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Section 4 - Portable Equipment & Supplies For The Yacht

(for water & fuel see OSR 3.21 and OSR 3.28)
4.01 Sail Letters & Numbers
4.01.1 Yachts which are not in an ISAF International Class or Recognized Class shall comply with RRS 77 and Appendix G as closely as possible, except that sail numbers allotted by a State authority are acceptable. **
4.01.2 Sail numbers and letters of the size carried on the mainsail must be displayed by alternative means when none of the numbered sails is set. **
After the start when sail numbers are not displayed elsewhere (sails down) they shall be displayed on the port quarter. It is particularly important that all vessels can be identified so that they can be excluded from any search and rescue operation. **
4.02 Hull marking
4.02.1 To assist in SAR location:-
a) Each yacht shall show at least 4 square metres of fluorescent pink or orange or yellow colour as far as possible in a single area on the coachroof and/or deck where it can best be seen
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b) Each yacht is recommended to show at least 1 square metre of fluorescent pink or orange or yellow colour as far as possible in a single area on the coachroof and/or deck where it can best be seen
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4.02.2 Multihulls shall show on the underside, where they can be seen when inverted, an solid area of highly-visible colour (e.g. Day-Glo pink, orange, or yellow) of at least 1 square metre Mu0,1,2,3,4
4.02.3 Each yacht is recommended to show on each underwater appendage an area of highly-visible colour MoMu0,1
4.03 Soft Wood Plugs
Soft wood plugs, tapered and of the appropriate size, shall be attached or stowed adjacent to the appropriate fitting for every through-hull opening. **
4.04 Jackstays, Clipping Points and Static Safety Lines
4.04.1 The following shall be provided:
a) Jackstays:-
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shall be provided-
i attached to through-bolted or welded deck plates or other suitable and strong anchorage fitted on deck, port and starboard of the yacht's centre line to provide secure attachments for safety harness:-
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ii comprising stainless steel 1 x 19 wire of minimum diameter 5 mm (3/16 in), or webbing of equivalent strength;
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iii which, when made from stainless steel wire shall be uncoated and used without any sleeving;
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iv 20kN (2,040 kgf or 4,500 lbf) min breaking strain webbing is recommended;
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v at least two of which should be fitted on the underside of a multihull in case of inversion.
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4.04.2 Clipping Points:-
shall be provided-
a) attached to through-bolted or welded deck plates or other suitable and strong anchorage points adjacent to stations such as the helm, sheet winches and masts, where crew members work for long periods:-
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b) which, together with jackstays and static safety lines shall enable a crew member-
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i to clip on before coming on deck and unclip after going below;
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ii whilst continuously clipped on, to move readily between the working areas on deck and the cockpit(s) with the minimum of clipping and unclipping operations.
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c) The provision of clipping points shall enable two-thirds of the crew to be simultaneously clipped on without depending on jackstays
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d) In a trimaran with a rudder on the outrigger, adequate clipping points shall be provided that are not part of the deck gear or the steering mechanism, in order that the steering mechanism can be reached by a crew member whilst clipped on.
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e) Warning - U-bolts as clipping points - see OSR 5.02.1(a)
4.05 Fire Extinguishers
Shall be provided as follows:
4.05.1 Fire extinguishers, at least two, readily accessible in suitable and different parts of the yacht **
4.05.2 Fire extinguishers, at least three of minimum 2 kgs each of dry powder or equivalent including at least one extinguisher or system suitable for dealing with fire in a machinery space MoMu0
4.05.3 A fire blanket adjacent to every cooking device with an open flame MoMu0
4.05.4 Fire Extinguishers, at least two, of minimum 2kgs each of dry powder or equivalent MoMu1,2,3
4.06 Anchor(s)
4.06.1 An anchor or anchors shall be carried according to the table below:
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any The specification of anchor, chain and rope shall be in accordance with relevant class rules or the rules of a recognised Classification Society (eg Lloyd’s, DNV, etc.) MoMu0
8.5 m (28 ft) and over 2 anchors together with a suitable combination of chain and rope, all ready for immediate use MoMu1,2,3
under 8.5 m (28 ft) 1 anchor together with a suitable combination of chain and rope, all ready for immediate use MoMu1,2,3
any 1 anchor, readily accessible MoMu4
4.07 Flashlight(s)
4.07.1 The following shall be provided:-
a) a watertight, high-powered flashlight or spotlight, with spare batteries and bulbs, and
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b) a watertight flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
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c) for Mu3,4 the watertight flashlight in OSR 4.07.1 (b) shall be stowed in the grab bag or emergency container
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d) a watertight high-intensity heavy duty searchlight powered by the ships' batteries, instantly available for use on deck and in the cockpit, with spare bulbs. The searchlight shall be capable of continuous use. If rechargeable the searchlight shall be capable of operating whilst being charged.
