Out-of-the water inspection requirement

Published on December 22nd, 2021

Changes to the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) coming into effect on January 1 2022, will mean an additional requirement for yachts taking part in races of Category 0 to Category 3. The most significant change is the requirement for an out-of-the water structural inspection by a qualified person to ensure the soundness of the keel and its connection to the hull. This follows a series of keel failures with, in some cases, loss of life. – Full report

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