bar crossing timing

Timing a bar crossing

Crossing a bar can be the most dangerous boating we do, watch this video on timing a bar crossing. This is the bar at Bermagui. You can see at the beginning the bar looks nice and calm. But then watch as it grows. Sometimes the lulls aren’t as long as this. You must standoff and …

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Flopper Stopper in a Flap!

Flopper Stopper in a Flap!

Flopper Stopper: the essential cruising peacemaker If you’d like to listen to this story, click here. Right, all you blokes pay attention; Sheilas turn the page (well if you could just wait a little while) this is for the emasculated males. The scene is set in early morning, on anchor, an open road, the Pacific …

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free navigation training

Learn Navigation, Knots, Sea Survival + more for free!

We have a fantastic program coming up where you can learn navigation, knots, sea survival + more for free! Location: Bega Valley, NSW, commencing the end of May until the end of June, part-time. We have free-funded training from the Department of Education which means for every participant it is free.Conditions This is part of …

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Knowledge is Power

As we create more workshops that combine our recreational and commercial boating experience, it becomes more and more obvious that Knowledge is Power. Cruising successfully isn’t just luck it takes planning and preparation. We prepare the boat and its systems, we buy safety equipment and merrily go on our way thinking we are ready! But …

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Free Maritime Training for Women

Free Sea Survival, Fire Fighting, Maritime Training for Women

Come to the Bega Valley for Free Sea Survival, Fire Fighting, Maritime Training for Women…. and more. After this program, we are hopeful to open up more training for everyone. What Maritime Training is On Offer? 1) Accredited Skill Set: Survive at Sea Using a Survival Craft, Fight Fires Onboard, WHS, and Survival Skills. 2) …

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From Corporate Girl to a Sea-Gypsy Woman

The first off-shore voyage took Jackie into a ferocious storm, which battered her physically and mentally. Amid the raging seas, Jackie shed the fear she’d been harbouring. Soon she was blissfully voyaging around the world, but she still carried the mixed emotions of losing one man, while falling head over heels in love with another. …

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