National Association of
Victory Sloop Owners

Published August 1975

Revised March 22, 1989

Hypertext Version November 17, 1998
(please be aware that this directive and the accompanying certificates are drafts which are subject to revision for errors)

(Note: the horizontal rules represent page breaks in the original document)


(Note: This index replaces Article I - Index in SECTION IV - APPENDIX) )

History of the Victory Sloop and NAVSO
SECTION I - By Laws, Rules and Regulations
Article 1 - Name
Article 2 - Objectives
Article 3 - Membership
Article 4- Meetings
Article 5 - Organization and Local Associations
Article 6 - Enforcement of Articles and Rules
Article 7 - Standing Committees
SECTION II - Measurement and Specifications
Article 1 - Instructions to Measurers - Obligations and Duties
Article 2 - NAVSO Measurement Rules
SECTION III - Competitions, Regattas, Series and Special Events
Article 1 - Regattas
SECTION IV - Appendix
Article 1 - Index
Article 2 - Present Officers and Board
Article 3 - Organization
Article 4 - Responsibilities and Job Descriptions
Article 5 - Forms
National Regatta Entry Form
Measurements and Certificates


Officers and Directors of NAVSO, the Board, come from widely scattered areas. They have diverse work and sailing experience, their economic conditions vary. To fulfill a Board office, personal time and funds must be expended. In accepting office they are generally motivated by a desire to make their time in office reflect in the approval of their actions by NAVSO members.

It is difficult under any conditions to assume a new office and make it function at peak performance right from the start. It is particularly difficult when the Board is composed of all newly elected and perhaps unacquainted personnel, and unfamiliar with the job for which they are now responsible. Add to this the lack of a fixed place in which to meet; incomplete and maybe inaccurate past records and history; the inability of Board members to attend all scheduled meetings, the dependence upon individual Board members, Fleets, Committees, and other NAVSO members to fully cooperate on a timely basis in all matters wherein they are involved, and you have a worrisome situation with which the Board is forced to cope as best it can.

To help alleviate the conditions described above, The National Association of Victory Sloop Owners Directive is designed to make available to the Board and all NAVSO members, in simple direct form, the laws, functions, procedures, and all other related data and information necessary to make NAVSO operate satisfactorily. It is flexible, and all considered constructive criticism and suggested changes or additions for improvement, are invited.


The Victory sloop was designed by Ted Carpenter, naval architect, and first manufactured by Henry R. McCune in 1959. It was designed as a one-design class boat, fully competitive in any range of comparable boats. Some 126 boats were manufactured before it was sold to Wesco Marine Wesco Marine started with boat #150, leaving a gap trom #127 through #149. There have been some measurement and specification changes over the years in an effort to increase its speed and ease of handing. However, the basic qualities of measurement and specifications remain the same as the original. In 1968 Wesco Marine made the boat self-bailing, redesigning the cockpit and installed a sliding hatch on the cabin, designing the cabin entrance so that it could be secured with a lock. These latter changes were made beginning in the 490-500 area.

There have been about 616 Victory boats manufactured and most of them are in active use today. Those that have been well-maintained command a good resale price.

The Victory sloop has not been in production for over a year. The manufacturing rights owner, Catalina Yachts, is now considering this question. The Board has been in communication with the company since early December 1974, asking for a policy statement concerning the future availability of new Victory sailboats. No definite information has been received at the time of this writing.

Some time in the first half of 1963 Frank Butler, Wesco Marine, asked Glenn Chamberlain to organize the National Association of Victory Sloop Owners. Evidently information concerning Victory sailboat activities had been carried in a publication, Tiller Talk, prior to this time. Glenn Chamberlain published an Information Letter addressed to "Dear Everybody" and proclaimed the organization of the National Association of Victory Sloop Owners. There must have been considerable oral and written discussion concerning the organization prior to this proclamation. The following is quoted from the June 1963 Information Letter, "there has been much correspondence about the Articles of Association", and "things are already in a mess and getting worse". In the NAVSO Bulletin for "end of February 1965", is found "Charley Bently has written about the 1960, 1961, and 1968 Nationals, but he doesn't remember everything will someone else write his recollections too?"

