This is the rule book section for Life Jackets 2011
4.06/08: Life Jacket & Footwear – Driver and Observer
Drivers and Observers shall wear a life jacket in an easily visible and conspicuous colour - excluding
white, black or silver. All boat crew members competing in events shall be required to wear a waistcoat
type unaltered life jacket with leg straps.
Life jackets must be equipped with collars and/or must have flotation material high on the chest to
hold an unconscious person’s face out of water. Life jackets and life collar, if any, must be securely
fastened at all times, while on course - racing or testing. Leg straps must be securely fastened to life
jacket and legs. Life jackets must meet the following inspection requirements:
(a) Lacing ties and/or straps shall be adequate and in good condition.
(b) Zips, where used, shall be in working order.
(c) Tears or rents or bad repairs whereby buoyancy will leak out shall not be permitted.
(d) Jackets shall be dry and not oil or water-logged.
(e) Jackets shall be fitted with hold-down straps to the legs.
(f) Closed toe footwear is compulsory.