Discover Rottnest Island with Confidence - the Pains Wessex Rottnest Escorted Safety Convoy (RESC) is a fantastic opportunity for new boat owners and their families to enjoy a weekend that is educational and fun!
For over 20 years, Rottnest Escorted Safety Convoys have provided boaties with an interactive experience unique to Western Australia – an organised overnight trip to beautiful Rottnest Island in which you can join in the fun of the Quiz Night, tours of the bays, learn safe approaches, benefit from the advice and guidance of experienced escorts, learn how to correctly use safety equipment, knot tying and splicing.
So if you want to use your boat to visit Rottnest Island with your family and friends in safety, and really enjoy the benefits of the boating lifestyle – fill out the registration form now and join the famous Rottnest Escorted Safety Convoy!
Your boat must be between 5m and 11m in length and be able to maintain a continuous speed of 15 knots.
Your boat must have a safe, seagoing hull with a reliable power unit
Your boat must have full insurance cover. Please note that although escort vessels form part of each convoy and will do their best to give necessary assistance, in the event of mechanical problems that render your boat incapable of returning to the mainland, it is your responsibility to arrange transport back to the mainland and towing of your boat.
Your boat must have a current Boat Registration Sticker
Your boat must carry a Marine Radio and a second sand anchor for back anchoring overnight
Your boat must have on board Full Regulation Safety Equipment.
Refer to the DPI website for further information: www.dpi.wa.gov.au
Fremantle ? Hillarys ? Woodman Point
Dinner & Quiz Night
This February the dinner will be a BBQ (BYO Drinks) on the beach followed by a quiz. Bring along your drinks (no glass: aluminium cans or plastic cups only), chairs and picnic rugs and relax! BBQ dinner tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years of age.
The Quiz Night is always guaranteed to be fun, great prizes are donated by BIAWA Members and if you remember to hand in your marine quiz you have the opportunity to win the major prize!
As Rottnest Island is a very popular destination, participants are advised to book their accommodation requirements early.
Note: In the event of the convoy being cancelled due to inclement weather the BIAWA take no responsibility for loss of monies on accommodation and mooring bookings.
On board your boat– many participants choose to sleep on board their boats and safe back anchoring on the beach is one of the educational activities demonstrated to participants as part of the convoy. This is appropriate for smaller boats (less than 7.6m in length)
Mooring & Pen Rentals – Boats that are 7.6m in length or longer will need either a mooring or a pen. These can be obtained by contacting: The Rottnest Island Authority Boating & Mooring Branch – 9372 9771 Remember to book early to avoid disappointment. On Rottnest Island – Overnight accommodation on Rottnest Island is the participant’s responsibility to arrange. To make a booking call:
Rottnest Hotel – 9292 5011
Rottnest Island Authority – 9432 9111
Rottnest Lodge – 9292 5161
Kingston Barracks – 9372 9780
For further information please visit the Rottnest Island website: www.rottnest.wa.gov.au
A Briefing Meeting will be held at the Burswood Watersports Centre on Tuesday the 19th of February, 2008, for a 6:00pm start. The Burswood Watersports Centre is at 1 Camfield Drive, Burswood.
It is compulsory for at least one adult representative from each boat to attend the Briefing Meeting. Important information will be distributed at the meeting and to gain the full benefit of the Convoy you will want to make sure you attend.
Rottnest Island Admission fee
An admission fee is payable to the Rottnest Island Authority, and can be paid at the Briefing Meeting or at the Visitors’ Centre on arrival. (This is a standard fee, which is applicable to anyone arriving on Rottnest or mooring/anchoring in Rottnest Island waters. As a private boat owner, you may purchase an annual vessel admission fees sticker. This costs $125 for vessels less than 8m and $142.50 for vessels 8 - 10 and is valid from 1 Sep 2008 to 31 Aug 2009. The sticker can be purchased at the Briefing Meeting so long as you bring boat registration papers, insurance policy (at least $5million for vessels less than 6.4m in length and $10million for vessels 6.4m and greater in length) and wreck insurance. Alternatively, you may pay admission fees for a single visit at the normal rate of $11.90 per adult and $1.00 per child (aged 4-12).
The RSC costs $120 per boat. Payment can be made by cash, visa/mastercard or cheque to:
Boating Industry Association of Western Australia Suite 2, 799 Beaufort Street
Mt Lawley WA 6050
or direct credit:
BSB: 036 041 ACT Details: 213111
Participants Fee is NON - REFUNDABLE. If you do direct credit, please remember to send through a advice of payment.
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