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ORCV Safety and Training - Another four classes get underway

'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... - ORCV Safety and Training'    John Curnow ©

They may indeed share the same date, but the ORCV always runs multiple 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.

The wonderful Brian McDermott and irrepressible Bob Tanner - part of the sensational volunteer and assistant gang who make it all possible. - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

Paul ’Bucky’ Buchholz and yes, I did have to ’coax’ him into having his pic taken. - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

Ocean Racer of the Year in 2010, Nick McGuigan uses the webbing to get into the liferaft. - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

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. - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

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... - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

Phil Spry-Bailey was mightly impresses with how much the expended cartidge had burned. - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

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. - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

Back in the pool, John Donati does his cherub impersonation as he demonstrates the solo huddle.... - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

Liferafts ready for the righting exercises... (obligatory artsy farts shot). - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

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, send yours in and we’ll think up a prize... - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

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... - ORCV Safety and Training -  John Curnow ©  

Look out - something will show up...

Ocean Racing Club of Vic website

by John Curnow


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