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Steve Gregory
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Nov 1, 2005, 9:19 PM

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Nice story in today's butt about the Irish government stating that solo sailors must be on-watch at all times. Either they want to kill solo sailing all together, or they still think there is a pot of gold out there. Is this the beginning of the end for long distance solo events?

NO SLEEPING ALLOWED
The Irish Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources has
warned that solo sailors must comply fully with the requirements of Rule 5
of the IRPCS, which states that a proper lookout is to be maintained by
sight and hearing at all times. Many solo sailors rely to some extent on
electronically activated radar alarms to prevent collision with other
objects and vessels on the water. The Government Minister issued a notice
"drawing the attention of all concerned" to the "Statutary Instruments" by
which the Irish Authorities can prosecute infringements of the
International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (as amended
by the Irish Parliament) in Irish waters. -- Rob Melotti, Practical Boat
Owner, full story:
http://www.pbo.co.uk/...31104131pbonews.html


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Nov 2, 2005, 3:45 PM

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Hey, where did the posts go? There were about six responses here and now they are gone.....


...we have had to do some editing to keep the Forum from sinking to levels currently maintained by others. Gotta respect our bandwidth.

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Whiskeypole
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Nov 2, 2005, 3:52 PM

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How far out does Irish jurisdiction extend on the high seas.


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Nov 2, 2005, 3:57 PM

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Isn't it 12 miles by international argeement?


Whiskeypole
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Nov 2, 2005, 4:07 PM

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OK. So what solo distance races are affected by this regulation?


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