker shall be used in any single race.

3.6.2 Sail measurements shall conform to the most recently published IYRU/USYRU sail measurement standards except when otherwise specified herein. Measurements shall be taken with sufficient tension along directions of measurement to remove any transverse wrinkles in the cloth.

3.6.3 The mainsail and jib may be made of woven polyester. The jib and genoa shall be made of either woven polyester or polyester film/polyester substrate laminate.

3.6.4 Sails may contain non-woven transparent windows not to exceed a total of 3 square feet per sail.

3.6.5 Mainsail

A. The minimum cloth weight shall be 5.0 oz. per sailmaker’s yard.

B. The luff length shall not exceed 25’9″ and the head shall not be hoisted above the lower edge of the contrasting band near the end of the boom.

C. The foot length shall not exceed 11′ and shall not be pulled past the inside edge of the contrasting band near the end of the boom.

D. The leech length shall not be less than 26’8″ and not more than 27’4″.

E. The maximum width of the head shall not exceed 5.5”.

F. The maximum width of the headboard shall not exceed 4.5″.

G. From the midpoint of the leech to the nearest point of the lift shall not exceed 7’0″ (midgirth).

H. From the midpoint between the point on the leech midway between the mid leech and the head to the nearest point on the luff shall not exceed 4’1″.

I. Any hollows in the leach shall be bridged for purposes of girth measurement

J. The mainsail shall have four battens. The top batten shall not exceed 25″ in length. The bottom batten shall not exceed 27″ in length. The middle battens shall not exceed 30″ in length. The centerline of the top batten shall at no point be closer to the head than 5’1.5″.

3.6.6 Genoa

A. The minimum cloth weight shall be 3.0 oz./yd.

B. The1eng1h of the luff shall not be greater than 20’6″ or less than 19’6″.

C. The length of the leech shall not be greater than 19’3″ or less than 17’0″.

D. From the clew to the nearest point on the luff shall not be greater than 7’8″ (Luff Perpendicular).

E. From the midluff to the midfoot shall not exceed l0’7″.

F. The head width shall not exceed 1.5”.

G. No battens are permitted in the jib.

3.6.7 Jib

A. The minimum cloth weight shall be 5.0 oz./yd.

B. The length of the luff shall not be greater than 20’6″ or less than 18’6″.

C. The length of the leech shall not be greater than 19’3″orless than 17’0″.

D. From the clew to the nearest point on the luff shall not be greater than 7’8″ (Luff Perpendicu1ar).

E. From the midluff to the midfoot shall not exceed 10’7″.

F. The head width shall not exceed 1.5”.

G. No battens are permitted in the jib.

3.6.8 Spinnaker

A. The minimum cloth weight shall be 0.75 oz./yd.

B. The length of the luff shall not be greater than 23’6″ or 1ess than 22’0″.

C. The maximum width shall not exceed 16’0″.

D. The length of the foot shall not be greater than 16’0″or less than 14’6″.

E. The distance between luff mid points shall not be greater than 16’0″ or less than 12’0″,

F. Spinnakers must be symmetrical around their vertical center lines.

3.7 Fixed Fittings And Equipment to be Carrier While Racing

3.7.1 Four headsheet tracks each not more than ___ in length located in positions as indicated on Plan A.

3.7.1. One main sheet traveler track positioned as on Plan A.

3.7.3 The primary sheet winches positioned as on Plan A. They shall not have a power ratio greater than 16:1.

3.7.4 A manual bilge pump and a bucket of minimum capacity of 10 quarts.

3.7.5 One anchor of minimum weight 8 pounds, with a chain of minimum length 3′ and minimum rode length 100′. Anchor, chain, and rode shall remain connected.

3.7.6 One marine-type compass.

3.7.7 One fog horn.

3.7.8 Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices for each member of the crew.

