Safety is a primary consideration of the Race and the Committee is committed to ensuring that entrants are as well prepared as possible for their adventure. 

Below are links to the Safety Equipment Regulations and Sailing Instructions that all entrants are required to follow.  These rules form the basis for a mandatory safety inspection of all entrants.  

The A2B is a Category 1 Offshore Race and generally follows the applicable US Sailing Offshore safety equipment rules.  Some boats will require modifications to meet safety requirements, and some crew may require training. We strongly urge participants to begin preparing as early as possible to avoid the "spring rush" before the race when rental equipment, modifications, and training can be difficult to acquire or complete.