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February 2020

CERTIFICATE EXPIRY
Be aware that some maritime qualifications expire. Marine First Aid qualifications expire three years from date of issue. The World Sailing Offshore Safety course meeting mandatory requirements for World Sailing Category Zero, One and Two yacht races expire five years from date of issue. STCW10 Course of Safety certification also expires five years from date of issue and must be revalidated if you wish to work in the international maritime industry. Marine Radio certification for both Long Range radios and Short Range radios should be updated to cover the introduction of Digital Select Call technology and the widespread use of VHF marine repeaters

 

January 2020

MARINE FIRST AID MANDATORY FOR OFFSHORE SAILORS
One long day of ten hours might sound heavy, but after fifteen years of refining the course content, I am assured by every attendee that the content is relevant and vitally interesting to the offshore sailor. Delivery is presented by qualified medical personnel with experience in the maritime environment. Do you know how to suture wounds? Give injections? Render first aid in a remote environment? Use the contents of your onboard  marine first aid kit?
Learn this and more and be taught by experienced mariners who are also medically qualified.

 

December 2019

LEARN HOW TO SERVICE YOUR MARINE DIESEL ENGINE.
One day course that will teach you how to service your marine diesel engine, identify engine problems when they occur and get going again. This RYA programme is targeted at the small boat community, both power and sail. Vital for those of you that sail offshore and in remote areas. We will provide hard copy check lists for your vessel and recommend lists of spares you should carry on board your boat. Very popular with both male and female offshore sailors

 

November 2019

SHORT COURSES FOR SAILORS BEFORE CHRISTMAS SYDNEY
With record entries in this year's Sydney to Hobart, demand for qualifications by competitors will be high before Christmas. DSC operation of Marine Radios (both HF long range and VHF short range ) should involve “hands on” training in Digital Select Call as well as the use of marine repeaters. Learn how to use this technology, in one day of eight hours at Mosman, Sydney.
Our Marine First Aid course of 10 hours will teach you to deal with injury and illness at sea and how to suture wounds and give injections. Having the qualifications will make you a sort after crew in this year's 75th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

 

October 2019

DIESEL COURSE A REAL BENEFIT
During a recent heavy weather event in Sydney, a client with a boat in a mooring in Sydney Harbour, on a swing mooring, had to move it to a more secure location. He is a racing sailor and only keeps a small amount of fuel in his tank. The tank was near empty and the fuel had been agitated by the waves and the 40kt wind. 
 
His email reads “Never had to change a filter or bleed the fuel system in the 12 years I have owned the vessel, let me tell you I was glad I did your diesel engine maintenance course! A real benefit. Got it done in record time, at night, and moved it to a secure mooring. It would have ended up on the beach or worse still on the rocks. Thanks Gerry “

 

September 2019

AMSA EXEMPTION 18 (SAIL) WILL EXPIRE JUNE 2020
 
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority have advised that the new Sailing Master Coastal/Offshore Certificates of Competency mentioned in section 6 of MO505 have been added to incorporate this exemption. This means that a person holding an appropriate commercially endorsed RYA certificate may apply to AMSA for an AMSA issued Certificate of Competency before the exemption expires. The RYA Offshore Safety Course and the RYA Radar and RYA Diesel courses are components of this qualification.