|(RCMSAR 36 Photo)|
We have not done a lot of posts about our transition to "land life" (although we still liveboard Fluenta) other than the various sailing events we have been at. I will do a post later about how the kids (really young adults x 2 plus Benjamin) have transitioned to this new life. In the meantime I thought it would be fun to do a post about one of my volunteer activities: Royal Canadian Maritime Search and Rescue (RCMSAR).
|Jack - Our Titan 28' with 2x 250HP pushing us along quite nicely ... (RMCSAR 36 Photo)|
It has been great to be a student again and to part of a community. While I get lots of time on the water with my job (39 different boats since January so far), the towing, searching, and medical part as been a good learning curve. The training is quite extensive both on the water and in the classroom as one graduates from 'New Crew', 'Crew', 'Advanced Crew' and finally 'Coxswain'. So far I am 'Advanced Crew' but I have some interesting training lined up for next year to start the process for qualifying as coxswain.
Global TV did a review of one of the other stations here: https://globalnews.ca/video/10047164/this-is-bc-royal-canadian-marine-search-and-rescue-celebrate-45-years-of-saving-lives
|Blind pilotage training - guiding the vessel around at speed only on the electronics.|
|The calls are always interesting|
|Not a great spot to put a boat.|
For the local folks, we are always looking for more volunteers. More info here: https://www.marinerescue.org/