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The Race Committee has issued an amendment to the Sailing Instructions that will come into force from Race 12 from Panama to Jamaica

The amendment bans the use of routing or navigational software other than that as provided by Clipper Ventures to all the yachts, this being Euronav’s Seapro software

The use of other navigational and routing software is not specifically addressed in the current Sailing Instructions or Standard Operating Procedures and therefore is not against the rules.  However, after due consideration and review, the Race Committee feels that although alternative software is very similar, its use is not in the spirit of the race.

The decision in not retrospective, so no action will be taken against any yacht that may have used other software and all previous results will stand.

From Race 12 onwards any breach of the new rule will result in disqualification.