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
updated 18th October 2020