Policies & Guidance covering all aspects of going on the water at Dalgety Bay SC

This web page contains policies & guidance for the safe and enjoyable use of the club’s sailing facilities.  All members are required to familiarise themselves and comply with these when taking to the water at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club or using the club’s facilities.

One page “Checklists”

Protected: DBSC Access and Security Checklist

DBSC Race Officer Checklist

DBSC RIB driver Checklist

Launching and Recovering RIBS Checklist

New Projector Instructions

Galley Volunteer Cheatsheet (FP in progress)

Members Policies and Guidance

Club Handbook

Volunteer Charter

Code of Social Conduct

Customer Complaints Procedure

DBSC Equity Policy Statement

DBSC Equality Policy Statement

Club Communications Policy

Data Privacy

Training Policies & Guidance

Training Operating Policy *updated

Training Risk Assessment

Policy for Protection of Vulnerable Groups

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Leaflet

Race Officer Policies & Guidance

Race Officer Checklist

Instructions to Upload Results Using Sailwave

Instructions for Race Box Computer

RIB Policies & Guidance

DBSC RIB Rules & Guide

DBSC RIB Training Courses

DBSC RIB Handling Guide

Rescue Boat Risk Assessment

Good RIB Safety Advice from RYA

Don’t Forget Your Kill Cord!

Junior Powerboating Policy

Man Over Board

Various Policies and Guidance

Keelboat Safety Checklist

Sample May Day Sheet

FYCA Safety Regulations

Collision Regulations

To Give Way or To Not Give Way

Over Reliance on GPS

DBSC Pressure Washer

DBSC Tractor Guidance

DBSC Tractor Risk Assessment

DBSC Regatta Risk Assessment Template

RYA Event Management Guide

Raft & Moorings Polices and Guidance

Raft Guidance

Guidance on Safe Use of DBSC Raft Rev2 November 2009

Raft Stability Test November 2009

Raft Meeting Minutes 17th March 2009

Raft Winch Manual

Risk Assessment: Raft & Moorings Maintenance –

Moorings Risk Assessment

Forth Ports

Firth of Forth Notices to Mariners are issued by the Chief Harbour Master.

The relevant Forth Ports Byelaw (30) states “No person of less than 16 years of age shall be in charge of a power-driven vessel having a power unit installation in excess of ten horse power as rated by the manufacturer or having a potential speed in excess of 8 knots in still water”.

** Note, the club has a speed limit of 5 knots within moorings area and racing area when a race is underway, unless in the event of an emergency.


RNLI Safety Guidance

RNLI Sea Safety Complete GuideRNLI Caring for your LifejacketRNLI Child lifejacket GuideRNLI Dinghy Sailing Safety GuideRNLI Inboard Engine ChecklistRNLI Outboard Engine ChecklistRNLI Safety On The Sea

The Six RNLI Sea Safety Rules

  1. Wear a lifejacket – whenever you go boating.
  2. Training – understanding your boating activity is essential
  3. Inform – tell others where you’re going and when you’ll be back
  4. Engine and fuel check – all is in order, with sufficient fuel?
  5. SOS Device – carry at least one means of calling for help
  6. Tides & Weather – check the present and future conditions before heading out


When you should and should not go sailing



Page containing information on Contamination