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COPYRIGHT 2003 CHALLENGER OF RECORD AND DEFENDER for AMERICAS CUP XXXII All Rights Reserved

Americas Cup Class Rule

Version 5.0

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VISION1. 2. This vision statement does not form part of the ACC Rule. The America' Cup Class is intended: s (a) to produce wholesome, fast and manoeuvrable day sailing monohulls of similar performance intended for spectacular match racing in a wide wind range while fostering design developments that will flow through to the mainstream of yachting; and for yachts that are raced "around the buoys" with tenders present, as opposed to off-shore in high wind and rough sea conditions.

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TABLE OF CONTENTSRULE No. SECTION A 1. 2. 3. 4. SECTION B 5. 6. 7. 8. SECTION C 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. SECTION D 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. DESCRIPTION GENERAL STATUS LANGUAGE AND DEFINITIONS INTERPRETATION ABBREVIATIONS FORMULAE FORMULA LENGTH SAIL AREA DISPLACEMENT LIMITATIONS AND PENALTIES LENGTH FREEBOARD DRAFT MAXIMUM WEIGHT BEAM SHEER AND SHEERLINE HOLLOWS CONSTRUCTION HULL, DECK AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE APPENDAGES DECK COCKPITS HATCHES SMALL OPENINGS WINCH PLACEMENT SURFACE FINISHES & BOUNDARY LAYER INTERFERENCE PAGE No. 1 1 1 3 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 13 15 16 17 17 17 18

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RULE No. SECTION E 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. SECTION F 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. SECTION G 36. 37. SECTION H 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45.

DESCRIPTION SPARS SPAR CONSTRUCTION MAST BOOM SPINNAKER POLE BOWSPRIT SAILS MEASURED SAIL AREA SAILS GENERAL MAINSAIL GENOAS, JIBS AND STAYSAILS SPINNAKERS BATTENS CLASS INSIGNIA, NATIONAL LETTERS AND SAIL NUMBERS OTHER RULES RIGGING, FITTINGS, OTHER EQUIPMENT CREW INSPECTION AND MEASUREMENT MEASUREMENT - GENERAL MEASUREMENT COMMITTEE AND MEASURERS COMPLIANCE AND ASSISTANCE DECLARATIONS AND POST-CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS INITIAL MEASUREMENT MEASUREMENT AFLOAT COMPLIANCE WHILST RACING MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATE APPENDICES APPENDIX A - MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATE APPENDIX B - MEASUREMENT MARKS APPENDIX C - CONSTRUCTION DECLARATIONS APPENDIX D - MATERIAL USAGE SCHEDULES APPENDIX E - CLASS INSIGNIA APPENDIX F APPENDIX G ACC SAIL MEASUREMENT DEFINITIONS APPENDIX H REQUIRED DECLARATIONS AND CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMITY

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SECTION A - GENERAL1. 1.1 1.2 STATUS This Version 5.0 of the America' Cup ACC Rule applies to Americas Cup XXXII and supersedes all s previous versions and their attendant interpretations. Amendments may be made to the ACC Rule by the Defender and the Challenger of Record with the approval of all other Challengers except those Challengers who have been eliminated from Americas Cup XXXII competition or have otherwise ceased to qualify as a Challenger. The ACC Rule applies only to competitors for Americas Cup XXXII. The ACC Rule confers no rights or obligations on owners of yachts that have been issued with a sail number under previous versions of this ACC Rule and who are not competitors in Americas Cup XXXII. The words Americas Cup and the image of the Americas Cup as shown in Appendix E are the trademark property of Americas Cup Properties Inc. No person or entity may use such trade marks in any manner without authority of and written licence from Americas Cup Properties Inc. Copyright in these ACC Rules is owned by the then current Defender and Challenger of Record. All rights are reserved. LANGUAGE AND DEFINITIONS The official language of the America' Cup ACC Rule is English. If these ACC Rules are translated s into another language, this English text shall prevail. Except words specifically defined below, the meaning of any word shall be determined by reference to the Oxford English Dictionary second edition (1989) CD Rom Version 3.0 (Oxford University Press 2002) or any later published version. The word "shall" is mandatory; and the words "may" and "can" are permissive. Unless the context otherwise requires, the plural means the singular and vice versa. The metric system shall be used for all measurements unless otherwise prescribed. When a term defined below is used in its defined sense, it is printed in bold type. (a) (b) (c) "ACC" means the America' Cup Class. s "Amidships" means a transverse vertical station at 50% of LBG. Appendage means any element outside the hull up to the sheerline but excludes bowsprits. Appendage may also include an element of an appendage which may extend from outside the hull into the yacht (eg. fin tower or rudder stock). Ballast means material used to provide stability and/or measurement compliance and has a density greater than 9000 kg/m3 and less than 11,300 kg/m3. Ballast may contain naturally occurring trace elements which have a density greater than 11,300 kg/m3, however these trace elements shall not exceed 1 part per million. Elements with a density greater than 11,300 kg/m3 shall not be added to the ballast in any quantity. Bowsprit means a fixed spar extending beyond the stem at or above deck level for the tacking of a sail or leading of a spinnaker foreguy. "ACC Rule" means the America' Cup Class Rule Version 5.0 including appendices, and any s Interpretation issued thereunder.

