Category 5 Safety Kit

Safety equipment appropriate for inshore events is listed as Category 5 of the ISAF special regulations. It is a very basic inventory which should be found on the smallest cruiser and forms the basis for the BJRC safety requirements.

The main points are:

  • One manual bilge pump (with secured handle)
  • Two buckets with lanyards
  • Compass
  • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First Aid kit
  • Charts
  • Tools and spare parts
  • Two red flares
  • Anchor
  • Lead line or Echo sounder
  • Accessible life buoy or life sling
  • Reefing equipment
  • Heaving line (50 – 75ft)
  • Foghorn
  • Lifejackets with whistles for all crew
  • All equipment and fittings securely fastened, accessible, serviced and suitable.

Full details can be found at www.orc.org