Sabots are considered Off the Beach Yachts with regard to safety equipment required by Queensland Yachting Association and the Australian Yachting Federation.
It is mandatory that each sailor wears a regulation buoyancy vest. The Sabot must meet have safety features including a bailing bucket, paddle and tow line. The sail must be able to be released from inside the boat easily by the sailor (a quick release fitted into the top of the mast is the most effect method used) and lanyards of a prescribed length are needed on each of the bailing bucket, paddle, centreboard and rudder blade to prevent them floating away should the Sabot capsize.
Exact requirements can be obtained from committee members or on the Australian National Sabot Council web site www.sabot.au.com in the Rules of Measurement section