Category Archives: Safety

2017 Boat Testing Day

The Nomads Boat Seaworthy testing for 2017 year will take place on the 12th November 2016 at Rynfield Dam starting at 08h00 and ending at 13h00.

Please note that to qualify for a 2017 seaworthy you must have the following:

  1. A VHF radio on your boat in working order, either an old one without a red button or a new one with a red button.
  2. A certificate to operate a VHF radio.
  3. Either the old one dating back to 2012, issued through Stan Walters.
  4. Or a new one as per the latest course as done either by Dale or Tig.
  5. If you have done the new one and do not have a temporary license, a letter from the testing officer will do.
  6. All the usual documents for boat testing.
  7. A valid boat flotation certificate.
  8. There will be a fire extinguisher repair person available on the day.

See you there

Colin Green
Nomads Safety Officer

2015 Nomads Safety Inspection Day

Please note that the Nomads Safety Inspection day will be held on:

  • Date: 17 October 2015
  • Place: Rynfield dam
  • Time: 07h30 to 14h00

Please make sure that you have all the necessary documents, and that all your safety gear is up to date.

We will get a fire extinguisher company to be there.

The cost of a seaworthy will be increased this year after many years at R250.00

The new cost of a COF will be:

  • R400.00 FOR CLUB MEMBERS and
  • R600.00 for NON CLUB MEMBERS.

If you need safety gear please arrange with Boating and Camping or Commercial Marine. None will be available on the day at the club.

Please note that you must seaworthy your boat before 1st January 2016 to get a COF without a VHF Radio.

So please come to the safety day.


Colin Green
Nomads Safety Officer

MN 6 of 2015

It is important to read the second notice contained in the attachment.

In a nutshell, to save yourself some trouble and to buy yourself some time, make sure that your 2016 seaworthy ticket/CoF is issued BEFORE 1st January 2016.

Effectively this will mean that you will NOT be required to have a VHF DSC radio fitted for seaworthy purposes, only your current 29Mhz, – until the following 2017 boat inspection, and between now and then who knows what will happen?


The actual Marine Notice

Marine Notice 6 of 2015