Constitution and Bylaws

Revised and Updated June 04, 2005

Contents

Constitution

  1. NAME
  2. OBJECTIVES
  3. JURISDICTION
  4. ORGANIZATION
  5. FLEET CHARTERS
  6. MEMBERSHIP
  7. GOVERNMENT
  8. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
  9. FINANCES
  10. MEETINGS
  11. VOTING
  12. REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
  13. AMENDMENTS
  14. ORDER OF BUSINESS

Bylaws

  1. FLEET MEETING
  2. DUES
  3. ELIGIBLE SLOOPS
  4. MEASUREMENT AND REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES
  5. SPECIFICATIONS AND REGULATIONS
    1. General
    2. Hull and Trim
    3. Spars and Rig
    4. Sails
  6. INTERPRETATION
  7. HULL NUMBER
  8. DISQUALIFICATION
  9. INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA
  10. APPENDIX A: TALL RIG SLOOP
  11. APPENDIX B: CATALINA 270

Constitution

I. Name:

International Catalina 27/270 Association

II. Objectives

The Association shall be a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of sailing, cruising, and racing by:

  1. Establishing and maintaining one-design standards and specifications in order to insure competition between boats of identical design and performance in all the essential areas such as hull lines, weights, and sail plan.
  2. Promoting one-design class racing under uniform rules and regulations which will test the skills of the skipper and crew.
  3. Keeping the cost of acquisition and upkeep of the Catalina 27/270 Sloop within modest limits without sacrificing high standards of performance and seaworthiness.
  4. Cooperating with other yachting organizations and, in return, to insist on the observance and compliance with the rules and regulations of the International Catalina 27/270 Association.
  5. Coordinating cruising and social activities.

III. JURISDICTION

  1. The International Catalina 27/270 Association has jurisdiction over all Catalina 27/270 class activities. The class Constitution and Bylaws are binding upon all members and Fleets and govern all Catalina 27/270 class races regardless of their sponsorship.
  2. Prior to eliminating or deviating from any of the requirements set forth by this document, written permission must be obtained from the International Catalina 27/270 Association.
  3. All disputes concerning the interpretation of the contents of this document shall be resolved by the governing body of the International Catalina 27/270 Association, and all decisions of the governing body shall be considered final.
  4. The governing body of the International Catalina 27/270 Association reserves the right to declare any sloop which does not conform to the SPIRIT as well as the letter of these rules and regulations ineligible to participate in the class activities or racing as a Catalina 27.
  5. The International Catalina 27/270 Association shall not be liable for any debts contracted by its officers, fleet officers, or members other than the expenditures authorized upon written order of the Commodore and Secretary Treasurer.

IV. ORGANIZATION

  1. A Catalina 27/270 owner shall join the National Association through a Fleet on whose water he normally sails.
  2. A Fleet is the territorial unit, as designated by the International Catalina 27/270 Association, open to all eligible persons within its area. It designates and elects its own officers. A Fleet is self-governing in all local matters not conflicting with the international Catalina 27/270 Association's Constitution, Bylaws, or rules and has the authority to accept or reject application for Fleet memberships.
  3. Owners of Catalina 27/270 Sloops in areas where no Fleet exists, and there are insufficient boats to form a Fleet may, upon application to the national Association Secretary-Treasurer, become an unattached member of the Association. At such time when the number of unattached members in a given locale reaches a value constituting a Fleet, the unattached members in this area will be requested, in writing, by the International Catalina 27/270 Association, to band together and apply for a Fleet Charter.

