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General Explainer for the International Class Association for DF65s and DF95s.

The purpose of the International Class Association (ICA) for the DF65 and DF95 class is primarily to allow for international organization of National Class Associations so that nations can interact around our hobby and our class of sailboats. By building and joining an ICA the US will be able to have a voice in the development of the class rules and be able to compete in International regattas with allocated spots.For club sailors, the primary advantage of the ICA will focus on rule development and adjustment for the class. Currently, the class associations have no formal voice in rule development or adjustment. We can propose a rule change to the “Gang of Three” but their decision holds for the rules.

For racing class sailors, the ICA will be the focal point for the organization of international and intercontinental regattas. The ICA will insure that all the nations are organizing and running regattas with the same goals and emphasis. It will also manage the distribution/allocation of spots to nations wishing to be involved in international competitions.

The ICA is set up to operate with volunteer management and the only currently anticipated cost of the organization will be a web presence. The proposed manner of funding the organization is via donations from class associations and fees to international competitors at international events.

2023 DF95 COA Regatta Management Manual  This guide is meant to provide both some required standards for all ranking regattas as well as some best practices. All clubs that plan to host a ranking regatta need to read and follow this manual. (1/15/2023)