Yachting New Zealand Safety and Technical Officer wants to let owners of boats that hold safety category 2 & 3 certificates, and those that are intending undergoing a category 1 inspection, that there has been an amendment to the Safety Regulations of Sailing 2013 – 2016 as follows;

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Internal stowage. In the event of a ‘knockdown’ or inversion to 180 degrees all fridge / freezer lids,  locker tops, cabin soles, bunk tops, engine cabinetry etc should have a secure fastening so that they remain in place.

Find out more about getting a Safety Inspection here.