V. FLEET CHARTERS

  1. The purpose of a Fleet is to foster and promote the Catalina 27/270 class activities at the local level and to encourage participation by the individual members of a Fleet.
  2. A new Fleet, consisting of three or more Catalina 27/270 Sloops, may be chartered upon application to the governing body by three or more owners, who must be members of the international Catalina 27/270 Association, and are not within the territory of any organized and chartered Catalina 27/270 Fleet.
  3. Fleet Charters may be granted or suspended by the governing body of the Association, but can be revoked only by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Executive Board for the reasons listed below:
    1. Failure to maintain, in good standing, a minimum membership and quota of Catalina 27/270 Sloops.
    2. Failure to file an annual report of Fleet members.
    3. Failure to comply with the contents of this document knowingly or otherwise.
  4. Suspended Fleets, members, and ineligible Catalina 27/270 Sloops shall be posted in writing and shall be barred from the participation in any of the Catalina 27/270 races and activities. They cannot be reinstated in the Association until such time that all the International Catalina 27/270 Association's requirements are fulfilled.
  5. The Association members in good standing of a suspended Fleet which failed to maintain the minimum membership or quota of Catalina 27/270 Sloops shall be reclassified as unattached members until such time that their Fleet is reinstated.
  6. Fleet members of Fleets which are suspended or revoked for reasons other than minimum membership shall have their Association membership suspended until such time that their Fleet is reinstated.

VI. MEMBERSHIP

  1. A Regular member is an owner of a duly certified Catalina 27/270 Sloop which is registered in a chartered Catalina 27/270 Fleet. He shall have the privilege of holding office and voting with the exceptions stated in the following restrictions:
    1. Only one part-owner per boat shall hold office in the National Association at any one given time.
    2. Only one vote per boat shall be allowed in all voting matters.
  2. An Unattached member is a person meeting all the membership requirements of a regular member except that he is not within any Fleet territories. He is entitled to all the privileges of a regular member except for Fleet representation.
  3. An Associate member is a person who may be part owner or a charterer. As such, an Associate member may not vote or hold office. He may, however, skipper a boat, attend all general membership meetings, and shall receive all Association mailings.
  4. An Honorary member is a non-Catalina 27/270 owner who has an active interest in the welfare of the class. As such, an Honorary member may not vote, hold office, or skipper a Catalina 27/270 Sloop. He may, however, attend all general membership meetings and shall receive all Association mailings. An Honorary member shall be admitted into the Association by a simple majority vote of the member's at a general membership meeting or by written approval from the Executive Board.
  5. A member shall be classified as a "Charter Member" for his service in helping to establish the International Catalina 27/270 Association, in its organizational phase, by becoming a paid member in good standing on or before April 1, 1972.
  6. A paid member In good standing and owner of a Catalina 27/270 Sloop shall be eligible to race in any sanctioned race outside of his territorial Fleet. He shall conform to the local Fleet Rules and Regulations where he is racing and shall hold his current Association Membership Card and "Official Certificate of Measurement and Registration" to demonstrate ownership, official measurement, and membership in the International Catalina 27/270 Association.
  7. Members who are delinquent in either their Fleet or National Catalina 27/270 Association dues shall be ineligible and disqualified from class racing until such time of the dues are paid. Members who persist in racing before said dues are paid shall be suspended.
  8. When a member ceases to be a Catalina 27/270 owner, his membership and racing eligibility shall be retained until the end of the calendar period.
  9. A member cannot belong to more than one Fleet at one time, nor can a Catalina 27/270 Sloop be registered in more than one Fleet at one time.
  10. In the event a member of any status elects to terminate his membership in the Association, all fees and dues shall be forfeited.

VII. GOVERNMENT

 

  1. Authority
    1. If not otherwise stipulated, the governing body shall interpret the Constitution and Bylaws, determine policy of the Association, and shall serve as the last court of appeal in disputes over the interpretation of this document.
    2. All issues before the Executive Board will be decided by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of those Board members in attendance.
    3. The Executive Board has the authority to enforce its decision by suspension of entire Fleet or individual members. The governing body shall sanction or ban races, grant or revoke Fleet Charters, and suspend members guilty of gross violation of the rules or unsportsmanlike conduct. The Board’s rulings shall be binding and final.
  2. All dues must be paid before a member can be considered in good standing, and payment of dues on or before their due data shall be the sole responsibility of each member.
  3. In the event a member of any status elects to terminate his membership in the Association, all fees and dues shall be forfeited.

