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Night Courses for Boat Safe

WMTC has added 2 special night courses for  the QLD Recreational Boat Licence.

Held over 2 evenings, the courses will be held on November 17/18 and December 8/9 from 6-10pm.

This is for those who cannot undertake the usual Saturday courses (ran weekly).

Enquire about the course or book your spot now by calling (07) 49 466 710 or email us.

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Whitsunday waters will remain safe with the recent donation of a large rescue boat to the Whitsunday Sailing Club.

Wanting to help the club and wider community on the water, Cruise Whitsundays has just donated a five-metre RIB rescue boat to the club, which was accepted with open arms.

Cruise Whitsundays Chief Executive Officer Nick Hortle heard the club had a high demand for multi-purpose boats which are frequently used for junior sailing, training, support vessels and general activities.

With the rescue boat available, Nick said it was a pleasure to offer the donation, which would be put to good use at the club.

“The opportunity to donate the RIB came up in a chance conversation with club officials during Airlie Race Week when they explained to us the club’s need for a rescue boat, initially to assist with junior sailing on the weekends,” Mr Hortle said.

“Cruise Whitsundays identified we had a RIB available that was ideally suited to this purpose,” he said.

“We are very pleased to provide the support in this way – club’s like the Whitsunday Sailing Club provide an outstanding and essential part of building and maintaining community spirit and in this particular case will help introduce young people to boating in the Whitsundays in a structured and safe manner.”

David Dias, who is a member of the Whitsunday Sailing Club Executive Committee, thanked Cruise Whitsundays for their efforts.

“During race week 2013, I had the pleasure to meet Roger Dold and Nick,” Mr Dias said,

“And on behalf of the club members, we thank Cruise Whitsundays for their wonderful efforts with the RIB rescue and general purpose boat which will assist the club greatly in day to day operations, courses, training and junior activities.”

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Safety & Sea Survival Course

The Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre will be holding a ‘Safety & Sea Survival Course’ on October 19 and 20, 2013.

The course is a compliance for Category 1 and 2 yacht races and is a Yachting Australia Course.

Facilitator: Chris Griffiths YA 11287

Deadline for enrolment: 5pm, October 1 2013

Cost: $482

Course commences at 8.30am on 19th Oct Life raft/flares and  more on 20th Oct

For further information: Email Kaye – Phone (07) 49 466 710

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Exclusive offbeach lessons

Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre is now offering one-on-one ‘learn to sail’ lessons for those seeking off beach sailing skills.

With a dedicated instructor on board, the two-hour private lessons are for people of all ages.

Whether you are a traveller, visitor or a local wanting to learn to sail, this is the ideal course to get you started.

For more information, contact Kaye on (07) 49 466 710 or email

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Be on the mailing list

The Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre is able to send you the latest course calendar.

As you know, times and dates for courses can change, and we can provide this information right at your finger tips!

To receive the latest calendar as well as other important news, please email


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Marine Notice for certificate holders

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has issued an important Marine Notice for seafaring certificate holders who may be required to complete an AMSA approved Security Awareness Training Course.

If this applies to you, the Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre will be running the course on Sunday, May 12, 2013.

Read the notice.

(Courtesy Australian Maritime Safety Authority)
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Ship Security Awareness Training Course

Running from: 

October 18-16
November 25-27

From January 1, 2014, it will be mandatory for all seafarers to possess knowledge related to security awareness before engaging on board a vessel and undergo security related training.

This is under the Manila amendments to the Conventions.

The Ship Security Awareness Training – AMSA approved – ONE DAY COURSE, is intended to provide specific guidelines, skills and knowledge in basic maritime security matters and those who need to function as part of the shipboard team is being aware of assessing situations involving threats to security and safety of a vessel or port facility.

This involves recognising threats and suspicious situations and circumstances and reporting and carrying out tasks in accordance with security procedures as set out in the national and international conventions and regulations.

Secure your spot now.

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