This is accomplished in the following manner:5.7 For J/109 Class or fleet sanctioned one design racing, purchases shall not exceed (a) two mainsails, jibs, and spinnakers in the first year of ownership (b) plus one mainsail, one jib, and one spinnaker during any subsequent calendar year. Notwithstanding any other limitation in this section, the Executive Board or the Chief Measurer may permit replacement of any sail which has been damaged beyond reasonable repair.
1. Sail Royalty tags are purchased by the sailmakers, and registered with the class. These tags are sent to the sailmakers so they may sew them on any class legal sails that are sold.
2. The sailmaker takes sail measurements for sails that receive tags and certifies the data when submitting the form to the class.
3. The form data submitted includes the date the sail was delivered to the customer. This is the date that gets tracked. It is not the date that the sail is ordered.
4. Data from the approved Sail Royalty Tag forms submitted is transferred to a database that is available for viewing on the class website. The fields include the hull number, sail purchaser, sail tag certificate number (the number on the sail tag sewn to the sail), sailmaker, and sail delivery date. Other fields may be displayed also.
You may check your registered sails in the class database by mousing over "Members" on the website menu, then click on "Sail Tag List".