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ASC SAILING INSTRUCTIONS REQUIRE ALL YACHTS PARTICIPATING IN ASC RACES TO HAVE, AS A MINIMUM, A CURRENT CATEGORY 7 COMPLIANCE FORM AND AN ASC ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT FORM LODGED WITH THE CLUB.

Compliance forms expire 30 June every year, it is necessary to pass a new audit for every season.


 Yacht Equipment Inspections 2017-2018

As at 08/06/2017.

LOTS OF CHANGES THIS YEAR: New forms, new rules and some new procedures.

SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

Download links: (all in PDF format)

ASC Sailing Instructions 2016/2017 to be carried until the new season's instructions are issued.

NEW Australian Sailing (formally Yachting Australia) 2017-2021 Special Regulations Equipment Audit forms CAT 5 OR CAT 7. NB: ASC also now requires...

NEW ASC Additional Equipment form (yes, now a separate form) which lists equipment required by the Club's sailing instructions over and above items Australian Sailing requires.

NEW Sailing Rules 2017-2020

NEW Special Regulations (safety equipment guidelines) Part 1 (keel boats)

AVALON SAILING CLUB

 SPECIAL REGULATIONS AUDIT DATES

Sat 5th Aug 09:00-12:00

Sat 12th Aug 09:00-12:00

Sun 27th Aug 08:00- 10:30 (before the Winter Series race)

  (some additional bookings may be available see below.)

NB: No ASC tender service on audit dates.

Audit Bookings

Bookings keep audit days efficient. If you turn up without a booking there is no guarantee anyone will be available to audit your vessel.

Contact David Evans 0438 224 926 pinkpigproductions@bigpond.com to book your audit.

 For those who can't make any of the audit days:

It is possible to book an ASC audit outside the dates nominated. If the volunteer auditor is attending the Club for another reason eg a sailing day, the audit will be free. HOWEVER a special trip for an audit will attract a fee of $30.00 (which goes to the Club)

Karl Nielsen has offered some limited availability mid-week. Please contact him directly

Contact Karl Nielsen 0412 888 656 knielsen@internode.on.net

Before the Audit Day

Conduct a SELF AUDIT. The auditor's role is to check you have done it correctly. Feel free to seek their guidance BEFORE the day if you have any questions. (Contact details at the bottom of the page.)

To perform your SELF AUDIT:

Print out both the new AS Special Regulations Equipment Audit form CAT 5 OR CAT 7 AND the new ASC Additional Equipment Form then complete them aboard your boat.

Initial OR mark as N/A EVERY line. Read the appropriate rules in the new Special Regulations to ensure each item is properly complied with.

Be warned! The first inspection for Club Members is free BUT EACH reinspection due to a failed audit will attract a $30 fee. 

 On your Audit Day:

  • The owner/skipper or their authorised representative must be on board during the audit.
  • Bring your boat and find a mooring off the club. Call on VHF Ch 73 or phone your auditor to confirm arrangements. (you may be required to provide transport to your boat for the auditor)
  • Equipment required for the audit MUST BE LAID OUT BEFORE the audit.
  • Produce both the fully completed Equipment Audit form CAT 5 OR CAT 7  AND the ASC Additional Equipment form from your SELF AUDIT.
  • Provide a copy of your Boat's Insurance policy.

The ASC auditor verifies that your SELF AUDIT satisfies compliance with the category you choose (eg Cat 7 or 5).

Upon satisfactorily completing the audit:

  • you will receive a 2017/2018 Compliance Sticker to be fixed to your boat
  • the Club's records will be updated to reflect your boat's Cat status.
  • the original audit form will be held by the Club but a PDF version will be emailed to you.

 

IMPORTANT

The onus is on owners to ensure continuous compliance in the Category for which they have been sucessfully audited. Equipment Auditors may undertake spot checks during the season.

Yachts must also comply with the Maritime N.S.W Authority Safety Equipment Regulations.

Fire Extinguishers and Inspection

NEW Extinguishers no longer have to be inspected by a qualified person. However, extinguishes must be self-tested in accordance with the notes that follow AS Special Regulation 4.04.  Auditors will check to see if they are "fit for purpose" .

NB: an extinguisher has to be pressure tested every 5 years. The date of manufacturing will be stamped on the cylinder. Auditors will check to see if extinguishers fall under the 5 year limit or expect proof of pressure testing.  For smaller devices it is much cheaper to buy a new one rather than have them tested.

 

The Blue Book Has Changed

NEW The Blue Book 2017-2020 came into force Jan 1, 2017 and is now split into 3 publications: the Racing Rules and the Special Regulations Part 1 (Keel Boats) & Part 2 (Off The Beach Boats).

They are FREE to download in PDF format for use on electronic devices. From the download, sailors can choose to print out a hard copy, BUT if you elect to carry only a digital copy, you must be able to demonstrate the capacity to read these documents while on your boat.

To stay compliant, members should already be carrying the new publications.

Cost of Audit

ASC members will have their yachts audited at no charge on the appointed Audit Days...  failed audits attract a $30 fee per reinspection.

Non-members are required to pay $30 prior to an audit.

Any fees collected go to the Club.

ABOUT THE AUDITORS:

Like all positions at Avalon, the Safety Equipment Auditors are volunteers. They give their time to be trained and certified by Sailing Australia, then organise and conduct free audits for the benefit of other Club members. Please respect this time freely given.

Avalon Sailing Club and its auditors reserve the right to refuse an audit.

 

AUDITOR CONTACT DETAILS:

David Evans 9973 3637, 0438 224 926 or pinkpigproductions@bigpond.com

Ian Craig 0419 625 298

Karl Nielsen 0412 888 656 or knielsen@internode.on.net