St Kilda Boat Club Inc.

Secretary- Jo Scott

  • Ph: 0408 852 448

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  • Treasurer- Paul Davison

  • Ph: 8255 2574

    Mooring Master- Richie Low

  • Ph: 0402087568

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    St Kilda Boat Club, Fookes Tce, St. Kilda

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    Join the Club

    Fees depend on type of membership, click here for typical membership fees Check details with the Treasurer

    Download the membership application form below, complete it, and email or post it to the secretary

    membership application form 30k Word .doc file

    Marine Radio

    New changes to marine radio licensing

    The Radio Communications (Maritime Ship Station,-27 Mhz and VHF) Class Licence has been revised.

    The first significant change, since it was introduced in 2001, will be the introduction of the Australian Waters Qualification (AWQ) for recreational boat operators using their radios in Australian Teritorial Waters (defined as within 12 Nautical Miles of the Australian coast) . The AWQ was approved on 27 February 2015 and is formaly known as MARCO19

    The existing Class Licence covering HF and VHF Operating Certificates (MROCP and MROVCP) will be replaced by a new one to include the AWQ and some updates.

    The MROVCP (VHF) examination was changed to an "open book" format, but reverted to a closed book examination from 1 January 2015.

    The names MROCP and MROVCP will be changed to Long Range and Short Range Certificates of Proficiency respectively. The VHF Handbook will be revised to make it relevant to both qualifications (AWQ and MROVCP)

    This is a helpful site - try it Useful info including short videos

    For one-on-one help (including the MROVCP and MROCP Examinations at cost) email: R.V.Taylor (Telephone: 8281 3530)


    Reproduced with kind permission from the Yaffa Publishing Group who produce the Cruising Helmsman magazine.

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    Pains Wessex RB 6 EPIRBS

    These popular 406 EPIRBS are getting near battery replacement time. Replacement is free (but carriage charges are required) if you can meet the criteria listed here.

    If you can meet the criteria then here are the terms and the form

    And this an easy way to pack one for posting - a Post Office wine pack

    DUMP EZY Waste Disposal

    A new mobile home (and boat) sewerage station for black and grey water has been installed at St Kilda.

    A key (small deposit required) is available from Robyn at Tackle and Tucker between sunrise and sunset.

    Racing Rules of Sailing

    Click here to see or downloadRacing Rules of Sailing


    The Recreational Boating Safety Handbooh Supplement #2 and the 2010 version of the Handbook make several changes to the Safety Equipment to be carried to make a boat seaworthy.

    Click here for a simplified version of the minimum safety equipment table

    Barker Inlet Beacon

    Barker Inlet -unlit Port Hand Beacon No.3 has broken off and is now located at approx. 34degrees 44.58 minutesS, 138degrees30.33minutes E. See Notice to Mariners No;24 of13 Sep 2012

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    State Marine Parks

    No comment; See the following

    Local State Marine Parks

    You can browse from here

    Commonwealth Marine Reserves

    So you thought you could fish further out from the State Marine Parks. Use this link and follow the prompts to get the whole story - Commonwealth Marine Reserves

    A new approach for recreational boaters who operate VHF marine radios

    Use this linkACMA

    The ACMA has today (1 June 2012 ) launched two videos aimed at informing recreational boaters about the importance of VHF marine radios, which channels to use, when and how. The ACMA has also collaborated with the Bureau of Meteorology in the second video to inform boaters about how to use the VHF marine radio to get information about the weather.

    Use this linkACMA VHF

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    Automatic Identification System

    There are now "Apps" for mobile phones allowing their use for AIS Class B. Go to AIS displayto see local shipping

    Then try an interactive tutorial at Tutorial

    If you need more there are notes at Notes in pdf



    Latest version of OnDeck

    Useful Web Links Some useful web links, including weather info and this week's tide times

    Local Web Links New page - Open to suggestions

    Yachting TV New page - UK Yachting TV - any comments?

    Friends of Gulf St. VincentCheck their newsletters to see what's going on (or what is not being done) in our waters.

    New Boat Ramp at Middle Beach

    New and Aug 2012 - Don't forget to check the tides!

    Marine Parks

    Click here. Information on Marine Parks Keep up to date. See /SAMPIT

    The Australian Builders Plate

    The current situation including Frequently Asked Questions New rules were effective from 1 July 2006

    Should you need assistance with relevant Standards email: Bobvtaylor>

    Codes of Practice and Plans for comment

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    Activities on SA WatersEPA Code - Draft Overview

    With acknowledgement to the EPA

    Activities on SA WatersEPA Code of Practice - 62 page Draft

    Activities on the Murray and lakesCode of Practice

    Houseboat Mooring and Marina Stategy for the River MurrayDraft stategy for comment

    Other Links

    Community Information Community Information, City of Salisbury Web Site


    Decimal Degrees converter Minutes and Seconds to and from Decimal

    coordinates and equivalentsCoordinates and Equivalents

    Torrens Island Small Boat chartPartially revised to Aug 2006 - corrections welcome

    Suggestions welcome!

    Revised 18 Jan 2013