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Whangaruru Coastguard – Saving Lives at Sea

The Whangaruru Coastguard has a big year lined up for their crew and volunteers with the announcement that they will be receiving one of the AC36 Protector RHIB America’s Cup chase boats at the end of the America’s Cup regatta. The new 9m RHIB will be fully refitted post the regatta, with members of the unit involved in the refit design. The new boat will replace the existing 6.8m Naiad (RV Tangaroa). The extra size of the new boat will be a great boost for the unit as it will increase the ability to do larger tows, handle heavier weather conditions and increase the range.

To read more about the America’s Cub regatta chase boats, click here.

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The Whangaruru Coastguard’s training regime is progressing well with six operational crew and one trainee. The big push for this year will be to progress senior operational crew through to skipper.

Whangaruru Coastguard are seeking dry crew for their administration team, including the roles of secretary and treasurer, as well as committee and fundraising positions. The Whangaruru Coastguard Incorporated Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for 6pm, Sunday, 22nd March 2020 to be held at the Whangaruru Coastguard Shed, Wharf Road. Nominations can be made to whangaruru.coastguard@gmail.com one week prior to the AGM. Following the AGM, there will be a shared meal.

A warm welcome to attend is extended to all volunteers, members and the wider community of Whangaruru.

Kit Bigelow, Acting President – as published in the March 2020 Whangaruru Pothole Newsletter

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For more information on the Whangaruru Coastguard, click here and here. To follow them on Facebook, click here.

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