Midway Point Yacht Club

Midway Point Yacht Club Safety Boat

The Midway Point Yacht Club was established in 1968. The Club is a family orientated venue to foster sailing in the Sorell community. Sail training accounts for more than half of the total hours of members’ time at the Club, adding considerably to the opportunities offered in the community. The Club regularly holds special sail training events for other groups, including the local Scouts and school, to experience sailing and to learn teamwork and other life experience skills.

A safety boat is a necessity for any on-water activity to ensure safe and effective sailing opportunities for members and the community. The Club identified that a new safety and coaching assistance boat was necessary as their old, aluminium-hulled vessel was quickly deteriorating and required volunteers to regularly undertake repairs, reducing the time they had available to provide sail training opportunities. The hard aluminium was also damaging other boats when it was brought alongside to transfer crew.

With assistance from the Tasmanian Community Fund, the Club was able to purchase a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) which is the preferred type of rescue boat for sailing clubs.