3.14. Pulpits, Stanchions, Lifelines
As an alternative to stainless steel wire, lifelines may now be made of Dyneema fibre.
Pulpit and pushpit bases shall not be situated outboard of a working deck. Lifelines shall be continuous and fixed only at (or near) the bow and stern.
3.29 - AIS Transponder
An AIS Transponder transmitting information from the yacht such as its position, speed and heading will be required for Category 1 and 2 races in addition to the existing requirement for Category 0 races..
4.26 - Storm and Heavy Weather Sails
In November 2008, advance notice was given of proposed reductions in the maximum sizes of storm jib and storm trysail. These proposed changes have been withdrawn for further consideration.
5.02 - Safety Harness and Safety Lines (Tethers)
A harness or safety line manufactured prior to January 2001 is not permitted.
It is now strongly recommended that crotch straps or thigh straps together with related fittings and fixtures should be strong enough to lift the wearer from the water.
Before the end of March 2010 ISAF will publish recommended minimum breaking strains which for equipment purchased on or after January 2011 will be mandatory. Effective January 2011, a harness shall be fitted with crotch or thigh straps.
Other amendments incorporating previous interpretations and house-keeping amendments are detailed in the amendment sheet.
For a full report on the changes to the Offshore Special Regulations, the minutes of the meeting from the ISAF Annual Conference can be viewed at the ISAF Meetings microsite - www.sailing.org/meetings.
Find out more about the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations at www.sailing.org/specialregs.
Visit the ISAF Offshore microsite at www.sailing.org/offshore.