john@boatschool.com.au

April 25, 2021

Eden on the Sapphire Coast

Eden & Two Fold Bay you have been splendid … arrived into Two Fold bay on Tuesday after passing Gabo Island and being graced with Dolphins […]
April 12, 2021

Sailing North For The Winter

CoVid has provided my wife and I an opportunity to take our boat NoraJ on a long coastal passage to Queensland. Prior to CoVid we were […]
March 12, 2019

VHF Marine Radio

VHF Marine Radio Marine radio operators must have an appropriate Certificate of Proficiency. This may be obtained through the Office of Marine Communications that is part […]
February 6, 2019

The Risks of Falling Overboard

As part of Marine Safety Victoria ‘Prepare to survive: Know the five’ campaign message, ‘Practise getting back on’ This Blog looks at the risk of falling […]
January 4, 2019

Why Is The Steering On The Starboard Side?

Boating has many origins and the location of the helm is based on both ancient customs and practical reasons. Steering on the (starboard) right-hand side is […]
December 17, 2018

Navigation Lights

Keep it Simple Lights must be displayed on ALL vessels between Sunset and Sunrise and in restricted visibility. Every type of craft on the water needs […]
November 24, 2018

CARDINAL MARKS

Part of the IALA Buoyage System (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities) the Cardinal Marks are designed to show us the safest water in which to navigate. The […]
November 13, 2018

Channel Marks, do they matter?

Only if you don’t want to hurt somebody or wreck your boat! The correct names are Port and Starboard Laterals and they are the same everywhere […]
October 9, 2018

Boating Season has Started!

Let’s set the mood with some pirate fun facts. The term Starboard comes from the old English or Anglo-Saxon term Steorboard. The universal term in nautical […]