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  1. Special Regulations Seminar January 2009

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  3. Course Explanation & Outcomes • The purpose of the Seminar is to: • Familiarise yourself with the Special Regulations 2009 • Clarify general issues associated with the Regulations and how they apply • Re-enforce the concept of the Owner’s responsibility • To increase awareness of the Special Regulations and general principle of seamanship. • The delivery of the seminar will be: • The outcomes to be achieved for you are: 2

  4. Course Explanation & Outcomes • The purpose of the Seminar is to: • Familiarise yourself with the Special Regulations 2009 • Clarify general issues associated with the Regulations and how they apply • Re-enforce the concept of the Owner’s responsibility • To increase awareness of the Special Regulations and general principle of seamanship. • The delivery of the seminar will be: • 2 to 2.5 hours • Handout material has been issued • There will be a Question & Answer session at the conclusion of the presentation. • The outcomes to be achieved for you are: 2

  5. Course Explanation & Outcomes • The purpose of the Seminar is to: • Familiarise yourself with the Special Regulations 2009 • Clarify general issues associated with the Regulations and how they apply • Re-enforce the concept of the Owner’s responsibility • To increase awareness of the Special Regulations and general principle of seamanship. • The delivery of the seminar will be: • 2 to 2.5 hours • Handout material has been issued • There will be a Question & Answer session at the conclusion of the presentation. • The outcomes to be achieved for you are: • Appreciation and understanding of the Special Regulations • Clarification of the Special Regulations • How to work with Auditors & Inspectors • An increased awareness of your role and the responsibilities • The application of seamanship 2

  6. The Special Regulations and the Racing Rules of Sailing The flow chart illustrates the Special Regulations do not exist in isolation. The Racing Rules of Sailing have safety embedded in them also. 3

  7. The Special Regulations do not replace Government Safety Equipment Regulations • The Government Regulations are the LAW and must have priority of compliance. 4

  8. The Special Regulations do not replace Government Safety Equipment Regulations • The Government Regulations are the LAW and must have priority of compliance. • The Special Regulations supplement the Government Regulations. Refer SR 1.01.2 4

  9. The Special Regulations do not replace Government Safety Equipment Regulations • The Government Regulations are the LAW and must have priority of compliance. • The Special Regulations supplement the Government Regulations. Refer SR 1.01.2 • If an item is not in the Special Regulations but is included in the Government Regulations the item must be carried. 4

  10. The Special Regulations do not replace Government Safety Equipment Regulations • The Government Regulations are the LAW and must have priority of compliance. • The Special Regulations supplement the Government Regulations. Refer SR 1.01.2 • If an item is not in the Special Regulations but is included in the Government Regulations the item must be carried. • It is the Owner’s responsibility to comply with the Law not the Auditor’s job to enforce the Law 4

  11. The Special Regulations do not replace Government Safety Equipment Regulations • The Government Regulations are the LAW and must have priority of compliance. • The Special Regulations supplement the Government Regulations. Refer SR 1.01.2 • If an item is not in the Special Regulations but is included in the Government Regulations the item must be carried. • It is the Owner’s responsibility to comply with the Law not the Auditor’s job to enforce the Law • Every State of Australia has different requirements 4

  12. The Special Regulations do not replace Government Safety Equipment Regulations • The Government Regulations are the LAW and must have priority of compliance. • The Special Regulations supplement the Government Regulations. Refer SR 1.01.2 • If an item is not in the Special Regulations but is included in the Government Regulations the item must be carried. • It is the Owner’s responsibility to comply with the Law not the Auditor’s job to enforce the Law • Every State of Australia has different requirements • Some MYAs have obtained Exemption Orders for racing boats as to what equipment may not be carried if the YA Special Regulations equipment is carried when competing. Check with your MYA. 4

  13. The Owner’s / Skipper’s Responsibilities • Racing Rule 4 - Decision to race sets the framework for responsibility. It is the ‘boat’ and hers alone. • The ‘boat’ is defined to include the crew. 5

