8 Days to go to Race Start!Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Only 8 Days to go to race start! With the start at 1200 Friday 3rd August, we are in the final stages for the 6th Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race.
Sunday 29th July Category 2 Safety Audits (See attached schedule. Note there have been a couple time changes)
Monday 30th July Category 2 Safety Audits (See attached schedule. Note there have been a couple time changes)
Thursday 2nd August Competitors Briefing Flags Function Room, RQYS Clubhouse 1830hours (Compulsory for all boats to have two crew members attend)
Friday 3rd August RACE START! 1200hours
Category 2 Safety Audits
For those who are undergoing a safety audit, please see below for information on this process:
Presentation of a Boat for Inspection process.
• Necessary equipment should be laid out ready for inspection.
• The skipper and knowledgeable crew member should be on board during the inspection.
• The owner’s YA number and vessel registration details shall be made available to the Auditor or the Equipment Compliance form cannot be completed.
Equipment Layout for Inspection
All items required for safety inspection should be laid out prior to the Auditor coming on board.
• Storm boards ready to be put in place.
• Sea cocks and plugs exposed, not hidden by equipment.
• Know the water and fuel capacity of your tanks
• Fire extinguishers taken from brackets so date tags can be sighted.
• First Aid kits open and items with use by dates on the top so that expiry date can be checked.
• Publications and charts on chart table.
• Emergency navigation lights with batteries fitted.
• PFD’s, harnesses, tethers and flares laid out.
• Radio installation inspection certificate.
• Life Raft Certificate
• Jackstays rigged.
• Lifelines tightened.
After the Inspection
It is the owners responsibility to ensure that the boat continues to comply in every respect with the category the boat is competing in. Owners should remain familiar with the YA Special regulations and ensure that all equipment remains on the boat, is kept in good working order and that equipment is replaced or repaired as necessary.
The onus is NOT on the race organisers, the Club or the Equipment Auditors to perform ongoing checks or to confirm compliance. The responsibility remains with the boat owner – the audit only verifies that the equipment is on board at the time of the inspection.
Get your gear to Keppel!
Thursday 2 August » 1100 to 1800 hours
Friday 3 August » 0600 to 1000 hours
Pricing can be found here
These are being finalised as this email gets sent out! We will have a copy emailed to you by 0900 Friday 27th July 2012. Your official copy along with competitor bag will be available from the sailing office from 0900 tomorrow!