VIII. EXECUTIVE BOARD

  1. The sole governing body of the International Catalina 27/270 Association shall be the Executive Board and it will conduct the day to day business of the Association..
  2. The Executive Board shall consist of the following officers:
    1. Commodore: The Commodore is the Chief Executive. He shall preside at meetings, rule on procedures and jurisdiction, summarize decisions, appoint special committees, and authorize payment of all bills.
    2. Vice Commodore: The Vice Commodore shall officiate in the absence of the Commodore.
    3. Secretary-Treasurer: The Secretary Treasurer shall handle the Association correspondence, record the minutes of the meetings, maintain accurate current records of members, Fleets and registered Catalina 27/270 Sloops. He shall also maintain the financial records and securities of the Association, deposit funds, disburse funds only on order of the Commodore, and shall perform all other duties pertaining to that office.
    4. Two directors, one from west of the Rocky Mountains and one from east of the Rocky Mountains, may be elected each year. Each will have one vote on the Executive Board.
    5. The above officers shall be elected and serve for one year from January to January. Each shall be nominated, and voted upon separately by the paid members in good standing or their duly authorized proxies. The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes shall be considered elected.
    6. In any event that an office of the Executive Committee is vacated for any reason, the Executive Board shall appoint a member in good standing to fulfill the unexpired term with the exception that the Vice Commodore shall assume the responsibilities of Commodore if the Presidency is vacated.
    7. Chief Measurer: The Chief Measurer shall answer all questions from Fleet Measurers regarding measurement rules. He shall interpret rules and regulations concerning construction, sail plan, rigging, equipment, and shall make rulings on matters not specifically covered in the official plans and specifications. All such rulings shall be subject to the approval of the Executive Board. The Chief Measurer shall not approve changes in construction, specifications, sail plans, or rigging.
    8. The Commodore may appoint the Chief Measurer, Mainsheet Editor, and Technical Editor for an indefinite term. They will not vote on the Executive Board.

 

IX. FINANCES

  1. The members of the international Catalina 27/270 Association shall be assessed equally as funds are needed for mailings, balloting, postage, and running of the organization, and any larger capital expenditures shall require the approval of the membership.
  2. The International Catalina 27/270 Association and Fleet dues shall be fixed by their respective Bylaws and shall be collected annually.

XI. VOTING

  1. A Sole Owner or Co-Owners of a Catalina 27/270 Sloop, who are paid members in good standing of the International Catalina 27/270 Association, shall be entitled to cast one vote per Catalina 27/270 Sloop. No more than one vote shall be allowed for any one member no matter how many Catalina 27/270 Sloops he owns.
  2. If not otherwise stipulated, a fifty-one (51) percent majority of votes cast shall decide all questions, and the chair shall cast the one deciding vote in case of a tie and may also fix a time limit on speakers and debate of motions.
  3. Each member shall have the sole responsibility for properly casting his ballot on-line, in person, by proxy, or by mail.

XII. REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

  1. Any member of the Executive BOARD may be removed from office by a three-quarters (3/4) majority vote.
  2. No member may be suspended from a Fleet except by a majority vote of the Fleet.

XIII. AMENDMENTS

  1. The constitution and Bylaws can never be suspended but may be amended at any meeting open to the general membership by a majority vote of all votes cast.
  2. All proposed amendments, at either Annual or Special meetings, must be included in the notice, thereof, and shall be mailed to all members at their last address, as recorded with the Association. by the Secretary-Treasurer, not less than forty-five (45) days prior to the date of the meeting to allow time for voting by mail. No amendment shall take effect until ten (10) days after a notice of the passing of said amendment is mailed to the membership.
  3. Proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws shall be submitted to the Association only by Fleet action or by the Executive Board.