  14. The Owner’s / Skipper’s Responsibilities • Racing Rule 4 - Decision to race sets the framework for responsibility. It is the ‘boat’ and hers alone. • The ‘boat’ is defined to include the crew. • The Special Regulation 1.02 is more explicit as to responsibility. • Safety sole and inescapable responsibility of the Owner or his representative. • Seaworthiness of the vessel as well • Experienced Crew • Training • Soundness of rigging and safety equipment 5

  15. The Owner’s / Skipper’s Responsibilities • Racing Rule 4 - Decision to race sets the framework for responsibility. It is the ‘boat’ and hers alone. • The ‘boat’ is defined to include the crew. • The Special Regulation 1.02 is more explicit as to responsibility. • Safety sole and inescapable responsibility of the Owner or his representative. • Seaworthiness of the vessel as well • Experienced Crew • Training • Soundness of rigging and safety equipment • Responsibility of the Owner or Representative NOT induced or minimised by: • The Special Regulations, or • Use by Race Organisers, or • An inspection by an Auditor or Inspector • Refer SR 1.02.2 5

  16. The Owner’s / Skipper’s Responsibilities • Racing Rule 4 - Decision to race sets the framework for responsibility. It is the ‘boat’ and hers alone. • The ‘boat’ is defined to include the crew. • The Special Regulation 1.02 is more explicit as to responsibility. • Safety sole and inescapable responsibility of the Owner or his representative. • Seaworthiness of the vessel as well • Experienced Crew • Training • Soundness of rigging and safety equipment • Responsibility of the Owner or Representative NOT induced or minimised by: • The Special Regulations, or • Use by Race Organisers, or • An inspection by an Auditor or Inspector • Refer SR 1.02.2 • Responsibility under the RRS and the SRs are not separate. Refer SR 1.02.3 5

  17. The Owner’s / Skipper’s Responsibilities • Racing Rule 4 - Decision to race sets the framework for responsibility. It is the ‘boat’ and hers alone. • The ‘boat’ is defined to include the crew. • The Special Regulation 1.02 is more explicit as to responsibility. • Safety sole and inescapable responsibility of the Owner or his representative. • Seaworthiness of the vessel as well • Experienced Crew • Training • Soundness of rigging and safety equipment • Responsibility of the Owner or Representative NOT induced or minimised by: • The Special Regulations, or • Use by Race Organisers, or • An inspection by an Auditor or Inspector • Refer SR 1.02.2 • Responsibility under the RRS and the SRs are not separate. Refer SR 1.02.3 • Seamanship • Seamanship comes from experience and not from the Special Regulations 5

  18. The Owner’s / Skipper’s Responsibilities • Racing Rule 4 - Decision to race sets the framework for responsibility. It is the ‘boat’ and hers alone. • The ‘boat’ is defined to include the crew. • The Special Regulation 1.02 is more explicit as to responsibility. • Safety sole and inescapable responsibility of the Owner or his representative. • Seaworthiness of the vessel as well • Experienced Crew • Training • Soundness of rigging and safety equipment • Responsibility of the Owner or Representative NOT induced or minimised by: • The Special Regulations, or • Use by Race Organisers, or • An inspection by an Auditor or Inspector • Refer SR 1.02.2 • Responsibility under the RRS and the SRs are not separate. Refer SR 1.02.3 • Seamanship • Seamanship comes from experience and not from the Special Regulations • The Special Regulations assume that a boat has the general principles in addition to anything required by the Special Regulations 5

  19. The Owner’s / Skipper’s Responsibilities • Racing Rule 4 - Decision to race sets the framework for responsibility. It is the ‘boat’ and hers alone. • The ‘boat’ is defined to include the crew. • The Special Regulation 1.02 is more explicit as to responsibility. • Safety sole and inescapable responsibility of the Owner or his representative. • Seaworthiness of the vessel as well • Experienced Crew • Training • Soundness of rigging and safety equipment • Responsibility of the Owner or Representative NOT induced or minimised by: • The Special Regulations, or • Use by Race Organisers, or • An inspection by an Auditor or Inspector • Refer SR 1.02.2 • Responsibility under the RRS and the SRs are not separate. Refer SR 1.02.3 • Seamanship • Seamanship comes from experience and not from the Special Regulations • The Special Regulations assume that a boat has the general principles in addition to anything required by the Special Regulations • The Owner or Representative must ensure under SR 1.02.1 • Crew have experience and are trained • They are physically fit for the expected conditions 5

