The following information has been
produced so that members are aware of the safe practices and
policies which they are all expected to abide by:
1. Coxswains and coaches in launches must
wear buoyancy aids at all times. Coxswains must also remove
Wellington boots while in the boat.
2. Members must log 'out' and 'in'
whenever they boat. A log book is provided for this purpose
in The Glassert.
3. Incidents, accidents and damages must
be recorded in the log book kept in The Glassert. Any head
injuries or broken bones must be reported to a committee
4. No member must go out in any boat
unless they can swim at least 100 metres unaided.
5. Novice members must not boat alone, or
unaccompanied by an experienced member or a launch.
6. Members are advised not to pass West of
Duke Murdoch’s Island when the Loch Ard Sailing Club is
holding a regatta.
7. Boats must be launched with the bows
facing the oncoming wind.
8. The committee or its representative
shall have the authority to deem boating unsafe due to
dangerous wind conditions, or extreme cold.
9. Coaches using the launches must carry a
cell phone and two way radios at all times and must have
emergency numbers pre-programmed.
10. Members have a duty to notify the
committee of any medical condition which may affect them
11. All damage must be reported to a
12. Rowing in poor visibility (i.e., in
the dark, or dense fog) is discouraged by the committee. Any
members rowing in the dark must display a white light at
both the stern and the bows.
13. Boats should be checked prior to each
outing to ensure that all bolts are tight.
14. Boats should be washed and wiped down
after use, to help ensure their continuing safe condition.
Unsafe acts should be reported to a
Committee member. The Committee may, in its absolute
discretion, remove all membership rights from any member who
behaves on the loch or around the facilities in an unsafe