Then yeah - I'd say that's a problem. If they are advertising one standard publicly, then reducing those standards on the applications T&Cs, then in reality once you're in with lack of inspections - that ain't cool. It's actually worse than the SDR*.
*Potentially. Now it will be interesting to see what the detail in the SDR's application T&Cs was.
On this, though...
Originally Posted by vtsailguy
The ISAF is a red herring. Any captain is going to make sure they have the appropriate safety equipment.
When you take a cross-section of 100+ boats doing that (or any) big-offshore run, I can virtually guarantee you that this is not true.