3.7.9 An up-to-date chart of the area in which the race is held.

3.7.10 F1oorboards, as indicated in Plan A.

3.7.11 One oar or paddle.

3.7.12 One knife.



4.1 The following are prohibited while racing:

4.1.1 Hydraulic devices including hydraulic vangs, backstay adjusters;

4.1.2 Running backstays.

4.1.3 The use of the foresail halyard to vary the measured length of the forestay.

4.1.4 Headsail roller furling.

4.1.5 Spinnaker guy struts.

4.1.6 Spinnaker chutes through the foredeck.

4.1.7 Electronic navigational aids which compile data and/or compute such parameters as position or course or speed made good. In this category are “Sailcomp” compasses and Loran equipment.

4.1.8 Trapezes

4.2 Equipment which is not forbidden in Part 4.1 above is permitted and optional while racing.

4.2.1 Barber haulers for the headsail sheets. However, tackle shall be limited to a single part of rope which may be attached to headsail sheet by a block, hook or cringle.

4.2.2 Two secondary winches with a power ratio not to exceed 8:1.

4.2.3 The type and location of blocks and cleats for halyards, spinnaker sheets, backstay, cunninghams, outhaul, spinnaker boom, lift, and reefing equipment are optional.

4.2.4 One mechanical wind indicator at the mast head.

4.4.5 One deck fairlead with accompanying cleat port and starboard to be used for spinnaker sheet barber haulers.

4.4.6 Handholds and hiking straps.



CC21 Class Construction (1989)


The organization shall be known as the CC21 Class Association (CC21CA). It is a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Maine, USA.


The insignia of the CC21 Class shall be


The emblem of CC21 is as illustrated on the cover of the Rule Book.


To promote racing of sailboats of the CC21 Class properly regulated to insure that all boats have identical racing capabilities to as great a degree as possible.


The association shall have jurisdiction over all CC21 activities and these shall include: (a) establishment of a proper constitution and by-laws (b) regulation of all rules and restrictions established to insure the above stated purpose (c) the collection of necessary fees from the members to assure the continuation of the CC21 Class and to provide management of the Class activities as required.


Membership is open to owners ofCC21 Class sailboats which have been properly measured and are currently registered and in compliance with the requirements of the CC 21 Class.


The association shall consist of members usually organized into Fleets. These may be members of one yacht club or where more practical. from several yacht clubs in an area. A member may be unattached to a regular CC2l Fleet where formation of an official Fleet is impracticable.


A new Fleet may be granted a charter and Fleet number from CC21CA upon application to the General Secretary. Such application can only be made after the Fleet has been provisionally organized and the necessary Fleet officers and measurer elected to office in accordance with the CC21CA Rule Book. A charter may be refused by the Association.


Each Fleet number shall be assigned according to the order of application and the charter shall be automatically renewed from year to year until revoked by the association.


Whenever there are five or more boats of the Class all built to conform to the rules, a Fleet may be formed. Such fleets shall be headed by a Fleet Captain elected by the owners. There shal1 be a Measurer or Measurement Committee for each Fleet, also elected by the owners. Meetings may be called by the Fleet Captains either at regular intervals or at the request of three or more members of such Fleets. A quorum shall consist of at least thirty-three (33%) percent of the owners of measured boats of the Class in person or by proxy. In Fleets with less than thirty (30) owners a quorum shall not exist without the presence of fifty (50%) of the Owners in person or by proxy. Vacancies occurring among the officers of a Fleet shall be filled by an election as soon as possible after the vacancy. It is recommended that Fleet officers be elected for a 2-year term. taking office January 1st of each even-numbered year.

A new Fleet may organize with a three boat minimum under a temporary charter for one year; the second year. they can have an official Fleet with only four boats; the third year five boats or no Fleet; the charter to be granted by the Association.

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In cases where a Fleet is formed within the membership of a yacht club, the Fleet Captain and Measurer shall function according to the Class rules and the Fleet shall live up to the

Class rules in every way.


Each Fleet is encouraged to subdivide according to age and skill A Junior Fleet should be enthusiastically encouraged. trained. supported and promoted. A sailor may be considered a Junior until his eighteenth birthday. The Junior Fleet shall come under jurisdiction of its Senior Fleet but may elect its own officers and hold its own meetings and point score races exactly like any other Fleet but shall not be recognized as a Fleet by this Association. Junior Fleets shall be fully amenable to the Class rules, restrictions, etc.


