Secretary- Jo Scott
Treasurer- Paul Davison
Mooring Master- Richie Low
St Kilda Boat Club, Fookes Tce, St. Kilda
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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.
The AWQ was approved on 27 February 2015 and is formaly 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 requires practical and written examination by a Registered Training Organisation (which is not yet available in South Australia).
The names MROCP and MROVCP have been been 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 appears to mean that the practical matters of set, aerial and battery maintenancc will be marked "not required for the AWQ examination";
COSTS: Interstate the AWQ is being offered tentatively for $200+ and requiring attendance at an RTO. See below for the Certificates of Proficiency
Sic transit simplicitas, ne difficilia optemus. In res sensilis spero
For one-on-one help (including the MROVCP and MROCP Examinations at cost, currently $80). email: R.V.Taylor email@example.com (Telephone: 8281 3530)
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 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
No comment; See the following
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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>
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