Notice to all sailors

Statement from the International 29er Class Association regarding Class rule change.

To all 29er Sailors, Coaches and Supporters:
Effective immediately, Class Rule C.3.1 has been amended to require all competitors to carry a SOLAS approved whistle at all times. Please see the full text of the rule change below. This new rule will be enforced beginning immediately and the whistle shall be required for racing at the upcoming World Championships in Hong Kong. 

Joan Mollerus
President
International 29er Class Association

INTERNATIONAL 29er CLASS ASSOCIATION

The following amendments to the Class Rules have been approved to be effective 16th November 2017.

Current Rule:

C.3.1 MANDATORY

(a) The boat shall be equipped with personal flotation devices (PFD) for each crew member to the minimum standard EN393 or ISO 12402-5 Level

50 or the Notice of Race may prescribe alternatives.
(b) The use of inflatable buoyancy vests is not permitted while racing.

Amended Rule:

C.3.1 MANDATORY

(a) The boat shall be equipped with personal flotation devices (PFD) for each crew member to the minimum standard EN393 or ISO 12402-5 Level

50 or the Notice of Race may prescribe alternatives.

(b) Each competitor shall carry at all times a SOLAS approved whistle.

(c) The use of inflatable buoyancy vests is not permitted while racing.

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