Sailors with disABILITIES

SWD Events scheduled for Monday 16 September 2019

Winds of Joy - Coffs Harbour - AM

Time: Mon September 16, 10:00 am to Mon September 16, 12:00 pm

Passengers: 15
Crew: 6

Information for Schools & Organisations:

Location: Coffs Harbour International Marina

Sailors with disABILITIES offer a Winds of Joy Program which is designed to give children with disability and disadvantaged children and youth the opportunity to go sailing. Through our crew, SWD can provide positive role models, demonstrating that people with a disability do not have to be confined by it and creating optimism. This program is run entirely by volunteers and there is no cost to participants for this activity. Group bookings of minimum 10, including at least 8 with disability/special needs can be booked by school or community groups. We can accommodate up to 3 wheelchairs. To book this program please Sign Up on our website and login with your username and password.

Information For Crew:

  • Crew numbers: Minimum 6, maximum 8.
  • Crew must have a valid Queensland Blue Card and NSW Working With Children Check
  • Any injuries or medical conditions that will impact your role must be notified to the Skipper
  • SWD uniform should be worn
  • Bring tape, torch, hat, knife, water and sunscreen
  • Bring the Crew Level Skills Check List and sign off with Skipper and 2IC when appropriate
  • Please follow SWD SOP and procedures, and instructions from the Skipper and 2IC at all times
  • Report any damage or broken parts to the Skipper at the end of each program
  • All crew must stay with the boat to assist with shut down tasks until completed
  • The boat/s should  (where possible) always be left in a better condition than how you found it
  • All SWD boats are non-smoking 

Winds of Joy - Coffs Harbour - PM

Time: Mon September 16, 12:30 pm to Mon September 16, 2:00 pm

Passengers: 15
Crew: 6

Information for Schools & Organisations:

Location: Coffs Harbour International Marina

Sailors with disABILITIES offer a Winds of Joy Program which is designed to give children with disability and disadvantaged children and youth the opportunity to go sailing. Through our crew, SWD can provide positive role models, demonstrating that people with a disability do not have to be confined by it and creating optimism. This program is run entirely by volunteers and there is no cost to participants for this activity. Group bookings of minimum 10, including at least 8 with disability/special needs can be booked by school or community groups. We can accommodate up to 3 wheelchairs. To book this program please Sign Up on our website and login with your username and password.

Information For Crew:

  • Crew numbers: Minimum 6, maximum 8.
  • Crew must have a valid Queensland Blue Card and NSW Working With Children Check
  • Any injuries or medical conditions that will impact your role must be notified to the Skipper
  • SWD uniform should be worn
  • Bring tape, torch, hat, knife, water and sunscreen
  • Bring the Crew Level Skills Check List and sign off with Skipper and 2IC when appropriate
  • Please follow SWD SOP and procedures, and instructions from the Skipper and 2IC at all times
  • Report any damage or broken parts to the Skipper at the end of each program
  • All crew must stay with the boat to assist with shut down tasks until completed
  • The boat/s should  (where possible) always be left in a better condition than how you found it
  • All SWD boats are non-smoking 

ACMA LROCP Radio License Course (VHF & HF)

Time: Mon September 16, 9:00 am to Mon September 16, 5:00 pm

Available to Crew Volunteers Only

Crew: 8

This one day Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved course teaches you to use VHF (Short Range) as well as MF and HF (Long Range)radio for distress, urgency, safety and general calls. The course includes GMDSS and DSC

Operators of ship radio stations in Australia must possess a certificate of proficiency. 

The marine radio provides an essential link both to global safety services and to other seafarers.

The syllabus

  • Radio wave propagation
  • Use of the radio in distress or urgent situations
  • GMDSS
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Radio protocol during search and rescue

Who is it meant for?

  • Required for Skippers or 2ICs
  • Strongly suggested for on water volunteers aspiring to be skippers and 2ICs
  • Anyone in the SWD community interested
  • Maximum of 8 students per course. PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO CURRENT AND ACTIVE ON WATER VOLUNTEERS. 

Where?

  • Theory Session will be conducted in the SWD meeting room at D'Albora
  • Practical Session will be conducted on one of our yachts

Cost

  • $89 for the application and exam payable directly via credit card to AMC (Australian Maritime College)

Who is delivering?

  • Course will be delivered by Ivan, our Training Manager who is a qualified ACMA Radio instructor and examiner by the AMC.

Other Important Information

  • Please bring a passport size photo. You will not receive a card until you have one.
  • There is a closed book, 50-question multiple-choice exam marked by the Australian Maritime College. The pass rate is 35 questions. It is Pass/Fail. If you Fail this exam, you will have to retake it at your own expense.
  • There will be a practical component to be delivered in one of our yachts
  • I strongly recommend you purchase the Marine Operator's Handbook (not the VHF) from the AMC for $45. Please use this link https://payments.utas.edu.au/OneStopWeb/OMCHandbooks/menu
  • PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE IN THE WAIT LIST FROM THE PREVIOUS COURSE, SO YOUR SPOT MAY NOT BE GUARANTEED.

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