Committee Members

President

Manfred Schumi (AUT)

Vice President

Florian Gaiser (SUI)

Secretary

Jean - Marie Thierry (FRA)

Treasurer

Wolfgang Rauch (AUT)

Technical Committee Representative

Christian Spranger (GER)

Class Rules
Association Rules
World Championship Rules

Class Rules

The class rules are on the Tempest ISAF Page and can be found by clicking on the following link.
Class Rules

Association Rules

Amended 25/04/2011

1. General

The title of the Association shall be the International Tempest Association.
The official language of the Association shall be English.
The registered office of the Association is with the secretary.
The place of jurisdiction is the court generally competent for the registered office.

2. Objects

The objects of the Association shall be:
 • To manage the affairs of the Class.
 • To promote national and international competition in the Class.
 • To promote development of the Class throughout the world.
 • To ensure new boats can be built and support builders accordingly.
 • To collaborate with the International Sailing Federation in preserving the one    design character of the International Tempest yacht.
 • To maintain close cooperation with other national and international bodies.

3. Terms and Definitions

Throughout the Association Rules the following defined terms shall be used:

(a) The ‘Association” shall mean the International Tempest Association.
(b) The “Class” shall mean the class of sailing yacht designed by Ian Proctor and made in accordance with his drawings and specifications and known under the name “International Tempest.”
(c) The “National Tempest Association (NTA)” shall mean the International Tempest Class Association organised by individual countries and recognised by the Association.
(d) A “ISAF Member National Authority (MNA)” shall mean the officially recognised authority or organisation controlling and organising the sport of sailing on a national basis in any country.
(e) The “Association Rules” shall mean the rules governing the conduct of the Association.
(f) The “Class Rules” shall mean the rules relating to measurement, construction and racing conditions governing the official building of each International Tempest and its rating as a recognised boat within the Class for racing purposes.
(g) A “registered boat” is an International Tempest yacht whose owners’ membership dues for the prior calendar year have been paid in time and for which the information stipulated in the members and boats list form issued by the Executive Committee has been disclosed in time.
 

4. Membership and Dues

4.1 Membership

(a) Membership to the Association shall be open to all persons interested in the Class upon payment of dues from time to time in force.
(b) Honorary Life Membership maybe awarded by the General Committee to any person deemed to have made a contribution of particular distinction to the Class.
(c) Members shall be bound by the Class Rules and the Association Rules.

4.2 Dues

(a) Membership dues for a particular calendar year shall be payable until the end of January of next calendar year.
(b) Membership dues shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Association through the appropriate NTA where such exists. Where no NTA exists, membership dues shall be paid directly to the Treasurer of the Association.
(c) A NTA or individual member whose dues have not been paid in time shall cease to be recognised by the Association and shall lose the rights and privileges of membership.
(d) Upon payment of dues owing, recognition may be restored at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
(e) Membership dues shall be fixed by the Executive Committee and ratified by the General Committee for membership through a NTA and these shall include a fee for the registration of one International Tempest yacht.
(f) Where no NTA exists, dues for individual membership in the Association shall be a sum fixed by the Executive Committee and ratified by the General Committee.
(g) An additional payment fixed by the Executive Committee and ratified by the General Committee shall be required to register each additional International Tempest yacht owned by a member.
(h) Fully paid up members will receive adhesive labels to be fixed to their International Tempest(s) and no International Tempest shall be permitted to take part in an officially sponsored race without a current label.

5. Management

The members of the Association shall delegate jurisdiction, policy and control over all proper Class activities to the General Committee of the Association. The General Committee shall in turn delegate the administration of the Association to the Executive Committee.

5.1 The General Committee

(a) The General Committee shall consist of the representatives of each NTA, properly appointed in writing, and the Executive Committee.
(b) Each NTA shall appoint or elect one member to the General Committee. Each NTA representing more than 25 registered International Tempests may appoint or elect one additional member to the General Committee. The term for such appointments shall be one year. The term starts with the Annual General Meeting.
(c) Not more than two Members-at-Large may be co-opted by the General Committee to serve until the following Annual General Meeting with full voting powers.
(d) Members of the General Committee shall have one vote each.
(e) The General Committee shall meet at least once each year at the Annual General Meeting.
(f) A special meeting of the General Committee shall be convened by the Executive Committee if requested in writing by three or more National Associations.
(g) A quorum for meetings of the General Committee shall be seven.
(h) In the event of there not being a quorum, the Executive Committee may perform the functions of the General Committee provided that at least three members of the Executive Committee are present, and provided that at least three nations are represented.