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Challenger means a yacht club whose challenge has been accepted by the Defender under Article 3 of the Protocol and includes a person or entity which undertakes that yacht clubs challenge as its representative. Challenger of Record means the yacht club whose challenge has been accepted by the Defender yacht club under the terms of the Deed of Gift for the America' Cup dated 24 s October 1887 and whose challenge is current. Cockpit means a recess in the deck aft of the aft side of the mast, inboard of and extending below the adjacent sheerline. Competitor means the Defender or a Challenger. Confidential Interpretation means a confidential interpretation of the ACC Rule issued by the Measurement Committee pursuant to ACC Rule 3.2 Cure means the irreversible change of properties of a thermosetting resin by the chemical reaction of ring closure (polymerisation) via linking agents. "Deck" means the upper surface of the yacht above the hull and inside the sheerline, which is horizontal or near horizontal, and any transom, but excluding cockpits, recesses and troughs. For the purposes of this definition near horizontal means less than 45o to the horizontal. Defender means the yacht club holding the Americas Cup and includes a person or entity which undertakes that yacht clubs defence as its representative. Fibre modulus means the batch-nominal elastic modulus of the fibres in an FRP laminate as determined by the SACMA-SRM16 with modulus measured in the strain range between 1000 and 6000 microstrains. "FRP" means commercially available carbon fibre or glass fibre reinforced thermoset plastics. Small quantities of non-structural stitching and binding materials are permitted in FRP laminates. Headsail means a three-sided sail which is tacked forward of the mast while set. "Hull" means the fair body of the yacht up to the sheerline and does not include the deck, nor the appendages. Interpretation means a Confidential Interpretation or Public Interpretation issued in writing by the Measurement Committee in accordance with ACC Rule 3 after this ACC Rule has been adopted; "Measurement Committee" means the committee appointed pursuant to Article 5.2(b) of the Protocol. "Measurement condition" means the condition of the yacht as specified in ACC Rule 43. Measurer means a person appointed to provide measurement or compliance services. Notice of Race means, where the context requires, the notice of race issued for Americas Cup XXXII, or any regatta held before Americas Cup XXXII for the Competitors in which AC Management Limited is the Organising Authority. "Owner" means the owner (or charterer) or the designated representative of a Competitor.

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Protocol means the Protocol Governing Americas Cup XXXII dated 2 March 2003 and any subsequent amendments. Public Interpretation means an interpretation of the ACC Rule issued by the Measurement Committee pursuant to ACC Rule 3.3. "Racing Rules " means the racing rules adopted by a Notice of Race. Regatta Director means the person appointed pursuant to Article 5.1 of the Protocol. Running Rigging means rigging which is used to hoist, trim, or control sails or spars and includes running backstays, checkstays, halyards, sheets, tack line and forestay strop, but does not include Standing Rigging. "Sheerline" means the line formed by the intersection of the deck and the hull or the intersection of the fair projection of the deck and the hull. (See also ACC Rule 14). Standing Rigging means rigging which supports a spar and maintains the same approximate relative position and orientation to a spar whilst sailing and includes forestay, fixed backstays, sidestays, diagonal stays, diamond stays, jumper stays and bobstays but does not include Running Rigging. "Technical Director" means the person appointed by the Defender and Challenger of Record who shall be Chairman of the Measurement Committee.

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INTERPRETATION Confidential Interpretations and Public Interpretations shall be issued by the Measurement Committee sequentially and shall form part of these ACC Rules. Confidential Interpretation