Mono-hull Class 4: Family Friendly Class (all speeds) open principally to families and friends alike wishing to sail short-handed with or without spinnaker. Great for newcomers and those 2-handed -with or without children. Ideal for couples, shorthanded or newcomers to racing – Straightforward Bay, Coastal and Channel racing in company – very good company!
If a declaration has been received that a spinnaker will not be used for a series before 1200 hr on the Wednesday prior to the day of the first race of the series concerned, or, in the case of a race which starts on a Friday, the Tuesday before, this will be noted on the Class 4 class list and the no spinnaker TCC rating will be used for the whole of the series, otherwise TCC will be used.
If more than three persons are on board over the age of 7 years during a race each additional crew will incur a 5% time penalty per person. The number on board to be reported with the finishing time.
Crew will be counted as 8 years old, or older, if they attained the age of 8 before the 1st September of the preceding PYRA sailing season (as per school years).
Class Flag — Numeral 4