Boat in action at Nationals
25th March 2015
Women’s crew collects two Silver medals at NZ Champs
The Red Beach Sirens crew, in the new G100 surf boat, rowed their way to two Silver medals at the NZ Surf Life Saving Championships at Gisborne in mid-March.
The crew took out second placings in the open women’s short course and long course events.
Three of the crew – Zita Talaic-Burgess, Ashleigh Jenkins & Kelly Andrew – will be travelling with the Red Beach group to Turkey in April for the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli by the Anzacs. With seven other Red Beach rowers they will take part in the G100 marathon row by 40-plus surf boat crews which will see them row around the Gallipoli Peninsula and come ashore on a beach close to where the Anzacs landed in April 1915.
New surf boat on the water
4th February 2015
The club’s new G100 surf boat had its official launch at Red Beach on Sunday 11th January with sponsors present. Their logos appear on the hull, within the boat and on the oars.
Built by South Coast Surf Boats in Sydney, it replaces the 14 year old boat being sent to Turkey for the Gallipoli 100 event in April which will see 40-plus boat crews row 70 kilometres in the region of the Dardanelles, Aegean Sea and the Gallipoli Peninsula.
The surf boats will be manned by Australian, New Zealand, British, French and Turkish rowers. Ten Red Beach rowers, below, will be involved in the row, with interchanges taking place during the two days set aside for the historic event. The crews will row to a beach close to where the Anzacs landed in 1915.
Gallipoli 2015 awaits ...
3rd January 2015
Arrival of G100 surf boat
4th November 2014
Boost for boaties with two new surf boats
The Red Beach surf boat to feature in next April's Anzac Day centenary commemorations in Turkey has had its replacement arrive in Auckland.
The sleek new craft, nicknamed the G100, was constructed at the Sydney premises of South Coast Surf Boats. Work began on the boat in July.
It will soon sport the sign written logos of the boat’s new sponsors along with the WW100 poppy logo (above).
The G100 will be one of two new Red Beach surf boats to hit the waves this summer. The second, built at the North Sydney premises of Clymer Boats, arrived in October and will bear the logos for Argosy Properties and The Flying Herons.
Construction of new ‘G100’ surf boat now completed
12th October 2014
Construction of a new surf boat for Red Beach has been completed at the workshop of South Coast Surf Boats. Work began in July at the boat builder’s Sydney premises.
Nicknamed the ‘G100’, it will replace one of the club’s existing surf boats which has been refurbished in readiness for next year’s Gallipoli centenary row.
The older boat has been repainted, fitted with sliding seats and will be signwritten before being shipped to Turkey early in 2015. It will be rowed by Red Beach lifeguards over two days in April and will be one of many surf boats to feature in the 100th anniversary of the famous landing at Gallipoli by the ANZACs in 1915.
Following the commemorations at Gallipoli, the Red Beach boat will be gifted to a start-up surf club in Turkey to assist with surf lifesaving training which will help stem the high incidence of beach drownings in that country.
The new G100 boat, due to arrive in Auckland in late-October, will be signwritten at the same time as the boat destined for Turkey.
Meanwhile, a second new surf boat for the club, built at the North Sydney premises of Clymer Boats, has recently arrived in New Zealand.
New surf boat for Red Beach
Construction of the club’s new surf boat commenced in July at the premises of South Coast Surf Boats in Australia.
The photos below show the initial stages of construction work.