XIV. ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.
  2. Annual Meeting
    1. Call to order
    2. Roll Call
    3. Minutes of last meeting
    4. Reports of the officers
    5. Ratification or revocation of Fleet charters
    6. Ratification of Executive Board rulings
    7. Unfinished business
    8. New business

Bylaws

I. FLEET MEETING

  1. The Annual meeting of each Fleet shall be held not later than March 31 of each year and the results of the election of Fleet officers shall be filed with the International Catalina 27/270 Association not later than two weeks after each election.

II. DUES

  1. The annual dues of the International Catalina 27/270 Association are payable in US funds and shall equal:
    1. $20.00 per year (US addresses)
    2. $24.00 per year (Canada and Mexico addresses)
    3. $27.00 per year (all other addresses)
  2. Fleet dues shall be determined by each Fleet and retained for use by the Fleet.
  3. All members are to forward their dues directly to the Association Secretary-Treasurer or a designated party on receipt of payment due notice.
  4. Paid members in good standing shall be issued a current membership card.

III. ELIGIBLE SLOOPS

A Catalina 27/270 Sloop is eligible and considered in the Catalina 27/270 class only if it is a Catalina 27/270 Sloop as designed by Frank Butler and Robert Finch, and if it:

  1. Conforms to measurement rules as certified by a class measurement certificate.
  2. Has been properly registered.
  3. Is owned by a qualified member recorded at the time in good standing with the Association.

IV. MEASUREMENT AND REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES

  1. The International Catalina 27/270 Association's "Official Certificate of Measurement and Registration." as issued by a Fleet Measurer or his proxy, shall be binding upon all organizations conducting races for the Catalina 27/270 class. A yacht holding a valid measurement certificate signed by the Fleet Measurer or his proxies, shall not be subjected to measurement or protest on measurements unless reasonable grounds can be shown to give evidence of subsequent alterations: however, a Catalina 27/270 Sloop is always subject to re measurement by order of Fleet officers, Executive Board of the Association, and/or the Measurement Committee at the National or International Championship Regatta.
  2. Fleet Measurers shall restrict their authority to the actual measurements and recording of measurements on the "Official Certificate of Measurement and Registration' and verification of compliance with class rules and registration. Rulings on controversial changes or changes that affect sailing characteristics must be referred to the Chief Measuer for evaluation and presentation to the Executive Board if required. Fleet Measurers shall not measure their own boats except under the supervision of a disinterested Fleet or Association member.
  3. No sloop shall be eligible to enter National or International any race for the Catalina 27/270 class unless a Certificate of Measurement has been granted to said sloop.

