Policies on Safety & Damage

Safety at TRIYA

To parents / guardians of Sailors:

View the 2017 -TRIYA Risk Management Plan

General
The officers of TRIYA, coaches or other persons assisting with the conduct of this training do not accept any responsibility in respect of any injury or loss to person or property that may be sustained by reason of participation in the sailing academy .

Reasonable safety measures are in place at the Sailing Club but there is some risk involved
and the sailor will need to exercise common sense and self-discipline
and take heed of the instructions of the coach.

Weather
The coach will check on the weather forecast at about midday. Wind is normally the biggest issue.
If the forecast is over 20 knots, it is probable there will be no on the water sailing and there will be a classroom session or training on the ‘hard’.
A Text message will be sent to the School coordinator.

Environment
Each sailor needs to have adequate suitable clothing for sailing.  Wellington sea water is generally not warm.  Most days the three factors of cold wet wind are in play.

Recommended clothing includes,
Afloat: 2 x polypropelene or woolen shirt / jersey, wet suit, shoes soft sole, beanie or cap (head warmer and eye shade), sunscreen (buoyancy aid and windproof jacket is supplied)
Ashore: towel, warm windproof change of clothes

Water
Some of the greatest risk occurs when a person is in the water.
Sailors need to be aware as what to do when they find themselves in the water.
Sailors need to look out for each other and be aware of what is happening with their partner or other boats around them.

Collisions
Collisions between boats or with fixed objects should be avoided, if at all possible.
A skipper will be primarily responsible for the outcome of any collision. With damage charge up to $500

Personal Injury
Any physical injury needs to be bought to the coach’s attention as soon as possible.

Attendance
On arrival, sailors need to sign in the register book.
On departure they need to inform the coach they have transport with ….. and are leaving.(this is a common courtesy)

 

Damage policy

It is accepted that wear and tear will cause some damage in the course of a season to boats.
e.g. a broken stay can occur and cause damage to a mast and or sail.

The skipper and crew have some responsibility for their own safety and the care of the boat they are sailing.
e.g. Stays and safety clips need to be checked by the skipper, before launching.
The rudder stock safety clip needs to be checked by the skipper before launching.
Collision with another boat or fixed object (such as wharf or ramp) is not acceptable.

If an incident occurs where there is damage :-
• Make an assessment and try to minimise further damage as soon as possible.
• Inform the coach as soon as practical.

A report will be written on the damage/incident, will be made by the skipper and crew before they leave.
Be aware that both the skipper and the crew will be billed for damage up to a total of $500 if damage occurs. TRIYA does carry some hull insurance.

One of the main difficulties with boat damage is that the vessel is not available for use by the next group. So if a boat is out of action, the sailor’s responsible for the damage, may not be able to use a boat the next time they sail.

Deliberate damage to TRIYA gear or Evans Bay property, may result in a sailor being refused instruction. No fees will be reimbursed in this case.