For boats sailing in Division 2 and 5 races under Cat 6+

Note: Category 6+ is NOT available to Etchells, Dragon and Tumlaren class yachts.
These classes must fill out the Cat 7+ form.


I have read and understand my obligations as set out in Part 1 of the Australian Sailing Special Regulations 2017-2020, in particular 1.02.1, 1.02.2 and 1.02.3 Owner’s Responsibility.

I understand that the checklist is provided only as a guide to Owners and Race Organising Authorities and that an Auditor cannot limit or reduce the complete and unlimited responsibility of the Owner or the Owner’s Representative as defined in 1.02.1, 1.02.2, and 1.02.3 Owner’s Responsibility.

I undertake to maintain the boat and all its equipment in good order and condition as specified in the Special Regulations.




    3.02 - Hull, deck, hatches and windows can be made watertight Yes
    3.02.3(a) - Positive hold-down lock on movable keels and centreboards YesN/A
    3.06 - Means of escape exit (forehatch) if fuel carried below deck YesN/A
    3.08.1 - Cockpit to be self draining or buoyancy fitted to boat Yes
    3.12 - Lifelines fitted (PFDs must be worn if no complying lifelines) YesN/A
    3.12.3 - Lifelines fully enclose boat, ie: bow, sides and stern. YesN/A
    3.12.5 - Lifeline height at least 450mm for boats less than 8.5 metres and at least 600 mm for others YesN/A
    3.12.6(a) - Lifelines to be uncoated stainless steel wire YesN/A
    3.12.6 (b) - Any covers on lifelines are removable for inspection of wire YesN/A
    3.12.6 (d) - Lifeline gap at ends not to exceed 100mm YesN/A
    3.17.2 - Cooking stove secure and with fuel shutoff YesN/A
    3.24.5 - Two buckets of stout construction (9 litre min) with lanyards Yes
    3.25 - Installed VHF radio or handheld VHF radio of 5 Watts power (GLYC requirement) Yes
    3.28.1 - Hull identification (>50mm high): Name and Number (see below) Yes
    4.04 - Fire extinguishers where fuel carried YesN/A
    4.04.4 - Fire blanket with cooking devices YesN/A
    4.05 - Primary anchor as per table, with appropriate chain and rope Yes
    4.05(d) - Provision to secure bitter end of warp Yes
    4.06 - Water resistant and floating flashlight Yes
    4.07.8 - Medical kit as per table, stored in labelled water proof container Yes
    4.10.3 - YA Racing Rules of Sailing (except for open boats) YesN/A
    4.15.3 - Sharp knife in or near cockpits Yes
    4.22 - Distress flares: 2 red hand held, 2 orange smoke (GLYC requirement) Yes
    4.27 - Distress Sheet with lanyards available Yes
    5.01 - PFD available for each crew member (to be worn where no lifelines fitted) Yes

    Note: The AS hull identification requirements

    3.28.1 Boats shall have on both sides or on the transom in legible characters a minimum of 50 mm high:
    (a) The boat’s name.
    (b) Its state marine authority number or sail number.
    (c) If the boat has no state marine authority number, the sail number and the name of the club.
    (d) The name of the club may be abbreviated.

    AS Special Regulations can be downloaded here