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79 Bay St
Double Bay, NSW, 2028

The finest Laser sailing club in the world, located in Double Bay on Sydney Harbour.


VHF Radio Operator Course

Luke Parker

The VA12SC is hosting a course so that interested sailors in our area can attain their Short Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) and become a licenced VHF operator. This accreditation is provided by the Office of Marine Communications.

The course will be held at VA12SC club house on the evening of Tuesday October 20th from 6.00pm to 9.30pm.  

"For those of you who are planning on spending any time on the water, either in a club boat as part of water safety, or in your own boat, having the confidence to use your radio appropriately will give you peace of mind if you ever get into any trouble. Additionally, if you are looking to be in charge of the radio in the clubhouse, you need to upgrade your skills. Doing the course means that you'll get a licence that you can show to the relevant authorities when, inevitably, they enquire.
There is a requirement for some home study  (approx. 2 hours) before the training/exam on Tuesday evening.
There are two levels of payment required:
The first is a fixed cost of $85.00 for the licence. This is a government mandated cost.  This payment can be made by on the evening of the exam by credit card.
The second is the cost for the tutor/educator: Captain Graham Wilson, Master Mariner.  His cost for providing the course is $750.  The number of individuals who participate in the course will determine the cost for each individual participant. We are hoping to get a minimum of 10 people to take the course, making the maximum cost $75.00 per person. (This is in addition to the cost of $85.00 for the licence.)
This payment can be made, in cash, on the night of the course.
To access the study information please go to:
To access sample exam questions please go to:
The minimum age for this licence is 16 years old.
100 ID points are required plus a new passport photo less than 6 weeks old. You will need to bring these on the evening of Tuesday October 20th.
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please send an email to VA12SC Committee Member, Danelle Denny at
Please include in your email the following information:
Full name:
Date Of Birth:
VA12SC looks forward to seeing you on October 20th for an evening of learning and fun!