Going sailing? What do I need to know?
|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|
Before starting your trip, get the most up to date marine forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Read more information about how to use the five vital weather safety checks.
Local marine weather information
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.
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.
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.