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RORC recommends: A floating torch is carried ready for immediate use in the event of man overboard at night, where the torch can be thrown in the sea and the beam will shine vertically upwards as an aid to finding the man in the dark **
4.08 First Aid Manual and First Aid Kit
4.08.1 A suitable First Aid Manual shall be provided **
In the absence of a National Authority's requirement, the latest edition of one of the following is recommended: **
a) International Medical Guide for Ships, World Health Organisation, Geneva
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b) First Aid at Sea, by Douglas Justins and Colin Berry, published by Adlard Coles Nautical,London
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c) Le Guide de la medecine a distance, by Docteur J Y Chauve, published by Distance Assistance BP33 F-La Baule, cedex, France. An English translation may be available.
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4.08.2 A First Aid Kit shall be provided **
4.08.3 The contents and storage of the First Aid Kit should reflect the guidelines of the Manual carried, the likely conditions and duration of the passage, and the number of people aboard the yacht. **
4.09 Foghorn
A foghorn shall be provided **
4.10 Radar Reflector
4.10.1 A passive Radar Reflector (that is, a Radar Reflector without any power) shall be provided **
a) If a radar reflector is octahedral it must have a minimum diagonal measurement of 456 mm (18in), or if not octahedral must have a documented RCS (radar cross-section) of not less than 10 square metres. The minimum effective height above water is 4.0 m (13 ft).
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b) The passive and active devices referred to in these notes and in 4.10.1 and 4.10.2 above are primarily intended for use in the X (9GHz) band
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4.10.2 The most effective radar response from a yacht may be provided by an RTE (Radar Target Enhancer) which may be on board in addition to the required passive reflector. An RTE should conform to Recommendation ITU-R 1176. An RTE is strongly recommended. MoMu1,2,3,4
a) An RTE shall be provided in compliance with ITU-R 1176
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b) The display of a passive reflector or the operation of an RTE is for the person in charge to decide according to prevailing conditions.
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4.10.3 A passive reflector in compliance with revised ISO8729 (revision in progress at January 2006) offers improved performance over earlier models and has a size typified by a cylinder of not more than weight 5kg, height 750mm and dia 300mm. When revised ISO 8729 is published the Special Regulations regarding radar reflectors will be reviewed and may be changed. **
4.10.4 S (3GHz) band radar is often used by ships to complement X (9GHz) band radar. On S (3GHz) band a conventional reflector or RTE offers about one tenth the response obtained on the X (9GHz) band. **
4.11 Navigation Equipment
4.11.1 Charts
Navigational charts (not solely electronic), light list and chart plotting equipment shall be provided **
4.11.2 Reserve Navigation System
Navigators are recommended to carry a sextant with suitable tables and a timepiece or an adequate reserve navigation system so that total reliance is not placed on dead-reckoning and a single form of EPFS (Electronic Position-Fixing System) (see Volpe Report at www.navcen.uscg.gov/archive/2001/Oct/FinalReport-v4.6.pdf) MoMu0,1
4.12 Safety Equipment Location Chart
A safety equipment location chart in durable waterproof material shall be displayed in the main accommodation where it can best be seen, clearly marked with the location of principal items of safety equipment. **
4.13 Echo Sounder or Lead Line
4.13.1 An echo sounder or lead line shall be provided MoMu1,2,3,4
4.13.2 Two independent echo sounders shall be provided MoMu0
4.14 Speedometer or Distance Measuring Instrument (log)
A speedometer or distance measuring instrument (log) shall be provided MoMu0,1,2,3
4.15 Emergency Steering
4.15.1 Emergency steering shall be provided as follows:
a) except when the principal method of steering is by means of an unbreakable metal tiller, an emergency tiller capable of being fitted to the rudder stock;
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b) crews must be aware of alternative methods of steering the yacht in any sea condition in the event of rudder loss. At least one method must have been proven to work on board the yacht. An inspector may require that this method be demonstrated.
