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Annual Flare Shoot set for 9am July 6th RBYC.  

 

All ORCV Winter Series Race 2 entrants are eligible to let off hand held and rocket/parachute marine flares from their boats once directed at 9am.   To be eligible you must have entered the series or race.  https://www.orcv.org.au/online-entry-winter

 

It's not easy getting approvals these days and opportunities to gain practical experience discharging parachute flares on water from a yacht are rare, but as it has been part of our Winter Series since the early 80’s and practice for ocean safety.  The ORCV team has obtained the necessary approvals (Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Port of Melbourne Corporation, Victorian Water Police, Coast Guard Melbourne) so make sure you have entered to be eligible.

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