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Sun, 07 May


Empire Marina, Bobbin Head

BHCC Members Training Day

Please join us at Empire Marina for an informal family friendly session to share boating knowledge and experience. Here is your chance to ask any questions about your boat or boating in general, or just share some of your ideas and experiences on the water.

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BHCC Members Training Day
BHCC Members Training Day


07 May 2023, 10:00 am

Empire Marina, Bobbin Head


We have three hosts, and will be covering tips for boat handling, how to stay safe on the water and basic boat knowledge.  The focus will be on practical skills and discussion, sharing information and ideas, so please come with any questions or suggestions.  The day commences with a briefing followed by three 40-minute Information Sessions taking place in small groups on members' boats, followed by lunch.


Boat handling

- theory and practice

- how to enter and leave a berth

- lines, ropes - how to tie up, basic knots, throwing a line

- anchoring


Boat safety

- boating 'rules of the road' and collision avoidance

- startup checklist, safety equipment, passage planning and boating safety

- weather and tides

- what to do if things go wrong, Marine Rescue, radio refresher


Know your boat

- basic marine engineering

- boat systems (drive, electrical, communications, water) and practical maintenance

- navigation, pilotage and electronic aids

- guide to local waters - Pittwater, Hawkesbury, Sydney


10.00am  Grab a coffee and meet at Empire Marina Members Lounge

10.30am  Session One 

11.15am    Session Two 

12.00pm  Session Three 

01.00pm  Lunch at Galley Foods 

Dress: comfortable boating clothes and slip off shoes

Numbers are limited so please RSVP asap!

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