Mandatory Racing Equipment - approximate costs
All teams pay an entry fee for the season which allows them to race in the five
150 Class = £1,000.00 + Vat (1,175.00)
225 Class = £1,500.00 + Vat (1,750.00)
Competitors must have an RYA racing licence, in 2007 the cost of this license was £300.00: the
cost of the 2008 license will not be known until January/February 2008.
To obtain this licence a medical (approx £25-£70) and affiliated club membership
(UKOBA) are required (£50).
The licence includes £25,000 personal accident and £25,000 legal liability cover.
Crew members must wear a life vest at all times when racing and testing. These
must comply with regulations in the RYA PB1 rule book: from £150 to £400 each.
Crew members must wear an approved crash helmet at all times when racing
and testing. These can be either open or full face and must be fluorescent
orange. It must have a kite mark, comply with BS 6658b standards
and carry the boat number: from £175 to £450 each.
Boats must carry a marine VHF radio: from £230.
Radios must be licensed through the appropriate agency: @£25.
Boats must carry mandatory safety equipment. This includes two flares, paddles, cold compress,
bucket, fire extinguisher, retirement flag and a hand bilge pump: from £214.
Boats must carry dock lines and an anchor set: from £160.
Crew must wear a suitable set of race overalls when racing or testing: approx £90-£200.
Boat refuelling should be done at petrol stations, as marina prices are usually 10-20 pence per
litre more expensive: £120 per race.
Standard engine servicing:|
150 = from £500; 225 = from £1000
This excludes racing, which are covered by the RYA licence: 150 = from £550; 225 = from £750
Varies depending on location and quality. A typical weekend is 2-3 nights.
Transport and fuel|
The boat can be towed behind most family size cars (1800kg). The fuel cost depends on race