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    "RRS 40 is changed as follows: All competitors ​are required to wear a life jacket that is USCG or ISO
    approved or meets the ocean requirement of 33.7 lbs of buoyancy. Belt packs are not allowed​."

    Really?

  • #2
    Originally posted by solosailor View Post
    "RRS 40 is changed as follows: All competitors ​are required to wear a life jacket that is USCG or ISO
    approved or meets the ocean requirement of 33.7 lbs of buoyancy. Belt packs are not allowed​."

    Really?
    Yep, but please read carefully.

    It says you are required to wear a PFD that is USCG or ISO approved OR one that meets the offshore requirements.

    Not sure why it's worded that way since the offshore requirement says it has to be USCG/ISO anyway.

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    • #3
      40 PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES
      When flag Y is displayed with one sound before or with the warning
      signal, competitors shall wear personal flotation devices, except
      briefly while changing or adjusting clothing or personal equipment.
      When flag Y is displayed ashore, this rule applies at all times while
      afloat. Wet suits and dry suits are not personal flotation devices.

      so all this does is:
      - add the stipulation that the floatation must be a USCG or ISO approved life jacket;
      - exclude belt pack floatation.

      So the only people affected will be folks who were using belt pack pfd's or something else that was not USCG or ISO approved. Seems like a no brainer. I have to admit, if someone goes over the side on a heavy wind and tide day in the middle of san pablo bay, I want them to have a decent life jacket on.

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      • #4
        Ahhh didn't catch the "or".

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        • #5
          SI's posted yesterday which say:

          RRS 40 is changed as follows: All competitors are required to wear life jackets that are USCG or ISO approved. Belt Packs are not allowed. The "Y" flag will not be displayed.

          Hopefully this wording is more clear. I can see how words like 'ocean requirement' can raise a red flag...

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          • #6
            Never trusted the fanny pack life jackets

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            • #7
              Only if properly matched with a pair of crocs!

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              • #8
                Anyone know water depth at the Vallejo YC marina? Will a 7'4" draft be ok in there?

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                • #9
                  You can get in at high tide.

                  Departing is a different story.

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                  • #10
                    Best call the harbor master and see what they say.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dutch Rudder View Post
                      Best call the harbor master and see what they say.
                      You mean like go to the source instead of random people from an internet forum?? That's so 1990's!! But probably a very good idea.

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                      • #12
                        Kinda makes sense. With all the rain we have had this year, silting is probably an issue.

                        The usually make an announcement when they do get dredging done.

                        Here is Jibeset link for SI's and things like that: https://www.jibeset.net/YRA000.php?RG=T007080013

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                        • #13
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                          • #14
                            May The 4th be With The Vallejo Fleet

                            Near perfect conditions blessed the 132 boats in 18 divisions that attended the YRA's Annual Celebration of the Cinco d' Mayo
                            downhill rally/race with to Vallejo to usher in another season of summer sailing in Nor Cal. A pleasant 8-12 knots of wind filled
                            in early combined with a 1.9knot flood that ran throughout the afternoon made for easy, non-stressful sailing with little tactical
                            strategy required. The most tactical decision appeared to be which part of the channel was carrying the most current, and ride it,
                            cerveza in hand and foulies disappearing at or near the Brother Lighthouse.

                            A brief listing of 10 of the (traditional) division winners, as 10 is the magic number for images allowed....




                            Greg Mullins Farr 52' Zamazaan took the bigboat division PHRF 1, correcting out over
                            Twisted and Velvet Hammer



                            Wayne Koide's Sydney 36 Encore Claimed 1st corrected in PHRF 2, with Vera Cruz and Jeannette
                            in 2nd and 3rd



                            Kame Richard's Express 37' Golden Moon shone again with 1st in the Express 37 division,
                            in a very tight group with Snowy Owl and Stewball next on the podium




                            Daniel Alvarez's JS9000 Jetstream sporting a new quiver of sails was able to hold off Cento Miglia
                            and Ragtime in the sportboat division PHRF3, despite never seeing the type of wind the boat thrives in




                            Gordie Nash's Unconventional Arcadia took the 12 boat PHRF 6 in convincing fashion on both time on time
                            and corrected, E-ticket and Azure round up the top 3



                            Grant Hayes's Hobie 33 Vitesse II held on in corrected time in PHRF 7, with a 14 second corrected
                            victory over Lickety Split in 2nd. This despite a 14m 10s actual time difference! Topper II took 3rd



                            Ray Lotto's Express 27 El Raton was the fastest of 11 Express 27's, holding off
                            Wile E Coyote and Salty Hotel for class honors!



                            James Fair's Merit 25 Chesapeake was PHRF 8 winner, correcting out over Liquid Asset and Heart of Gold



                            Rafi Yahalom's Corsair 31 Looking Good was the corrected time victor in the multi division, with Sea Bagging & Centurion's Ghost
                            next. The twin TF10's both finished under 2 hours, but with a -175 rating, needed full foiling conditions to make up the near 1.5 hour
                            time they owed



                            Paul Sutchek's Cal 20 Slainte got his 1st Vallejo win, taking PHRF10 with a 2m34s corrected time win over Tchoupitoulis in 2nd
                            and Sparky in 3rd



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