The race is organised by IOS Sailing Club.
Dan Corpe - (01622) 662200.
an event of this type every boat should be capable of completing the
course in whatever conditions are encountered.
It is therefore strongly advised that all craft entering carry the following:
- A VHF radio or mobile phone (please note the Sailing Club's phone number: 01795 663052)
- A bottle of drinking water
- A paddle (for emergency use in case the wind dies)
- A compass (in case of fog)
- A bailer (to remove excess water after a capsize)
- 10m of tow rope (which can also double as an anchor line)
- Some food (eg. bananas/energy bars, etc.)
- Clothing suitable for all likely weather conditions
(be sure to allow for a potentially long passage duration
of 3 to 8+ hours)
- A small anchor if possible (folding grapnels are compact, and in an emergency allow a position to be held against wind & tide / a boat can be left anchored if the crew have to be taken off)
note should be made of the possibility of being reliant upon your own
resources for a protracted period, even returning after dark or in fog.
- All boats buoyancy arrangements must be in thoroughly efficient working
- Daggerboards and rudders should be tied on.
- All split-rings should be taped over.
- All rigging and equipment should be double-checked before entering the race, and replaced where necessary.
- Safety boats are advised that, if necessary, crews be taken off
and boats left to be towed in later.