As the result of a 25 foot wave taking out our senior men’s surf boat crew at Piha in February 2010, the club has finally taken ownership of a brand new surf boat.
The boat damaged at Piha was beyond economical repair, and no boat builders would guarantee the strength of it if they carried out the repairs needed.
This meant the club needed to replace the craft, and the boaties in the club where targeted to find sponsors and raise money so as we could apply to a gaming foundation for funds.
The craft purchased, was made by South Coast Boats in Australia. Rowdy did a lot of fact finding to ascertain that the boat we purchase needs to be a boat that will last for at least 10 years or more and be a model that preforms well in the surf as well as flat water rowing.
Margaret Wesch the clubs sponsorship director put together a package to Pub Charity for this craft, for which we received nearly 75% of the cost.
With the money all ready raised by the club, Rowdy then acquired a sponsorship from Haddock Spraypainting and Panelbeaters Ltd. Goose Haddock, owner of the company was more than happy to come aboard with a sponsorship to the club over the next 4 years, as he sees supporting the club benefits the community by always having lifeguards on the beach.
Also another long standing club sponsor J A Russell Ltd has contributed to the purchase of 2 sets of carbon fibre rowing oars and 3 timber sweep oars for the new boat.
The sign writing to the boat was done by Bella Designs at no cost.
Without the help of these major sponsors to the club we would have to sell many a sausage to obtain a mighty fine craft as we have, all kitted out to row.
So a special thanks to
Pub Charity - Haddocks Spraypainting and Panelbeating Ltd – J A Russell Ltd - Bella Designs
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