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    Default World Sailing lifeline requirements change again ? 2018-2019 World Sailing RUles

    From the online doc listed in the title. It appears they are once again allowing HMPE textile lines. There are hiking restrictions over such a line, as I understand it. What say our rules for the offshore events ?

    Brian




    3.14.6 Lifeline Specifications
    Mo0,1,2,3 3.14.6 a) Lifelines of stranded stainless steel wire
    Mo4,Mu** 3.14.6 a) Lifelines of either:
    Mo4,Mu** 3.14.6 a) i stranded stainless steel wire
    Mo4,Mu** 3.14.6 a) ii HMPE
    ** 3.14.6 b) The minimum diameter is specified in table 8 below
    ** 3.14.6 c) Stainless steel lifelines shall be uncoated and used without close-fitting
    sleeving, however, temporary sleeving may be fitted provided it is regularly
    removed for inspection.
    ** 3.14.6 d) A lanyard of synthetic rope may be used to secure lifelines provided the gap
    it closes does not exceed 100 mm (4”). This lanyard shall be replaced
    annually
    ** 3.14.6 e) All components of the lifeline enclosure system shall have a breaking
    strength no less than the lifeline
    Mo4,Mu** 3.14.6 f) When HMPE is used, it shall be protected from chafe and spliced in
    accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended procedures
    LH Wire HMPE rope (Single
    braid)
    HMPE Core (Braid on
    braid)
    under 8.5m (28') 3mm (1/8") 4mm (5/32") 4mm (5/32")
    8.5m - 13m 4mm
    (5/32")
    5mm (3/16") 5mm (3/16")
    over 13m (42'
    8")
    5mm
    (3/16")
    5mm (3/16") 5mm (3/16")

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianb View Post
    What say our rules for the offshore events?
    I exchanged emails with Andy yesterday. The only change for 2019 locally is adding a safety equipment location chart. Per 2.4.4, HMPE lifelines are still allowed locally for Coastal races. Would you like me to confirm this with Andy?

    NorCal ORC SER (2018)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    I exchanged emails with Andy yesterday. The only change for 2019 locally is adding a safety equipment location chart. Per 2.4.4, HMPE lifelines are still allowed locally for Coastal races. Would you like me to confirm this with Andy?

    NorCal ORC SER (2018)
    Thanks. I also checked with Andy, same response.

    BB

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