Secretary- Kevin Thomas
St Kilda Boat Club, Fookes Tce, St. Kilda
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The Radio Communications (Maritime Ship Station-27 Mhz and VHF) Class Licence is being revised.
The first significant change, since it was introduced in 2001, will be the introduction of the Australian Waters Qualification for recreational boat operators using their radios within Australian Teritorial Waters.
Existing VHF Operating Certificates (MROVCP) will remain in place and will still be required for recreational boats going overseas.
The MROVCP examination will be changed to an "open book" format in that use of the AMC produced Marine VHF Radio Operators Handbook ONLY will be allowed during the examination from 1 APRIL 2013. The examination will remain as 25 multi choice questions in 30 minutes. 18 answers must be correct to pass.
The VHF Handbook will be revised to make it relevant to both qualifications (AWQ and MROVCP)
This is a helpful site - try itUseful info including short videos
For one-on-one help (including the MVROCP Examination at cost )email: R.V.Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org (Telephone: 8281 3530)
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 makes several changes to the Safety Equipment to be carried to make a boat seaworthy.
These changes are incorporated in the handbook Version1 - June 2011
Click here for a simplified version of the table
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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 linkACMA
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
Then try an interactive tutorial at Tutorial
If you need more there are notes at Notes in pdf
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 Matiners No;24 of13 Sep 2912
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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
Click here. Public discussion now closed No change in rules for SA
The current situation including Frequently Asked Questions New rules were effective from 1 July 2006
Should you need assistance with relevant Standards email: Bobvtaylor @aol.com>
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 48k Word .doc file
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
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
Revised 18 Jan 2013