The IBRA rules have been updated following an extensive period of consultation and input from competitors from around the world. Issues and discrepancies identified during that process have been tidied up in the latest Edition. Edition 7 rules will come into effect at events from 1 January 2020 until approximately December 2021, after which a new edition of the rules may be published or this edition extended. The following are some of the changes included;
- A blokart code of conduct has been added with more definitions provided on what is considered unacceptable behaviour in our sport
- A drug and alcohol policy has been added
- Bearing shields (hubcaps) are now allowed to be used in Production Class
- The rules have reverted back to using port/starboard terminology used in other sailing sports
- The rule wording for continuing obstructions has been updated
- Competitors who despite taking a penalty gain a significant advantage are now expected to retire from that race
- A protested competitor is now required to be notified as soon as reasonably possible
- A definition for Room has been added
- The definition for Proper Course has been updated
Edition 7 of the Rules can be downloaded here: IBRA Rules Edition 7 – Published October 2019, effective from 1st January 2020.
Edition 7 Approved Equipment List can be downloaded here: IBRA approved accessories list edition 7v03.