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Log of Protocol changes:

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Date

Article

 Summary

 Document with Amendment

 16

11 May 17

28.4
32.1


Change to timing between Final and the Match
Change to timing of wind speed measurement

Protocol (including Amendment 16)

 15

16 Mar 17

35.5(b)

 Change to testing and racing periods for AC Class Yachts

Protocol (including Amendment 15)

 14

 28 Feb 17

35.10

 Change to daggerboard limits for AC Class Yachts

Protocol (including Amendment 14)

 13

16 Dec 16

35.5

 Change to the sailing limits for AC Class Yachts

Protocol (including Amendment 13)

 12

17 Nov 16

35.10
1.1(ll)
63.1

(e) and (f) replaced to cover repair of daggerboards and replacement of daggerboards if unintentional damage
Definition of "Launch" modified to allow for transport of platform
Adverse public comment - covers all times of the America's Cup and future America's Cups.

Protocol (including Amendment 12)

 11

09 Jun 16

32
25.6(a)
11.13

Wind limits for AC45 racing removed and decision to race given to Regatta Director
Container limits for ACWS increased by 1.
Confidentiality regarding Arbitration Panel disputes

Protocol (including Amendment 11)

 10

07 Apr 16

31.4
32    

Date of announcement of course area for Quals, Playoffs, and Match changed
Wind Limits - different limits for AC45 and AC Class yachts.

Protocol (including Amendment 10)

 09

29 Dec 15

25.6(e)(i)

ACWS Team member limit changed to 11 people 

Protocol (including Amendment 9)

 08

08 Dec 15

35.10

Change to Daggerboard limits wording

Protocol (including Amendment 8)

 07

13 Oct 15

1.1(yy)
6.2
9
10
25.6(e)
25.6(f)
26.3
35.1
35.15
46.2
46.8
46.9
55.2
55.3   

Add ISAF Int Jury to definition of Regatta Official
Add ISAF Int Jury to "appointment of regatta Officials
Add ISAF Int Jury to section on Umpires
Add ISAF Int Jury to Rules and Decisions
Amend ACWS Team Member restrictions - clarify who is counted and  Reg Director ability to modify
Amend ACWS prohibition on sailing AC45 Yachts. Now applies world-wide in 30 days prior to regatta.
AC45 yachts to be made available for Youth AC
AC45 Class Rule allows minor modifications to yachts via App G (not needing CF vote)
Constructed in Country modification to language
Branding on AC45 changed to include Youth AC branding
Team clothing branding changed to include Youth AC branding
Youth AC team member branding details
Team bases - limits on number of bases deleted
Team bases - priority for playoffs deleted (playoffs and qualifier base priority now one group)

Protocol (including Amendment 7)

06

12 Jun 15

1.1(bbb)
19.3(b)
25.1(b)
25.6(f)
26.2
29.1(b)
32
35.2
35.10(c)
35.15

Surrogate Yacht definition modified to over 35 feetCIC amended to cover front section of hulls.
Youth AC – Defender team may be from country of Match Venue
Change of date for ACWS 2016 Events being published
Change of restriction on sailing AC45 Yachts.
Youth AC – Defender team may be from country of Match Venue
AC Qualifier bonus point change.
Wind limits change. Now 6-25 knots @ approx. 5.5m height.
Class Rule requires voting as specified in AC Class Rule
Clarification on daggerboard limits. Test boards prior to August 1 not counted.
Constructed in country deeming requirements

Protocol (including Amendment 6)

05

15 Apr 15

1.1(p-bis)
13.3
16.4(b)
16.4(c)
16.4-bis
25.6(f)

Challenger C’tee voting change – no pay = no vote
Competitor Forum voting change – no pay = no vote
3rd Installment Fee – take into account deferral option
Performance Bond – take into account deferral option
Deferral of fees and performance bond option
Limits on sailing days at ACWS regattas

Protocol (including Amendment 5)

 04

31 Mar 15    

Global

Global changes:
Boat to be ACC Class (Class Rule as voted)
Changes to reflect class change
Venue dates changed
(Redline Protocol change as voted)

 Protocol (including Amendment 4)

 03

10 Dec 14

25.1(a)
25.6(e)

ACWS Details
New clause: Personnel restrictions at ACWS Regattas

 Protocol (including Amendment 3)

 02

 13 Oct 14

1.1(p)
1.1(p-bis)
1.1(z)
5.1
11.3(a)
11.4
12.1
14.3
16.4
16.5(b)
19.1(d)
20
27.3(b)
27.3(c)
31.2
31.4
35.1
35.10(e)(ii)
55.3(c)

Challenger of Record definition
Challenger Committee definition
Entry Fee definition
Appointment of Commercial Commissioner
Arbitration Panel Constitution
Deadlock between GGYC and CoR
Arrangement with ISAF
Replacement of CoR with Challenger Committee
Additional documents and fees
Performance bond
Racing Rules
Protocol amendments
Venue review
Venue selection
Changes to Racing Areas
Course Areas
AC45 Class Rule
Daggerboard section
Base selection
Note: AC62 Class Rule amendments included

 Protocol (including Amendment 2)

 01

 08 Jun 14

6.1
6.2
6.3
6.5(f)
6.6
6.7
6.8
11.3
11.4
11.6
11.12
11.13
13.1 / 13.2
24.1
29
45

Regatta Director appointment.
Regatta Officials appointment.
Terms of engagement of Regatta Officials.
Funding of Regatta Officials.
Regatta Officials Fund.
Budget Approval for Regatta Officials
Budget Reporting
Arbitration Panel Constitution
Deadlock between GGYC and CoR
Arbitration Panel replacement
Arbitration Panel rules of procedure
Arbitration Panel sanctioning guidelines
Competitor Forum Constitution and Purpose and Attendance
Insurances required
New (i) – Match held in 2017
Participation in other regattas

 Protocol (including Amendment 1)

-

 02 Jun 14

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