Each sailing class has a limit at which they are able to start to or continue racing.  The following table outline these limits.

Class Associations have recommended the following maximum average wind speed as a guide to Race Committees. However, the Race Committee should also consider sea state, tide, the number of patrol boats available and experience before making the decision whether to start or continue a race.

* Indicates at discretion of Race Committee.

ONSHORE OFFSHORE INLAND
KN MPH KPH KN MPH KPH KN MPH KPH
A Class 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Arafura Cadet 18 20 32 18 20 32 18 20 32
Arrow 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Bonito * * * * * * * * *
Boomerang 20-Day * * * * * * * * *
Boomerang -Night 30 35 56 30 35 56 30 35 56
Cadet (Int) * * * * * * * * *
Castle 550/650 * * * * * * * * *
Cherub 22 25 40 26 30 48 26 30 48
Clifton 30 35 56 30 35 56 35 40 64
Cobra 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Contender 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Corsair 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Diamond 25 29 46 30 35 56
Dragon 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Dolphin 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
National E 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Elwood Junior 18 20 32 18 20 32 26 20 32
Etchell 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Explorer 16 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Fairy Penguin 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Farr (All) * * * * * * * * *
Int. Finn 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Fireball 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
FJ 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Flying Ant 22 25 40 26 30 48 26 30 48
Flying Dutchman 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Flying Fifteen 22 25 40 26 30 48 26 30 48
Gwen 12 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Hartley TS 16 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Hartley TS 18/21 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Heron 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Hobie 14/16/21 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Hydra 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Impulse 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Javelin 26 30 48 22 25 40 26 30 48
Laser II 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Maricat 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Matilda * * * * * * * * *
Mini Quest 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Minnow 22 25 40 18 20 32 22 25 40
Miracle 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Mirror 22 25 40 18 20 32 22 25 40
Mosquito Mk I & II 26 30 48 22 25 40 26 30 48
Moth 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Nacra 5.0/5.2/5.8 26 30 48 26 30 48 30 35 56
Nacra 162m, 182m 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Northbridge Junior 18 20 32 18 20 32 18 20 32
NS 14 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
O.K 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Pacer 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Paper Tiger 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Prindle 15 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Prindle 16 22 25 40 26 30 48 26 30 48
Prindle 18 22 25 40 26 30 48 26 30 48
Q.B.2 22 25 40 26 30 48 26 30 48
Quickcat 22 25 40 13 15 24 26 30 48
Rainbow 22 25 40 26 30 48 26 30 48
R.L 24 22 30 40 13 15 24 26 30 48
Sabot(Senior) 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 256 40
Sabot(Junior) 18 20 32 18 20 32 18 20 32
Saber 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Sailfish 18 20 32 18 20 32 22 25 40
Seabita 30 35 56 30 35 56 35 40 64
Sharpie 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Solo (Mono) 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Solo 16 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Sonato (All) 30 35 56 30 25 56 30 25 56
Spacesailer 24 * * * * * * 26 30 48
Sparrow 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
Status 580 22 25 40 26 30 48 26 30 48
Sunmaid 20 * * * * * * * * *
Sunbird 25 * * * * * * * * *
Tasar 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Timpenney 670 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Tornado 22 25 40 * * 22 25 40
TS-500 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
Tumlaren 26 30 48 26 30 48 *
Ultimate 16/18/23 * * * * * * * * *
Windrush 14 26 30 48 26 30 48 26 30 48
Windsurfer 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
14'Dinghy 22 25 40 26 30 48 26 30 48
125 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
145 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
420 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48
470 22 25 40 22 25 40 22 25 40
505 22 25 40 22 25 40 26 30 48