Surf boat course

18th November 2008

Red Beach was the venue for a surf boat course held recently for sweeps and rowers.
Sponsored by Heron Plumbing and with assistance from Surf Life Saving NZ, the course provided boaties with an insight into the finer points of sweeping and rowing surf boats.
The keynote speaker was Kim Marsh, author of "The Surf Boat Book" who flew in from Australia to talk on the upskilling of crews to meet the challenges of testing surf conditions.
Also over from Australia was Jack Patison who has swept his Austinmer crews to numerous national titles along with wins in the Ocean Thunder series.