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.
Prior approval must be requested from the Coaching Coordinator or current Flag Officer of the club so that the use of Club resources at any one time is managed and approved skippers are 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.
Buoyancy vests (PFD) must be worn by everyone afloat. This includes coaches, sailors & parents in club patrol boats.
No one under the age of 15 yrs may be in control of a club patrol boat. The skipper must have completed a certified Rescue Patrol Boat course and/or be formally 'approved' by our Safety Officer.
For the launching & recovery of club centre console and larger boats, the main ramp south of club with public vehicle access must be used.
Report any damage or maintenance issues as soon as any problems arise. Write clearly on the whiteboard in the training room. Patrol Boat Maintenance Rep Graeme Milne is happy to take a quick call or text - +64 21 244 5000 to go over immediate concerns.
One day patrol boat safety courses are run during the season. They are open to all Club members (15yrs +) 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 or in their boats and how to manage rigs & sails when towing. 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 C1/C2, LTS and Green fleet sailors.
Patrol Boat Duties are part of your commitment to club membership. This is managed by the Sailing Committee. See our Duty Roster.
Last updated 22:49 on 19 February 2020