Safety Resources

Safety Resources

Equipment Audits 

Preparing for an Equipment Audit – The Special Regulations provide a minimum safety equipment standard for yachts competing in racing events.  Please refer to the Special Regulations when preparing for your Equipment Audit . Special Regulations 2021_24.

The Special Regulations are updated regularly – Amendments issued up to November 2021 have been included in the Special Regulations – individual amendments can be downloaded : Special Regulations Amendments

Equipement Audits for the 2024-25 season will be held on the following dates:

Equipment Audit Resources

Equipment Audit forms can be downloaded below and should be completed prior to booking an audit.

Equipment Auditors

Equipment audits can be organised with an SASC auditor – see list below. Please contact the auditor directly, audits are usually conducted on Saturday Mornings during the sailing season, or at other times subject to auditor availability.

  • Bruce Dover             (0414 631 055)
  • Chris Manion           (0417 814 603)
  • Peter Scott                (0411 222 009)
  • Nigel Stoke               (02 9953 6125)
  • Philip Brown            (0418 214 897)
  • Stuart Anderson      (0414285374)
  • Dennis O’Donohue (0408336647)
  • Mike Warner            (0400298023)
  • John Sturrock          (0419258375)

Servicing Inflatable Life Jackets

It is important to service your inflatable life jackets – you will need to provide documentation confirming annual servicing when completing your Equipment Audit.  You can use the manufacturer’s inspecial form or download a generic form:  Inflatable Life Jacket Inspection form  SASC accepts self-servicing of inflatable life jackets, however some clubs require inflatable life jackets to be serviced by an approved servicing agent. If you are racing with other clubs you should check their requirements

A guide to life jacket care and video on self-servicing is available on the TfNSW website: Care and Servicing of Inflatable life jackets

Skippers Briefings (Latest Version)

The Skippers’ Briefing is compulsory for all skippers racing with the SASC.

Register for the 2024-25 Skippers Briefings:

Here are the brieifng presentations for reference:

On-water Emergency Procedures & Safety Card


On-water Emergency Procedures

Incident Report Form

Skippers must report all incidents in writing to the club within 24 hours of the incident.  A vessel incident report form can be downloaded here: Incident Report Form

Marine Safety and Exclusion Zones

Marine Safety and Exclusion Zones

Boating Safety Checklist

A guide to lifejacket and safety equipment rules for Enclosed and Offshore waters: TfNSW Safety Equipment Checklist


Sydney Harbour Water Police: (02) 9320 7499
Sydney Ports Vessel Traffic Service: (02) 9296 4999 (VHF13)
Marine Rescue Sydney (24×7):  (02)9450 2468 (VHF16)
Marine Rescue The Spit (7am to 5pm Sat/Sun):  (02) 9969 3270