ORCV Safety and Training

September SSSC Preparation.


Preparations are well underway for the next Safety and Sea Survival Course (SSSC) is on Septmeber 17 and 18, 2011, at the Melbourne High School Gymnasium Complex, in South Yarra.

It costs $275 if you're a member or $320 if you're not. Because of the time of year, it is always over-subscribed as people get set for Christmas time. Given that the Westcoaster will celebrate its 40th birthday this year, things will only intensify. Cat2 races require 50% of the crew to be current SSSC holders, amongst other things of course, and the ORCV has long recommended that all souls onboard should hold this invaluable item. If you're looking to help ensure you have a spot on a boat this Xmas, doing this course will definitely help your chances.

One of the things that you possibly don't know is all the work that goes on behind the scenes to make this sort of thing happen. Commodore, Don Fraser, highlights some of the jobs that have to be done beforehand, to ensure the courses sail on smoothly. "Here are photos from the workparty yesterday to repair liferafts for the next SSSC course. Noel May, Neville 'Nifty' Rose (Who's a pretty boy in the cycling gear, then?) and Robin Hewitt (Don's behind the iPhone tkaing the pic), were attending to the rafts we use for the courses."


"For each SSSC, we have to prepare the rafts. This entails things like:

Don then went on to add, "This is all done by volunteers to keep the cost of our courses down. Would you like to volunteer for next time? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">Email the office to put your name down, please."

If you're wondering why there is no Update/Revalidation course anymore, then the article HERE will be able to answer that.

N.B. if you intend to do the course, we ask that you please read and comprehend the course outline and then complete the enrollment form,

which is linked off the bottom of the said course outline. Go HERE to start that process.


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