All boats are required to enter crew contact details (including the skipper) in SailSys prior to:
- 1500 hours for Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Twilight series
- 1000 hours for other races.
Boats not complying with this requirement shall be scored DNC. Owners, skippers and crew must not attend the Club if they or any member of their immediate household has COVID-19 or is in any way feeling unwell.
2020-2021 Sailing Season
Etchells World Qualifying series
Notice of Race
Adoption of RRS A9
Appendix 1-Tide Tables
Appendix 2-Sunset Times
Appendix 3-Harbour Marks Buoys Chartlet
Appendix 4-Race Signals & International Code Flags
Appendix 5-NSW RMS Requirements in Case of Accident
Appendix 6-NSW RMS Yacht Persons Brief
Appendix 7-NSW RMS Ferry Activated Exclusion Zone
Appendix 8-NSW RMS Sydney Harbour Transit Zone
Appendix 9-NSW RMS Safety Guidelines for Seaplanes and Vessels in Rose Bay
Appendix 10-On-water Emergency Procedures
Appendix 11-Prizes & Trophies
Appendix 12 – Schedule of Discards
Process for Reporting Accidents
It is a condition of the Squadron’s Aquatic Licence that the Squadron comply with the NSW Maritime regulations for reporting incidents occurring on the water. For a full explanation of the reporting requirements following a marine accident please read this document.
NSW Maritime expects the organising Club to investigate incidents that occur within their licensed event under the rules that the vessels were competing or racing. For incidents between yachts racing in a RSYS event, which does not result in a protest, or if you expect to lodge an insurance claim, NSW Maritime and Yachting NSW have produced a simplified Vessel Incident Report form.
For incidents between yachts from different clubs or when not racing, the normal NSW Maritime Incident Report is required to be completed. Lodge the completed forms with the Sailing Department.
Process for Obtaining Assistance
The Squadron organises and manages yacht races in both the harbour and offshore. What happens in case of an accident or other emergency? If the incident is serious such as potential loss of life or serious injury, significant deterioration in the weather, vessel disabled or difficulty retrieving a MOB then calling emergency services directly is advised. Call 000 if the incident is serious or, for a major incident which is not life threatening, call Marine Rescue on VHF channel 16. If you cannot obtain assistance and for less serious incidents such as minor injuries, or minor damage requiring assistance then contact the Race Officer and advise him of who you are, where you are, a brief description of your vessel and the nature of the emergency. The Race Officer will notify the Sailing Office who will coordinate any required shore based actions such as calling 000, the marine rescue organisations or an ambulance.
Wait for the Race Officer to respond. The Race Officer will contact you and advise you of the action taken by him and the action required of you. This may include asking you to contact emergency services directly. Please keep in mind that the Race Officer has responsibility for all the boats racing in the fleet. It is unlikely that the Committee Vessel will be in a position to render assistance directly. However, the Emergency Management Team will muster all necessary resources to address the emergency.
If you cannot contact the Race Officer, then try either the Sailing Department (9017 0152) or the House Duty Manager (9955 7171).
If all attempts listed above fail to attract attention to your emergency situation then other methods such as flares should be considered.