F5000 Class Rules
Farr 5000 Class Rules
The object of these restrictions and rules is to establish control and maintain the Farr 5000 Trailer Yacht as a One Design Class. They aim to enable the family novice or expert to enjoy the pleasure of sailing and to ensure that racing depends on the skill of the crew.
The Farr 5000 Class Rules and Restrictions
1.1 To promote the objects of these restrictions and rules and to establish a class of boat which is one design in all matters which affect performance. The rules shall be interpreted in this spirit.
1.2 Tolerance in measurements are laid down only to cover unintentional variations in building and changes in shape through age or use. The exploitation of these tolerances shall not be permitted.
1.3 The FARR 5000 must be built from the official moulds of Bruce Farr design No. 74 and must be sold by the manufacturer in a complete sail-away form which complies with these restrictions and rules.
1.4 The FARR 5000 must be maintained in the same form as when completed by the manufacturer in regard to deck layout, mast, rigging, sails and general equipment. As a general principle any extra fittings or changes from standard shall not be permitted unless specifically detailed in these rules.
2.1 All these hulls must be produced from the official moulds of Bruce Farr design No. 74.
2.2 The length overall shall be: 5.09m (± 12mm)
2.3 The beam shall be: 2.25m (± 12mm)
2.4 Construction shall be glass reinforced plastic to the manufacturers specifications.
3.1 All decks must be produced from the official moulds of the Bruce Farr design No. 74
4. INTERIOR LINERS
4.1 All interior 1iners must be produced from the official moulds of Bruce Farr design No. 74.
5.1 Cabin layout must be as per the manufacturers specifications
6.1 Ballast must be in the form of:
Outside: Lifting keel made of cast iron weighing 75kgs and made from the manufacturers moulds.
Inside: Lead weighing 115kgs situated under the interior liner at the for-ward end of the case as per designers specifications.
The lifting keel must be attached to the hull in accordance with the de-signers specifications. To enable easy access to the keel bolt the recess on each side of the stub keel must not be filled.
6.1 The keel lifting wire shall be a minimum of 3mm flexible wire.
6.4 No additional movable ballast other than standard equipment, safety gear and crew shall be permitted.
7.1 All boats must contain approximately .34 cubic meters of polyurethane – P.V.C. foam.
8.1 The rudder must be to the designers specifications. The rudder stock shall be made of aluminium and the blade made of fibreglass.
9. SAFETY EQUIPMENT
9.1 All boats must carry safety equipment inaccordance with the New Zealand Trailer Yacht Associations Safety Standards unless otherwise specified in these rules.
10. ANCHORS AND WARPS
10.1 Each yacht shall carry ready to use in a readily accessible stowage one anchor and warp as follows:
Anchor: A Danforth 8s, C.Q.R. 4.5kgs or, if of patterns other than these, an anchor of equivalent holding power.
Warps: Warps must include a minimum of 2.5 meters of 6mm diameter galvanised short linked chain. The tota1 length of the warp shall be a minimum of 46 meters and must have a breaking strain of not less than 900kgs and should be of a synthetic fibre.
11. SAFETY GENERAL
11.1 Whilst racing. all boats shall carry the pop top in a closed position at all times.
11.2 Whilst racing all boats shall have on board cabin entrance side panels and the main entrance wooden panel. The exception shall be that when racing inshore around buoys and marks under the supervision of a recognised Yacht Club or Squadron the main entrance wooden panel may be substituted by the plastic dome-on panel.
12.1 All bunk squabs shall be of 3 inch thick foam and must be carried in their normal position while racing.
13. MAST AND RIGGING
13.1 The mast shall be aluminium extrusion manufactured to the designers specifications. The mast and rigging must comply with the following specifications:
1. Height of mast above deck 6.800m (± 12mm)
2. Height of spreaders above deck 2.80m (± 12mm)
3. Height of diamonds above deck 2.60m (± 12mm)
4. Height of hounds above deck 4.880m (± 12mm)
5. Side stays must be made of 4mm 1/19 stain1ess steel
6. Forestay must be a minimum of 3mm diameter and a maximum of 4mm diameter 1/19 stainless steel wire.
7. Length of spreaders from side mast to the bearing point of the sidestay wire shall be 475mm (± 12mm)
8. The aft rake of the spreaders shall be 190mm from the aft face of the mast track to the centre of a straight line from the end of each spreader arm where the wire bears on the spreader.
