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Above and Beyond Boating Firefighter Day - Preview

by Nick Casey 21 Feb 15:19 PST 15 March 2020
Balmoral Village © Above and Beyond Boating

The Above and Beyond Boating Firefighter Day has received tremendous support from the Australian boating community and industry.

On the 15th March RFS Firefighters and their families will be arriving at the following Hub's around Australia, beginning with a welcome BBQ, and then a great time on the water

  • Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Sydney Harbour
  • Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Sydney Harbour
  • Royal Motor Yacht Club, Pittwater
  • Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Pittwater
  • Empire Marina, Bobbin Head
  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Belmont
  • Sanctuary Cove Marina, Gold Coast
  • Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Morton Bay
  • Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron, Adelaide
  • Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, Adelaide

Registrations are still open for RFS families until the 28th of February. Most of the hubs still have some capacity for a few more families available. The generous and immediate support from the boat owning community has given capacity for 190 boats to take out families on the day. We have also been able to allow the families to choose between an active sailing vessel, cruising sailing vessel or motor cruiser.

Harry West Flags have very kindly helped everyone identify their fellow RFS members and sponsored flags for every boat taking part.

We have been able to organise a day for some entire brigades: Balmoral Village RFS Brigade, Oakdale RFS Brigade and the Southern Highlands Remote RAFT Team, Horsley Park RFS Brigade, The Oaks RFS Brigade, Picton RFS Brigade, Shipley RFS Brigade.

The Telfords Bus & Coach company have kindly sponsored all of the coach transport for the entire brigades, Sea Sydney Harbour, Hoochie Mumma, Ozcat and Pegasus Seawind 1160 have all generously provided these complementary charters and the Balmoral Boat Shed have sponsored their entire facility for the day. The boatshed and charter vessels have allowed us to invite an additional 240 firefighters to join.

The tremendous support we have received has allowed us to significantly exceed the initial plan of taking out 100 families on 50 boats in 2 locations and we now look forward to connecting the last few boats with families and getting ready for a great day on the water.

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