V. SPECIFICATIONS AND REGULATIONS

  1. General
    1. The Catalina 27/270 Sloop shall be kept basically as designed by Frank Butler and Robert Finch / Daniel Casal and built by Catalina Yachts. Inc. Any departure by the manufacturer or owner of the Catalina 27/270 Sloop in the hull configuration, displacement, sail plan, ballast (as for amount or location) and rigging, without prior approval of the International Catalina 27/270 Association would render that boat ineligible to compete as a Catalina 27/270 Sloop. Proposed changes by the builder shall promptly be referred to the Executive Board who shall submit their recommendations to the general membership for a vote within sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of such proposals. The cost of special mailings, if necessary, shall be borne by the builder.
    2. All measurements, equipment, and characteristics of the Catalina 27/270 Sloop shall comply with the details listed and described herein.
    3. The boat shall be raced in cruising trim and the owners should recognize the spirit of this requirement. Cruising trim shall mean that the boat is equipped with a galley, table installation, and water tank or comparable weight thereof, head, life lines, running lights in working order, 12 volt rechargeable marine battery, inboard motor, or outboard six horsepower minimum mounted ready for use in a horizontal position, fuel, regular bunk pads, and all equipment normally furnished with the boat such as drawers, covers, and hatches.
    4. All removable parts of hull, cabin, or deck shall be on board during a race.
    5. A Catalina 27/270 Sloop shall carry ground tackle and lifesaving equipment conforming to U.S.S.A, rules #23 and #24 and U.S. Coast Guard requirements, with a minimum of 100' anchor line and a #13S Danforth (or anchor of equivalent holding power).
    6. Minimum crew shall be two (2) and maximum crew shall be six (6) including skipper. Children under age twelve shall not be counted.
    7. Tiller extensions are allowed.
  2. Hull and trim
    1. Construction of all hulls shall be molded fiberglass in or over an approved mold manufactured by Catalina Yachts, Inc., or their successors or assigns.
    2. The hull dimensions shall be 26' 10" LOA, 21'9" LWL: 8'10" Beam: 4'0" Draft.
    3. Ballast: Outside, 2,650 to 2,750 pounds of lead from a pattern maintained by the builder. No inside ballast shall be allowed except as noted above in Article V, Section A, Parts 3 and 5. This ballast, when required, will be placed in the same location as that of the item it replaces.
  3. Spars and Rigging
    1. The mast and boom shall be made of aluminum to the drawings and dimensions shown on the official plans as designed by Frank Butler and Robert Finch.
    2. The whisker pole, when set, shall be connected to the mast. The whisker pole, including fittings, shall not exceed the "J" dimension.
    3. Rigging shall be essentially as shown on the plans. The Chief measurer reserves the right to declare ineligible any yacht which does not conform to the SPIRIT as will as the letter of the rules and specifications. Double headstays are not allowed.
    4. Adjustable backstays are allowed.
    5. Any type or means of mainsheet control or purchase is allowable.
    6. Jib sheet fairleads may be placed as desirable; i.e., the track may be moved or added to.
    7. Any form of vang on the main boom is legal.
    8. Trapeze shall not be used.
    9. Banding: Mast and boom shall be banded with a contrasting stripe at least 1" wide.
      "E" Boom: After edge of mast to inside of band 10'6" maximum.
      "P" Mast: Top of lower band to bottom of top band 28' 8" maximum; from deck to top of lower band 38" minimum.
    10. Other dimensions shall be: "I" 34’ 0"; "J" 11’ 3"
    11. The spinnaker pole, when set, shall be connected to the mast. The spinnaker pole, including fittings, shall not exceed the "J" dimensions.
  4. Sails
    1. The intent of rules is to minimize the cost of sails and to discourage rule beating sails. All dimensions stated herein are MAXIMUM.
    2. All sails shall be stamped on the tack of the sail with waterproof ink by the Fleet Measurer with the official stamp The Fleet Measurer shall sign and date the sail within the stamped area. Sails which are not stamped, signed, and dated by a Fleet Measurer shall not be considered legal and shall disqualify any sloop if they are used while racing.
    3. For Catalina 27 One-Design racing purposes, the maximum number of allowable sails shall be six, with not more than one sail in each category described below:

No. 1 Genoa - 170% maximum, luff 34'6", LP 19'1.5"
No. 2 Genoa - 155% maximum, luff 34'6", LP 17'5.25"
No. 3 Genoa - 120% maximum, luff 34'6", LP 13'6"
Mainsail - Luff 28'8", Foot 10 6"
Spinnaker (any type)- Leech & Luff 34' 2.5", Girth 20'3"
Storm Jib - not to exceed 90 square feet

Minimum cloth weight of any headsail - 2.6 oz. per sailmaker yard
Minimum cloth weight of any spinnaker - 0.75 oz. per sailmaker yard

    1. The sail inventory and specifications herein above stated shall be the standard for use in the International Championship Regatta and in local Fleet competitions. However, each Fleet shall retain the right to select any combination of said sails for its local competition, and the host Fleet shall have the right to select any combination of said sails for the International Championship Regatta, with the proviso that said selection will be announced in writing to all Fleets no less than 120 days before said Regatta.

