YA Safety Information Notices
To visit the Yachting Australia Safety Information Nocites Page please click on the provided link;
Update As of 15th December 2015
Update As of 14th October 2015:
Free Defibrillators for YV Clubs
Yachting Victoria member clubs are eligible to apply directly to the Department of Health and Human Services for a free defibrillator
Package. The package includes a high quality defibrillator, some basic training and a minimum of three years of essential maintenance.
The term "personal flotation device" or "PFD" has been replaced with "lifejacket", a more widely understood term. This is part of a Standards Australia revised edition of the AS 4758 series of Australian Standards. Click HERE for further details.
Now you can update your beacon registration online thanks to AMSA-
Please click here to read the full article.
YA Safety Code
The YA safety code has been approved by the YA board and has been published to the YA website. Please click here to view.
Yachting Australia Safety Survey – Victorian Results
-A brief overview from our Risk Management and Safety Chair, Ray Shaw-
The recent safety survey conducted by YA covered many keys aspects of a sailing club’s operations;
How clubs recruit, train and deploy volunteer resources in conducting sailing.
- The role of a club risk management plan and its place in helping to provide a safer sailing environment
- The need for clear procedures and training in managing safety related incidents
- Key aspects of race management
While the results overall are satisfactory, there clearly are areas for improvement across the board. Sailing is largely a self-regulated sport and only by all clubs paying ongoing attention to all aspects of risk management and safety can we expect to be able to provide the safer sailing environment expected by our members. All clubs should carefully consider the results of the survey and address any shortcomings that might apply. Yachting Victoria is always available to help clubs in developing and deploying effective risk management plans and procedures.