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August Guest Speaker

Recreational Boating is committed to education and safety as part of their charter.  Every second-month SYC hold guest speaker evenings on a variety of interesting and informative topics – navigation debriefs of cruises in company, fishing hints and tips, radio techniques, marine diesel maintenance, and many other topics including combined speaker nights with Sail through the winter months.

Andrew Allan – MICA Flight Paramedic is the August Guest Speaker  – Thursday 30 August 2018

Andrew Allan is one of those people you hope you never meet professionally. He has been associated with air/sea rescue in various forms for about 25 years now, starting with the old Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad, where he was the Chief Aircrewman.

Today he is a MICA Flight Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria and in this capacity; he has participated in high profile rescues both on and off the water. More recently, he was involved in the rescue of several crewmembers from the stricken yacht Hollywood Boulevard, which sank off the Victorian coast in January this year. He was responsible for the fit out of the new Agusta AW139 helicopters for air rescue and coordinated the training of paramedics for the new aircraft. He has had a lead role in water rescue training.

Many club members have participated in Sea Safety Survival courses and have heard about some of the procedures for a helicopter rescue. Andrew’s presentation represents a fantastic opportunity to close the information loop for air-sea rescue because you will hear it from the man on the end of the wire.

Andy has several video presentations and a wealth of experience to share, this is an evening not to be missed.


Before the meeting come and enjoy a meal … Meals available in the Harbour View Restaurant from 6 pm, bookings can be made by calling the Clubhouse reception on 9599 0999; alternatively, take advantage of our current food and beverage offers in the Members’ Bar from 6 pm (servery closing at 8:30 pm).

**Don’t forget – you earn 1 point towards your Member Participation Scheme for attending these events**