Each Fleet Captain shall be responsible for the filing with the General Secretary of complete results of at least five Point Scoring Races each year upon the form approved by the Association.


A charter may be revoked after it has been issued for failure to maintain a good standing, falling below the minimum quota of boats, or for violation of the Class Constitution, By-Laws or restrictions. Fleets which permit non-measured and nonpaid-up boats to race may have their charters revoked.


Fleets which have been suspended from membership in the Association shall have no rights to file race results with the General Secretary and the members of such Fleets shall have no right to compete in any regattas held for boats of the Class or in any open regattas in which the boats of regularly chartered Fleets take part. Suspended Fleets shall have no rights whatever in this Association and cannot be reinstated into membership until proof is submitted that they will comply with all the Class rules.


Full membership shall be limited to the owners and co-owners of registered CC21 Class boats which conform to the restrictions of the Class.


Application for membership in this Association either by individuals or by Fleets implies that the applicants agree to abide by all Class Rules.


A member of the Association in good standing shall be entitled to the Class emblem, to participate in races held by the Fleet of which he or she is a member, and in such other regattas held under the jurisdiction of the Association as he or she may qualify to enter, and to enjoy the advantages to CC21 owners afforded by the organization and management of the Association.


Associate membership shall be available to non-boatowners. Such members shall not have the right to participate in races.


Each owner of a CC21 Class boat shall pay to the Association dues applicable to his location, the amount being determined by the board of Governors. Such dues are to be paid by the owners of boats already holding measurement certificates within thirty days after the start of their local Fleet’s racing season. In the case of a co-owner, each co-owner pays the same amount.

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If the owner of a measured boat of the Class shall fail to pay his dues within one month of the start of his Fleet’s official racing season, such boat shall become ineligible to race. Such an owner shall lose his membership in this Association and all rights connected therewith. In the case of new boats launched after the expiration of the thirty days of grace, the owner may have his boat registered and measured and take part in the remaining point score races. If such procedure is not followed, the boat may not race in any open or closed races unless special permission is granted by the Fleet and approved by the General Secretary.


A member suspended for non-payment of dues may be reinstated when current dues have been paid in full.


The officers of the Association shall be a Commodore, a Vice Commodore, a Rear Commodore and a General Secretary. The Commodore shall be the chief executive

officer of the Association and shall enforce its laws and execute the orders and policies promulgated by the Board of Governors.


The General Secretary shall be elected by an absolute majority of the Board of Governors. He or she shall serve until discharged by an absolute majority of the Board of Governors. The duties of the General Secretary are to maintain the files and correspondence of the Association; to edit and cause to be published the Official Rule Book and CC21 Class NEWSLETTER and such other publications as the Board of Governors shall from time to time prescribe. The General Secretary shall not serve as a voting member of the Board of Governors. He shall receive compensation at a rate which the Board of Governors shall from time to time prescribe.


The Association shall be governed in all matters except as provided herein by a Board of Governors comprised of the Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, the

General Secretary and six (6) members-at-large. There shall be two additional members, one shall advise on legal matters and have the title of Counselor, and the other is the

Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee. No member of the Board of Governors shall be engaged in building CC21 boats or sails professionally.

The General Secretary shall maintain an agenda for the Board of Governors. Members of the Board of Governors may place items on the agenda by submission to the General

