Secretary- Jo Scott
Treasurer- Paul Davison
Mooring Master- Richie Low
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St Kilda Boat Club, Fookes Tce, St. Kilda
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Applications for membership are considered by the committee which meets at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.
Fees depend on type of membership, click here for typical membership fees Details may be checked with the Treasurer (8255 2574)
Insurance (Minumum requirement - Third Party Property) is required for boats brought into the Club Marina
Joining fee; $150 + $25 swipe card deposit
Download the membership application form complete it, and email email@example.com or post (POBox383, Salisbury, SA5108) it to the secretary in time for it to be displayed on the Club noticeboard for 7 to 14 days before the next meeting
The Treasurer will send an invitation to attend the meeting, with an invoice, including a swipecard application form, for full payment when the application has been addressed. Evidence of insurance must be produced at this time
The Radio Communications (Maritime Ship Station,-27 Mhz and VHF) Class Licence has been revised to cover VHF radios, to include the AWQ and some updates.
This licence is still available, is recognised in all states, as well as internationaly, and is valid for life. The names MROCP and MROVCP have been been changed to Long Range and Short Range Certificates of Proficiency respectively. These Handbooks have been revised, making the VHF Handbook relevant to both qualifications (AWQ and MROVCP). They can be purchased or viewed in pdf via the Australian Maritme College AMC , or see below. Internet training aids can be found on the same AMC website.
The AWQ was approved on 27 February 2015 and is formally known as MARC019. It applies to recreational boat operators using their radios in Australian Teritorial Waters (defined as within 12 Nautical Miles of the Australian coast). It was intended to simplify obtaining a VHF marine radio licence, but it involves competency based training and Industry Skills Councils. It requires practical and written examination by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO); this course is not yet(June 2016) available in South Australia.
The AWQ Manual can be downloaded from the Australia Communications and Media AuthorityACMAand is mainly (17 out of 20 pages) an enlargement of the operating sections of the Short Range VHF Handbook. Maintenance (two and a half lines) suggests carrying spare fuses. The practical matters of set, aerial and battery maintenance are not required for the AWQ examination but it does require"demonstration of operating skills". Training aids and the AWQ Manual can be found via the Australia New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group ANZSBEG
COSTS: Interstate the AWQ is being offered for $200+ and requiring attendance at an RTO. See below for the Certificates of Proficiency A number of organisations, including the SA Coastguard, offer courses and examinations for the MROVCP at varying costs. Alternatively the AMC website training may be used for self instruction.
For one-on-one help (including the MROVCP or MROCP Handbook, about $20 incl p&p), and Examinations at cost, (currently $83). email: R.V.Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org (Telephone: 8281 3530)
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Some organisations are actively promoting ill-informed advice as to the use of MAYDAY for Man Overboard situations. The law requires instant action by receiving stations which must stay on the emergency channel, and proceed to the source of the call. This effectively locks out further calls on the channel until the originator terminates the MAY DAY call, and may result in several would-be rescuers arriving at the same point needlessly. Other unwanted consequences may rapidly arise.
Reproduced with kind permission from the Yaffa Publishing Group who produce the Cruising Helmsman magazine.
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
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.
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 -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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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
Use this linkACMAThe 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
There are now "Apps" for mobile phones allowing their use for AIS Class B. Go to AIS displayto see local shipping
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 and Aug 2012 - Don't forget to check the tides!
Click here. Information on Marine Parks Keep up to date. See /SAMPIT
The current situation including Frequently Asked Questions New rules were effective from 1 July 2006
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Also need Adobe Acrobat ReaderActivities on SA WatersEPA Code - Draft Overview
With acknowledgement to the EPAActivities 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
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