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Boaties Market

Volunteer Marine Rescue Victoria Point is holding it’s Boaties Market at the Victoria Point State School grounds in Colburn Avenue. The gates open for site holders and buyers at 6:00 am.

The Commodore of the Rescue Unit said that the market had now become a well known event and continued to increase in popularity each time. He said that the unit now has a reputation for efficiency in the setting up of the stalls whilst the School always operated a great sausage sizzle with drinks also being available.
He added that entry for buyers was by means of a donation with the proceeds going towards operating and maintaining the rescue vessels, looking after the building, it’s vehicles and safety equipment. Site holders pay a token $10 per site with there being no restrictions on the size required and no need to book ahead. We are always pleased to donate a percentage of our takings to the School’s P & C Association for their generosity in making the grounds available for the market he said and the interest shown in this year’s market is well in excess of the previous ones.

Our theme he said continues to be anything “from a fish hook to a power cruiser!” and it is rare that a site holder does not dispose of most or all of the items for sale.

Come along and support our well attended, big, successful fundraiser for your local community Marine Rescue Volunteers. You might just find that bargain you have been looking for!

Gates open 6AM to 12:PM

Site Fee – $10.00
Admission – By donation
Enquiries to the Base- (07) 3207 8717 or email
Where?
Victoria Point State School
Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point

When?
SUNDAY, 14th October, 2018

Due to the grounds being too wet the March event has had to be postpone until a later time.

 

The Boaties Market SUNDAY, 25th March, 2018 was Canceled due to the grounds being to wet

A replacement date for the cancelled March market is under negotiation

Marine Radio Licence – Course and Certification

Marine Rescue Victoria Point run training and certification for the both Short (SROCP) and Long Range (LROPC) marine radio licence.

Dates 

  • 19th May 2018

  • 18th August 2018

  • 17th November 2018

Venue

Marine Rescue Victoria Point, Council Reserve, Victoria Point. Turn left at the end of Colburn Avenue.

Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP)
For operating both VHF short range radio and Medium/High Frequency (MF/HF) radio which are designed for long range transmission.

Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP)
Designed for those who are only operating a VHF short range radio.

If you are an Active member of Volunteer Marine Rescue or Volunteer Coastguard you require the LROCP. If you intend travelling on offshore coastal voyages, are part of a yacht race crew, or applying for commercial qualifications such as a Coxswain’s or Master V certificate, you should obtain an LROCP Certificate.

Fees  LROCP  SROCP
General Public $214.00 $189.00
VMR & Coast Guard Associate Members $186.00 $161.00
Active Volunteers VMR, CG & SES $141.00

Includes University of Tasmania Exam Fee, Text Book, Postage and Tuition Fee

Registration
To seek more information or register, send your full name, membership details if applicable and contact phone numbers to radio@vmr.org.au

On the Day
Please bring:

  1. A passport style photograph of yourself for your radio license.
  2. Photo ID (e.g. driver license).
  3. The balance of the course fee.