6 June 2004: New Lifejacket Regulations :
Merchant Shipping (pleasure craft) (lifejackets
and operation) (safety) Regulations 2004
These regulations contain national provisions governing the operation of pleasure craft
including personal watercraft. These include provisions relating to age restrictions, the carriage and use of lifejackets and restrictions
on the use of alcohol and drugs. In addition, the Merchant Shipping (Mechanically Propelled Pleasure Craft) (Safety) Regulations, 2001
(S.I. No. 284 of 2001), are revoked
For a Copy of Rugulations Click Here
2008 Season: Don't forget - every Sigma33 must have either a valid Sigma 33 One Design IRC Certificate
or a valid Class Administered One Design Certificate
to race in class events.
IRC Certificates can be issued either
the basis of a 'Sigma 33 One Design'
each yacht in class receives the same
rating based on a standard measurement,
on the basis of an individual measurement,
which will typically result in a slightly
better TCF rating. A boat that chooses
latter option must also be in possession of a Class Administered
One Design Certificate to participate in
Sigma 33 OOD One Design events.
The IRC certificate must be renewed every
year, and a new certificate (including remeasurement)
must be issued on change of ownership.
IRC certificates are issued by the RORC for UK registered boats (and prior
to 2006 for Irish registered boats also).
The RORC can be contacted at:
RORC Rating Office, Seahorse Building, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire,
SO41 3SE, UK. Ph: +44-1590-677030, Fax: +44-1590-679478
Since 2006 season, IRC are issued by the ISA for Irish registered boats.
Iiris Sailing Association, 3 Park Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Ph:
+353-1-2800139, Fax: +353-1-2807558
Class certificates are issued by the
33 Class Association. Application Form