Limited research does not reveal any other person narrating his recollections. The following is a brief of Charley Bentley's account.

The first Nationals were held in the fall of 1960 at Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach. The three race series was won by Hank McCune. Thanksgiving Day, 1961, Cabrillo Peach Yacht Club, sponsored the Victory Nationals, and Bill Meier won. In 1962, at the same Club, Jim Cost won.

The National Association of Victory Sloop Owners assumed jurisdiction over the Nationals in 196G, and they were held at King Harbor Yacht Club. Bill (Tom) Kuehn's boat, #181, would not measure in after coming in first Tim Bently was declared the winner.

In 1964 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club was our host, followed by Mission Bay Yacht Club in 1965, Raleigh E. Moffett was Number One in '64.

The Year Book was first published in 1965, and has been printed at irregular periods since that time.

To cut administrative work, costs and some confusion, the 1974-75 Board decided to place all the Information usually found in the Year Book, in a National Association of Victory Sloop Owners Directive. It is a flexible loose-leaf publication and changes are made by removing old and inserting new pages. Officers names, Yacht Club Abbreviations, names of Victory Sloop owners and addresses, reports of the Nationals and other events will be published in the NAVSO Newsletter.


Article 1 - Name

The name of this association shall be the National Association of Victory Sloop Owners. The official abbreviation shall be NAVSO.

Article 2 - Objectives

The objectives of NAVSO are:

  1. To maintain the integrity of Victory Class Sloops as a one-design class.
  2. To govern competition between them in an impartial and uniform manner and conduct a Nationals Regatta.
  3. To cooperate with other yachting organizations and to demand in return observance of the NAVSO's rules.
  4. To encourage formation of local associations and fleets.
  5. To assume jurisdiction over all Victory Class Sloop Local Associations and Fleets and provide for enforcement of the Regatta and Measurement rules.
  6. To facilitate maximum use and enjoyment of the sloop by the individual owners.

Article 3 - Membership

All owners (and co-owners) of Victory Class Sloops who subscribe and conform to the spirit as well as the letter of these ARTICLES are eligible to join one or all of the following classes of membership. The amount of dues to be remitted to NAVSO shall be the same for all classes (except honorary) of membership, but local associations and fleets may charge additional dues for local use. When a member ceases to be a Victory Sloop owner, his membership shall be retained along with his racing eligibility until the end of the calendar year.

Co-ownerships are permissible. They shall be desired by written notice to the Secretary 30 days prior to any Nationals race to establish eligibility for that year's Nationals regatta. Each co-owner membership is considered as an entity and nominates one of them to be the spokesman. The Maximum number of co-owners is three.

  1. INDIVIDUAL MEMBER. Applicatons shall be submitted to, and membership certificates returned by the NAVSO secretary.

  2. FLEET MEMBER. A Fleet Member shall be a member of a Yacht Club which is affiliated with USYRA or IYRU. Applications shall be submitted through the Fleet secretary to NAVSO secretary, who shall return individual membership certificates and a Fleet certificate to the Fleet secretary. Yacht club members who do not belong to a Fleet or Local Association are invited to join as individual members.

  3. LOCAL ASSOCIATION. A Local Association is composed of Victory Sloop owners in a local area. Applications for all who are not already members because they belong to a fleet shall be submitted through the Local Association secretary to the NAVSO secretary who shall return individual membership certificates and a Local Association certificate to the Local Association secretary.

  4. HONORARY. The approved boat builder shall be an honorary member. Other honorary memberships may be established at the annual meeting. Honorary members have all rights of other members except voting (which they may do only if they are also in one of the first three classes of membership).

