Akuna Bay Cruising Club

Volunteer Coast Guard - information Night

Friday 15 April, 2005

Friday, April 15th saw about 30 members in the Clubroom listening to a fascinating presentation by Chris Gillett, National Commodore of the Australian Volunteer
Coastal Patrol. Arguably one of the best speakers we've had in a while, Chris held our attention for well over an hour and certainly convinced us of the value of this wonderful volunteer organization.
Speaking from experience (and an Associate Member), be assured they are great friends to have on the water should you encounter any sort of a problem. A membership application form is being emailed to all ABCC members and I encourage you to join and support this great organization.

As a result of the talk there was also significant interest in having the AVCG run a couple of courses at Akuna Bay, suggestions were for a Radio Operator course and a Navigation course. Many boaties do not realize that you NEED A LICENCE to operate a marine VHF Radio and most of us have these and use them regularly !!

A radio course could be run at Akuna Bay over 2 Friday nights and would result in achieving a radio operators licence, thereby making you 'legal'. If you are interested in such a course, please let me know by email PROMPTLY and we'll get the ball rolling.
Also let me know if a Navigation course would be of interest, the costs for these courses are very reasonable and would certainly enhance your boating knowledge