  20. Navigating the Special Regulations • Use the Contents and Index pages (p181) • Read and understand sections 1 and 2 not just equipment lists • Section 1 Fundamentals and Definitions • Section 2 Application and General Requirements • Section 3 • Section 4 • Section 5 • Section 6 • Appendix A • Appendix B • Advisory Appendices • Appendix C • Appendix D • Appendix E • Appendix F 6

  21. Navigating the Special Regulations • Use the Contents and Index pages (p181) • Read and understand sections 1 and 2 not just equipment lists • Section 1 Fundamentals and Definitions • Section 2 Application and General Requirements • Section 3 Part 1 Structural features and stability • - The subdivision of Section 3 into part 1 & 2 is new • - Auditors or Inspectors do not inspect items in Section 3 Part 1 • Part 2 Fixed Equipment • Section 4 Portable equipment and supplies • Section 5 Personal Equipment • Section 6 Training • Appendix A Specifications for Liferafts • Appendix B Resistance to capsize for monohulls • Advisory Appendices • Appendix C Man over board-quickstop-lifesling-parbuckle • Appendix D Hypothermia • Appendix E Drogues and sea anchors • Appendix F Pain chart 6

  22. What equipment is inspected • SR 2.02.2 in the Special Regulations 2009 is NEW (p194) • An Auditor/Inspector does not inspect • crew experience or training compliance • hull structure and watertight integrity • construction standards • stability • The Owner’s role with the Club • The Auditor or Inspector’s role with the Owner 7

  23. What equipment is inspected • SR 2.02.2 in the Special Regulations 2009 is NEW (p194) • An Auditor/Inspector does not inspect • crew experience or training compliance • hull structure and watertight integrity • construction standards • stability • The Owner’s role with the Club • It is the Owner’s or his representative’s role to have the appropriate documentation and certificates • An Organising Authority should require these matters to be proved to its satisfaction • The Auditor or Inspector’s role with the Owner 7

  24. What equipment is inspected • SR 2.02.2 in the Special Regulations 2009 is NEW (p194) • An Auditor/Inspector does not inspect • crew experience or training compliance • hull structure and watertight integrity • construction standards • stability • The Owner’s role with the Club • It is the Owner’s or his representative’s role to have the appropriate documentation and certificates • An Organising Authority should require these matters to be proved to its satisfaction • The Auditor or Inspector’s role with the Owner • An audit or inspection does not reduce, remove or replace the Owners inescapable responsibility. Refer SR 1.02.2 (p186) • An audit is not certification of safety compliance • An equipment compliance form is not certification of safety compliance • An audit assists an Owner to know that he has complied • An Auditor represents the Club not the Owner • The Club relies on its Auditor’s inspection 7

  25. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation 8

  26. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation • The Auditor is there to assist you understand and comply with your obligations 8

  27. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation • The Auditor is there to assist you understand and comply with your obligations • Read and understand the Special Regulations 8

  28. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation • The Auditor is there to assist you understand and comply with your obligations • Read and understand the Special Regulations • Do not simply rely on a compliance check list 8

  29. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation • The Auditor is there to assist you understand and comply with your obligations • Read and understand the Special Regulations • Do not simply rely on a compliance check list • If there is a dispute seek a second Auditor’s opinion 8

  30. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation • The Auditor is there to assist you understand and comply with your obligations • Read and understand the Special Regulations • Do not simply rely on a compliance check list • If there is a dispute seek a second Auditor’s opinion • You have the right under RRS 62 to seek redress if an Audit is refused in circumstances you believe to be unreasonable 8

  31. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation • The Auditor is there to assist you understand and comply with your obligations • Read and understand the Special Regulations • Do not simply rely on a compliance check list • If there is a dispute seek a second Auditor’s opinion • You have the right under RRS 62 to seek redress if an Audit is refused in circumstances you believe to be unreasonable • Have all equipment in place and laid out 8