Article 4 - Meetings

  1. ANNUAL MEETING. The Annual Meeting shall be held during the period of and within 20 miles of the NATIONALS' regatta. At this meeting at least the following items of business shall be done.

    a. The quorum count shall be made.
    b. The President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Chief Measurer shall report on the year's activities.
    c. The reports of any standing or special committees shall be made.
    d. The floor shall be open for motions and discussion about old and new business.
    e. Next year's budget and dues shall be established.
    f. Nominations for officers shall be received.
    g. Election of officers shall be held.
    h. New officers shall be installed.
    i. Dues for the next year are due the day after the annual meeting, delinquent 60 days thereafter, and membership dropped 90 days after the annual meeting if still delinquent.

  2. SPECIAL MEETINGS. Special Meetings shall be called as described in ARTICLE IV, or upon written demand (to the Secretary) by 25% of the Fleets. A minimum of 30 days notice shall be given for a special meeting. As far as possible the special meetings shall be so preorganized that all voting is by mail (counted by the Secretary and attested to by at least one other member of the board).

  3. DELEGATES AND PROXIES. It shall be the obligation of the Board to arrange to protect the interests of members and organizations which are too far from the site of the meetings to be able to attend. It shall arrange to preorganize the meetings so that notice of intention to present specific nominations and motions can be received by the Secretary not less than 30 days before the meeting. The Secretary shall prepare a summary of the arguments presented to him, and suitable proxy forms, and mail to all members not less than 20 days prior to the meeting.

    The membership of each Fleet or Local Association shall be responsible for selecting and instructing a delegate, or shall designate a duly authorized proxy, to present its views and cast its votes at all meetings. Individual members may also designate a proxy to present his views (this proxy shall not be the President).

  4. QUORUM. Twenty-five per cent of the NAVSO membership and not less than two fleets or Local Associations shall constitute a quorum of meetings. If a quorum exists at roll call it exists throughout the session (if there have been no adjoumments). Proxy designations shall be included when the quorum count is made.
  5. VOTING. Fleets and Local Associations shall vote as a unit, and have:

    One (1) vote for 1 to 4 members.
    Two (2) votes for 5 to 9 members, etc.
    Individual member's votes shall be counted in groups of 5.
    For example:
    If 59 members vote YES, this counts as 11 YES.
    If 30 members vote NO, this counts as 6 NO.
    Size of Fleets and Local Associations shall be determined by the number of paid-up members shown on the Treasurer's records ten days before the meeting.
    Nominations and motions which have been announced in advance, as described in 3 (Delegates and Proxies), shall be decided by majority vote. Motions which are presented without this advance notice and opportunity to submit proxies, must win by 3/4 of the votes counted in order to carry.

  6. AMENDMENT OF THE ARTICLES. Proposals to amend the ARTICLES shall be announced in advance as described in 3 (Delegates and Proxies), quorum for this business shall be at least 50% of the membership, and amendments must win by 2/3 of the votes counted in order to carry

Article 5 - Organization and Local Associations

  1. Fleets and Local Associations will be self-governing in all local matters not conflicting with intent of NAVSO and its ARTICLES. They will elect their own officers as required. As a minimum the following officers are suggested:
    CAPTAIN. May appoint sides and committees as required, presides at meetings, represents the fleet at regattas and enforces the NAVSO ARTICLES.
    SECRETARY. Notifies all members of meetings, special events, races, handles all correspondence, minutes of meetings, collects dues from fleet members as required.
    MEASURER. The Fleet Measurer will serve as the Measurer for his Fleet and other boats in the vicinity. His additional obligations and duties will be as defined in Section 11, Article 1.

  2. Each Fleet is expected to take the responsibility of having all of its boats measured and prevent subsequent modifications being made that would nullify the intent or meaning of the measurement RULES. Each Flect is expected to have an annual Fleet Championship in which only boats holding valid CERTIFICATES are eligible to participate. Furthermore, each Fleet is expected, in its locality, to promote the growth and aims of NAVSO as stated in ARTICLE 2. To further these aims, some large fleets may find it desirable to divide their fleet into "A" and "B" divisions (experienced and inexperienced skippers). However, such division will not apply to the National Championship Regatta. It is also the obligation of each fleet to send in an annual report to the NAVSO secretary, giving a roster including addresses of all officers and members. Said report being made within 30 days after its annual election of officers.