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4.16 Tools and Spare Parts
Tools and spare parts, including effective means to quickly disconnect or sever the standing rigging from the hull shall be provided. **
4.17 Yacht's name
Yacht's name shall be on miscellaneous buoyant equipment, such as lifejackets, cushions, lifebuoys, lifeslings, grab bags etc. **
4.18 Marine grade retro-reflective material
Marine grade retro-reflective material shall be fitted to lifebuoys, lifeslings, liferafts and lifejackets. See OSRs 5.04, 5.08. **
4.19 EPIRBs
4.19.1 A 406 MHz EPIRB shall be provided MoMu1,2
a) At least two 406 MHz EPIRBs shall be provided
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b) It is recommended that a 406 MHz EPIRB should include an internal GPS, and also a 121.5MHz transmitter for local homing.
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c) Every 406 MHz EPIRB shall be properly registered with the appropriate authority.
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d) EPIRBs should be tested in accordance with manufacturer's instructions when first commissioned and then at least annually.
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e) A list of registration numbers of 406 EPIRBs should be notified to event organizers and kept available for immediate use.
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f) Consideration should be given to the provision of a locator device (eg an "Argos" beacon) operating on non - SAR frequencies, to aid salvage if a yacht is abandoned.
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g) Beacons with only 121.5MHz are no longer recommended for distress alerting. Satellite processing of 121.5 MHz is being phased out. 121.5MHz will continue to be used for local homing by on-board D/F systems and for local homing by SAR units. Type "E" EPIRBs are no longer supported and should be replaced immediately.
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h) See OSR 3.29.1(e) for on-board D/F and OSR 5.07.1(b) for personal EPIRBs (PLBs)
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4.20 Liferafts
4.20.1 Liferaft Construction and Packed Equipment
a) A sufficient number of liferafts shall be provided so that in the event of any one liferaft being lost or rendered unserviceable, sufficient aggregate capacity remains for all persons on board
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b) Liferafts shall comply with SOLAS LSA code 1997 Chapter IV or later version except that they are acceptable with a capacity of 4 persons and may be packed in a valise. A SOLAS liferaft shall contain at least a SOLAS "A" pack.
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4.20.2 Liferaft(s) shall be provided capable of carrying the whole crew when each liferaft shall comply with either:-
a) OSR 4.20.1 (b) (SOLAS), or
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b) for liferafts manufactured prior to January 2003, OSR Appendix A part I (ORC), or
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c) OSR Appendix A part II (ISAF) when, unless otherwise specified by a race organizer, the floor shall include thermal insulation, or
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d) ISO 9650 Part I Type I Group A (ISO) when each liferaft shall contain at least a Pack 2 (<24h) and-
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i) shall have a semi-rigid boarding ramp, and
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ii) shall be so arranged that any high-pressure hose shall not impede the boarding process, and
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iii) shall have a topping-up means provided for any inflatable boarding ramp, and
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iv) when the liferaft is designed with a single ballast pocket this shall be accepted provided the liferaft otherwise complies with ISO 9650 and meets a suitable test of ballast pocket strength devised by the manufacturer and
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v) compliance with OSR 4.20.2 (d) i-iv shall be indicated on the liferaft certificate.
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4.20.3 Liferaft Packing and Stowage
A Liferaft shall be either:-
a) packed in a transportable rigid container or canister and stowed on the working deck or in the cockpit, or:-
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b) packed in a transportable rigid container or canister or in a valise and stowed in a purpose-built rigid compartment containing liferaft(s) only and opening into or adjacent to the cockpit or working deck, or through a transom, provided that:-
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i) each compartment is watertight or self-draining (self-draining compartments will be counted as part of the cockpit volume except when entirely above working deck level or when draining independently overboard from a transom stowage - see OSR 3.09) and-
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ii) the cover of each compartment is capable of being easily opened under water pressure, and-
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iii) the compartment is designed and built to allow a liferaft to be removed and launched quickly and easily, or-
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iv) in a yacht with age or series date before June 2001, a liferaft may be packed in a valise not exceeding 40kg securely stowed below deck adjacent to a companionway.
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v) Liferaft stowage on a multihull shall be such that each liferaft may be readily removed and launched whether or not the yacht is inverted.
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c) The end of each liferaft painter should be permanently made fast to a strong point on board the yacht.
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4.20.4 Liferaft Launching
a) Each raft shall be capable of being got to the lifelines or launched within 15 seconds.
