Safe Operation

VSA Safety - the Safety Management Plan and Safety Briefings for competitors

The Wintersculling series is run under a permit from Transport Safety Victoria, via Parks Victoria (the waterways manager), which provides an exemption from the use of PFDs (lifejackets).  The Victorian Sculling Association has a Safety Management Plan (SMP) and operates the series through Safety Plans for each event under this SMP.  

The Safety Management Plan is attached at the bottom of the page.

Safety Briefings for competitors are posted under the "Wintersculling Series Events" tabs before each event, or provided on the day for the Albert Park Grand Prix and the Head of the Barwon.

For Marshals, the Safety Plans for each event are downloadable below:

Round the Island

Albert Park Grand Prix

2000m Handicap series

Head of the Maribyrnong

Scullers' Head of the Yarra

and  There is also a newfangled video safety briefing for the Scullers' Head

Video of Safety instructions