    A Fleet shall be a subgroup within a yacht club which is affiliated with USYRA or IYRU. To qualify as a Fleet, there must be at least three members and any conditions set up by the yacht club must be met. If the yacht club is not affiliated with USYRA or IYRU the Fleet members must obtain individual memberships in USYRA as a condition for chartering as a Fleet by NAVSO.

  3. A Local Association may consist of a mixture of Yacht Club members and non-members, a group of Fleets or any combination. Minimum number of members shall be five.

    One of its objectives shall be to aid the establishment of Fleets in its locality. It shall be organized as best fits in local problems, but if there are no local fleets in its area it will have to perform the functions listed in 2. It is suggested that its organization be similar to that of a Fleet.

    Article 6 - Enforcement of Articles and Rules

    A majority of the Board shall be empowered to suspend a member, a Fleet or a Local Association (or impeach any of its officers), or impeach any of its own members. Within ten days of this action, the NAVSO Secretary shall be furnished with the board's statement of the reasons, the defense (it any) and within the following ten days, the President or the Secretary shall call a special meeting to be held thirty days after the call, with presentation of statements and preparation of suitable proxy forms to decide the matter by 3/4 vote. During the period of suspension or impeachment the member or officer may exercise only the right of denial.

    The board will render final decisions on appeals about the RULES "The NAVSO Regatta and Measurement Rules" are a separate put of these Articles. The requirements for amendment are the same as these Articles. The instructions to Fleet measurers are issued by the Chief measurer. The Board shall render final decisions on appeals about the instructions.

    Article 7 - Standing Committees

    NOMINATING. The President shall appoint a nominating committee which shall convene at least 60 days before the annual meeting and transmit its nomination to the NAVSO Secretary within ten days of its meeting.



    Article 1 - Instructions to Measurers

    Obligations and Duties

    1. The Fleet Measurer shall determine that each Victory he measures meets all of the requirements contained in the "NAVSO measurement rules". It is the purpose of the measurements to insure that no one skipper has an unfair advantage over another; every effort shall be made to measure "in" rather than "out".

    2. The Fleet Measurer will serve as the measurer for his Fleet and other boats in the vicinity.

    3. The Fleet Measurer, recognized by the NAVSO, shall take the measurements and certify the boats which comply.

    4. The Fleet Measurer is responsible for insuring that all boats racing in his area have currently valid CERTIFICATES.

    5. The Chief Measurer will sign and return the original and one copy of the CERTIFICATE to the Fleet Measurer, who will return the original to the owner.
      1. All measurements shall be made with a steel tape with the sail lying flat.
      2. Sufficient tension shall be exerted between the points being measured to remove all wrinkles.
      3. All measurements of the mainsail shall be to the edges of the sail. Note that the rope along the foot and the luff of the sail is not included. In addition, the grommets, if any, are not used for measuring the mainsail.
      4. The headboard shall be included as part of the sail. All measurements of the jib sail shall be to the center of the grommets. The grommets shall be 1" from the edges of the sails. In cases where the grommets are missing or not located properly, the points defining the correct location of the grommet center shall be used.
      5. The mid-girth of the main and jib sails shall be determined in the following way: The mid-point on the luff shall be found by folding the head to the tack. The midpoint on the leach shall be found by folding the after tip of the head to the point where the sailcloth meets the bolt rope at the clew. The mid-girth is the width of the sail as measured by a straight line passing through these two mid-points. The mid-girth measurement shall be measured to the edges of the sail excluding bolt rope on the main sail.
      6. The (accompanying) figures are to be used to aid in defining the main and jib sail measurements.

    Article 2 - NAVSO Measurement Rules

    All boats, including their sails and all equipment, as a necessary condition for class racing eligibility shall comply with these Measurement RULES.

    A Victory Sloop is considered to be eligible to race in class events only if it has been measured by an official measurer of the class and has been issued a valid CERTIFICATE certifying compliance with the measurement RULES.

