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Marine Safety Expo 2024

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Welcome to the inaugural Marine Safety Expo 2024! We're thrilled to announce this exciting ORCV event, which will take place at the Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) on Sunday, July 21, 2024 from 10am to 4pm.

At the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV), our mission is clear: to prioritise marine safety and preserve life at sea. With a strong focus on safety, we're proud of our impeccable safety record and commitment to promoting a safety culture on the water – not just for our members but also for the wider boating community.

The Marine Safety Expo is a collaborative initiative between the ORCV and SYC. It is designed to provide an immersive experience that enhances safety in all recreational boating activities. By bringing together industry experts, government organisations, and passionate boating enthusiasts, this event aims to raise awareness and share invaluable insights on marine safety.

Join us for a day filled with informative guest speakers, engaging demonstrations, and insightful stands from leading organisations such as Ronstan, West Offshore Products, and Discount Yachting Supplies. Learn about the latest safety equipment and gain contemporary marine insights from esteemed entities like the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Victoria Police, Boating Industry Victoria, Safe Transport Victoria, Air Ambulance Victoria, Ports Victoria, and more!

Our line-up of speakers will consist of experts covering a wide range of topics relevant to safety on the water.


Port Phillip Room

Welcome & Introduction - Sue Bowes, Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) Commodore

10.30 AM 
Port Phillip Room

Guest Speakers: 

10.40 - AMSA - Beacons:  Now and the Future - Linda Berryman
11.05 - ORCV - Safe Weather Navigation - Martin Vaughan
11.25 - Vic Water Police: S&R role, preparedness for Rescue - Mark Bates
11.50 - Ports Victoria: Safe Navigation in Port Waters - David Tilsley

10.30 - 12.30 PM
Port Phillip Room

Guest Speakers:

1.30 - SYC Safety Topic:  Bay Racing - Lessons Learned and Actions Taken - Sue Bowes
1.50 - Air Ambulance: Life Saving Support & Preparedness for Medical Events and Rescues at Sea - Andrew Allan
2.20 - Australian Sailing:  Special Regulations, Parts 1&2 - Malcolm Eaton

Closing Remarks - Cyrus Allen, ORCV Commodore

1.30 PM - 2.30 PM
 Port Phillip Room

Display Stands:

  • ORCV
  • Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed Yacht Race
  • Sandringham Yacht Club
  • Boating Industry Association Inc
  • Ports Victoria
  • Discount Yachting / DYSC Marine Supplied (DYSC)
  • West Offshore Products
  • Ronstan
 10 AM - 4PM
  • Safe Transport Victoria - Life Jacket Inspections
  • ORCV Race Van
  • VIC Fisheries Authority
Inner Harbour
  • Fire Rescue Victoria - Fire Station 39 Vessel (10am - 1pm only)
  • Water Police
  • Ports Victoria (Vessel Tour)
  • Volunteer Coastguard
 10 AM - 4PM

Dynamic Displays

Fly Past Air Ambulance (MICA) Fly pasts  

Stay tuned for the finalised program, packed with enriching sessions you won't want to miss.
Additionally, don't miss out on our exciting treasure hunt with prizes!

This family-friendly event is open to all boating enthusiasts, and admission is free! However, spots are limited, so secure your place by booking your tickets in advance at: https://www.trybooking.com/CRBMS

Together, let's make a significant impact and create a safer environment for everyone. We can't wait to welcome you to the Marine Safety Expo!


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