Patrol Boats

Overview

Our fleet of Patrol Boats is a great asset to Wakatere and a very valuable one.

The boats take a significant amount of Club funds to maintain and fuel. Please treat them carefully.

Patrol boats are used for planned coaching (ie via website bookings) and club racing. Boats are allocated to duty roles by their specific boat name.

Outside of this, prior approval must be arranged with Gordon Sims who manages the club's patrol boat allocations or a Flag Officer. The use of Club resources must be managed and 'approved' skippers appointed. This is a H&S liability issue. NO OTHER CLUB MEMBER CAN GIVE THIS APPROVAL.

Club patrol boats are not available for personal use or private coaching.

Club Safety

Refer to the Wakatere Health & Safety page and Patrol Boat Conditions of Use 

Maintenance

Report any damage or maintenance issues as soon as any problems arise. Write clearly on the whiteboard in the training room.  A small problem now could lead to a much larger one if unreported. 

Our Patrol Boat Maintenance rep is happy to take a quick call or text to go over any immediate concerns. 

Graeme Milne -  +64 21 244 5000 

Duties

Patrol Boat Duties are undertaken each week by club members (or parents of junior club members) as part of club roster. You can volunteer as a skipper or crew to support club racing and/or club regattas. 

On-the-water parent support is required for our junior coaching sessions. Come dressed to get wet!  

This is part of your commitment to club membership. 

Safety Courses

One day patrol boat safety courses are run during the season. They are open to all Club members (16yrs +) or parents of junior Club members.

While many of you know how to drive a patrol boat, this course is about rescuing and retrieving boats and sailors in the water and how to manage rigs & sails when towing.  This is an essential course for Wakatere patrol boat skippers and crew.

We especially invite parents of our juniors sailors so they are more confident and able to support our junior coaching programmes. i.e. parents of Sunday morning sailors and Green fleet sailors.

 

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