  32. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation • The Auditor is there to assist you understand and comply with your obligations • Read and understand the Special Regulations • Do not simply rely on a compliance check list • If there is a dispute seek a second Auditor’s opinion • You have the right under RRS 62 to seek redress if an Audit is refused in circumstances you believe to be unreasonable • Have all equipment in place and laid out • Touch and tick each item 8

  33. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation • The Auditor is there to assist you understand and comply with your obligations • Read and understand the Special Regulations • Do not simply rely on a compliance check list • If there is a dispute seek a second Auditor’s opinion • You have the right under RRS 62 to seek redress if an Audit is refused in circumstances you believe to be unreasonable • Have all equipment in place and laid out • Touch and tick each item • Always have a member of the crew to assist you during the audit 8

  34. Working with Auditors & Inspectors • Be prepared for different attitudes to audit in different States • Find out what to expect if entering an interstate race • Currently a YA National Audit Scheme is in preparation • The Auditor is there to assist you understand and comply with your obligations • Read and understand the Special Regulations • Do not simply rely on a compliance check list • If there is a dispute seek a second Auditor’s opinion • You have the right under RRS 62 to seek redress if an Audit is refused in circumstances you believe to be unreasonable • Have all equipment in place and laid out • Touch and tick each item • Always have a member of the crew to assist you during the audit • Have each item of paper documentation on board and available 8

  35. Audit Compliance Forms • There is no consistency between MYAs as to audits and inspections • Some states do not have auditors, some do • Some have a very strict regime • Some MYAs leave inspections to clubs 9

  36. Audit Compliance Forms • There is no consistency between MYAs as to audits and inspections • Some states do not have auditors, some do • Some have a very strict regime • Some MYAs leave inspections to clubs • Some states allow self audits 9

  37. Audit Compliance Forms • There is no consistency between MYAs as to audits and inspections • Some states do not have auditors, some do • Some have a very strict regime • Some MYAs leave inspections to clubs • Some states allow self audits • A Compliance Form is simply a check list for your guidance • Some MYAs have approved forms to download • Some Clubs prepare their own 9

  38. Audit Compliance Forms • There is no consistency between MYAs as to audits and inspections • Some states do not have auditors, some do • Some have a very strict regime • Some MYAs leave inspections to clubs • Some states allow self audits • A Compliance Form is simply a check list for your guidance • Some MYAs have approved forms to download • Some Clubs prepare their own • A Compliance Form does not replace or change the printed Special Regulation 9

  39. Audit Compliance Forms • There is no consistency between MYAs as to audits and inspections • Some states do not have auditors, some do • Some have a very strict regime • Some MYAs leave inspections to clubs • Some states allow self audits • A Compliance Form is simply a check list for your guidance • Some MYAs have approved forms to download • Some Clubs prepare their own • A Compliance Form does not replace or change the printed Special Regulation • Be prepared to satisfy the requirements of the MYA or interstate club when you participate in their race 9

  40. Audit Compliance Forms • There is no consistency between MYAs as to audits and inspections • Some states do not have auditors, some do • Some have a very strict regime • Some MYAs leave inspections to clubs • Some states allow self audits • A Compliance Form is simply a check list for your guidance • Some MYAs have approved forms to download • Some Clubs prepare their own • A Compliance Form does not replace or change the printed Special Regulation • Be prepared to satisfy the requirements of the MYA or interstate club when you participate in their race • YA are still working on Compliance Audits and Forms that can be used from one state to another and from one club to another 9

  41. Changes between the 2005 and 2009 Special Regulations • A summary of the changes has been provided as a handout • Please note your questions on the handout list • Please ask your questions in the Q & A section of the seminar 10

  42. Proving resistance to capsize SR 3.04 & Appendix B • It is the Owners responsibility to satisfy the Special Regulations and the requirements of the Organising Authority • An Auditor does not inspect or check • A boat’s seaworthiness is critical 11

  43. Proving resistance to capsize SR 3.04 & Appendix B • It is the Owners responsibility to satisfy the Special Regulations and the requirements of the Organising Authority • An Auditor does not inspect or check • A boat’s seaworthiness is critical • Appendix B (formerly D) sets out various criteria for each category of race 11

