Rules and Regulations
1 FUNDAMENTAL RULES
- A boat or support person shall give all possible help to any person or vessel in danger.
- A boat shall carry adequate life-saving equipment for all persons on board, including one item ready for immediate use, unless her class rules
make some other provision. Each participant is individually responsible for wearing a personal flotation device adequate for the conditions.
1.2 ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES
- By participating or intending to participate in an event conducted under the rules, each participant and boat owner agrees to accept the rules.
- A support person by providing support, or a parent or guardian by permitting their child to enter an event, agrees to accept the rules.
- Each boat owner agrees, on behalf of their support persons, that such support persons are bound by the rules.
- The person in charge of each boat shall ensure that all participants, the crew and the boat’s owner are aware of their responsibilities under this
- All boats must not exceed the speed limit provided
- These rules may be changed by a prescription of the national authorities of the Maldives.
2 LOCAL LAWS AND CUSTOMS
- Importing or possessing drugs can carry severe penalties, including life imprisonment.
- Possession of alcohol, and being intoxicated is prohibited by law, outside resort islands.
- Maldives is a 100% Islamic country.
- Violations of local laws may lead to adverse consequences.
- Visitors are expected to respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times, including dressing conservatively and be aware of your
actions to ensure that they do not offend.
- Visitors must be sensitive to local dress standards when on inhibited islands. Cover your shoulders and avoid short or tight-fitting shorts (men and
women); when bathing, cover arms and upper legs. Nudism and topless sunbathing are not allowed anywhere, including on resort islands.
- Same-sex relations are illegal and convicted offenders could face lengthy prison sentences and fines.
- Alcoholic drinks are only available on resort islands and floating bars. Do not take any alcohol away from a resort island.
- Mariners in possession of firearms must surrender them to the local authorities.
3 POSSIBLE CHANGE IN DATES
- The date of the event and its activities may be subject to change depending on the guidelines by the Health Protection Agency of the Maldives
pertaining to COVID-19 pandemic.
- When and if an activity is rescheduled to dates different from the dates stated in the itinerary, all boats entered shall be notified.
4 PROHIBITED ITEMS
- Firearms and explosives
- Alcoholic beverages
- Pork products
- Pornography and pornographic material
- Materials deemed contrary to Islam including ‘idols for worship’ and bibles
- Illegal drugs