Two suggested changes (or more) are in discussion and will be deceided before the 2020 handbook goes to print.
They are – make the “time limit” a definite cut off
introduce a cruiser restricted sail class, starting with cruiser II
These changes are not for the inexperienced to consider and any consideration will be assisted by the RRS.
The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) govern the sport of sailing on the water. They are revised and published every four years by World Sailing. The current edition is – The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 – 2020. It is available by clicking the link.
Those wishing to see the EDYC detail of the possible changes can get a pdf by clicking on this link.
Plus of course can view the existing sailing instructions in which SI 10 relates to time limit.