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b) Each liferaft of more than 40kg weight should be stowed in such a way that the liferaft can be dragged or slid into the sea without significant lifting
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4.20.5 Liferaft Servicing and Inspection
IMPORTANT NOTICE Recent evidence has shown that packaged liferafts are vulnerable to serious damage when dropped (eg from a boat onto a marina pontoon) or when subjected to the weight of a crew member or heavy object (eg an anchor). Damage can be caused internally by the weight of the heavy steel CO2 bottle abrading or splitting neighbouring layers of buoyancy tube material. ISAF has instituted an investigation into this effect and as an interim measure requires that every valise-packed liferaft shall have an annual certificate of servicing. A liferaft should be taken for servicing if there is any sign of damage or deterioration (including on the underside of the pack). Persons in charge should insist on great care in handling liferafts and apply the rules NO STEP and DO NOT DROP UNLESS LAUNCHING INTO THE SEA. MoMu0,1,2
a) Certificates or copies, of servicing and/or inspection shall be kept on board the yacht. Every SOLAS liferaft and every valise-packed liferaft shall have a valid annual certificate of new or serviced status from the manufacturer or his approved service station.
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b) A liferaft built to OSR Appendix A part I ("ORC") packed in a rigid container or canister shall either be serviced annually or may, when the manufacturer so specifies, be inspected annually (not necessarily unpacked) provided the yacht has on board written confirmation from the manufacturer's approved service station stating that the inspection was satisfactory.
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c) A liferaft built to OSR Appendix A part II ("ISAF") packed in a rigid container or canister shall either be serviced annually or may, when the manufacturer so specifies, have its first service no longer than 3 years after commissioning and its second service no longer than 2 years after the first. Subsequent services shall be at intervals of not more than 12 months.
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d) Liferaft servicing certificates shall state the specification that the liferaft was built to. See OSR 4.20.2
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4.21 Grab Bags
4.21.1 Grab Bag or Emergency Container for Multihulls Without Liferafts
a) A multihull without a liferaft shall have, readily accessible whether or not the yacht is inverted, either a watertight compartment or a grab bag with the following minimum contents. A grab bag shall have inherent flotation, at least 0.1 square metre area of fluorescent orange colour on the outside, shall be marked with the name of the yacht, and shall have a lanyard and clip.
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b) Note: it is not intended to duplicate in a grab bag etc. items required by other OSRs to be on board the yacht - this regulation covers only the stowage of those items
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c) a watertight hand-held marine VHF transceiver plus a spare set of batteries
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d) a watertight flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
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e) 2 red parachute and 3 red hand flares
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f) a watertight strobe light with spare batteries
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g) a knife
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4.21.2 Grab Bags to Accompany Liferafts
a) A yacht is recommended to have for each liferaft, a grab bag with the following minimum contents. A grab bag should have inherent flotation, at least 0.1 metre square area of fluorescent orange colour on the outside, should be marked with the name of the yacht, and should have a lanyard and clip.
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b) Note: it is not intended to duplicate in a grab bag items required by other OSRs to be on board the yacht - these recommendations cover only the stowage of those items
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c) The RORC recommends that consideration be taken when stowing a Grab Bag to its accessibility in the event of a full inversion
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4.21.3 Grab Bag Recommended Contents
a) 2 red parachute and 2 red hand flares and cyalume-type chemical light sticks (red flares compliant with SOLAS)
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b) watertight hand-held EPFS (Electronic Position-Fixing System) (eg GPS) in at least one of the grab bags carried by a yacht
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c) SART (Search and Rescue Transponder) in at least one of the grab bags carried by a yacht
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d) a combined 406MHz/121.5MHz or type "E" EPIRB (see OSR 4.19.1) in at least one of the grab bags carried by a yacht
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e) water in re-sealable containers or a hand-operated desalinator plus containers for water
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f) a watertight hand-held marine VHF transceiver plus a spare set of batteries
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g) a watertight flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
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h) dry suits or thermal protective aids or survival bags
i) second sea anchor for the liferaft (not required if the liferaft has already a spare sea anchor in its pack) (recommended standard ISO 17339) with swivel and >30m line diameter >9.5 mm
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j) two safety tin openers (if appropriate)
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k) first-aid kit including at least 2 tubes of sunscreen. All dressings should be capable of being effectively used in wet conditions. The first-aid kit should be clearly marked and re-sealable.
