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Contest Rules and Rules Committee Documents

RULES PROCESS

The SSA Rules Committee executes a process to evaluate and modify the SSA Contest Rules each year.

The SSA Rules Committee is composed of the SSA Contest Committee Chair and four elected individuals. These individuals are elected by the soaring pilots on the US Pilot Ranking List. This committee executes a process each year to poll the pilots on the US Pilot Ranking List, works together to evaluate the existing rules, then proposes a final set of revised rules for the comming racing season.

Important Reading
 
Contestant Liability Insurance requirements (2012) PDF
Organizer Safety Checklist / Safety Talk Topics (3/2012) PDF
Instruments with Artificial Horizon or T&B Features PDF
Other Devices with Artificial Horizon or T&B Features PDF
SSA Guide to Competition (3/2011) PDF
Approved Instruments with Aritifical Horizon or T&B Features PDF
Rules Committee Election Process (2016 update pending) PDF
Rules Committee Procedures (2016 update pending) PDF
2017 Rules
2017 National FAI Class Rules Not Yet
2017 National Sport Class Rules Not Yet
2017 Regional FAI Class Rules Not Yet
2017 Regional Sport Class Rules Not Yet
2017 Season Rules Process Documents
2017 Rules Changes Summary (As Approved) Not Yet
2016 Fall Rules Committee Meeting Minutes Not Yet
2016 Fall Pilot Opinion Poll Results PDF
2016 Rules
2016 National FAI Class Rules PDF
2016 National Sport Class Rules PDF
2016 Regional FAI Class Rules PDF
2016 Regional Sport Class Rules PDF
2016 Season Rules Process Documents
2016 Rules Changes Summary (As Approved) PDF
2015 Fall Rules Committee Meeting Minutes PDF
2015 Fall Pilot Opinion Poll Results PDF
2015 Rules
2015 National FAI Class Rules PDF
2015 National Sport Class Rules PDF
2015 Regional FAI Class Rules PDF
2015 Regional Sport Class Rules PDF
2015 Season Rules Process Documents
2015 Proposed Rules Changes (Final) PDF
2014 Fall Rules Committee Meeting Minutes PDF
2014 Fall Pilot Opinion Poll Results PDF
2014 Contest Safety Report by John Cochrane PDF
2014 Rules
2014 National FAI Class Rules PDF
2014 National Sport Class Rules PDF
2014 Regional FAI Class Rules PDF
2014 Regional Sport Class Rules PDF
2014 Season Rules Process Documents
2014 Proposed Rules Changes (revised 29-Jan-14) PDF
2013 Fall Rules Committee Meeting Minutes PDF
2013 Fall Pilot Opinion Poll Results PDF
2013 Contest Safety Report by John Cochrane PDF
2013 Rules
2013 National FAI Class Rules PDF
2013 National Sport Class Rules PDF
2013 Regional FAI Class Rules PDF
2013 Regional Sport Class Rules PDF
2013 Rules Process Documents
2013 Proposed Rules Changes (Final) PDF
2012 Rules Committee Meeting Minutes PDF
2012 Pilot Opinion Poll Results PDF
2012 Contest Safety Report by John Cochrane PDF
2012 Rules
2012 National FAI Class Rules PDF
2012 National Sport Class Rules PDF
2012 Regional FAI Class Rules PDF
2012 Regional Sport Class Rules PDF
2012 Rules Process Documents
2012 Proposed Rules Changes PDF
2011 Rules Committee Meeting Minutes PDF
2011 Pilot Opinion Poll Results PDF
2011 Contest Safety Report by John Cochrane PDF
2011 Rules
2011 National FAI Class Rules PDF
2011 National Sport Class Rules PDF
2011 Regional FAI Class Rules PDF
2011 Regional Sport Class Rules PDF
2011 Rules Process Documents
Proposed Rule Changes for 2011 PDF
Flarm Usage in 2011 Contests PDF
2010 Rules Committee Minutes PDF
2010 Pilot Poll Opinion Comments PDF
2010 Pilot Poll Opinion Results PDF
2010 Rules
2010 National FAI Class Rules PDF
2010 National Sport Class Rules PDF
2010 Regional FAI Class Rules PDF
2010 Regional Sport Class Rules PDF
2010 Rules Process Documents
Proposed Rule Changes for 2010 PDF
2009 Rules Committee Minutes PDF
2009 Pilot Poll Opinion Responses PDF
2009 Pilot Poll Opinion Results PDF
2009 Rules
2009 Sport Regional Rules PDF
2009 Sport National Rules PDF
2009 Regional Rules PDF
2009 National Rules PDF
2009 Rules Process Documents
Proposed Rule Changes for 2009 PDF
2008 Rules Committee Minutes PDF
2008 Pilot Poll Opinion Responses PDF
2008 Pilot Poll Opinion Results PDF
2008 Rules
2008 Sport Regional Rules PDF
2008 Sport National Rules PDF
2008 Regional Rules PDF
2008 National Rules PDF
2008 Rules Process Documents
Proposed Rule Changes for 2008 PDF
2007 Rules Committee Minutes PDF
2007 Pilot Poll Opinion Responses PDF
2007 Pilot Poll Opinion Results PDF
2007 Rules
2007 Sport Regional Rules PDF
2007 Sport National Rules PDF
2007 Regional Rules PDF
2007 National Rules PDF
2007 Rules Process Documents
Proposed Contest Rules Changes for 2007
(see also other documents below)
PDF
2006 Rules Committee Meeting Minutes PDF
2006 SRA Pilot Opinion Poll Responses PDF
2006 SRA Pilot Opinion Poll Results PDF
2006 Rules
2006 Sport Regional Rules PDF
2006 Sport National Rules PDF
2006 Regional Rules PDF
2006 National Rules PDF
Other Documents:
2007 Support document regarding a proposed change in scoring PDF

