Recently Australian Sailing published an article on Stay Safer Dinghy Sailing. The article goes through basic checks for your boat, checking your sailing gear, understanding the weather etc. It is a great communication piece to share with your members. We have also invited Marine Safety Victoria to present at our local club conference, providing additional resources to clubs.
There are also some great resources that can be found at boating.vic.gov.au that cover both power and non-powered crafts. (https://www.boating.vic.gov.au/knowledgehub)And don’t forget to check out our resource page https://www.sailingresources.org.au/home/. We are strongly encouraging clubs to communicate to their members the increases risk that can come from solo sailing and highlight the need to take extra precautionary measures before going out alone.
Regional Manager Victoria