The secondary valid certificate allows owners to have two valid certificates at the same time and incorporates the previous short handed certificate, with limited changes on boat configuration that may differ from your primary valid certificate. Changes include sails, poles, some rigging and water ballast. Please read IRC rule 8.2.1 carefully for the full list of options.
Previous short handed certificates will be automatically converted to a secondary certificate on application.
To revalidate a previous short handed certificate as a secondary certificate: first revalidate your primary certificate. You will then get the option 'Secondary Certificate' under your primary boat; select this, and then Revalidation. Enter any data changes from the previous short handed certificate, or state 'no changes' in the additional notes at the end of the form. Please contact the Rating Office if you have any queries.
To apply for a first secondary certificate: first revalidate your primary certificate. You will then get the option 'Secondary Certificate' under your primary boat; select this, and then New application. Enter only the data that will vary from your primary certificate.
Remember that if you require an Endorsed secondary certificate, the data will need to be measured by an approved measurer/IHC sail loft.