The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations for 2008/2009, effective January 1, 2008, have been released with modifications made to Appendix A, parts 1 & 2, concerning liferafts. The text appears below

ISAF OFFSHORE SPECIAL REGULATIONS Appendix A Part II

APPENDIX A part II

Appendix A does not cover liferafts intended for category 0 races

The ISAF liferaft

The ISAF liferaft specification (OSR Appendix A part II) was published in 2002 pending completion of ISO standard 9650 and served the offshore community well.

As ISO 9650 is now widely available ISAF is following previously established policy to promote the ISO standard as its primary reference. It is the intention of ISAF that the ISAF specification will continue to be an acceptable alternative although manufacturers may choose to no longer market products under the ISAF name. The complete ISAF liferaft specification is at http://www.sailing.org/specialregs

Please refer to the text of Special Regulations for further details.

Chairman Special Regulations Liferaft Working Party

November 2007

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