Wow, really? The fact that a boat like Hawk, which is to me almost the definition of a properly designed and outfitted expedition vessel, does not meet ISAF req's but that abomination that Jon showed a picture of in this thread does, tells me a lot about ISAF requirements.
I would still say they might be good guidelines, but to require them to be followed to enter a rally, should on so desire, seems rather silly to me.
So arg - I'm trying to figure out your stance here. Do you support these types of fall rallies?
And if so, are you saying that these organizations should not worry about a standard of experience or safety?