In the event of an emergency, such as a heart attack, stroke, cuts, burns etc., look for the red shirts with "SAFETY COMMITTEE" on the back. Committee members are radio and cell phone equipped for quick access to fire, police, and ambulance will be patrolling the docks during the day. The committee headquarters are at the Safety and Security vehicle located in the parking lot, west of Milestone's restaurant. Kindly ensure your crew and guests also know its location and how to identify the Safety Committee members.
Boat owners must be conscious of their own safety, as well as that of their families and their guests.
Explosions or fires aboard boats are terrifying experiences. Although education is helping reduce the number of these incidents, the danger remains ever-present. This is especially true this weekend, with so many wooden boats congregated in a small area. Under these circumstances, the boat owner is required to be both Skipper and Fire Chief.
Double Checks • Ensure all vent pipes are clear. • Use a blower to allow fumes to be sucked from the lowest part of the bilge. The Golden Rule is to run the blower for five minutes before starting engines at any time. • If you have a sniffer, make sure it is working. Use the nose test. • In addition to the crew, inform weekend guests of the locations of all fire extinguishers. • Cover and protect outboard fuel and propane tanks from the party atmosphere. (Watch for smokers!) • On galley-equipped craft, give particular attention to propane and butane lines between tank and stove. • Turn off all master valves. • SMOKERS: Watch for smouldering butts!
Festival Docking Procedures To help alleviate the problem of the faster power vessels arriving first and taking up the limited dockside space, where possible we'll allocate docking space to different types of vessels on a pro rata basis. Please bear in mind that we are unable to "guarantee" spaces and locations.
We request your cooperation as we allocate specific spaces for the vessels that will be judged. These spaces are from the south side of finger C to, and including the south side of finger E for vessels under 50' LOA. The balance of the space will be allocated at the discretion of the festival Wharfinger. Ships Point is exclusively for vessels over 50'.
To further ease operations over the festival weekend, and for the added safety of all participants, we ask that ALL skippers using fingers B through G face the bow of their vessels to sea ie: stern to the sea wall.
Festival Dock Master
Nick Banks is the Festival Dock Master.
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