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l) signalling mirror
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m) high-energy food (min 10 000kJ per person recommended for Cat Zero)
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n) nylon string, polythene bags, seasickness tablets (min 6 per person recommended)
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o) watertight hand-held aviation VHF transceiver (if race area warrants)
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p) water in re-sealable containers and a hand-operated desalinator
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q) hand-held satellite telephone with waterproof cover and internal batteries
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r) strobe light
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s) medical supplies including any for pre-existing medical conditions of any crew member
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t) spare unbreakable spectacles for any crew members needing them
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u) wet notebook with captive pencil
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v) powerful whistle (operated by mouth)
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w) 6 red SOLAS compliant parachute flares, 3 white parachute flares, 2 orange SOLAS compliant smoke flares, cyalume-type light sticks
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x) a watertight, high-powered torch (flashlight) with spare batteries and bulbs
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y) watertight hand-held EPFS (Electronic Position-Fixing System) (eg GPS)
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z) SART (Search and Rescue Transponder)
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aa) 406MHz or type "E" EPIRB registered to the yacht (see OSR 4.19.2)
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4.21.4 Swimmer of the Watch Bag
a) It is recommended to keep a bag, stored ready for immediate use within reach of the main companionway hatch, to facilitate the recovery of a man overboard by a swimmer of the watch and containing-
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b) 50 metres of buoyant 8mm rope
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c) a pair of swim fins
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d) a semi-automatic life jacket
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e) suitable clothing to effect a man overboard recovery in cold water
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4.22 Lifebuoys
4.22.1 The following shall be provided within reach of the helmsman and ready for instant use:
a) a lifebuoy with a self-igniting light and a drogue or a Lifesling with a self-igniting light and without a drogue.
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b) In addition to a) above, one lifebuoy within reach of the helmsman and ready for instant use, equipped with:
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i a whistle, a drogue, a self-igniting light and
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ii a pole and flag. The pole shall be either permanently extended or be capable of being fully automatically extended (not extendable by hand) in less than 20 seconds. It shall be attached to the lifebuoy with 3 m (10 ft) of floating line and is to be of a length and so ballasted that the flag will fly at least 1.8 m (6 ft) off the water.
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iii Each lifebuoy shall be equipped with a sachet of fluoresceine dye
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4.22.2 When at least two lifebuoys (and/or Lifeslings) are carried, at least one of them shall depend entirely on permanent (eg foam) buoyancy. MoMu0,1,2
4.22.3 Each inflatable lifebuoy and any automatic device (eg pole and flag extended by compressed gas) shall be tested and serviced at intervals in accordance with its manufacturer's instructions. **
4.22.4 Each lifebuoy or lifesling shall be fitted with marine grade retro-reflective material (4.18). **
4.23 Pyrotechnic and Light Signals
4.23.1 Pyrotechnic signals shall be provided conforming to SOLAS LSA Code Chapter III Visual Signals and not older than the stamped expiry date (if any) or if no expiry date stamped, not older than 4 years. **
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red parachute flares LSA III 3.1 red hand flares LSA III 3.2 white hand flares* buoyant orange smoke LSA III 3.3 3 minute duration race category
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Specifications of white flares (except colour and candela rating) should comply with the LSA Code Chapter III 3.3 **
Pyrotechnic Signals carried by Service Yachts in RORC races may comply with Service requirements instead of those detailed in Table 13. **
4.23.2 The following lights shall be provided and readily available for the purpose of collision avoidance:
a) a watertight white torch (flashlight) with spare batteries and bulb
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b) a watertight, high-powered white spotlight (searchlight) with spare batteries and bulbs
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4.24 Heaving Line
a) a heaving line shall be provided 15 m - 25 m (50 ft - 75 ft) length readily accessible to cockpit.
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b) the "throwing sock" type is recommended - see Appendix D
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The RORC recommends that yachts should carry a lifting strop to clip to a halyard, to aid MOB recovery from the water back onto the deck. The lifting strop or ‘helicopter strop’ should fit under the arms and have a toggle to help keep the casualty from slipping out when lifted. A second strop is advised to fit under the knees to lift the casualty horizontally when dealing with well developed hypothermia. **
4.25 Cockpit Knife
A strong, sharp knife, sheathed and securely restrained shall be provided readily accessible from the deck or a cockpit. **
4.26 Storm & Heavy Weather Sails
4.26.1 Design
a) it is strongly recommended that persons in charge consult their designer and sailmaker to decide the most effective size for storm and heavy weather sails. The purpose of these sails is to provide safe propulsion for the yacht in severe weather -they are not intended as part of the racing inventory. The areas below are maxima. Smaller areas are likely to suit some yachts according to their stability and other characteristics.
