Passenger Yacht Code Sailing Vessel Chapter Consultation
1st June 2015
31st August 2015
When the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) for Yachts carrying 13 to 36
passengers was first published in 2010, it made no provisions for
sailing vessels. This was however noted at the time, and that such
provisions would be included in a later version of The PYC once
there was a demonstrated need from the industry to warrant the
investment in resource required to develop the new requirements for
In 2013 the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR) successfully
established an expert working group to take on the task of drafting
the new section of the PYC. Instructed by the Passenger Yacht Code
Industry Working Group, the sailing vessel expert working group was
tasked with the development or amendment of the PYC to include
Over the course of 2014, the Working Group developed a draft new
chapter of The PYC to cover sailing vessels. The group was
made up of naval architects, designers, consultants, class
societies, managers, builders and flag states.
The draft Chapter 14 of the PYC is now ready for public industry
wide consultation. The industry is invited to take part in
the consultation of the new chapter by providing feedback on the
draft text provided below.
Items in [square brackets] are those that the working group
could not reach full agreement on and should be commented on where
The values in square brackets in section 14.6(2) & (3) are
being quantified by a Wolfson Unit Research Project into Stability
of Large Sailing Vessels.
Please channel all comments or completed 'Consultation Feedback
Forms' through Mr. Jo Assael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subsequent to this, the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands
(MACI) will prepare the final draft of the new chapter of the PYC
in readiness for the 6th Edition of the PYC to be
published in January 2016.
Wolfson Unit Research Project into Stability of Large Sailing
Vessels for the Passenger Yacht Code
31st July 2015
The Wolfson Unit, Southampton is currently conducting validation
research on the intact stability criteria of the draft new chapter
14 of PYC which covers sailing vessels. In order to succeed,
they need to increase the data set from the P534 research conducted
in 2006 which forms the basis of the project. This data is to
include the current large sailing yacht, passenger sailing yacht
& sailing cruise fleet, including where possible projects in
the design stages.
The industry is called to submit information in order to help
with this project and the successful development of the PYC to
include sailing vessels. The Wolfson Unit 'Yacht Data Sheet'
is available below.
It is appreciated that it may not be possible to complete all
items in the Yacht Data Sheet, but please provide as much
information as available. The name of the yacht will assist us in
collating data from other sources and ensuring no duplication but
will not be disclosed.
The information provided will be kept in the strictest of
confidence and not released with the research results.
Please channel all completed Yacht Data Sheets through Mr. Jo
Assael at email@example.com.
The deadline for the submission of this information to be included
in the research is 31st July 2015.