The following is from the ISAF website after their November meeting: -

The Racing Rules Committee proposed a change to submission 147 on quick release harnesses, which will now see their mandatory introduction delayed until 2009. Committee Chairman David TILLETT (AUS) explained the change saying, 'It’s important that sailors recognize the safety issues here and it’s just as important to ensure that the right equipment is in place and an appropriate standard developed.'

Beim DSV ließt sich das dann so:

Regel 40.2 erst ab 01. Januar 2009 in Kraft
Die ISAF hat verbindlich mitgeteilt, dass die Regel 40.2  nicht wie ursprünglich geplant, ab 01.01.2006, sondern erst zum 01. Januar 2009 in Kraft tritt.
Hamburg, 13.12.05