Useful Links and Information.

Australian Sailing Special Regulations

Cat 3 Equipment Audit form

(You'll need this to prepare for the Overnight Challenge and Latitude Ocean Event)

Adventure safety - A gear guide


Sample procedures documents

(please read through)

Generic procedures document by John Chatham

Generic procedures from Wild Side


Videos worth a look

Man overboard recovery during Clipper race

MOB recovery under spinnaker

Shorthanded MOB - Deploying a Lifesling

Retrieval practice.


Radio related links

AMSA Beacon Registration

VHF Radio Operators Handbook

VHF Repeater Network (Vic only)

VHF Repeater Network (SE Aus & Tas)

HF weather fax software for the iPad and Android

Sailmail service information


HF Radio recordings

(please listen to a sample of each)

Weather warnings                        weather warning

Ocean Weather Forecast             Ocean Forecast VMC

NSW and Vic Coastal Forecast     Coastal Forecast

Station Identifier                         VMC Indentification anouncement


Navigation related videos

(Worth a look)

Good Summary of Navigation marks

Plotting your position

Determining bearing using a parallel ruler

Determining bearing using navigators tool

Determining distance

Taking a compass bearing (to a landmark)

Plotting back bearings on a chart (to determine position)


Weather links

GRIB files explained

Tides explained

Bureau of Meteorology: Tides

Bureau of Meteorology: Wind Vector Model

Bureau of Meteorology: MetEye Forecast -select wind and location

Bureau of Metoerology: Coastal Text Observations

Baywinds Graphical Observations


Crash test boat series of videos from Yachting Monthly!

Through Hull Fitting Failure

Hole in Boat Part 1

Hole in Boat Part 2


Jury Rig