Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Amendment #2 to Notice of Race, Waivers, SERs

OREGON OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL YACHT RACE
Amendment April 22, 2017
Portland, OR

AMENDMENT #2
Notice of Race, Waiver
Safety and Equipment Requirements

1 NOTICE OF RACE
Changed:
6.3     Removed description of the finish line.
Rationale for changes: The Sailing Instructions will outline the newly defined finish line
7.9    VHF station to use when communicating with the race committee at the finish line changed from Channel 72 to 71.
        Rationale for changes: To improve communications between racers and Race Committee

Omitted:
6.4, 6.5, 7.7, 7.14
Rationale for changes: The Sailing Instructions will outline the newly defined finish line and proper means of communication between racers and Race Committee

2 SKIPPER AND CREW WAIVER

In keeping with RRS US prescription 82, we have modified the language of both the Skipper waiver and Crew waiver. This renders previously signed waivers obsolete.

ACTION: Each Skipper will re/submit waivers for himself and each of his crew members no later than 1700 hours May 10, 2017.



3 SAFETY EQUIPMENT
The below is changed to read:

Gear: Life rafts
3.39 A boat shall have adequate life raft(s) designed for life saving with designed capacity for containing the entire crew. The raft shall be capable of being carried to the lifelines within 15 seconds, and must be equipped with drogue and painter. If inflatable, it is recommended that it have two parallel buoyancy compartments. The raft shall hold a current certificate of inspection, and must be equipped for both manual and automatic inflation. If the raft does not provide capacity for the entire crew, a boat may be equipped with survival suits for each person aboard for whom life raft capacity is not provided. The suit shall be a universal size suitable for donning over regular clothing for keeping the wearer dry and afloat, shall be coverall type and shall include in its construction closed cell foam insulation designed to ensure survival from hypothermia of the wearer for a minimum of three hours when floating in 54F water. The suit(s) may be stowed below decks but must be readily accessible to the companionway. Suit(s) shall be government approved for survival usage.

Rationale for changes: To avoid unnecessary expense for participants who already have adequate safety equipment for all crew members.

Jenn Thompson, Commodore

Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race

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