    Maintenance of the CERTIFICATE shall be the responsibility of the owner, who shall apply to the Fleet Measurer to certify as prescribed above, the legality of all changes, new equipment, new sails, etc. Furthermore, the boat must not have been subsequently modified in any way that would tend to nullify the intent of or meaning of the measurement RULES. Unless the owner requests validation of changes, the boat is protested, or the Fleet Measurer believes a need for remeasurement is indicated, no further validation is required except that during the NATIONALS when all or certain selected items on the CERTIFICATE may be checked.

    For hulls number 150 and higher, the authorized manufacturer shall guarantee compliance; however, this does not, in itself, remove the need for measurement or constitute a valid CERTIFICATE. Boats numbered 149 and lower, built from the original molds and using original spars, rigging and equipment will be considered legal for class racing, but no modifications from the original designs will be allowed except in compliance with current RULES.

    In case of duplication or confusion of hull and sail numbers, a number may be assigned to a boat by the secretary, when approved by the Executive Board, principally from the following group: 130 - 149 inclusive.

    1. BOAT. The boat, including spars and rigging shall have a minimum weight of 1,200 pounds.

    2. HULL. The Victory Hull, including deck, seats, and cabin shall be reinforced fiberglass and formed from the master molds designed in 1959 by Ted Carpentier, or from molds which are officially approved by the Victory Association. The manufacturer shall mold the boat number into the hull.

    3. BUOYANCY. The hull shall be fitted with one flotation tank and sufficient additional flotation material to enable the boat to float when completely swamped. The measurer must be satisfied that the buoyancy apparatus is reasonably reliable and secure. Boats with a self-bailing cockpit are exempt from the requirement of having additional flotation.

    4. FIN KEEL, RUDDER AND TILLER. The rudder shall conform in fore-and-aft shape and in location to the original design except for the modifications that allow the rudder to be reversed and constructed of fiberglass. The keel shall conform in shape and location, within customary manufacturing tolerances, to the original design, with maximum depth at 34". The keel may be covered with fiberglass. When this is done the fore-and-aft dimensions shall not be increased by more than one inch.

      The only modifications permitted are smoothing of surfaces and sharpening of their trailing edges. The NAVSO approved bubble may be added to the fin keel and must be approved by the individual Fleet. Such bubble, if approved by a fleet, shall be no larger nor denser than the manufacturer's design. A folding tiller is allowable.

    5. MAST, BOOM, AND RIGGING. The mast and boom shall conform in shape and length within customary manufacturing tolerances to the designs officially approved by NAVSO. The external dimensions of the mast shall be at least the following: 2 3/4" wide by 3 1/2" deep with a maximum overall length of 23' 6 1/2". The boom shall be capable of passing through a 4" circle and shall not be more than 1 1/2 times as deep as it is wide. The mast shall carry one pair of spreaders. The spreaders shall not be hinged at the mast. The spreaders shall be at least 3/4" O.D. with a length of at least 18". The mast shall be supported by exactly one headstay, a permanent or inexpensive adjustable backstay, one pair of upper shrouds passing over the spreaders and fastened at the masthead, and two pairs of lower shrouds, one pair forward and one pair aft, fastened at the spreader tangs. The chainplates of all shrouds shall be no farther than 2" inboard of the gunwale. The stays and shrouds may be attached with quick release devices but none may be released or adjusted while racing. The forestay shall be attached at the centerline and shall not extend forward of the stem. The halyards may be of any material. The distance for the forward side of the mast to the forestay pin shall be 7'8" (+ or - 6" or at original factory position). Any device for adjusting the jib tack while underway is prohibited. All devices for adjusting standing riggings shall be above deck and shall terminate at the point of attachment to the chainplates and/or stay deck fittings, except for the adjustable rear stay.

      The mast shall have no more than three (3) sets of mast bands. These bands shall be of a color contrasting the mast and be a minimum of 3/4 of an inch wide. A band set shall be of the same color. Adjacent sets shall be of a different color. Measurements of the bands shall be taken at the lower edge of the upper band and upper edge of the lower band. The upper set shall be 10 inches or more from the top of the mast and measure 20' 7" between bands. The lower sets shall be four (4) inches or more below the adjacent upper set and measure 20' 7" between bands.

