Sailboard races shall be sailed under The Racing Rules of Sailing as changed by this appendix.
Add the following definitions:
Capsized -- A sailboard is capsized when her sail or the competitor's body is in the water.
Recovering -- A sailboard is recovering from the time her sail or, when water-starting, the competitor's body is out of the water until she has steerage way.
B2 PART 2 WHEN BOATS MEET
B2.1 The last sentence of rule 20 is changed to: 'A sailboard moving astern shall keep clear of other sailboards and boats.'
B2.2 Add to Section D:
23 Sail Out of the Water When Starting
When approaching the starting line to start, a sailboard shall have her sail out of the water and in a normal position, except when accidentally capsized.
A sailboard recovering shall avoid a sailboard or boat under way.
B3 PART 3 CONDUCT OF A RACE
Rule 31 is changed to: 'A competitor shall not hold on to a starting mark.'
B4 PART 4 OTHER REQUIREMENTS WHEN RACING
B4.1 Rule 42 is changed to: 'A sailboard shall be propelled only by the action of the wind on the sail, by the action of the water on the hull and by the unassisted actions of the competitor.'
B4.2 Rule 43.1(a) is modified to permit a competitor to wear a container for holding beverages. The container shall have a capacity of at least one litre and weigh no more than 1.5 kilograms when full.
B4.3 In rule 44.2, delete 'including two tacks and two gybes.'
B5 PART 5 PROTESTS, HEARINGS, MISCONDUCT AND APPEALS
Rule 61.1(a) is changed to:
Informing the Protestee
A sailboard intending to protest because of an incident that occurs in the racing area shall inform the other sailboard by hailing 'Protest' at the first reasonable opportunity and shall inform the race committee as soon as reasonably possible after she finishes or retires. In all other cases she shall inform the other sailboard as soon as reasonably possible.
B6 PART 6 ENTRY AND QUALIFICATION
Add to rule 78.1: 'When so prescribed by the national authority, a numbered and dated device on a sailboard and her daggerboard and sail shall serve as her measurement certificate.'
B7 PART 7 RACE ORGANIZATION
In rule 88.2(c), the last sentence is changed to: 'Changes to the sailing instructions may be communicated orally, but only if the procedure is stated in the sailing instructions.'
B8 APPENDIX H IDENTIFICATION ON SAILS
B8.1 Add to rule H1.1(a): 'The insignia shall not refer to anything other than the manufacturer or class and shall not consist of more than two letters and three numbers or an abstract design.'
B8.2 Rules H1.3(a), (c), (d) and (e) are changed to: 'The class insignia shall be displayed once on each side of the sail in the area above a line projected at right angles from a point on the luff of the sail one third of the distance from the head to the wishbone. The national letters and sail numbers shall be in the central third of the sail above the wishbone and clearly separated from any advertising and shall be placed at different heights on the two sides of the sail, those on the starboard side being uppermost.'