CR 3.4 details the calculations required to qualify a person as a “long term shipmate” of an owner. These calculations involve counting the “race days” and “races” over the “immediately preceding 12 months” and “immediately preceding 24 months”

From what reference-date should the immediate 12 and 24 months be calculated-back from?

  1. the application/calculation-date,
  2. the date of the event for which LTSF status is being determined., or
  3. the last day prior to the event that the owner raced any qualifying boat?

The purpose and intent of the long term shipmate qualification is to document that a person has an established history of sailing with the owner. The 3 calculations described in CR 3.4 are all made in relation to the owner