      The boom shall have one band. The band shall conform to the specifications of the mast bands. The forward edge of the band shall be 10' 1 1/2" from the aft side of the mast.

    6. SAILS. Sails shall be measured once a year. The dimensions given below shall be the maximum allowable and shall be taken over the full width of the sail, including the headboard. The sail shall be stretched by hand sufficiently taut to remove the wrinkles. All sails in compliance with these rules shall bear the official mark or initials of the measurer, including the last date when the sails were measured. No more than one mainsail and jib combination may be used in any race. All boats may have not more than two sets of sails and no set may be replaced more often than once in any two-year period, except by permission of the Chief Measurer because of loss or damage.

    7. MAINSAIL. The insignia of the Victory one-design class shall consist of a black staff 26 inches long, a 12 inch hoist, and an 18 inch fly. The flag will consist of 5 squares by 3 squares, the upper left-hand square being black. The insignia will resemble a waving checkered flag flying from the staff. This insignia shall be attached on the upper third of the mainsail.

      Every Victory eligible for class racing shall have a number (same as the hull number) and no two boats shall have the same number. For racing purposes the sail number shall be used to designate the boat. The number and insignia shall be displayed on both sides of the sail.

      The first, second, and third place finishers in the Victory National Championships may display respectively three, two, and one gold chevrons, with the last two numerals of the year in which the skipper won the award, attached just below the chevrons. These chevrons shall be placed just below the class insignia with the point of the chevron up and shall have a total overall width of nine inches.

      Chevrons for Regional Championships shall conform to the rule governing the National Championship chevrons except the color shall be red. In a similar manner, the winner of a Fleet Championship Series may display one black chevron with the last two numerals of the year in which it was won attached below the chevron. Fleet, Regional and National awards shall be retained by the winning skipper for use on a Victory he may own.

    8. (Revised March 22, 1989) SAIL DIMENSIONS. The maximum dimensions are as follows:

      1. MAINSAIL

        A. Luff
        B. Foot
        C. Leach
        D. Mid-Girth (maximum)
        E. Top and Bottom Battens
        F. Two (maximum) Middle Battens
        G. Maximum Headboard

      2. JIB

        H. Luff
        I. Foot
        J. Leach
        K. Foot Roach (maximum)
        L. Jibs may have three battens not exceeding
        M. Mid-Girth (maximum)

      3. SPINNAKER

        N. Luff
        O. Hortzontal Girth
        P. Spinnaker Pole

        Horizontal Girth measurement is determined by measuring the overall distance between the sail luff edges at the widest point of the sail. All spinnaker dimensions are not to exceed two inches (2") over.

        Spinnaker pole measurements are between bearing points. When in use, the whisker and spinnaker pole shall be supported by the mast.

      4. GENOA

        Q. Maximum L. P. 11' 10.5"

      Maximum L.P. is determined by measuring the overall distance from the center of the clew grommet to a point ninty degrees (90) to the extreme luff edge.

      Dimensions A,B,C,D and G shall be meesured to the after edge of the bolt rope. If no bolt rope is used these are the maximum dimensions allowable for the sai1 cloth/material.

      METHOD OF MEASUREMENT shall be as per the above and also per page 9 subsections 6.1 through 6.6.

    9. GENERAL

      CREW. The crew shall be a minimum of two, including the helmsmen. The crew may contain as many persons as desired provided they do not weigh more than a total of 800 pounds when dressed for sailing (including rough weather gear if that is carried on board). If a boat is equipped with a bubble the total crew weight shall not exceed 650 pounds.

      SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Safety ewuipment as provided in the USYRA Rules and Race Circular is required aboard. Hiking straps for safety purposes are allowed.

      PROHIBITED. Trapezes, hiking boards, halyard winches, or internal through mast halyards, rotating masts, loosefooted mainsails.


