Following the ISAF Annual Conference in Singapore there has been a change to the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008, meaning Rule 40.2 relating to quick release trapeze harnesses will not take effect until 1 January 2009.

The change approved by the ISAF Council on 12 November in Singapore is as follows.


A trapeze or hiking harness shall have a device that can quickly release the competitor from the boat at any time while in use.


Note: This rule takes effect on 1 January 2006 1 January 2009.

This change to Rule 40.2 will apply immediately and effectively means that Rule 40.2 will not take effect before the new edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing (2009-2012) will be published