Sailing regatta with several boats and colourful sails

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Sailing Rules and important Informations

There are some important rules to follow when sailing.

Storm warning

  • The storm warning signal will be switched on without advanced warning & indicates the danger of a storm of indefinite strength in form of a steady flashing.
  • In the event of a storm warning, a port or a safe place must be found immediately!
  • Locations of the storm warning systems: There is a plant in all places around Lake Attersee.


Emergency signals for sailors

There is an obligation to offer assistance when seeing the following signals!

  • Panning of a conspicuous object (light, flag, paddle, bath towel)
  • Slow lifting and lowering of outstretched arms (tired fly)
  • Red flares by a signal gun
  • SOS - light or sound signals (3x short - 3x long - 3x short)
  • One episode of long beeps

 

Obligation to dodge generally applies against

  • Public security vehicles with blue light
  • Passenger ships with green ball or green light
  • Fish boats with white ball or white flag (minimum distance 50 m)
  • Fishing nets (minimum distance 25 m)

 

Obligation to dodge for sailboats applies if

  • You sail on different bow and the wind blows from backboard!
  • You sail on the same butts and are in windward!
  • You get closer to another boat! (obligation to defend)

 

Driving and anchor bans exist in

  • bathing zones marked by red-white-red signs with an arrow
  • natural shore or reed zones
  • Areas, which are specifically marked with entry and/or anchor bans.
  • Take-off and landing gates for water skiing
  • Landing stage areas of Stern & Hafferl Attersee-Schifffahrt

 

Motorboat prohibition – Auxiliary motor

  • In shore areas, yachts are not allowed to drive closer than 200m, except perpendicular to the shore where a maximum of 10 km/h is allowed
  • In the summer months of July and August, riding motorboats or yachts is generally prohibited
  • In an emergency situation as well as in case of a problem a motor up to 4,4kw (auxiliary motor) can be used without a license and only to reach the home port

Contact & Service

Tourismusverband Attersee-Attergau
Nußdorfer Straße 15
A-4864 Attersee am Attersee

+43 7666 7719 0
+43 7666 7719 19
info@attersee.at
www.attersee-attergau.at/en