As we start the new season, we want to remind all members about DBSC’s safety policy. Please read and understand the policy at dbsc.com.au/safety. We have summarised it below:
DBSC takes safety very seriously. Sailing is dangerous. All sailors must be aware of the risks and mitigants. Each individual must determine if it is safe for them to sail having regard to conditions, experience and equipment.
Every participant is responsible for their own safety and the safety of others. The safety of people comes before the safety of property.
Two basic principles of safety are awareness and common sense. If you see a capsized boat, and are closest to it, you must establish its crew are safe, even if this means sailing out of your way. This is an obligation of every boat that sequentially becomes the closest boat until its crew is back on board. There is no guarantee that a response boat 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.
Note that the club provides no support for members or visitors sailing to or from DBSC events from or to other clubs.
Thank you for your individual commitment to safety. It is a condition of sailing with DBSC that you have read, understood and accepted the risk warning, release of liability and conditions and the incident management plan.