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4.26.2 High Visibility
a) it is strongly recommended that every storm sail should either be of highly-visible coloured material (eg dayglo pink, orange or yellow) or have a highly-visible coloured patch added on each side; and also that a rotating wing mast used in lieu of a trysail should have a highly-visible coloured patch on each side
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4.26.3 Materials
a) aromatic polyamides, carbon and similar fibres shall not be used in a trysail or storm jib but spectra/dyneema and similar materials are permitted.
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b) it is strongly recommended that a heavy-weather jib does not contain aromatic polyamides, carbon and similar fibres other than spectra/dyneema.
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4.26.4 The following shall be provided:-
a) sheeting positions on deck for each storm and heavy-weather sail;
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b) for each storm or heavy-weather jib, a means to attach the luff to the stay, independent of any luff-groove device. A heavy weather jib shall have the means of attachment readily available. A storm jib shall have the means of attachment permanently attached;
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c) a storm trysail which shall be capable of being sheeted independently of the boom with area not greater than 17.5% mainsail luff length x mainsail foot length. The storm trysail shall have neither headboard nor battens, however a storm trysail is not required in a yacht with a rotating wing mast which can adequately substitute for a trysaill;
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d) if a storm trysail is required by either OSR 4.26.4 (c) or OSR 4.26.4 (g) the yacht's sail number and letter(s) shall be placed on both sides of the trysail (or on a rotating wing mast as substitute for a trysail) in as large a size as practicable;
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e) a storm jib of area not greater than 5% height of the foretriangle squared, with luff maximum length 65% height of MoMu0,1,2 the foretriangle;
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f) a heavy-weather jib (or heavy-weather sail in a yacht with no forestay) of area not greater than 13.5% height of the foretriangle squared and without reef points;
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g) either a storm trysail as defined in OSR 4.26.4(c), or mainsail reefing to reduce the luff by at least 40%.
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h) in the case of a yacht with an in-mast furling mainsail, the storm trysail must be capable of being set while the mainsail is furled.
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i) It is strongly recommended that the heavy-weather jib does not contain aromatic polyamides, carbon fibres and other high modulus fibres.
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j) A trysail track should allow for the trysail to be hoisted quickly when the mainsail is lowered whether or not the mainsail is stowed on the main boom.
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4.27 Drogue, Sea Anchor
4.27.1 A drogue for deployment over the stern, or alternatively a sea anchor or parachute anchor for deployment over the bow, complete with all gear needed to rig and deploy the sea anchor or drogue, is strongly recommended to withstand long periods in rough conditions (see Appendix F). MoMu1
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4.28 Man Overboard Alarm
4.28.1 Each yacht shall be equipped with a man overboard alarm including an emergency button immediately accessible to a helmsman which will sound an audible alarm in the accommodation and simultaneously send an appropriate signal to the ship's navigational software MoMu0
4.28.2 A yacht is recommended to be equipped with an EPFS (e.g. GPS) capable of immediately recording a man overboard position from each helm station MoMu 1, 2
4.28.3 A yacht shall be equipped with an EPFS (e.g. GPS) capable of immediately recording a man overboard position from each helm station (From January 2012) MoMu 1, 2
4.29 Deck Bags
4.29.1 OSR 4.29 shall apply only when RRS 51 moveable ballast is changed in the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions or Class Rules to permit deck bags Mo0
a) A deck bag or bags may be provided for the stowage of sails on deck
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b) A deck bag shall be:-
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i) so constructed to ensure rapid draining of water
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ii) securely fastened in such a way that the integrity of deck fittings e.g. stanchions and lifelines, is not compromised
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SW1A 1NN
UK

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Cowes Clubhouse


The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE
UK

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478
 http://www.rorcrating.com

Royal Ocean Racing Club - since 1925

The RORC was founded in 1925 to encourage long distance yacht racing and the design, building and navigation of sailing vessels in which speed and seaworthiness are combined. Today the club encourages ocean, long distance and other forms of yacht racing and yachting activity.