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Thread: Great Vallejo Race meets ocean safety

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    Great Vallejo Race meets ocean safety

    "RRS 40 is changed as follows: All competitors ​are required to wear a life jacket that is USCG or ISO
    approved or meets the ocean requirement of 33.7 lbs of buoyancy. Belt packs are not allowed​."

    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solosailor View Post
    "RRS 40 is changed as follows: All competitors ​are required to wear a life jacket that is USCG or ISO
    approved or meets the ocean requirement of 33.7 lbs of buoyancy. Belt packs are not allowed​."

    Really?
    Yep, but please read carefully.

    It says you are required to wear a PFD that is USCG or ISO approved OR one that meets the offshore requirements.

    Not sure why it's worded that way since the offshore requirement says it has to be USCG/ISO anyway.

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    40 PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES
    When flag Y is displayed with one sound before or with the warning
    signal, competitors shall wear personal flotation devices, except
    briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment.
    When flag Y is displayed ashore, this rule applies at all times while
    afloat. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices.

    so all this does is:
    - add the stipulation that the floatation must be a USCG or ISO approved life jacket;
    - exclude belt pack floatation.

    So the only people affected will be folks who were using belt pack pfd's or something else that was not USCG or ISO approved. Seems like a no brainer. I have to admit, if someone goes over the side on a heavy wind and tide day in the middle of san pablo bay, I want them to have a decent life jacket on.

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    Ahhh didn't catch the "or".

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    SI's posted yesterday which say:

    RRS 40 is changed as follows: All competitors are required to wear life jackets that are USCG or ISO approved. Belt Packs are not allowed. The "Y" flag will not be displayed.

    Hopefully this wording is more clear. I can see how words like 'ocean requirement' can raise a red flag...

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    Never trusted the fanny pack life jackets

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    Only if properly matched with a pair of crocs!

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    Anyone know water depth at the Vallejo YC marina? Will a 7'4" draft be ok in there?

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    You can get in at high tide.

    Departing is a different story.

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    Best call the harbor master and see what they say.

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