J/22 Technical Ruling Wording Changes to Allow ProStart-type Devices Effective July 1, 2018

Current: 6.1 At least one fixed marine type compass of magnetic card or digital type capable only of instantaneous readout.
Technical Ruling
Electronic Devices/Compass - Permitted?
Source: International Technical Committee 2012
Electronic compasses that display head/lift information are permitted. Electronic devices and speedometers including some based on GPS receivers are permitted but are limited to the Velocitek Speed Puck and Novasail NS 100. Instruments capable of locating the start line and distance to it, such as the Velocitek Pro Start, are not permitted. The Technical Committee will review additional electronic devices periodically.

The J/22 Technical Committee was asked by the International J/22 Class Association to come up with a wording change to allow the use of ProStart type compasses to determine distance and/or time from the starting line.

Changes to Technical Ruling effective July 1, 2018:
Technical Ruling
Electronic Devices/Compass – Permitted?
Source: International Technical Committee 2018
Electronic compasses that display head/lift information are permitted. Electronic devices and speedometers, including those based on GPS receivers, such as the Velocitek Speed Puck and Novasail NS 100, are permitted. Instruments capable of locating the start line and distance to it, such as the Velocitek Pro Start, are permitted. The Technical Committee will review additional electronic devices periodically.

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