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Safe Sailing Links

Going sailing? What do I need to know?

Publication Link
Weather Bureau of Meteorology
Shipping Movements Sydney Shipping & Port Schedule
   
MHYC Sailing Handbook Sailing Instructions & Calendars
Special Regulations MHYC & YA Special Regulations Forms
MHYC Safety Manual Procedures & Guidelines
MHYC Competitor Emergency Plan MHYC Competitor Emergency Plan
Man Overboard Procedure (MOB) Can you retrieve a MOB?
MHYC Marina Plan MHYC Marina Emergency Plan
NSW Maritime Vessel Incident Procedures Incident Form
  NSW Maritime Educational Videos
Australian Hydrographic Service GPS receivers & Chart Datums
Australian Hydrographic Service Updating nautical charts
Servicing of PFDs PFD Check LIst (BURKE Brand ONLY)
PFDs on recreational boats National Standards for recreational boating equipment
Deviation Cards Create your own deviation card
   

WEATHER

Before starting your trip, get the most up to date marine forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Do the '5 Vital Weather Safety Checks' when planning your boating trip:
o Warnings current for your boating area
o Weather conditions affecting safe navigation and comfort
o Wind conditions
o Wave conditions
o Tide times

Read more information about how to use the five vital weather safety checks.

Local marine weather information
Sydney Coastal Waters Forecast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking
Sydney Closed Waters Forecast: Sydney Harbour, Pittwater and Botany Bay
Sydney coast wind and wave forecast maps (MetEye)
NSW coast tide predictions

Marine Laws and Regulations

THE MARINE SAFETY (GENERAL) REGULATIONS 2010 AND THE YA SPECIAL REGULATIONS

The YA Special Regulations 2009-2012(13) supplement the Government Regulations and do not replace them.

The new NSW Marine Safety ( General ) Regulations 2009 ( ‘the Government Regulations’ ) came into operation on the  30th March 2009. They may be accessed at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au

These Regulations have in some cases reduced the number of items to be carried or removed previously required items that were required by the previous Government Regulations.

Some examples of items not now required; a lifebuoy with 30 meters of line is no longer required, but note Racing Rule of Sailing 1.2 which requires an item of life saving equipment to be ready for immediate use and Government Regulation 84(6) which requires a ‘lifejacket’ to be within quick and easy access. A vessel over 12m in length in open waters is not now required to carry a life raft or life boat.

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THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA AND THE MARINE SAFETY ACT 1998 AND THE MARINE SAFETY (GENERAL) REGULATIONS 2009

Amendments to the Act and Regulations named above came into operation on the 30th March 2009. They may be accessed at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au

Under the Marine Safety Act 1998 section 10(1)   the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, (the Col Regs) apply at sea and to all NSW navigable waters.

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REPORTING MARINE ACCIDENTSAND THE MARINE SAFETY ACT 1998AND THE MARINE SAFETY (GENERAL) REGULATIONS 2009

The provisions of the Marine Safety Act 1998 (the Act) came into operation on the    30th March 2009.

The Marine Safety (General) Regulations 2009, (The Regulations) also came into force on the 30th March 2009.

They may be accessed at  www.legislation.nsw.gov.au

The Act and Regulations replace the obligation under section 30G of the Maritime Services Act 1935 to report marine accidents involving death or injury or damage exceeding $100.

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