    Article 1 - Regattas

    A NATIONALS Championship Regatta shall be held annually. The first time a representative of a particular Fleet wins the championship he shall have the right to specify and arrange for the next NATIONALS. If he does not wish to do so, or if the same Fleet has the winner for two consecutive years, the Boards shall designate the location. The Boards shall endeavor to rotate the locale of the NATIONALS so that all Fleets will eventually have an opportunity to have the NATIONALS in their vicinity. The place and date of the NATIONALS shall be announced by the NAVSO Secrctary by May 1 of each year.

    Entrants in the NATIONALS shall be Corinthians, belong to a Yacht club which is affiliated with USYRA or IYRU, members of NAVSO and show a valid CERTIFICATE for their boat.

    Members of NAVSO who are not members of a Fleet or Local Organization may make arrangernents with the Sponsoring Fleet Measurer to obtain his CERTIFICATE by measuring prior to the first race.

    Signals, starting line, general procedure, etc., shall be in accordance with USYRA Racing Rules.

    Where possible the NATIONALS Regatta will consist of five races, at least 3 1/2 nautical miles long, using windward starts and finishes, and held in open water when possible so as to minimize the importance of local knowledge. Local regattas shall follow the procedure of the NATIONALS as much as practical, but may liberalize the requirements to permit use of spinnakers, jibs, bubbles, and entrance of boats by dealer representatives.

    "PROFESSIONAL SKIPPERS." The helm shall be tended by the following only: The owner, his spouse, or their first degree relations only (father, mother, brother, sister, children). Co-ownerships are permissible and all co-owners (maximum of three co-owners) are eligible. Exceptions caused by physical disability shall be granted only by written permission of the highest ranking NAVSO officer (or officer of the host fleet if the regatta is regional) present at the regatta. The purpose of this rule is to prevent an owner from getting an expert skipper from another class to sail his boat for him. This rule shall not be construed to mean that the authorized skipper must tend the helm constantly- he may turn the helm over to someone else for a few minutes while he sets a pole, adjusts sails, adjusts rigging, smokes a cigarette, eats, etc.


    Article 1 - Index

    Note: This index has been replaced by the index at the head of this document.

    Article 2 - Present Officers and Board

    Chief Measurer
    Executive Board
    Randy Carper
    Brian Evans
    Chuck Phillips 


    George Shaver
    Raliegh Moffatt
    G.L. Brown
    Jerry Pinckney
    R.D. Walker
    Larry Niswander
    Dick Miller
    Bill Jolly
    John Burns

    Deacon Holden
    Fred Tidyman
    Tom Anderson
    Robert Richmond
    Tom Leonard

    Luis Pena
    Michael S. Keane
    Troy Teague

    Article 3 - Organization

    Article 4 - Responsibilities - Job Descriptions

    The officers of NAVSO shall consist of the following, whose terms are one year:

    1. PRESIDENT. The President shall be the Chief Officer of NAVSO, shall preside at all meetings, shall appoint all committees, and shall call, and set the time and place for any special meetings he finds are needed.
      Chair meetings.
      Set location, date and time of meetings.
      Make certain meetings are impartial: that everyone eligible has an opportunity to express himself on relevant items - subjects.
      Do not allow pressuring - 'bulldozing' - by any individual or group.
      Make certain NAVSO General Membership meeting (National) is properly set up.
      Delegate authority and work as may be desirable.
      Appoint committees, and/or special boards.
      Search for ways and means to improve NAVSO.
      Carry out NAVSO by-laws, rules and regulations to the best of his ability.

    2. VICE PRESIDENT. The Vice President shall preside at all meetings in the absence of the President. He shall assume the duties and authority of President when necessary as a result of death, disability, or resignation. With the agreement of any two other members of the Executive Board, the Vice President may call a special meeting even if the President it opposed.

    3. SECRETARY. The Secretary shall be responsible for the keeping of records of NAVSO meetings and shall preserve all documents, reports and communications connected with NAVSO business. He shall be responsible for sending out all notices, compiling the records for championships, etc. Within thirty days after any meeting, he shall mail a copy of the minutes to each member.

