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MTAQ Marine Olympics Manual

This product is proudly Australian Made

ISBN : None allocated

Published Date : 23 October 1999

Product Code : F 70P 1999

Format : pdf file for download

developed by the Marine Teachers of Queensland 

in association with 

  • Queensland Transport 
  • Wet Paper Publishers and Consultants
  • Local sponsors too numerous to mention
  • Education Queensland 
  • Catholic Education System 
  • Association of Independent Schools 

Teachers Information


Why not set up a school Water Safety Day for 2021 onwards


Initially written by 

Phil Smith, Bob Moffatt, Dave Olreichs and Jo Nettle Computer Disk by Dan Stewart 

Appendix by Phil Smith 


Members of MT AQ 

Queensland Transport 

Qld Ambulance 

Boming anJ Fisheries Patrol 

Queensland Transpon (Equipment and organisation) Marine Teachers Association of QIJ Branches 

Alan Wolfe (Western Australia Marine Teachers Association) Margaret . Queensland Transport (Initial typing) 

Jo Nettle and Duve Oelreichs (PrinLing 2nd Edition) Bob Moffatt {Typesetting, photo scanning and design) 


First Edition December 1997 

Second Edition March 1999 


  • Event 1 RFD inflation display - To inflate a liferaft (RFD)
  • Event 2 PFD activity - To put on a life jacket, swim out to a life raft and get into the life raft
  • Event 3 Flare display- To let off smoke flares as shown in Figure 16.3. The flare display gives students a chance to let off a flare and to see the effects.
  • Event 4 Ambulance display - To see basic rescue equipment and meet an ambulance officer
  • Event 5 Radio operation demonstration - To see basic radio equipment as shown in Figure 17.1 and meet a marine radio operator
  • Event 6 Firefighting - To see basic firefighting equipment and have a go at putting out a fire
  • Event 7 Outrigger canoe race - To have some fun racing outrigger canoes as a team
  • Event 8 Personal water craft - To use personal water craft under supervision
  • Event 9 Driving skills - To drive a powerboat and carry out a series of manoeuvres as directed by the instructor
  • Event 10 Navigation Skills - To use compass and navigation skills as used in night navigation
  • Event 11 Life raft procedures - To capsize and right a life raft and climb aboard while wearing a life jacket
  • Event 12 Swamped dinghy - To capsize and right a dinghy
  • Event 13 Troubleshooting - To maintain an outboard motor and solve common running problems
  • Event 14 Iron mariner - To compete a course using physical skills necessary for marine safety
  • Event 15 Knot tying - To use knots and rope work useful in the marine environment