Please note the following from the IODA Technical Committee:
Class Rule 4.2 (a) states: The helmsman shall wear a personal flotation device to the minimum standard ISO 12402-5 (Level 50) or equivalent. All fastening devices supplied by the manufacture shall be used in the manner intended. A whistle shall be carried securely attached to the personal flotation device.
As this is a Class Rule, all personal flotation devices at IODA Events will be subject to random checks and if deemed non-complaint, penalties will be applied.
Chair, Technical Committee