    4. TREASURER. The Treasurer shall collect and disburse funds to NAVSO as authorized by the budget adopted at the annual meeting, or by the Executive Board. His books shall be audited by a member of the Board designated by the President at least annually.

    5. CHIEF MEASURER. The Chief Measurer shall have the authority to enforce compliance with the measurement RULES, and shall keep all records necessary to do this. He shall be responsible for guiding the activities of the Fleet and Local Association measurers.

    6. EXECUTIVE BOARD. The five officers plus three board members to be elected at the annual meeting, shall comprise an eight-man Executive Board. As far as practical, the President shall appoint special committees from the Board. In addition, the Board members have the commission of obtaining and presenting to the membership ideas for the good of NAVSO.
      The Executive Board shall meet upon the call of the President.
      The Board shall have authority to authorize disbursement of all funds not specifically allocated by the Budget.
      No Fleet or Local Association shall have more than two members on the Executive Board.
      The winner, or his proxy, of the last National competition will attend the Board meeting wherein the details of-the next Nationals are finalized. The Secretary-Treasurer will notify him not less than 45 days prior to this meeting. If he cannot attend, he will appint a proxy by written notification, with authority to act in his stand on all matters where he is concerned. Or he may relinquish to the Board his privilege to name the sight by written statement to that effect.

      1. Will obtain data regarding Regattas and/or any other events which may be attractive to Victory sailors. He will have this information published in the NAVSO Newsletter, and forward similar information to local newspapers and sailing related magazines.
      2. Will release the results of the Victory National Competition immediately to all newspapers servicing the Fleets or members who competed. Releases to magazines will follow at earliest convenient date.
      3. Will submit interesting, propaganda, Victory information to news media.
      4. In cooperation with the Yachts Club where the next National Competition will be held, NAVSO Race Committee, and the preceeding year's National Competition winner, if appropriate, assemble all data and information concerning the next National Competition, and have it published and distributed to Fleets and NAVSO members not less than sixty days prior to the competition.
      5. Cultivate all areas when data and information is available to further the interests of NAVSO.
      6. Cooperate with the Race Committee and Secretary in obtaining and publishing data and Information.


    1. Local newspapers where there are active Fleets - other interested media
    2. Sailing related publications;
      SEA, 2706 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, Ca. 98626
      SAIL, 38 Commercial Wharf, Boston, Mass. 02110
      SAILING, Box 248,Port Washington, Wis. 53074
      YACHTING, 50 W. 44th St., New York, N.Y. 10036
      YACHT RACING, P. O. Box 305, Boyaton, Conn. 06853
    3. Individuals:
      Bill Center, SAN DIEGO UNION, San Diego, Ca. Tel: 299-3131
      Vern Griffin, SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE, San Diego, Ca. 299-3131
      Others Interested. (Yacht Club Publicity Chairmen, and other media reporters, etc.)

    NOTE: Center and Griffin furnish information to other publications.

    Article 5 - Forms


    VOL. XII (Date) No. 4

    All items concerning NAVSO. Some parts may also appear under FLEETS or other headings.

    All items affecting Fleets even though included in part under NAVSO. Do not indude Personal information regarding members.

    All information regarding NAVSO members of an official nature.

    As submitted for publication in the Newsletter by individuals to include: personal items (stories, etc.) questions, suggestions, FOR SALE and WANTED.

    As written and submitted by the President.

    (a) Dues receipts, etc. to be final entry on last page and not contain other Newsletter information when torn off.

    (b) The first Newsletter following the National Competition and General Meeting will be: One (1) Volume number greater, i.e., 1974-75 is XII, 1975-76 will be, VOL. XIII, and issues will be numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4 as consecutively issued (4 issues per year).

    (c) Newsletter No. 4 will contain a complete list of Fleets and members. Also a consecutive boat number list of all known Victory owners with their address. An asterick (*) following their name will indicate a NAVSO member.

    (d) Newsletter No. 1 will give the results of the NAVSO General Meeting. Also information from the new Board, and a report of the National Competition.

    National Regatta Entry Form

    Sail Measurements and Certificates
    Hull Measurements and Certificates