As you may have probably heard, we have two cyclones tracking south as we speak, joining forces and predicted to cross around the Geraldton coast late Sunday / early Monday morning. Being highly unpredictable with deepening ridges to the south, we are preparing for strong winds, storm surges, and large swells that may hit as far south as Perth waters.
Although this morning’s BOM report is not indicating too high winds, if Cyclone Seroja tracks any further south than predicted, we could see something a lot different.
We encourage ALL MEMBERS with vessels within the Marina and on the hardstand to come down to the club before Sunday to tie down anything that may be loose, check moorings lines and weights are all sitting well and undamaged and have a general look around to see if there may be anything that could cause damage around the site. As we often mention, the more eyes we have around the area in these events, the better. Do not be afraid to report anything to the Harbour Office, no matter how small, if you feel it to be a potential danger.
We will be bringing in numerous weight blocks this afternoon for all yachts in the boatyard for tying down too, and we will be doing extra checks on the jetties today looking for anything that maybe is problematic. We will also be running the fairways within RIB’s this morning, checking all outer lines, piles and eyebolts for damage and will be in touch with any boat owners that we see with issues to sort out if needed before Sunday.
Regards and safe boating to all,
The Harbour Office
Marina & Maintenance Manager
Andrew Raven on 9435 8851 or 0447 566 772
Assistant Harbour Master
Jason Hands on 9435 8852 or 0434 539 943