PUBLISHED MON 27 JUL 2020
A variation to the Special Regulations has been written to allow for an extension to current SSSC qualification holders.
Due to the reduced ability to hold refresher courses for the Safety and Sea Survival qualification, a variation has been written to allow for an extension to crew in Category 1 & 2 races to complete this course.
The variation approval expires on the 30 June 2021 but may be removed earlier if changes to the COVID circumstances allow for the resumption of courses.
During this time, it is encouraged for boat owners, persons in charge, and all crew to be vigilant with their onboard drills, practicing man overboard and safety briefings.
The variation approval can be read at https://www.sailingresources.org.au/safety/specialregs/.
By Melanie Peasey https://www.sailing.org.au/about/ourstaff/