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· Master Mariner
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Has this already been discussed on here? I must have read ten threads about people changing to synthetic lifelines last year.
"January 26, 2014 ISAF Bans Dyneema/Spectra lifelines
At the ISAF AGM in Palma, Majorca, Spain last November, the Oceanic and Offshore committee issued a ban on the use of HMPE (Dyneema/Spectra) lifelines in offshore races (Category 0, 1, 2, and 3) effective 1 January 2015. See[18222].pdf
This ban is in place because of concerns over HMPE susceptibility to chafe and burn-through. It is hoped that these concerns will be resolved prior to the 2016-2017 edition of the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations. HMPE is still permitted for Category 4 events.
The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee believes a 1 January 2015 effective date does not give sufficient lead time to US racers using HMPE to change materials. They have issued a US Sailing Prescription that changes the effective date to 1 January 2016."
By the way, are eggs OK to eat this week or should we avoid them like the plague, again?
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