US Sailing approves safety equipment requirements

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US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee conducted an overhaul of ISAF’s Offshore Special Regulations, which describes the gear required to be used on sailboats when racing in most local and offshore races in the United States.

The U.S. Safety Equipment Requirements document is intended to be used by race organizers, owners and boat inspectors.

The requirements will be implemented by the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, a preeminent offshore race.

Click here for the full announcement, including the key differences between the US Safety Equipment Requirements and the International Sailing Federation regulations.