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ISAF delayed the introduction of RRS 40.2 until the new rule book in 2009
The effective date in RRS 40.2 was pushed back to 2009. As this was an interim change, it required and gained a 75% majority of the ISAF Council. It was noted that the ISO Standard under development was at least 2 years away. In was further noted that educational materials were shortly to be circulated by ISAF. Member Yachting Associations (your national sailing associations) will be actively involved in promoting this information.