Secretary. On the first of March, June, September and December, the General Secretary shall prepare for distribution and forward by the end of each said month to each member of the Board of Governors the current agenda, a ballot and such correspondence received pertaining to items on the agenda or other matter requested for such distribution by any member of the Board of Governors. The ballot shall make provision for a yes, a no, a table, and an amend position on each item on the agenda except as provided herein. The General Secretary shall count as officially cast all ballots signed by a Board member and received by him by the 15th of May, August, November or February for the March, June, September or December ballot, respectively. Agenda items shall be considered to have passed when the General Secretary has recorded a majority of yes votes on officially cast ballots except as provided herein. If any item is amended, it shall be carried forward to the next agenda along with the proposed amendments. The amendments shall be voted upon and the item as amended carried forward to the following agenda for final vote. Additional amendments can be offered only once. Any item failing to pass after appearing with or without amendments on five (5) successive agendas shall be considered to have failed. No item substantially similar to an item which has failed to pass shall be added to the agenda within one year of the date of its failure to pass except at the request of an absolute majority of the Board of Governors. All proposals related to the Class Rules and Restrictions must first be referred to the Rules Committee which shall report the proposal and its advice within six (6) months of its referral, which proposal shall become an item of the agenda.

The General Secretary shall place on the agenda as tentative items those actions necessary for the administration of the Class. Any Fleet Captain may with a signed petition. Have the right to place tentative items on the agenda. Tentative items shall be so designated on the accompanying ballot and provision made for a yes, a no, an amend, an include for the next agenda, or a drop from consideration position. Tentative items receiving unanimous yes or no votes with no amendments shall be considered enacted or defeated, respectively.

The Commodore on the petition of an absolute majority of the members of the Board of Governors shall call an official meeting of the Board of Governors. The Commodore shall choose a time and place of the meeting which shall be held within three (3) months if petitioned, and the General Governors at least thirty (30) days in advance. Every attempt should be made to schedule any such meeting in conjunction with a major championship to facilitate attendance. A Quorum shall be an absolute majority of the Board of Governors. The General Secretary shall present the current agenda for consideration at the meeting. Except as provided herein, items may be added and voted upon provided each receives as absolute majority of votes of the entire Board of Governors. Items already on the agenda may be amended and voted upon by a majority of those present. Any item as amended by the meeting which fails to receive a majority vote of those present but mathematically could receive a majority of the whole Board of Governors must be retained on the agenda at the request of any member present at the meeting.

The General Secretary shall publish an accurate and fair summary of the agenda of the Board of Governors in the CC21 NEWSLETTER and shall report the status and disposition of all items. He shall report a summary of the Board’s deliberations to the membership as accurately as possible.


The Board of Governors shall have the sole power to nominate and elect the Officers of the Association for the ensuing term, such election to take place as soon as feasible after the general meeting held at the Championship Races.

Nomination of members for office may be made by nominating committee appointed by the Commodore, and these may be supplemented by any member of the Board of Governors.

Officers shall be elected for one year, or until their successors are duly elected. The member-at-large shall be elected by the Board of Governors to serve three (3) year terms. Two members-at-large shall be elected each year. Generally they will assume the office as of January 1st of each year.


In cases where officers of this Association or of a Fleet have been proven to be remiss in their duties, they maybe removed from office upon vote of the Board of Governors.


The Board of Governors shall appoint a Rules Committee. The chairman and vice chairman of which are members of said Board, but the vice chairman shall not be entitled to a vote on the Board. This Committee shall have power to re-word or clarify any rule or restriction whenever its meaning is deemed not clear or unfair. Proposed changes shall be circulated to all members of the Rules Committee for comments and recommendations, and these shall be submitted to the Board of Governors for action. Rules changes may take effect only on January 1st of each leap year (l984, 1988, etc.) and then only if submitted to the Board as agenda items by June 1st of the preceding year. Each proposed rule change must appear on at least two agendas, with amendments offerable on the first circulation, and a vote on the amendments on the second or final vote on the change if no amendments were offered. Consideration at a properly called meeting of the Board may count as the second or third agenda appearance. Changes can be made at times other than the specified four-year intervals where the Board considers them to be of extreme urgency. An absolute majority of the Board is required for formal passage.

Whenever a “circular letter” from the Rules Committee over the signature of the chairman appears in the CC21 NEWSLEITER, the corrections, interpretations, or simplifications appearing therein shall become part of the OFFICIAL RULE BOOK.


Proposed amendments to Constitution or By-Laws, Rule Changes, etc. must be submitted to the Executive Secretary no later than June 1st of each year for consideration by the Board of Governors and Rules Committee.