5.2 The Executive Committee

(a) The Executive Committee shall consist of:
• President
• The Vice President
• Secretary
• Treasurer (The Secretary may fulfil the function of Treasurer.)
• Technical Committee Representative
(b) The officers comprising the Executive Committee shall be elected by the General Committee every two years at its Annual General Meeting. The term starts with the Annual General Meeting. No President or Vice President may serve for more than four years but they may be re-elected after an interval of two years.
(c) Members of the Executive Committee shall have one vote each. The quorum for meetings of the Executive Committee shall be three.
(d) Members of the Executive Committee need not be appointees to the General Committee but shall be members of the Association.

5.3 The Technical Committee

(a)  The Technical Committee shall advise the General Committee and the members upon the interpretation of the Class Rules, shall consider requirements for amendments or additions to such Rules and shall propose to the International Sailing Federation such amendments and additions as have been previously approved by the Association.
(b) The Technical Committee shall consist of not less than three members who shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.

5.4 Sub-Committees

The Executive Committee may appoint such sub-committees as it may think fit in order to assist or advise in relation to any aspect of management of the Association.

5.5 Vacancies

Vacancies arising in the membership of any committee or sub-committee may be filled by an appointment made by the Executive Committee.

6. Voting Procedures

6.1 At meetings of the General Committee and the Executive Committee, decisions shall be by a simple majority vote. In the event of a tie, the President shall have a casting vote.

6.2 Election of the Executive Committee shall be by those members of the General Committee present at the Annual General Meeting. The term starts with the Annual General Meeting. No President or Vice President may serve for more than four years but they may be re-elected after an interval of two years.

6.3 Changes in the Association Rules, Class Rules and Championship Rules shall be made only by International Ballot.

(a) International Ballot means the casting of votes by National Associations in accordance with the following provisions.
01 – 05 registered boats, 1 vote
06 – 10 registered boats, 2 votes
11 – 20 registered boats, 3 votes
21 – 30 registered boats, 4 votes
31 – 40 registered boats, 5 votes
41 – 60 registered boats, 6 votes
61 – 80 registered boats, 7 votes
81 – 100 registered boats, 8 votes
(b) Only those International Tempest yachts whose owners’ membership dues for the prior calendar year have been paid and for which the information stipulated in the members and boats list form issued by the Executive Committee has been disclosed to the Association by end of January of the current calendar year shall be recognized as registered boats. Boats that are built during a year become eligible at once, when the membership dues are paid and the details required have been disclosed to the Association.
(c) International Ballot voting slips shall be sent to each National Association secretariats; also stating the number of registered boats and allocated votes of the respective NTA. The process, with which a National Association determines how to exercise its votes, is at its discretion. A National Association may also empower the Executive Committee to vote on its behalf. If any National Association fails to submit its votes through its General Committee representative within three months of receiving its voting slip, it shall be deemed to have abstained.

6.4 Changes to the Class Rules and Association Rules shall not be valid until they have been approved through International Ballot and approved by the International Sailing Federation.


7. The Annual General Meeting of the General Committee

7.1 An Annual General Meeting of the General Committee shall beheld each year at a time and place to be determined by the Executive Committee and notified to the National Associations by the Secretary. All members of the Association shall be eligible to attend the Annual General Meeting of the General Committee.

7.2 At least one month before the meeting, the Secretary shall circulate to members of the General Committee and National Association Secretaries an Agenda which shall include:

(a) Recognition status of National Tempest Associations as of this AGM
(b) Recognition of the appointed NTA representatives as members of the General Committee
(c) Report on the Accounts.
(d) Election of the Executive Committee.
(e) The Annual Report of the Technical Committee.
(f) The fixing of membership dues for the ensuing year.
(g) Appointment of an Auditor.
(h) Venues and dates for Association Championships for the next calendar year.

7.3 Nominations in respect of the election of the Executive Committee may be accepted at any time up to the start of the meeting provided they are submitted in writing and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate.

7.4 Proposals for items to be included in the Agenda should reach the Secretary no later than three months prior to the meeting.

7.5 Additional items may be included in the Agenda under the heading “Any Other Business” only with the consent of the Executive Committee.

8. Accounts

8.1 The General Committee shall be finally responsible for the financial affairs of the Association.

8.2 The Executive Committee shall cause to be prepared and circulated to all National Associations an annual financial statement, duly audited.

8.3 All payments shall be made and monies received by the Treasurer (or his deputy as appointed by the Executive Committee) except that payments exceeding EUR800 shall require the signature of the President or Secretary, and the Treasurer.

9. Officers Of Honour

9.1 The General Committee may, as a mark of respect or appreciation for past services to the Association, elect any member or former member to an Office of Honour. Offices of Honour may include that of Commodore, Vice Commodore or such other title as the General Committee may at the time of election prescribe.

9.2 A member elected loan Office of Honour shall hold such office for life. Upon election to an Office of Honour he shall be deemed to have retired from any office or position previously held by him.

9.3 An Officer of Honour shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend and to participate in the deliberations of all meetings of the General Committee, but shall not be entitled to vote.

