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?
- the application/calculation-date,
- the date of the event for which LTSF status is being determined., or
- 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