In a Longhaul event the following safety equipment is the minimum requirement and must be carried at all times. All equipment should be clearly marked with the boat number. The advance race instructions must state what equipment is required depending on the type of Longhaul including the option to allow props and other maintenance equipment on the boat. All equipment including water must come back complete.
Circuit Longhauls: Toolkit – flip kit with a minimum of: (all to be kept in a dry sealed container).
Easy start spray (or similar product)
Number 7 flexible socket
3 x dry spark plugs
Spark plug spanner and Phillips screwdriver
VHF radio or mobile phone in waterproof case – fully charged
First Aid kit
Paddles x 2 (two) attached to the boat
5lt spare fuel with additional working fuel line
Emergency water 2lt and 2 x energy bars (glucose or similar), these must come back still sealed and not opened – they are only as an emergency.
Ultra Longhauls: The organizers may require competitors to carry the above plus any of the following:
Pencil flares x 6 (in date)
1 m x 3 m ID sheet for boats whose pontoons are not red, yellow or orange in colour,
Anchor 1.5 kg with chain 2 m (min 4 mm thick) and anchor rope x 30 m
a drogue anchor
space blankets x 2
1000ft flares x 2