COR Race & Safety Rules
COR classes must comply with all APBA General Safety Rules unless more restrictive rules are provided below.
Rule 1: General rules governing all Classic Outboard Runabouts
A. Racing numbers shall be not less than 10 inches high. The numbers shall be visible on both sides of the boat and shall be dark on a plain light background or vice versa.
B. A 3 inch high (minimum), COR-2.0 (Classic Outboard Runabout 2.0) or COR-100 shall be placed on the same plain background as the number appears.
C. The requirements for a Pro Series event shall be determined by the Special Events Chairman and shall consist of a minimum of 5 races within a calendar year with a minimum purse of $1000.00 per race to be paid to the top four (4) contestants based on total points won at the Pro Series events during that year. These monies shall be collected and held by the Special Events Chairman to be disbursed at the end of the COR Pro Series.
D. Any temporary rule deviation must be requested in writing by the COR Chairman, regatta promoter, or race Chairman for the success of a particular event, and can be approved by the Special Events Chairman only.
Rule 2: Safety Rules (COR classes must comply with all APBA General Safety Rules unless more restrictive rules are provided below)
A. All fuel lines must be Coast Guard approved for gasoline engines, secured in a workmanlike manner.
B. Engines run “out of the water” must be in neutral and remain in neutral while the engine is “turning over”.
C. All boats must be equipped with a positive throttle return to the closed position when throttle pressure is released or with throttle cable detached. In addition, the boat must be equipped with a positive safety switch that will break the ignition circuit in the event a driver is thrown from the boat. The switch must be properly attached to the driver prior to starting the engine and must not exceed approximately 10 lbs. of pull to activate.
D. Steering may be actuated by the cable/pulley, double push/pull or hydraulic method.
E. The propeller shaft must be placed no higher than 1 inch below the planing surface of the boat with the propeller shaft parallel to that planing surface.
F. A fully charged, minimum 2-1/2 pound CO2 or dry chemical fire extinguisher must be in the pit area at all times.
G. A 15’ or longer line capable of towing the boat must be secured to the bow eye. Also, a paddle must be securely stowed in the cockpit of the boat.
H. There shall be no loose gear allowed in the cockpit at any time during competition.
I. Minimum age for competing in the COR 2.0 Class shall be 18 years of age. Drivers of the V-4/inline 6 cylinder (COR-100) boats must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Drivers shall be required to wear eye protection of plastic or heat-treated lenses, with no metal frames being allowed.
J. All crew members shall be required to wear closed footwear. All contestants are requested to wear uniforms with tight fitting cuffs at the ankles and wrists.
K. Only stock flywheels manufactured by the OEM shall be allowed in the COR classes. These flywheels may not be modified in any way.
Rule 3: Inspections
A. Safety inspection of the following (considered minimal)
1. Seat fastening
2. Steering system
3. Fuel tank mounting
4. Throttle returns/engine “kill” switches
5. Turnbuckles etc. for safety wire
6. Life jacket and helmet in compliance with APBA General Safety Rules
7. Obstructions that would prove detrimental to the safe operation of the boat.
8. Securely fastened bow eye and satisfactory tow rope.
9. Engine and boat inspection may consist of any checks of the following COR-2.0 / COR-100 rules. No further teardown is required unless a written protest accompanied by a one hundred dollar protest fee is presented to the referee within 30 minutes after the last contestant finishes the race. (See APBA rules concerning officials, protests and appeals)