Last Updated: 28 May 2020
FATIGUE IS A HAZARD THAT AFFECTS SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELLBEING. FATIGUE ALSO PRESENTS SOME RISK TO THE YACHT, OTHER VESSELS, PROPERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
If you are considering doing an offshore passage you should read our guide on fatigue management it may save your life, or may help prevent a costly incident. It's a quick read with some good background information.
Also, if you are looking for ways to roster a crew for an offshore passage that takes into account the fatigue management guidelines – check out our policy guidelines. You’ll find some good roster templates for passages or blue water yacht races.
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Sailor.com.au policy guidelines on Fatigue Management as well as templates for rosters.
A guide on Fatigue Management
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FOR A SAFER PASSAGES
Sailor.com.au is a champion for the adoption of comprehensive, science-based guidelines and contemporary approaches in the area of fatigue risk management for recreational yachts (that are cruising, racing or being relocated).
Our guidelines are an evolving; and they will be updated as we uncover new research that reveals better ways to deal with the issue of fatigue.
We are pleased to make available our Fatigue Management Guide for Yacht Relocations which is freely available on https://www.sailor.com.au/fatigue-mgt/
As part of our desire to support the sailing community we are also pleased to make this work available under Creative Commons Licence, which allows others to build and improve on this foundational material.
Back in December 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee at its 100th session approved the revised Guidelines on Fatigue (MSC.1/ Circ. 1598). Our guide is based on these guidelines and provides an distilled, simplified yet modified and useable guideline to assist Yacht Owners, Masters and Crew on the management of fatigue during sailing yacht passages.
FOR RECREATIONAL SAILORS
THIS GUIDE IS PRIMARILY AIMED AT ASSISTING THOSE RELOCATING OR RACING RECREATIONAL YACHTS LESS THAN 16M IN LENGTH. HOWEVER, THE PRINCIPLES OUTLINED MAY BE EQUALLY APPLICABLE TO LARGER YACHTS OR THOSE WHO CRUISE OFFSHORE FOR LENGTHY DISTANCES.
FOR ALL CREW TO READ
While the Yacht Owner and Master are mainly responsible for creating an environment that minimises fatigue-related risks, crew also have an important role to play to ensure that they use the time available for rest and sleep appropriately, and that they don't increase the risk associated with fatigue.