Geographic areas may be divided into districts for more effective promotion of the CC21 Class, if considered desirable by the General Secretary.


Each district shall elect a District Secretary. Each District Secretary will serve for two years and is eligible for reelection. New office will begin January 1st of even-numbered years. The District Secretary shall be the official representative of the Association in his/her district and will act as directed liaison between the General Secretary and the Fleets of his/her district. All correspondence, dues, race results and other Association matters are to be handled through the District Secretary. The District Secretary shall not have powers to interpret the restrictions of the Class, such work to be entirely done by the Rules Committee, but it shall be the duty of the District Secretary to submit such problems to the Rules Committee for settlement. However, the District Secretary does have the authority to approve or disapprove the appointment of measurers in his/her district. District Secretaries, being direct representatives of the Association, shall promote inter-fleet racing and shall in general, have full charge of CC21 activities in the district they represent. They shall, in cooperation with the General Secretary, approve or disapprove the applications for fleet charters and regatta sanctions. A District Secretary may establish procedural rules for the administration of the Class within his country. Such procedures may be reviewed by the Board of Governors and modified by the Board if deemed appropriate.



CC21 Class (1981)


The official racing season of this Association shall extend for the full twelve months of the year starting on January 1st and ending on December 31st


New boats presumed to be built to the Class rules may be registered and have racing numbers assigned at any time after being completely ASSEMBLED, by application to the General Secretary, and paying the applicable fee. The owner’s full name and correct address must be supplied. Upon registration, the General Secretary shall assign racing numbers, which must be affixed inside the cockpit in an unobscured position in figures on a minimum height of ½”.

No number shall ever be withdrawn; even though a boat is built outside the rules and restrictions, it must retain its registration number for identification. No number will be reassigned except to an old hull which has lost its original identification. Then an old, inactive number form the same discretion of the General Secretary.


Owners of registered boats are requested to keep the General Secretary informed of any changes in address in order to keep the Association’s record correct.


Boats that change hands through sale or other means, shall be re-registered at the earliest possible moment by the new owner, who shall notify the General Secretary of such change of ownership. The original number shall remain with the boat. The General Secretary should be notified at once of a change of ownership with full information as to the new owner’s name, address and where the boat will be located. If the boat’s name or hull color is changed, such information should be included. The applicable transfer fee shall be paid with all ownership changes.


Each boat, to be eligible to race, must hold a Certificate of Measurement recommended by the Measurer and approved by the Measurement Committee of the Association. To obtain such as Certificate, the boat must be examined by the Measurer who shall reporthisiherfindingsonaCC2l Class Measurement Data Sheet currently approved by the Rules Committee, if the boat complies in all respects, the Measurer shall fill out a measurement data sheet and send name to the National Secretary with the owner’s current dues. The owner then becomes a member of the Association.


When the Fleet Measurer is an owner of a CC21, he should be the chairman of a committee for measuring boats and recommending issuance of Measurement Certificates. No person may take or record the measurements of a CC2l in which he is financially or otherwise interested. The Association may refuse to accept further recommendations for Measurement Certificates from any Measurer or committee which is found guilty of negligence or misrepresentation regarding measurement it shall be the duty of the Measurer to call to the attention of the Association any and all discrepancies found not to be within the tolerances shown on the current Measurement Data Sheets. Any discrepancy found on a professionally built boat shall be corrected before a certificate is issued. In case there are discrepancies on a home-built boat, and if (in his opinion) the discrepancies are of minor importance to the boat’s sailing qualities, the Measurer may give a Measurement Certificate good only for local races provided such discrepancies are clearly indicated on the Data Sheet. However, final decision shall rest with the General Secretary and Chairman of the Rules Committee.


Measurement fees are fixed by the Fleet or by the Measurer with the approval of the Fleet Of this fee the amount specified for each country shall go to the District Secretary, together with Measurement Data Sheet, which sum will be considered as the owner’s dues for the ensuing year.


