Darwin Sailing Club
Safety and equipment declarations

Safety and equipment declarations

Equipment compliance

Competitors are reminded that all Special Regulations Equipment Declaration/Audit Forms expire annually on 30 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 supplementary documents) to the Sailing Office. This will be via the TES online entry system.

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 for an off the beach or Category 7 audit will have 30 days to finalise their audit. Category 1-6 audits will have 60 days to finalise their audit. Boats failing to finalise their audit 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:

Category 2 – (Darwin to Saumlaki, Darwin to Ambon)

Category 3 – (Arafura Short Offshore Point Score races)

Category 5 – (Bynoe Harbour races)

Category 7 – (All inshore and Darwin Harbour racing, includes Classic series and Harbour series)

Off the beach - (All Classic and Point Score series races)

Racing Rules of Sailing and Yachting Australia Prescriptions

The Racing Rules of Sailing and Yachting Australia Prescriptions and Special Regulations (Blue Book) can be purchased online from Australian Sailing, or purchased from chandleries or boating book shops. The Racing Rules (not including YA Prescriptions/Special Regulations) can also be bought from iTunes as an app. 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.


Thanks to our major sponsors

Darwin Port
Nautical Supplies
Sponsor of Junior Sailing
Arthur J Gallagher Insurance
Ramada Suites
Ward Keller
Mount Gay
Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association
Carlton United Breweries
Pernod Ricard
Television Sponsor
Waterfront Bistro
Coca-Cola-Amatil