Record attempts will be governed by:
2. Safety Reminder
Competitors are reminded of Rule 18 of the IRCRecords™ Rules: “It is not within the province of these rules to set safety standards. However, all vessels making attempts must comply with the appropriate safety standards enforced by International Maritime Law and by their country of origin or registration, and of any race or trophy in which they may be competing, and by the country in which home waters they are sailing. Competitors are reminded of their responsibility to take account of local Notice to Mariners and should be particularly aware of Precautionary Areas. Skippers are reminded of their obligation to keep clear of merchant shipping using restricted channels and to adhere to COLREGS at all times.
Interpretation: This rule is considered infringed when the rule or regulation authority penalises the vessel for the infringement of one of the rules or regulations they monitor.
6. AIS Reminder
a. Competitors are reminded of Rule 19 of the IRCRecords™ Rules
7. Tracking Reminder
Competitors are reminded of Rule 4 of the IRCRecords™ Rules and to check their unit is fully charged, switched on and positioned onboard the vessel so that it has a clear, unobstructed access to the sky
8. Crew Declaration
a. A crew declaration is required for all Record Attempts, and shall be completed by the owner and signed by all of their crew on completion of the Record Attempt – failure to complete will result in Attempt not being ratified
9. Risk Statement
Competitors are reminded that as per the IRCRecords™ Rules “Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable spot and therefor inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in record attempts, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
As per Rule 21 of IRCRecords™ Rules ‘Each participating boat shall be insured with a valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of not less than £2,000,000 Sterling.’
Refer to Rule 20 of the IRCRecords Rules