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MHYC Liferaft Exercise Day

LocationMiddle Habour, Sydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
ClubMiddle Harbour Yacht Club

MHYC Liferaft Exercise Day

Exercise Survival

As announced in the October 'Log', the members night normally set down for Tuesday, November 8th, has been postponed to allow the M.H.Y.C. Safety Committee to conduct a seminar preceding its sea going life raft exercise on Sunday 13th.

The seminar is obligatory to all raft and mother ship crews participating in the exercise; but is also open to all yachtsmen from either the inshore, offshore or cruising fleets. Six yacht clubs are participating in the exercise, which promises to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind ever conducted. 

The panel of speakers conducting the seminar include senior officers of the Marine Control Centre, who will lecture on the problems, use and effectiveness of the (hopefully) soon to be introduced Emergency Radio Distress Beacons. (This talk is a must for anyone who cruises or races offshore). 

The Water Police will explain their operations and procedures. The Chief Safety Officer of Qantas will talk and show films on the problem of locating small vessels or rafts from the air (this speaker has had considerable practical experience on both the giving and receiving ends!) 

Dr Lindsay Roberts from M.H.Y.C. will talk on medical problems - seasickness, dehydration and the like; our friends from the Coastguard will explain their role in the coastal safety surveillance.

Mr Peter Dabbs of Seacraft will talk on his (for real) experiences; and the Beaufort and R.F.D. companies will demonstrate how to blow up and handle a raft to conclude the seminar. 

All yachtsmen and yachtswomen are strongly urged to attend what promises to be a most interesting and instructive evening. The seminar starts at 7.30 p.m. sharp, in the main dining room. Come early - it is likely to be crowded. 

Bruce Walpole - Chief Safety Officer

Pictures

At the Club

Think this is Doug Sturrock

Going out of Heads

Zilvergeest III Sail number 1317 owned by A.J.Murray
Sail number 1140 and 434
Zilvergeest III Sail number 1317 owned by A.J.Murray
Zilvergeest III Sail number 1317 owned by A.J.Murray
Sail Number 434
Sail Number 434
Going out early morning

Diamond Cutter I

Diamond Cutter I (Sail number 1792) was owned by Alan Sweeney. i think this was the liferaft from Diamond Cutter.

Diamond Cutter I and her liferaft

I think these are from Marine Rescue Boat

Waiting to get to get into Liferaft
Waiting to get to get into Liferaft
Waiting to get to get into Liferaft
Sail number 65
Recovery at end of Exercise
Recovery at end of Exercise
Recovery at end of Exercise

Shenandoah 1214

The boat Shenandoah (Sail number 1214) was owned by JR Charody fro Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. He sailed her in a number of Hobarts from 1976 to 1983.

She was a prototype Cole half tonner (31ft) and was campaigned by Peter Cole himself.
She was the 1975 Australian Half Ton Champion.

Dancing Mouse 65

Dancing Mouse (Sail number 65) was a MHYC boat owned by Cliff G McGarry. She was a 35ft Miller 3/4 tonner and competed in a number of Sydney to Hobart Yacht races.

Dancing Mouse (Sail number 65)
Dancing Mouse (Sail number 65)
Dancing Mouse (Sail number 65)

Aztec 1837

Aztec (Sail Number 1837) was owned by P Wenham. She was a 35 ft sloop owned by Peter Cole and launched in 1975.

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