4.SAFETY RULES WHEN RACING
1.The following equipment shall be carried on board:
1.One securely fixed 12 volt battery weighing not less than 8kg or more than
2.Permanently installed navigation lights in working order.
3.At least one fixed marine type compass of magnetic card or digital readout
type capable only of instantaneous readout. (Compasses capable of
displaying stored headings and/or performing calculations for storage of
tactical information shall be not allowed.)
4.One fog horn.
5.One water resistant flashlight.
6.Fire extinguisher (s): type and capacity required by local regulations.
7.Life jackets or personal buoyancy equipment for each member of the crew.
8.A minimum of one throw able lifesaving device and drogue on deck within
reach of the helmsman and ready for instant use.
9.Equipment capable of disconnecting and severing the standing rigging.
10.One marine first aid kit and manual.
2.For local and national events, the notice of race and sailing instructions may
prescribe additional safety equipment.
3.Anchor(s), outboard motor, battery and fuel container shall be secured against
movement in the event of a capsize.
1.The crew shall consist of not less than three persons and total crew weight (in swim
wear) shall not exceed 400kg at weigh-in prior to the start of a regatta. A crew
nominated or listed for a regatta or a series of races held over consecutive days
including any lay day, shall remain the same throughout the event unless
substitution is authorized by the race committee.
1.The following are permitted when racing:
1.Barber haulers for the Jib and Genoa restricted as follows:
a) Fittings fixed to the deck shall not exceed one pad eye with or without
attached block, mounted not less than 250mm outboard of each of the four
headsail tracks, plus a total of two cleats.
b) Tackle shall be limited to a single part of rope which may be attached to the
headsail sheet by a block, hook or cringle between the sail and track mounted
c) The Barber haul rope may be led to a pad eye described in 6.1.1(a) or a
stanchion base and/or through standard turning blocks and trimmed to a cleat
or halyard/sheet winch.
2.Two secondary winches with a power ratio not exceeding 8:1 and not
exceeding 67mm in diameter. These may be used to sheet the tails of all
3.One twin headstay luff groove device not exceeding 30mm in width.
4.a) The type and location of deck blocks and cleats for halyards, mainsail, jib
and spinnaker sheets, backstay, Cunningham's, outhaul, leech tensioning,
spinnaker boom topping lift, foreguy and reefing equipment is optional.
b) To increase the purchase of the sheet of the 100 per cent jib the sheet may
be led through the clew cringles and be fixed to any permitted deck fitting.
5.One mechanical masthead wind indicator with or without light.
6.Additional strengthening material or devices on spreaders and/or spreader
brackets to prevent movement while racing.
7.One storm trysail of maximum area 4.40m2 and/or a storm jib whose luff shall
not exceed 5.20m length and of area not exceeding 3.20m2. The cloth weight
shall be not less than 270g/m2.
8.Spare wood tiller and tiller extension of any material, a measured rudder and
9.Electronic devices to record, measure and calculate average speed, and to
indicate distance and water depth.
10.Radio direction finder.
11.A two way radio and antennae.
12.Additional lockers, bookshelves or personalized accommodation equipment in
accordance with Rule 3.2.8(d).
13.Additional safety devices and equipment to owner's requirements or to comply
with local regulations.
14.One spinnaker sheet Barber hauler may be fitted port and starboard, each
consisting of a fairlead or block with accompanying cleat.
15.A fixed block with integral cleat(s) of any type may be installed on a base
platform located either fore or aft of the center of the mainsheet traveller and
at the same height.
16.The genoa sheet may be led port and starboard through an additional fairlead
or block fitted to the deck or on the aft tracks.
17.A second mainsail leech tensioning device (or outhaul control) of synthetic
rope of not more than 4:1 power ratio.
18.Foot rests each attached to only one fixing point on the mainsheet traveller
beam and foot blocks located on the cockpit sole and port and starboard
cockpit decks and foredeck.
19.One boom topping lift of wire, not less than 2mm diameter and/or rope of
6mm diameter fixed to the masthead crane.
20.Anchor, navigation (steaming) light, or deck lights installed on the mast.
21.Tack horns for headsails and mainsail.
22.Watertight inspection ports, not exceeding 102mm inside diameter may be
fitted to the cabin top and cabin liner directly above the lifting beam. Ports shall
be closed when racing.
23.Foam or plastic cushions may be fitted to the upper and/or lower lifelines.
24.Up to 4 berths cushions not exceeding a total weight of 21 kg.
25.A companionway step box or ice box between the bunks on the cabin sole
with an empty weight not exceeding 9 kg.
26.Separate container(s) with no more than 10 liters of fresh water.
1.The following are not permitted:
2.Running backstays or devices to simulate such.
3.Wire strop for the backstay.
4.Halyard locks or hook up devices.
5.The use of a foresail halyard or mechanically adjustable device to vary the
measured length of the forestay.
6.The use of any installed genoa and jib roller furling equipment when racing.
7.Spinnaker guy struts.
8.Stowage of the spinnaker pole on the main boom.
9.Spinnaker chutes through the deck.
10.Not in use.
11.A wire strop or the use of wire in the mainsheet control system.
12.Bushed or unbushed holes or slots to feed halyards or control lines through
the deck, hull or transom.
13.Any equipment or device to feed halyards or control lines below deck.
14.Except as permitted under Rule 6.1.2, quick throw devices, levers, tackle
boxes or other equipment that may increase the power ratio of the running
15.Double luff or double luff tape sails.
16."Angling" of headsail tracks which are approximately parallel as provided
17.Not in use.
18.The use of titanium. The use of other exotic materials that are not
commercially manufactured and readily available, on the open market, at
prices competitive with similar fittings and equipment manufactured with
19.The use of elastic (shock) cord to adjust the standing or running rigging.
2.Other than specified in Rule 6.1.1 the trimming of genoa or jib sheets by means
other than by a sheet from the clew directly to the fixed block fastened by plunger pin
or screw pin to headsail tracks or from optional deck eye (see Rule 6.1.4(b)) first,
then through the clew on the 100 percent jib.