Boats may be owned in localities where no divisional Fleet is in existence. The owners of such boats may, upon application to the District Secretary, receive a Measurement Data Sheet to be filled out relative to the boat and sails. Upon returning this to the District Secretary, together with Class dues, a Provisional Measurement Certificate will be issued provided the boat and sails are found to be within the limits of the Class. This provisional Certificate shall be subject to ratification by an accredited Fleet Measurer who shall re-measure the boat and who shall be empowered to recommend full Certificate of Measure. Provisional Measurement Certificates will not permit a boat to take part in any important Fleet race.


The Rules Committee may approve individual measurers, e.g. a marine surveyor or a measurement committee at a regatta. To recommend boats measured by them for Class Certificates. If accepted and issued by the Chairman of the Rules Committee and the General Secretary, such Class Certificates shall obviate the need for a Fleet Measurement Certificate and shall permit the boat to race without re-measuring the hull at all national level regattas and below, unless challenged before a given event by two or more competitors or during the event by the Race Committee, or until any alteration is made. The Rules Committee shall advise the Board of Governors on the administration of Class Certificates.


All races shall be run in accordance with the racing rules of the International Yacht Racing Union as adopted by the national authority.


The term “Skippers” where used herein or in deeds of gifts shall be construed to mean the person who steers the boat in point score races only the bonafide owner, its bonafide co-owner or the regularly recognized crew may be the skipper of the boat In sanctioned events, only a bonafide owner or co-owner may be the skipper. The same skipper must sail the boat throughout such a regatta. Co-owners may not sail borrowed boats where this would result in more than one boat having the same sail number.

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Each skipper participating in a championship or his Junior Championship race must present credentials endorsed by his Fleet Captain certifying that his boat has properly participated in five official point-score races and/or sanctioned regattas of the current season.


At least 2 persons must be aboard each CC2l in all races including the skipper, unless otherwise noted in the Fleet Racing Rules.


Each Fleet Captain must give at least three (3) days notice of dates upon which Point-Score Races are to be held. Results of Point Score Races should be sent to the General Secretary. Special Forms may be had from the General Secretary for this purpose. Failure to report five Point-Score Races for a season may mean the withdrawal of a Fleet’s charter and loss of standing by all members of such a Fleet.


All Fleets and clubs sponsoring regattas are encouraged to have these events sanctioned by the District Secretary. The District Secretary should be notified of the dates selected as far ahead as possible to obtain official sanction and ratification of race dates. The General Secretary shall sanction the regatta unless there is good cause not to do so.


No person shall be on board a CC21 during a race held under general or specific jurisdiction of the Association except those who participate in yacht racing as a pastime as distinguished from the means of obtaining a livelihood. No yachtsman shall lose amateur status by reason of the fact that his livelihood is derived by designing or constructing any boats or parts of boats or sails or from other professions associated with the sea and ships. Appeals or protests on this should be directed to the national authority.


No letters, numerals, insignia other than CC21 insignia, racing, numbers, chevron awards, letters designating nationality, and a trademark approximately four (4) inches in diameter may be displayed on sails.


If an owner shall lose the Measurement Certificate for his/her boat, application should be made to the Fleet Measurer for a new one.


During all races, a skipper must use his own sails, and the number of the sails shall correspond to a measured hull on which dues for the current year have been paid and registered in the skipper’s name. If he owns more than one boat, he may use numbers corresponding to either boat.


Each charter Fleet to be considered active shall pay to the Association a charter fee annually at the start of each season. This is over and above the regular dues of members.


The Fleet Captain is responsible for seeing that CC2ICA rules are met by the Fleet. He keeps the Fleet records and collects and fowards dues payments to the General Secretary. It is his responsibility to see that all boats are measured, registered and dues paid before boats sail in CC21 races. He distributes decals for boats of members paying through his Fleet as soon as they have complied with CC21CA rules requirements. Boats without current CC21 decals shall not be allowed to take part in CC21 events.

Forms for dues reports, point scores, regatta sanctions, etc. are sent to Fleet Captains. Changes in Fleet Captains should be reported to the CC21CA office.


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