Making a Yacht Safety Diagram

Some tips and a template on how to make a boat safety diagram

Astrolabe Sailing

Here in New Zealand, there are strict rules on the safety equipment that boats need to carry on board if they are competing in any yacht races, and also if they are intending on sailing offshore (both racing and cruising).

Internationally registered vessels are exempt from these requirements, however I would imagine any prudent seafarer would want to ensure that they had all the correct gear on board to enable them to best handle any situation that came their way.

The new Yachting New Zealand regulations can be found here.

One of the regulations is to have a diagram of the vessel showing the location of all the relevant safety equipment on board.

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