9. No permanent back stays shall be permitted.
10. Main and jib halyards shall be 3mm flexible wire with rope tail OR (AGM 1999) other suitable cordage (including Spectra)
11. The height of the jib halyard exit above deck shall be 4.830m (± 12mm)
12. The height of the spinnaker halyard exit above deck shall be 4.980m (± 12mm)
13. The spinnaker pole fitting on the mast shall be 0.700m (± 12mm) above deck and only one shall be allowed.
The main boom shall be an aluminium extrusion manufactured to designers specifications. The boom must comply with the following specifications:
14.1 Overall length from the aft face of the mast to the outer end of the boom when in an operational position shall be 2.710m (+ 12mm).
14.2 The boom vang shall lead from a position on the boom which measures 0.950m (+ 12mm) from the aft face of the mast when the boom is in an operational position.
14.3 The mainsheet shall lead from a position on the boom which measures 1.615m (+ 12mm) from the aft face of the mast when the boom is in an operational position.
14.4 The mainsail outhaul shall be 2:1 purchase and must be cleated on the main boom.
15. MAINSAIL, JIB AND SPINNAKER
15.1 All sails shall be manufactured. from the master patterns and must comply with the measurements and specifications detailed in Appendix 1.
15.2 A furling jib sha11 be allowed providing the sail complies with the specifications in Appendix 1.
15.3 Sails will be restricted in number as follows: 1 x Mainsail 1 x Jib 1 x Storm Jib 1 x Genoa 1 x Spinnaker
15.4 The Class Sail Insignia must be displayed on the mainsail .
15.5 No jib Cunningham sha11 be permitted.
15.6 Mainsail controls other than the halyard shall be restricted to a luff Cunningham and a foot outhaul.
15.7 The reefing line must be attached to the boom and the reef point and be ready for use at all times.
16. DECK HARDWARE AND EQUIPMENT
16.1 Layout of deck fittings shall be maintained as per the designers specifications.
16.2 No winches other than the keel winch shall be permitted
16.3 Mainsheet traveller – maximum length of track (measured between end stops) to be .890 meters.
16.4 The boom vang adjustment line may lead aft and be cleated on the cabin top.
16.5 No hydraulic equipment shall be permitted.
16.6 No electronic navigational aids shall be permitted except a speedometer.
17. SPINNAKER POLE
17.1 The overall length of the spinnaker pole shall be a maximum length of 2.00m (+ 12mm) measured from face of mast to the bearing point of the outer parrots beak fitting. Measurement will be taken with the spinnaker pole attached to spinnaker bale on mast and square to mast and against forestay.
17.2 The spinnaker pole may be carried on the main boom or elsewhere but no self launching apparatus shall be permitted
17.3 The spinnaker pole shall be made of 45mm x 1.4mm aluminium tube.
17.4 The spinnaker pole topping lift and/or downhaul may be adjustable.
18.1 The minimum number of crew when racing shall be two persons unless otherwise specified in the Sailing Instructions.
19.1 The weight of the boat shall not be less than 560kgs. This weight shall include hull, mast, boom, sail, standing and running rigging, squabs, ballast, rudder tiller assembly, but it shall not include motor, fuel tank or any other loose gear.
20. AUXILLIARY POWER
20.1 Either a motor rating a minimum of 4hp or two oars or paddles each having a blade area of at least 400cm2 shall be carried.
FARR 5000 SAIL RESTRICTIONS
Main and headsails shall be stretched out to remove wrinkles from edges when measuring.
The top batten pocket measured from the top of the headboard to the top of the pocket shall not be less than 1250mm at the luff and 1150mm at the leech. The pocket shall not exceed 860mm in length measured along top of pocket.
Each of the other pockets shall not exceed 600mm in length and be positioned as shown on the sail plan.
The reef position shall be as per sail plan.
The cross measurement on the mainsail measured across the sail from a point on the luff derived from folding the head to the tack shall not exceed 1770mm.
The top edge of the headboard and the outside edge of the bolt rope shall be the measurement points.
The minimum weight fabric for the main shall be a minimum 5 oz American weight Dacron (AGM 1981).
The cross measurement of the jib measured across the sail from a point on the luff derived from folding the head to the tack shall not exceed 930mm.
The minimum weight fabric for the jib sail shall be a minimum 5 oz American weight Dacron (AGM 1981).
A cross measurement on the storm jib measured across the sail from a point on the luff derived from folding the head to the tack shall not exceed 840mm.
The minimum weight fabric for the storm jib shall be a minimum 5 oz American weight Dacron (AGM 1981)
The length of the centre from head to centre foot shall not exceed 5360mm.
The minimum weight fabric for the spinnaker shall be .75 oz per square yard.
Where there is any doubt as to the sails conforming to plan the mylar templates shall be applied to check for accuracy.
A cross measurement on the genoa measured across the sail from a point on the luff derived from folding the head to the tack shall not exceed 1330mm.
The minimum weight fabric for the genoa shall be 3.5 (AGM 1981) medium firm Bainbridge.