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Are you interested in becoming an Australian Sailing Club Equipment Auditor?

Friday, 23rd November 2018

Sandringham Yacht Club is looking to organise an Australian Sailing Club Auditor’s Course in an attempt to grow our existing pool of auditors. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from those who may be interested in completing this course and making themselves available to assist the SYC Sail Committee with the auditing of our racing fleet.

The course is typically run over three hours with an audit of a boat at the end and would be offered free to participants.

Please note, that you will need to be nominated to do this course so if you would be interested in participating in this course, please speak with James Sly in the Boating Office on James.Sly@syc.com.au or 9599 0907. 

For more information, please see the course overview below.

Course Overview

The National Equipment Auditor (NEA) Scheme provides a system for organising authorities (Clubs) to nominate Club Equipment Auditors (CEA) to audit boats for Category 3-7 races.

The Club Equipment Auditor (CEA) seminar is a free safety service provided to help ensure safety standards are consistently met through equipment compliance.

To become accredited as an Australian Sailing CEA you are required to:

  • Be a member of an Australian Sailing affiliated club.
  • Be endorsed by an Australian Sailing affiliated club to audit specifically for that club.
  • Attend the relevant Australian Sailing Equipment Auditors Seminar.
  • Pass the Australian Sailing Equipment Auditors Exam.

The Club Equipment Auditor seminar reviews:

  • The Cat 3-7 auditing forms.
  • All Category specific updates to the Special Regulations.
  • Procedures to be utilised whist auditing.
  • Where to obtain specific auditing information from the Racing Rules of Sailing and Special Regulations.

Course Prerequisites

  • Obtain a Letter of Endorsement from an Australian Sailing affiliated Club then upload it (in PDF format) when registering online for the CEA seminar.
  • Read the Equipment Auditors Code of Conduct Policy then agree to abide by it when registering online for this CEA seminar.
  • Print and complete the Equipment Audit Exam prior to the accreditation seminar. You will be required to submit your completed paper to the presenter on the day of your seminar .

Who should do this course?

This course is for anyone interested in assisting clubs with providing a safety service for sailing racing. Those who may be interested in becoming a Club Equipment Auditor include club and local volunteers, current and former club sailors who no longer actively participate in the sport.

Course Outcome

The course aims to develop skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • General auditing skills – Risk Management.
  • Fundamental measuring.
  • Assessment and reporting skills.

Participants will become accredited as a Club Equipment Auditor; a person capable of auditing Cat 3-7 racing vessels for a club they are nominated by.