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Safety Declaration 6+7


I have read and understand my obligations as set out in Part 1, Section 1 of the Sailing Australia Special Regulations, in particular 1.02.1, 1.02.2 and 1.02.3 Owner’s Responsibility.

I understand that the checklist is provided only as a guide to Owners and Race Organising Authorities and that an Auditor cannot limit or reduce the complete and unlimited responsibility of the Owner or the Owner’s Representative as defined in 1.02.1, 1.02.2, and 1.02.3 Owner’s Responsibility.

I undertake to maintain the boat and all its equipment in good order and condition as specified in the Special Regulations.

Where the boat, to which this Declaration applies, is used for more than one category I undertake to carry, as a minimum, the correct equipment for the category of race being sailed.

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    Content of Checklist
    The checklist is presented for Categories 6 and 7.

    Reg No. Subject 6 7
    2.03.1 All equipment shall function correctly, be maintained correctly
    2.03.2 Heavy items to be securely installed and fastened.
    3.01.3 Boats not complying with 3.04.2(stability) or 3.08(cockpits) shall be buoyant
    3.01.5 Ballast tanks permanently installed and shall have isolating valves and pump(s) capable of manual operation at any angle of heel.
    3.01.6 Manual control and actuation of moveable ballast systems.
    3.02 Hull, deck, hatches and windows can be made watertight
    3.02.2 Centre board and dagger board trunks shall be watertight
    3.02.3(a) Positive hold-down lock on movable keels and centreboards
    3.04.1 Boat to be designed and built to resist capsize per Appendix B
    3.04.2 Boat shall be resistant to capsize
    3.06 Means of escape exit (forehatch)
    3.08.1 Cockpit to be strong and self draining
    3.08.7 Cockpit drains as per table
    3.12.6(a) Lifelines to be uncoated stainless steel wire of minimum diameter as per table
    3.12.6(d) Lifeline gap at ends not to exceed 100mm
    3.12.6(e) All wire fittings, anchorage points, fixtures and lanyards comprise a lifeline enclosure system which has at all points at least the breaking strength of the required lifeline
    3.17.2 Cooking stove secure and with fuel shutoff
    3.17.3 Gas to be used only for cooking
    3.17.4(a) “Remember Turn off Gas at Bottle” sign near appliance
    3.17.4(b) Boats with gas systems using permanent flames shall have gas detectors fitted
    3.17.5 Disposable Gas canisters less than 225grams capacity
    3.17.6 Gas containers to be contained in ventilated external location
    3.20.6 Bilge pump only discharge into cockpit if cockpit opens to sea
    3.20.9 Two buckets of stout construction (8 litre min) with lanyards
    3.24.5 Adequate engine performance and fuel carried
    3.24.6 Separate battery for electric start engines
    3.24.8 Fixed fuel tank to have shut-off valve
    3.24.9(a) & (b) Fuel tanks for inboard engines to be of appropriate material and permanently installed
    3.24.10 Paddles available if yacht less than 5.5 metres and has no engine
    3.28.1 Identification name (>50mm high) and number (>100mm high)
    4.01.1 Sail numbers shall be carried
    4.04 Fire extinguishers, in service and readily accessible
    4.04.d Fire blanket where fuel carried
    4.05 Primary anchor as per table, with appropriate chain and tackle
    4.05.(d) Provision to secure bitter end of warp
    4.06 Water resistant and floating flashlights with spare bulbs and batteries
    4.07.9 Medical kit as per table, stored in labelled water proof container
    4.10.3 Current “YA Racing Rules of Sailing”
    4.15.3 Sharp knife in or near cockpits
    4.16.1 Boats name on buoyant equipment
    4.16.2 Personal PFDs marked with owners details
    4.22 Flares carried ( as per MSV requirements) and stored in a waterproof container,
    Earliest expiry date of flares: .
    4.27 Distress Sheet with lanyards available
    5.01(a) & 5.01.2 PFD available for each crew member
    5.01 Each PFD shall have a whistle attached