There is a very useful section on the ISORA web page on 'Safety Considerations and Supporting Documents' - please check it out and become familiar with the requirements for offshore racing. 

Have you looked at the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations 2020-21 (OSR)?

Did you know that you must carry sufficient fuel to meet charging requirements for the duration of the race and to motor at the above minimum speed for at least 5 hours?  See OSR 3.28.3b


3.29.13 an AIS Transponder which either:
a) shares the masthead VHF antenna via a low loss AIS antenna splitter; or
b) has a dedicated AIS antenna not less than 38 cm (15”) in length mounted with
its base not less than 3 m (10’) above the Waterline and co-axial feeder cable
with not more than 40% power loss

Effective 1 January 2021: Structural Inspection -

  • 3.02.2 Consult the owner’s manual for any instructions for keel bolt checking and re-tightening. The following inspection to be conducted by a qualified person externally with the boat out of the water. Check that there are no visible stress cracks particularly around the keel, hull/keel attachment, hull appendages and other stress points, inside the hull, backing plates, bolting arrangements and keel floors. (See Appendix L – Model Keel and Rudder Inspection Procedure)
  • Effective 1 January 2021: Evidence of a structural inspection in accordance with 3.02.2 within 24 months before the start of the race or after a grounding whichever is the later
  • 3.02.4 Effective 1 January 2021: Inspection after Grounding – an appropriately qualified person shall conduct an internal and external inspection after each unintentional grounding

Check out the rest of the requirements here or please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you want any assistance.

updated 18th October 2020


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