In a boating emergency

Radio for help on

Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio


Call MRNSW on

9450 2468


Or call




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News & Media

  • Police and Emergency Services Sailing Regatta
  • July 30, 2014

Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie raced to a creditable fifth place in the 2012 Police and Emergency Services Sailing Regatta. Roland Bennett, Gail and Neil McBurnie, Phil Hart and David Merritt joined unit radio operator and veteran of 42 Sydney to Hobart races Bill Ratcliff on board his Moody 38, Wistarie, for the event.

Pride will again be on the line in the sixth annual  Lake Macquarie NSW Police and Emergency Services Sailing Regatta.

The NSW Police Sailing Club, in conjunction with the Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto, is hosting this year’s event on Monday and Tuesday, November 10 and 11.

The regatta comprises five races over two days with a complimentary BBQ at the completion of each day’s sailing. All races are non-spinnaker for trailerable craft upwards in two divisions: under and over 30 foot.

Entry is open to all serving or retired members of emergency services and other authorities and agencies, including Marine Rescue NSW, State and Federal Police, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Rescue Association, Corrective Services, maritime authorities and Australian Defence Force personnel.

The NSW Police Sailing Club also has opened entry to all other yachts associated with yachting and sailing clubs on Lake Macquarie.

Competitors in past regattas have included yachts ranging in size from seven to more than 13 metres. Prizes are able to be awarded to 1st and 2nd place in each of the five races, with an overall point score prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

The Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto has a boat ramp and ample parking to cater for trailerable boats. Free overnight berthing and shower facilities for competing/visiting yachts/crews are also available on the RMYC wharf during the Regatta.

Notice of Race and Entry Forms will be available in October through the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto website, http://www.rmyctoronto.com.au/Sailing/Regatta-s-Special-Events or contact David Blakemore on 0409 743 238 or nswpfsailing@gmail.com

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