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MikeL 12 September 2008 04:56

Voluntary safety boat work
 
It might be better to put this here rather than in the rib talk forum

Does anyone need a hand at any events regarding safety boat work in the south west area? I have just done a weekend at the Iron Man UK event in Sherborne which was great and I hope to help out with the Thundercat racing next year.

I was wondered what else was out there which was not commercial work, sporting / charity events etc..


Cheers,

Mike

Brian 12 September 2008 08:13

Mike,

Not in your neck of the woods I am afraid..............but I am doing Safety Boat cover for the Honda powerboats event in the Isle of Man this weekend. I also did cover for part of RB08 (out of Bangor).
Good fun isn't it?

MikeL 12 September 2008 09:19

I went to Sherborne, dorset last week end. We had the lake to our selfs for training on the Saturday - camped overnight and did the event on the Sunday morning along with about 50 kayers. About 1500 swimmers entered the water at about 6am and we did 6 rescue during the event.

I love stuff like this - I find the atmosphere is a lot more relaxed and you get to meet people from loads of different places and background. We had a RYA Powerboat training school, a large team from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service, several different Lifeguard Units and loads of Local kayakers!

Cheers,

Mike

snoopay 14 September 2008 17:49

Hey Mike,

Just a little note to say that if you are interested in getting involved with some experience in safety boating, i am sure that if you go to local sailing clubs etc that go out regularly it could prove to be beneficial for you! Especially with many winter series racing luming!

Enjoy!

CJL 16 September 2008 14:54

Mike et al,

We do this all the time. Check out our website for more information.

www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk

Chris


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