sail-world.com -- NSW releases long-term study on boating incidents
NSW releases long-term study on boating incidents
Mon, 21 Jan 2013
Transport for NSW has just published Boating Incidents in NSW – statistical report for the 10-year period ending 30 June 2012. This report shows an in-depth analysis of boating incident statistics for the period 2002-03 to 2011-12. It also examines overall longer term trends in fatal and serious injury incident rates as far back as 1992-93.
Over the 10 year period, there were 167 boating fatalities and 575 serious injuries, arising from 3754 incidents. Boating fatality rates remain too high, even though the report finds that there has been a significant decrease in the recreational boating fatal incident rate since 1992.
The report focuses on recreational vessels and finds that the most common causes of recreational vessel fatal incidents over the last 10 years were adverse weather, poor judgement, excessive speed and hazardous waters.
The report provides compelling evidence of the value of lifejackets, including evidence of a significant decline in bar crossing fatalities since the implementation of compulsory lifejacket wear requirements for all vessels crossing ocean bars.
Lifejacket wear: a crucial factor in reducing boating fatalities.
Onesails.com - Workforce
OneSails is the culmination of over 35 years of experience accumulated by our team in design and technology applied to sail-making. [More info]
GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers. [More info]
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”. [More info]