10. National Associations

10.1 National Associations maybe formed in individual countries and shall be recognised by the Association at the discretion of the Executive Committee. They shall be autonomous.

10.2 The Executive Committee shall lay down rules or guidelines for the recognition of the National Associations.

10.3 National Associations shall be responsible to the Association for the enforcement of the Class Rules and for promoting the Objects of the Association within their national boundaries.

10.4 National Associations shall be responsible for collecting Association dues from each of their boat owners and for remitting such dues together with a list of relevant names to the Treasurer of the Association.

10.5 National Associations shall be responsible for collecting the information stipulated in the members and boats list. The list shall be sent to the Secretary of the Association no later than the end of January of each year.

10.6 National Associations shall be responsible for casting their allotted votes in the international ballot on changes in the Class, Championship and Association Rules.

11. Championships

11.1 The Executive Committee shall arrange an annual World Championship of the Class unless required otherwise by the International Sailing Federation.

11.2 The Executive Committee shall coordinate such regional championships as may be required and all matters pertaining to international championships shall be settled by the Executive Committee in consultation with the sponsoring club and/or relevant National Association or National Authority.

11.3 No yacht shall be permitted to race as an international Tempest unless it complies with Section B of the class rules.

12. Membership Indemnification Of Committee

In pursuance of the authority vested in the Executive Committee by members of the association, members of the Executive Committee are entitled to be indemnified by the members of the Association against any liabilities properly incurred by them or any one of them on behalf of the Association wherever the contract is of a duly authorised nature or could be assumed to be of a duly authorised nature and entered into on behalf of the Association.

The limit of any individual member's indemnity in this respect shall be a sum equal to one year's membership due including (if appropriate) the registration fee at the then current rate in pursuance of the authority vested in the Executive Committee unless the Executive Committee has been authorised to exceed such limit by an Annual General Meeting of the General Committee. The members of the Executive Committee have no vote in that regard.

13. Dissolution

If, upon the winding up or dissolution of the International Tempest Association, there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed amongst the members of the International Tempest Association. The Committee shall dispose of the net assets remaining to one or more of the following:

(i) To another organisation with similar sports purposes.
(ii) To the sport’s international governing body.


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World Championship Rules

Amended 26/01/2011

1.      General

1.1.  A World Championship shall be arranged each year unless required otherwise by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

1.2.  The Executive Committee of the International Tempest Association (ITA) is responsible for selecting a host nation for each World Championship.

1.3.  The World Championship shall be arranged, conducted and judged in accordance with the current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (ISAF RRS), the Notice of Race of the host National Authority and these World Championship Rules.

 

2.      Trophies and Prizes

2.1.  The World Championship Trophy and other donated trophies are the property of the ITA and shall be awarded to the helmsmen and/or crews of the appropriate yachts upon its satisfaction that the event has been conducted in accordance with the provisions of rule1.3.

2.2.  Each trophy shall be retained by the winner until the next Championship takes place. The winner shall be responsible for engraving and returning the trophy to the ITA before the start of the following Championship.

2.3.  When prizes are presented by the host club, they shall be of equal value for both helmsman and crew.

 

3.      Eligibility and Entries

 3.1.  No yacht shall be permitted to race unless it holds a valid Measurement Certificate and displays a valid subscription label.

3.2.  One member of the crew of each yacht must have been a resident and/or citizen of the country from which it is entered for the six months preceding the first race. One member of the crew must also be a member in good standing of the ITA.

3.3.  The Executive Committee of the ITA may impose entry limitations for the purpose of maintaining a 60 yacht maximum for the Championship. Any limitation so imposed shall take into consideration the number of paid up members in a country and the performance standard of the entrant.

3.4.  Notwithstanding rule 3.3, the current champion shall always have the right to defend his title without having to qualify and without his entry affecting the number of yachts his country is permitted to enter.

 

4.      Jury

 4.1.  Unless otherwise authorised in writing by the ITA, an International Jury shall be constituted in accordance with ISAF RRS, Appendix N.

4.2.  Final decision concerning interpretation of the Class Rules shall rest with the Jury.

5.      Measurement

5.1.  The ITA and its approved measurer shall be responsible for the event measurement program.

5.2.  Measurement shall be taken under the current ISAF Measurement Instructions except where varied by the Class Rules.

5.3.  The measurer at the Championship shall measure neither yachts nor sails owned or built or made by him.

5.4.  For each measured yacht, any deviation from the dimensions or from the tolerances stated in the Class Rules shall be reported to the Jury and the owner.

5.5.  No more than two mainsails, two jibs and three spinnakers shall be measured or used.

5.6.  Sails shall not be altered after they are measured. Repairs other than cosmetics shall be undertaken only with written permission of the Jury. If a sail requires major repair, the Jury may order the sail re-measured.

