Coast Guard Open Day at Rosslyn Bay

QF11 Coast Guard Yeppoon is holding an Open Day at their premises at Rosslyn Bay Harbour on Sunday 28th October from 6.30 am to 3.00 pm.  Families in the boating community on the Capricorn Coast are invited to attend.

The Open Day is being held so that the public can see what Coast Guard is all about, and also to encourage the boating community to join Marine Assist.  Throughout the day there will be opportunity to participate in a number of activities, including inspection of our three Rescue Vessels and the Radio Room, the Safe Boating presentation, demonstrations about life jackets, life rafts and flares, tips about maintenance of boats and trailers, a sausage sizzle, a colouring in competition for the children and lots of give-aways.

There will be a display of photographs of the new rescue vessel which is under construction for delivery at the end of 2018.  Marine Assist contributors will be able to gauge the additional rescue capability which the Flotilla will have after the new vessel is commissioned.

The enthusiastic volunteer members of QF11 have been selling raffle tickets for a fundraiser.  The generosity of our business community in providing prizes has been outstanding, and the Multi-draw Raffle will be drawn around 2.30 pm on the day.

Patron of Central Queensland Squadron and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga MP will be attending to present special awards to Coast Guard volunteers in the afternoon.

Draft Program:

6.30 am Start
All day Sausage sizzle – gold coin donation
All day Vessel and radio room inspections
8.30 am – 10.00 am Safe Boating presentation
8.30 am – 10.00 am Boat and trailer maintenance
10.00 am – 10.30 am Life jacket and flare demonstration
11.30 am – 12.30 pm Lunch & life raft demonstration
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Safe Boating presentation
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Life jacket and flare demonstration
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Colouring competition awards

Volunteer awards

Raffle draw

3.00 pm Close

Media contact: Flotilla Commander Jim Warren  0419 794 812

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