 

Posted: 10/26/2016


2015 Competition Rules Posted

All,

The 2015 competition rules have been posted on the SSA website under the "Racing > Rules and Process" page.

try this link

or

http://www.ssa.org/ContestRules

For the committee,
John Godfrey (QT), Chair

Posted: 3/12/2015


2014 Rules Committee Meeting Minutes Posted

The minutes of the Fall 2014 Rules Committee Meeting have been posted on the Rules and Process page of the SSA Website.  They can also be accessed directly via this link:

http://www.ssa.org/files/member/2014_Rules_Meeting_Minutes.pdf

For the Committee,
John Godfrey (QT), Chair

Posted: 1/10/2015


2014 Competition Rules Published

The 2014 competition rules have (finally) been published on the SSA website under "Sailplane Racing > Contest Rules and Process."

http://www.ssa.org/ContestRules

Please also note that the summary of changes for 2014 is also available on the same page along with other "Important Reading."

My apologies for the lateness of the publication this year, but some editing challanges required additional QA.

For the Rules Committee
John Godfrey (QT), Chair

 

Posted: 3/12/2014


Butterfly Avionics Vario v1.0.6 (1347) and later acceptable for USA competitions

Please see this document for conditions.

John Godfrey (QT)Rules Committee Chair

Posted: 5/13/2013


2014 and 2015 Nationals Contest Schedule

6/10/2014 - 6/19/2014    18 Meter Nationals               Minden, NV
6/24/2014 - 7/3/2014    15 Meter/Open Class Nationals       Montague, CA
6/25/2014 - 7/4/2014    Standard Class Nationals       Hobbs, NM
7/15/2014 - 7/24/2014    Sports Class Nationals               Midlothian, TX

6/24/2015 - 7/3/2015    Sports Class Nationals               Waynesville, OH
7/26/2015 - 8/4/2015    Standard and 15 Meter Nationals   Elmira, NY

John Godfrey (QT)
Rules Commettee Chair

Posted: 3/20/2013


2013 Competition Rules Published

The US Competition Rules for 2013 have been posted on the Rules and Process page of the SSA website.

You can access the rules directly via these links:

Thanks to all who provided suggestions during 2012, participated in the opinion poll and provided feedback during comment period.

There are no changes from the summary of changes published earlier.

For the committee,
John Godfrey, Chair

Posted: 3/4/2013


Rules Committee Chairman Retirement

John Godfrey has been elected as Chairman of the SSA Rules Committee by the committee members following Hank Nixon's recent decision to retire from the Committee and its chairmanship. A huge thanks to Hank for his many many years of outstanding leadership on the Rules Committee and contributions to competition soaring.

Ken Sorenson
SSA Contest Committee Chairman

Posted: 2/27/2013


Final Draft of 2013 Competition Rules Changes

Thanks to all who provided feedback during the comment period (which ended January 18).  Small revisions have been made to the proposed changes and will be submitted to the SSA BOD for approval at the February 23rd meeting.

The revised document detailing the changes is available here.

For the committee,
John Godfrey (QT)

Posted: 1/21/2013


2013 Proposed Competition Rules Changes Posted

The proposed changes to the 2013 competition rules are posted here. The deadline for comments to the Rules Committee is January 18, 2013.

For the committee,
John Godfrey (QT)

Posted: 1/6/2013


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