Good morning and welcome to the Australian Watercraft Registry weather report.
It looks like a nice weekend, with the breeze picking up a little Sunday afternoon with a possible thunderstorm. Because we have a cyclone up north, we also have increased swell off of the coast which is peaking at 3-4 metres. This combined with moderate tides will make bar crossings difficult on the bottom half of the run out tide.
Be safe out on the water, and don’t push bad situations.
Please wear your life jacket.
Please be aware that the forecast always is issued with a disclaimer that the wind may be 40% stronger and waves might be up to twice the height.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Bom.gov.au as it’s their information I bring to you each Friday morning.
Search and Rescue Queensland
We are excited to announce that a new search and rescue and waterside assistance organisation is now ramping up to commence operation in 2022.
It’s fantastic to have people so dedicated to helping others . www.SARQLD.com.au
AustWR Paddle Craft I.D Tags
The AustWR is still running the best paddle craft I.D. system on the planet. It’s the only one that links back to a database where you can adjust your details by logging in, and the Water Police have a direct login to access your data in an emergency.
For just a couple of dollars, you would be mad not to have one.
Now that the Australian Watercraft Registry has been running the best paddle safety program available, we are now also looking after boat users.
This isn’t new to us, as thats what we have previously done in South East Queensland as a member of a volunteer group since 2011. The program allows you to break down your annual government registration in to monthly payments which the AustWR will then pay your registration for you when it becomes due. What this does is give the AustWR an avenue to further assist the boating public with our weather reports, educational programs, safety programs, giveaways and most importantly it will allow us to sponsor Search and Rescue Queensland which we look to launch next year to further save lives in Queensland waters.
It’s important to note that the AustWR does not do Search and Rescue, but the new business (SAR QLD) will. It’s important that boat and jet skiers get involved with our membership programs as it’s an expensive under taking buying the commercial vessels which cost between $280,000 – $900,000 each, of which we need four to start with.