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Safety Requirements:


(From the 2017 Notice of Race)


14.1 All competing boats shall carry the appropriate nautical charts covering the race course.

14.2All boats must conform to the current International Sailing Federation Special Regulations Governing Offshore and Oceanic Racing Category 2 with the following changes or additions:

  • Engine and Fuel (OSR 3.28): OSR 3.28 is amended to permit, as an alternative to the inboard engine required by 3.28.1, an outboard engine which may be carried on the transom or securely stowed below decks in such a way that it is available for immediate deployment. The requirements of 3.28.3 apply, except that a sealed and approved portable container may be carried above the working deck or in a vented locker such that there is no possibility of leakage into the bilges or interior of the yacht.
  • Sufficient fuel to provide range under power of at least 75 miles.
  • Operative VHF/FM transceiver with Channels 9, 16, 68, 71 and 72.
    (DSC and GMDSS equipped VHF radios are encouraged.)
  • AIS Transponder recommended, but not required.
  • Life raft need not have a canopy or insulated floor.

14.3 Multihull Division boats are required to carry either life rafts as in 14.2 above, or an Immersion (Survival) suit for each person on board, having an inherent reserve buoyancy of at least 15.5 lbs and that otherwise meets SOLAS requirements. Divers’ wet suits or dry suits do not comply with this requirement. It is strongly recommended that Multihull boats also carry life rafts in accordance with ISAF OSR as an additional safety measure.

14.4 The Race Committee has the right to inspect any boat without prior warning before the start and after the finish of the race. It may reject any entry or deny an award on its findings.


To find your boat's requirements please use the link below:

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations.


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