Good morning and welcome to the Australian Watercraft Registry weather report.
If you’re boating or kayaking alone, wear your life jacket ALL THE TIME.
Please make sure that if you use an inflatable life vest, that it’s been serviced every year. Regular inspections of other safety equipment is important also such as checking the dates on your flares.
See the images below for local weather forecasts for coastal waters and land forecasts that denote the amount of rain expected and percentage of receiving it.
The best two ways to survive is to have an EPIRB or PLB (available for discounted prices on our web store) and to have your mobile phone in a water proof bag or or container ON YOUR PERSON when you go in to the water.
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.
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.
Please consider becoming a member, the life we save may be yours.