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Special Regulations

MHYC Requirements

MHYC Special Regulations Equipment Requirements: Audit Form 2024-2025

Special Regulations Audit Forms

To book an inspection, contact the Sailing Office on 8969 3102 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marine Communications Inspection Form (Recommended for Cat 1-3)

Current list of MHYC Auditors - Club / National

Current list of AS / NSW accredited Equipment Auditors (AS Website)

Australian Sailing Special Regulations Page

Australian Sailing Racing Rules and Appeals Page - including download of Racing Rules of Sailing Blue Book
Marine Flare Disposal Information

Get Checked Days - Saturday June 29 & Sunday 25 August 2024

MHYC holds a two annual Get Checked Days for Equipment Audits, which allows Club Members the perfect opportunity to have their boats audited prior to the new sailing season commencing free of charge. The dates for the 2024-2025 season free audits are Saturday 29th June and Sunday 25th August 2024.

Bookings for an equipment audit are to be arranged directly through the MHYC Sailing Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Inflatable PFD's can be serviced by Boatie Afloat with drop-off and pick-up at the MHYC Marina Office. Get in early to avoid delays in the lead up to the Get Checked Days by contacting Tom Pyne on 0418 242 637 to book in.  Fire extinguisher testing or replacement will be available at the club on the morning of the Get Checked Days. For more information contact Craig Condon on 0413 627 047 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presentation of a Boat for Inspection process

• Boat owners should obtain and complete an Equipment Compliance form from their club (or download above) prior to the inspection.
• The owner or his representative should carry out an initial inspection and tick/sign the appropriate box - making sure to check expiry dates and quality of equipment, as well as identifying the location of equipment that may be asked to be presented during the inspection.
• Boat owners should make a firm appointment for an audit and they should be punctual.
• Necessary equipment should be laid out ready for inspection, including copies of service certificates and any additional safety documentation; ie stowage plans, Epirb registration, Life Raft Service Certificates, PFD Service Certificates. (Cat 1 and 2 inspections - owners should have a copy of these certificates on hand to submit to the auditor as a part of the inspection paperwork.)
• The skipper and knowledgeable crew member should be on board during the inspection.
• The owner's Australian Sailing 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. Prior preparation will significantly reduce the time taken to complete the inspection.

• 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 Australian Sailing 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.