MEDIA RELEASE – MEDIA RELEASE
"Boat Smart" on the Peninsula
Free Youth Boating Education
Boating Victoria will conduct its next Boat Smart, taking young boaters beyond the basics program for students from Rosebud Secondary College at the Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club from July 22 - 24.
Aimed at secondary school students between the ages of 15-17, the program is interactive and designed to give them the knowledge and practical skills they need to enjoy recreational boating in a safe and responsible manner.
Qualified Boating Victoria staff combine essential theory with a practical on water component. Students learn about Trip Preparation, Safe operation, Emergency Procedures, Buoyage Systems and practical skills. The course consists of two days theory in a classroom situation and one full day of practical on water skills
The program is free, fun and offers secondary school students the opportunity to gain valuable skills and help ensure that future recreational boating experiences are safe and enjoyable. On successful completion of the course students are issued with a Marine Safety Victoria Certificate that they can take to their local Vicroads office and be issued with a Victorian Boat Operators licence without further testing.
The Boat Smart program was established with funding from Marine Safety Victoria which is pleased to see that the program continues to provide safe boating messages to young people throughout Victoria. Boating Victoria , part of Yachting Victoria, is the peak representative body for recreational boaters at clubs in Victoria.
Web Site: www.boatingvictoria.com.au
Boating Victoria Contact: Ian Fox : 0413 615 874
Instructor on this course: Ian Fox : 0413 615 874
Students from Rosebud Secondary College
- It is a great opportunity to see youth experiencing and learning the importance of safe boating practices.
Excellent photo and editorial opportunity.
BEST MEDIA OPPORTUNITY – DAY THREE PRACTICAL ON WATER COMPONENT.
- Students are on boats practicing boat handling skills
- Session Times are as follows: 9am-3:15pm, 22 – 24 July