Do USSER Supercede Other Safety Requirements?


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Refer to section 1.1 (excerpt below), which notes that the USSER do not supercede other safety equipment requirements. The USSER (United States Safety Equipment Requirements) are published by US Sailing, the governing body for the sport of sailing in the USA. These requirements are intended to complement safety equipment requirements of USCG, Racing Rules of Sailing (published by ISAF World Sailing), class associations, rating bodies [, and state and local government].

The Minimum Equipment Requirements establish uniform minimum equipment and training standards for a variety of boats racing in differing conditions. These regulations do not replace, but rather supplement, the requirements of the US Coast Guard, the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the rules of Class Associations and all applicable rating rules.

US Sailing USSER § 1.1 effective 2014-04-23

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Do USSER Supercede Other Safety Requirements? was last modified: January 13th, 2016 by Philip Thompson
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is an accomplished sailor and businessman who hails from Australia. He has raced boats from Lasers to handicap fleet keelboats and skippered the America’s Cup yachts South Australia (KA-8), Steak ’n Kidney (KA-14), and Challenge Australia (AUS-17).

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