Total inventory: The maximum number of usable sails shall remain at six as described above. Sails previously measured shall have their certification voided when replaced by submitting them to the Fleet Measurer at the time of measuring the replacement sail. Sails sold or traded must be re measured if intended for racing use.

    1. Sails (except spinnakers) may be of any woven fabric or they may be Mylar composite with yarns of Dacron, Pentex, Aramid (Kevlar), Spectra or Vectran. Carbon fiber or PBO may not be used.  They may be of paneled or molded construction. A transparent window may be installed. Spinnakers must be constructed of nylon.
    2. While being measured, sails shall be pulled tight to remove wrinkles, but not so tight as to put tension in the sail.
    3. Intentionally Deleted.
    4. All jibs shall be fitted with snap hooks, all of which when the sail is set as a jib, must be attached to the forestay. Head foils may be sewn in lieu of snap hooks. Only one halyard may be used to hoist head sails in an internationally sanctioned regatta unless ALL of the competing boats are so equipped.
    5. Intentionally Deleted.
    6. The clew of the mainsail shall not be pulled out beyond the inner edge of the band on the boom.
    7. Cunningham holes and any number of reef points are permitted on mainsail and head sails.

VI. INTERPRETATION

Specifications, however complete, cannot anticipate every possible situation that may arise. If a point is not covered herein, or governed by the dictates of common sense, a ruling must be obtained from the Chief Measurer, subject to the consent of the Executive Board. In interpreting any point not covered or of obscure meaning, the Chief Measurer shall consider the intended meaning rather than any technical misconstruction which may be derived from the working, and shall bear in mind the basic principles of the specification for maintaining a Catalina 27/270 Sloop as a one-design class.

Questions as to the interpretation of the rules and restrictions as stated in the Bylaws, and questions regarding the legality of anything about the Catalina 27/270 hull, rigging, sails, or accessories shall be referred to the Chief Measurer in writing by any member presenting such questions. The Chief Measurer, aided by the Executive Board, shall make a prompt decision which shall be recorded and sent by the Association Secretary-Treasurer to all members.

Rulings or decisions shall become effective ten (10) days after said rulings are sent to the membership.

VII. HULL NUMBER

  1. The Association Secretary-Treasurer shall maintain a permanent record of each Catalina 27/270 Sloop showing number, name, and ownership.
  2. If alterations or repairs are made that affect more than one half (1/2) the hull, or are so extensive as to warrant, in the opinion of the Chief Measurer and/or Board of Directors, a new measurement, a new certificate shall be required.

VIII. DISQUALIFICATION

Any proven violation, knowingly or otherwise, of the published rules and regulations of the International Catalina 27/270 Association shall result in the mandatory disqualification of that owner and his Catalina 27/270 Sloop for the duration of the violation. The responsibility of knowing the rules rests with the member.


