Darwin Sailing Club

Safety and equipment declarations

Equipment compliance

Competitors are reminded that all Special Regulations Equipment Declaration/Audit Forms expire annually, on 30th June. Those audited in the Northern Territory may expire on 31 December. A boat is not eligible to compete without a current declaration on file with the Club.

Competitors who will be entering a Club series (to race) are required to submit a completed declaration form (and any supplementary documents) to the Sailing Office.

Audits may ordered by the Race Committee and will be arranged for a Saturday morning dependent on an auditor’s availability. Contact the Sailing Manager to arrange your audit.

Incomplete audits: Boats with incomplete items must complete the action plan in the time nominated by the Auditor. Boats failing to finalise their audit action will have to re-book a full audit.

Which declaration do I require to race?

To assist owners with the audit process and questions please use this link. Auditors are happy to assist any owners who need clarification on regulations prior to the audit. Questions related to Special Regulations can be submitted to the Sailing Manager.

The following are required:

Darwin to Saumlaki

Category 2 (Monohull)

Category 2 (Multihull)

Round The Islands (see Notice of Race for additions above Cat. 3)

Category 3 (Monohull)

Category 3 (Multihull)

Arafura Short Offshore Series races and Turnbull Bay Race

Category 4 (Monohull)

Category 4 (Multihull)

All inshore and Darwin Harbour racing, includes Classic series and Harbour series) NOTE: NT boating regulations are more stringent in some areas than Cat. 7. Participating in racing does not exempt a boat from meeting NT and must also be met.

Category 7

Off The Beach - (All Classic and Point Score series races)

OTB Safety Declaration

Racing Rules of Sailing and Yachting Australia Prescriptions

The Racing Rules of Sailing and Australian Sailing Prescriptions and Special Regulations can be down-loaded from Australian Sailing, 

The Racing Rules of Sailing and Special Regulations are required to be on board boats racing at all times. Off The Beach boats must have copies of these rules and regulations on shore. Either printed, or soft copies are acceptable.

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