Brisbane Sailing Squadron takes safety very seriously.  

Sailing is a dangerous activity that carries the risk of loss, damage, injury and death.  It is important that all participants are aware of the risks and the actions required to mitigate them.  

It is up to each individual to determine if it is safe for them to sail (and to continue to sail) on a given day, having regard to the existing and forecast conditions, as well as their abilities and the condition of their equipment.

It is a condition that all participants at BSS have read and understood the Safety Management Plan and Sailing Instructions.

Safety is the responsibility of every individual participant, and every participant is responsible for both their own safety and the safety of others.  Please be aware of your equipment and surroundings, and the associated dangers, and in particular please be aware of the safety and wellbeing of your fellow participants.  In case there is any doubt, the safety of people comes before the safety of property, no matter what.

If you see a capsized boat, and are the closest person to it, you must establish visually and verbally that its crew are safe, even if this means sailing out of your way.  It is important to remember there is no guarantee that a club volunteer and/or response boat crew member will see an incident or be able to attend to it either in time or at all. You cannot assume that someone else will take care of it.


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