The following equipment is mandatory for all events

Engines may be used anywhere up to the 5 minute preparatory announcement and at any time thereafter if, while approaching the start line, the yacht is south of a transit line subtended by the Tropicana. Until the boat has started?

If a yacht uses its engine during a race for emergency purposes, the circumstances are to be logged and reported. Any resulting penalty shall be at the discretion of the Race Committee.

All boats entering a race must be equipped with a VHF radio with Channel 37 (M1) capability.

A listening watch must be kept on this channel from 20 minutes before the published start time until the boat concerned has either retired or finished the race.