APPENDIX A

1. TALL RIG SLOOP

  1. General

    It is recognized that the Tall Rig Catalina 27 Sloop, designed by Frank Butler and Robert Finch, is raced in local Fleet races. It is, therefore, necessary that the tall rig sloop be controlled by the Bylaws of the International Catalina 27/270 Association.
  2. Specifications
    1. The hull dimensions shall be 27’ 10" LOA, 21’ 9" LWL, 8’ 10" Beam, and 4’ 10" Draft.
    2. Ballast and all other specifications pertaining to hull, cabin, deck, cruising trim, and safety equipment shall be the same as those for the standard rig. These rules pertaining to the number and replacement of sails shall be the same as those for the standard rig.
    3. Banding: Mast and boom shall be banded with a contrasting stripe at least one(l) inch wide.
      "E" - boom: after edge of mast to inside of band - 9.66 ft, maximum.
      "P"-mast: top of lower band to bottom top band - 29.66 ft. maximum.
    4. Other dimensions shall be: "I" - 36.00 ft.; "J" - 12.20 ft.
    5. Sail measurements (all dimensions are maximum allowable unless otherwise noted) :
      1. Mainsail: Luff - 29.66 ft. Foot - 9.66 ft.
        Upper and lower battens - 1.96 ft. 2 intermediate battens - 2. 15 ft. Headboard - 3.47 in.
      2. No. 3 Genoa/Working Jib (120% maximum):
        Luff - 35.25 ft.
        LP = 14.64 ft.
        Minimum weight - 3.5 oz.
      3. No. 2 Genoa (155% maximum):
        Luff - 35.25 ft.
        LP - 18.90 ft.
        Minimum weight - 2.6 oz.
      4. No. 1 Genoa (170% maximum):
        Luff - 35.25 ft.
        LP - 20.74 ft.
        Minimum weight - 2.6 oz.
      5. Spinnaker (any type)
        Leech and luff - 36.11 ft. Girth - 21.96 ft.
        Minimum weight - 0.75 oz.
        Spinnaker pole - "J" dimension

APPENDIX B

1. CATALINA 270

  1. General

    It is recognized that the Catalina 270 sloop, designed by Frank Butler and Daniel Casal, is the current 27 foot sailing auxiliary manufactured by Catalina Yachts. As the successor design to the original Catalina 27, it is necessary for the Catalina 270 to be regulated by the Bylaws of the International Catalina 27/270 Association, and for Catalina 270 owners to be admitted into the IC27/270A.
  2. Specifications
    1. The hull dimensions shall be 27’ 0" LOA, 23’ 9" LWL, and 9’ 10" Beam.
      Draft of fin keel version shall be 5’ 0".
      Draft for wing keel version shall be 3’ 6".
    2. Ballast shall be cast of lead from a pattern maintained by the builder.
      Fin keel ballast shall be 1840 lb. +/- 100 lb.
      Wing keel ballast shall be 2060 lb. +/- 100 lb.
    3. Banding: Mast and boom shall be banded with a contrasting stripe at least one(l) inch wide.
      "E" - boom: after edge of mast to inside of band - 11’ 6" ft, maximum.
      "P"-mast: top of lower band to bottom top band - 28’ 3" ft. maximum.
    4. Other dimensions shall be: "I" - 33’ 4"; "J" - 9’ 3"
    5. Sail measurements (all dimensions are maximum allowable unless otherwise noted) :
      1. Mainsail: Luff - 28’ 3". Foot - 11’ 6" ft.
        Any length battens are allowed.
      2. No. 3 Genoa/Working Jib (110% maximum):
        Luff - 32’ 4.75"
        LP = 10’ 2.5"
        Minimum weight - 3.5 oz.
      3. No. 2 Genoa (135% maximum):
        Luff - 32’ 4.75"
        LP - 12’ 6"
        Minimum weight - 2.6 oz.
      4. No. 1 Genoa (155% maximum):
        Luff - 32’ 4.75"
        LP - 14’ 4.25"
        Minimum weight - 2.6 oz.
      5. Spinnaker (any type)
        Leech and luff - . Girth - (Dimensions to be supplied by Catalina)
        Minimum weight - 0.75 oz.
        Spinnaker pole - "J" dimension
  3. Provisions
    1. All specifications and provisions not specifically mentioned in Appendix B (allowed sail materials, cruising trim, etc.) shall be referred to the appropriate section of the Bylaws. The intent shall be to extend the spirit of the Bylaws to the Catalina 270 fleet. Any conflicts shall be resolved by the measurer and incorporated into this Appendix.
    2. National Regatta: Since the Catalina 27 and 270 are completely different designs, they cannot race fairly as one designs. The Catalina 270 can, however, race as a separate class in any national event. Wing keel and fin keel versions will be handicapped as specified by local PHRF regulations.

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