  44. Proving resistance to capsize SR 3.04 & Appendix B • It is the Owners responsibility to satisfy the Special Regulations and the requirements of the Organising Authority • An Auditor does not inspect or check • A boat’s seaworthiness is critical • Appendix B (formerly D) sets out various criteria for each category of race • New criteria had been added and changed • Cat 1 ISO or IRC STIX increased to a minimum of 35 • Cat 2 IRC SSS base value 28 or greater • Cat 3 IRC SSS base value 16 or greater; SV 10 or less; RMI 1.4 or greater • Cat 4 IRC SSS base value 10 or greater; SV 10 or less; RMI 1.4 or greater • Cats 5 & 6 IRC SSS base value 8 or greater; SV 14 or less; RMI 1.1 or greater; HSF • Cat 7 No test and • Cat 7 the boat shall have ballasted keel; internal ballast or ballasted centreboard; SR 3.04.2 11

  45. Proving resistance to capsize SR 3.04 & Appendix B • It is the Owners responsibility to satisfy the Special Regulations and the requirements of the Organising Authority • An Auditor does not inspect or check • A boat’s seaworthiness is critical • Appendix B (formerly D) sets out various criteria for each category of race • New criteria had been added and changed • Cat 1 ISO or IRC STIX increased to a minimum of 35 • Cat 2 IRC SSS base value 28 or greater • Cat 3 IRC SSS base value 16 or greater; SV 10 or less; RMI 1.4 or greater • Cat 4 IRC SSS base value 10 or greater; SV 10 or less; RMI 1.4 or greater • Cats 5 & 6 IRC SSS base value 8 or greater; SV 14 or less; RMI 1.1 or greater; HSF • Cat 7 No test and • Cat 7 the boat shall have ballasted keel; internal ballast or ballasted centreboard; SR 3.04.2 • Cats 3 to 6 using the Screening Value test • Appendix B B 5.1 • Simple formula • Inexpensive primary test • If a boat’s SV is marginal then use RMI or other evidence. 11

  46. Structural integrity of the vessel SR 3.01, 3.02 and 3.03 • It is the Owners responsibility to satisfy the Special Regulations and the requirements of the Organising Authority • An Auditor does not inspect or check • A boat’s seaworthiness is critical 11

  47. Structural integrity of the vessel SR 3.01, 3.02 and 3.03 • It is the Owners responsibility to satisfy the Special Regulations and the requirements of the Organising Authority • An Auditor does not inspect or check • A boat’s seaworthiness is critical • SR 3.01 Strength of Build, Ballast and Rig • Ballast tanks, valves and sea cocks • Control systems, actuators, restraint • Moveable and/or Variable ballast • Designer’s statement on board • Inspection of systems every 27 months or less 11

  48. Structural integrity of the vessel SR 3.01, 3.02 and 3.03 • It is the Owners responsibility to satisfy the Special Regulations and the requirements of the Organising Authority • An Auditor does not inspect or check • A boat’s seaworthiness is critical • SR 3.01 Strength of Build, Ballast and Rig • Ballast tanks, valves and sea cocks • Control systems, actuators, restraint • Moveable and/or Variable ballast • Designer’s statement on board • Inspection of systems every 27 months or less • SR 3.02 Watertight Integrity of Hull • An essentially watertight construction • Centreboard and daggerboard trunks • Canting keels 11

  49. Structural integrity of the vessel SR 3.01, 3.02 and 3.03 • It is the Owners responsibility to satisfy the Special Regulations and the requirements of the Organising Authority • An Auditor does not inspect or check • A boat’s seaworthiness is critical • SR 3.01 Strength of Build, Ballast and Rig • Ballast tanks, valves and sea cocks • Control systems, actuators, restraint • Moveable and/or Variable ballast • Designer’s statement on board • Inspection of systems every 27 months or less • SR 3.02 Watertight Integrity of Hull • An essentially watertight construction • Centreboard and daggerboard trunks • Canting keels • SR 3.03 Hull Construction Standards Categories 1 and 2 • EC Recreational craft directive for Category A (with CE mark) or • ISO 12215 Category A or ABS Guide • Other as the Organising Authority may accept 11