JIB AND SPINNAKER MAXIMUMS: Central Council passed a motion to change the maximum penalties for the Genoa and Spinnaker, effective January 1, 2006. The maximum allowable luff perpendicular without penalty on a genoa is now 155% of J. Previously 153%. The maximum allowable midgirth, without penalty, on a spinnaker is now 180% of J. Previously 183%. NOTE: Any spinnaker built before January 1, 2006 is grand fathered for the life of the sail. Spinnaker poles will not be grand fathered and may be affected by this change.