5.7.  In the event of accidental damage, which in the opinion of the Jury cannot be adequately repaired, the Jury may authorise a spare sail to be measured and used for the remaining races of the championship and the damaged sail shall then be deposited with the Race Committee for the duration of the Championship.

 

6.      Sailing Instructions

6.1.  The Sailing Instructions shall conform to the Championship Sailing Instructions (see Appendix) unless otherwise authorised by the ITA and shall be approved in writing by the ITA.

6.2.  Prescriptions of the host National Authority shall be published together with the Sailing Instructions.

 7.      Alterations

7.1.  Alterations to the Championship Rules shall be made by International Ballot in accordance with Association Rule 6.3, except that the Championship Sailing Instructions may be changed to confirm to revisions of the ISAF RRS. 

APPENDIX  - CHAMPIONSHIP SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The following shall be part of the Notice of Race:

International Tempest World Championship 20..  (Insert year); dates: start of measurement, reserve day; name, city and country of the organising authority.

 

1.      Rules

The Championship will be governed by the latest edition of the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (ISAF RRS), the prescriptions of the host National Authority, the ITA Class and Championship Rules and by these sailing instructions.

 

2.      Entries

Eligible yachts may be entered by completing registration with the organising authority.

 

3.      Notices to Competitors

Notices to competitors will be posted on the Regatta Notice Board(s) located at (insert location).

 

4.      Changes in Sailing Instructions

Any change in the sailing instructions will be posted before (insert time) on the day it will take effect. When possible, any change in the schedule of races will be posted (insert time) on the day before it will take effect.

 

5.      Signals made ashore

Signals made ashore will be made according the Sailing Instructions and/or notices on the Regatta Notice Board.

6.      Scoring

6.1         The low point scoring system ISAF RRS  appendix A will apply.

6.2         Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.

6.3         When fewer than five races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores.

6.4         When from five to seven races  have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

6.5         When eight or more races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst two scores.

 

7.         Schedule of Races

7.1   The competitors will be informed of the schedule of races on the day prior to the first race day.

7.2         A maximum of nine races may be scheduled.

7.3         The maximum number of races scheduled per day will be two.

7.4         If four races have not been completed within five days, a reserve day will be used to complete the series. 

 Exception: after the first day, three races may be sailed in one day if in the opinion of the race committee it is necessary to do so in order to complete the schedule of races.  

 

8.      Racing Area

 The racing area will be (as shown on [location] or described).

 

9.      The Course

 9.1.  The diagrams in attachment (-) show the course including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left. (examples of course illustrations are shown in ISAF RRS Appendix L, Addendum A .  The prefered course is a Windward - Leeward - Triangle.)

9.2.  No later than the warning signal the race committee signal boat will display the approximate compass bearing from the starting line to Mark 1.

9.3.  The course will not be shortened before the starting signal. After the starting signal the course can be shortened.

 

10.    Marks

10.1. The course marks will be (insert description).

10.2. The port end starting mark and the finishing mark will be (insert description). The port end starting and finishing marks can also be marks 1 or 3.

 

11.    The Start

11.1. Races will be started in accordance with ISAF RRS, Rule 26. The warning signal will be Code Flag “T” (Tempest flag).

11.2. The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange  flag on a race committee boat at the starboard end and the port end starting mark.

11.3.  Any yacht shall not start later than ten minutes after her starting signal.

 

12.    The Finish

The Finishing Line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the finishing mark at the starboard end and the port end finishing mark.

 

13.    Time Limits

13.1. The minimum target time for each race is 60 minutes and the maximum target time 120 minutes.

13.2. If no boat has rounded the first mark within 30 minutes, the race will be abandoned.

13.3. The time limit for the first yacht to finish is 150 minutes.

 

14.    Protests

14.1. The protest time limit is 60 minutes after the last boat has entered the harbour after the last     race of the day.

14.2. Protest forms will be available at the Race committee office and shall comply to ISAF RRS, Rule 61.2.

14.3. Decisions of the Jury will be final in accordance with ISAF RRS, Rule 3.

 

15.    Alternative Penalties

According to ISAF Racing Rules 44.1, 44.2. and 44.4.

 

16.      Haul-out Restrictions

All yachts shall be afloat before (insert date and time) and shall not be hauled out except with and according to the terms of prior written permission of the Jury. 

 

17.    Substitute Competitors

Substitute competitors shall not be eligible to compete except with and according to prior written permission of the Jury.

Amendments

Approved on 15th January 2011

7. Schedule of Races
OLD:
Exception: after the first day, three races may be sailed in one day if in the opinion of the race committee it is necessary to do so in order to complete five races.

NEW:
Exception: after the first day, three races may be sailed in one day if in the opinion of the race committee it is necessary to do so in order to complete the schedule of races.

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