From the 2017 Notice of Race:

4.0 SAFETY
4.1 All boats must conform to the current International Sailing Federation Special Regulations Governing Offshore and Oceanic Racing Category 2 with the following changes or additions:

  • Engine and Fuel (OSR 3.28): OSR 3.28 is amended to permit, as an alternative to the inboard engine required by 3.28.1, an outboard engine which may be carried on the transom or securely stowed below decks in such a way that it is available for immediate deployment. The requirements of 3.28.3 apply, except that a sealed and approved portable container may be carried above the working deck or in a vented locker such that there is no possibility of leakage into the bilges or interior of the yacht.
  • Sufficient fuel to provide range under power of at least 75 miles.
  • Operative VHF/FM transceiver with Channels 9, 16, 68, 71 and 72. (DSC and GMDSS equipped VHF radios are encouraged.)
  • AIS Transponder recommended, but not required.
  • Life raft need not have a canopy or insulated floor

4.2 All competing boats shall carry appropriate nautical charts covering the race course.

4.3 Each Skipper or Owner shall declare his or her vessel’s eligibility and shall affirm that the vessel complies with any and all equipment requirements for this race.


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