COVID - 19
COVID-19 rules might affect your plans to self-isolate in the isolation of your own boat.
Please click here to read the advice from Transport for NSW, and if you happen to see NSW Maritime vessels powering into your personal space, you'll know what it's all about...
Carbon Monoxide the silent killer
Club Marine shared the atached.
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2020 Mooring Audit & Maintenance
NSW Transport - RMS will continue the mooring audits throughout NSW, be ready and prepared. For more information click here. Click here to see the 2020 program and find out when your mooring can be subjected to the inspection.
If you are not happy by the process, please notify us via our “CONTACT” page on this website.
Lifejacket standards “grace period” set to end.
Did you know that, by 2021, your lifejackets will need to comply with Australian Standard 4758.1?
Read details by clicking here.
Thankfully we don't have to worry about it on the NSW coast. For those of us who travel internationally it is an issue you need to be aware of. You can find where pirates are active by clicking on the attached map, or here. The map indicating where pirates are active.
2019 - 2020 boating season
The New South Wales Government wishing us a a cracker of a season, but at the same time suggest we make sure we are safe. Please click here to read their news letter
National Parks has given approval for a Barrenjoey weather station to be installed.
AMSA launched a safety alert which aims to raise awareness of the risks associated with the use of out of date, and dangerous, kapok filled lifejackets. To read the alert, click here
Advice and safety tips to help our boating community aged 65 or over make safer choices. click here for details
Coastal bar crossing
Crossing coastal bars is a common but dangerous part of boating. Each year boats are damaged and people killed or injured when bar crossings go wrong.
Should you log a passage plan with authorities?
At the time copied from the "My sailing" website
To be honest, in my journey from Busselton in WA to Yamba in NSW and back to Sydney, I usually didn't bother to lodge a passage plan. I figured I might change destination or just continue sailing if it was a nice night, and I didn't want people sitting by the radio waiting to hear from me. I had some interesting moments, but never needed to call for help.
Certainly, when crossing the Great Australian Bight, we had a sat phone and made a daily call to a mate, but I've never felt the need to check in morning and night with the local authorities. I guess I've always had a "safety third" approach to life, probably because I've always thought I could get myself out of any situation that arose.
But the sheer volume of "missing at sea" stories I read every week has got me thinking - maybe it is a good idea if someone knows roughly where I am.
I'd hate to see it made compulsory, but maybe if we all checked in voluntarily it would prevent a few of these "missing in action" stories making it into the press.