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ORCV Safety and Training


Another Four Classes Get Underway.

 

They may indeed share the same date, but the ORCV always runs mutliple Safety and Sea Survival Courses on the same day. The September affair is no different, with four separate classes going through over the weekend. That equates to 80 souls.

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Having all this gear around can only mean one thing - it's time for another of the ORCV's perennial favourites, the SSSC.

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Hard to disguise the fact that you're taking a pic, but this group were serious about the important stuff, like having your hood out before your PFD goes off and practicing important survival elements, such as the huddle...

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The wonderful Brian McDermott and irrepressible Bob Tanner - part of the sensational volunteer and assistant gang who make it all possible.

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Paul 'Bucky' Buchholz and yes, I did have to 'coax' him into having his pic taken.

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Ocean Racer of the Year in 2010, Nick McGuigan uses the webbing to get into the liferaft.

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ORCV Commodore, Don Fraser, is one of the YA Instructors for the SSSC. Here, Don is taking his class of 20 through the Search and Rescue procedures.

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A great way to show the heat and light that the red flares generate. Thanks to our Price is Right model for the great display...

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ORCV Legend, Robin Hewitt, is one of the Instructors for the class and here he talks about the many types of flares available before firing begins - bucket of water is for the expended cartidges to cool down in...

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Phil Spry-Bailey was mightly impressed with how much the expended cartidge had burned.

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Andrew Warner, in the background, was impressed with the colour of his smoke flare (70's tangerine was the comment...), which contrast well with the brightness of the red flare.

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Back in the pool, John Donati does his cherub impersonation as he demonstrates the solo huddle....

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Liferafts ready for the righting exercises... (obligatory artsy farts shot).

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Malcom Mohr demonstrated the proper procedure for clamping your nose and covering your mouth for getting in the water. Afterwards in the classroom, many another caption was generated. So. Given the caption competitions of the past, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">send yours in and we'll think up a prize...

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It all began with the deployment demonstration first up on Sunday morning. Well done to all classes and thanks for making it easy to capture...


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