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Coast Guard Recommendations for Dauphin Island Race Investigation
Nationality: United States of America
The US Coast Guard concluded their investigation into the aftermath of the storm during the 2015 Dauphin Island Race that took six lives. Their recommendations are:
that the U.S. Sailing Association amend their racing rules to require all crew members to wear Coast Guard PFDs.
that the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) amend their Racing Rules of Sailing Part 4 rule 40 to read that PFDs shall be worn at all times.
that the U.S. Sailing Association amend racing rules to stale that boat skipper(s) shall have a handheld VHF radio (on a lanyard) available for their immediate use in the cockpit at all times during sanctioned events.
that the U.S. Sailing Association amend racing rules to require every boat to check-in with all crew members on deck, properly wearing Coast Guard PFDs suitable for the activity and displaying an operational handheld VHF radio prior to the start of a sanctioned event.
that U.S. Sailing Association amend racing rules to require every boat to submit an accurate finalized crew list to the organizing authority 30 minutes prior to the start of the race.
Created: 19-Apr-17 01:17
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