Thanks to everyone who attended Sunday’s BODOA AGM at CYC. It was great to see so many people there and we’re looking forward to a great season ahead. Although we didn’t have any new rule changes to consider for this year we do have a new set of BOD Class Rules coming into force this year as the decision made at last year’s AGM to ban inflatable buoyancy bags now comes into force.
As those at the meeting will already know, Measurer David Chivers will be doing checks on buoyancy this year to ensure we are complying and he will also be doing random checks on general safety gear too. Take a look at Section C in the rules to be sure you have all the mandatory equipment on board. These include but are not limited to:
- A hand bailer or bucket
- An anchor of minimum 5kg (which may include not more than 2kg of chain) with not less than 20m of line
- Oars or paddles capable of propelling the boat (note the plural here)
- A (functional) VHF Radio
Click here to view/download your 2018 Class Rules.