ISCA Measurement System-Electronic Certificates
The ISCA Measurement System, implemented in 2012, has paid big dividends in reducing the amount of time that people spend measuring their boats each year for our Nationals. Over the years, the ISCA Measurement Committee amassed two or three binders full of measurement forms for boats at the Nationals. These forms were meticulously filed, numerically by boat number, so that the data for any boat was retrievable. Unfortunately, at the 2007 Nationals at Sandusky, these binders were lost. Numerous attempts to locate it have failed. Since that time, many sailors who have been to previous Nationals had merely signed off on the hull and spar measurements for their boats and had them weighed. In 2012, the Board of Directors wished to significantly reduce the burden to attend the Nationals. To that end, the Chief Measurer and the Measurement Committee pre-measured the hulls and spars of boats at the Jolly Rogers SC and Sandusky SC, and Hoover SC, leaving only three parameters to be measured, all of which require a hoist:
- Boat Weight
- Rudder Weight
- Centerboard Bolt Position
In 2014 all those with 100% completed measurement certificates can show up to Portage YC Nationals and;
- get their boat weighted
- get their new sails fully measured
- get their previously measured sailed stamped
Those without a completed measurement certificate will need to steps 1-3 above in addition to getting hull and spar measurements.
The workbook has several tabs:
- Measurement Data: The compilation of Active and Inactive Data
- Measurement Form: To view or print in printable form the current data for any boat, enter the hull number of any boat.
- Blank Measurement Form: A printable form for use at Nationals or pre- measurement sites.
- Blank Sail Measurement Form: A printable form for sail measurement. How Can Interlakers Use This?First of all, you should have Excel on your computer or be able to access an Excel file (file extension .xlw)
- Measurement Certificate: You can view and print the current measurement data for any boat by clicking on the “Measurement Form” tab and then filling in the boat number. The file will retrieve the current data and display it. You can then print the form for yours (or anyone’s) boat.