The Durban boat show is well under way and as usual Sea Rescue is there. If you are in Durban and have a few spare minutes pop in and say hello at our stand, or visit our volunteers on the rescue boat moored in the marina. Our volunteers will help you park at Wilsons wharf and your R5 parking fee will go towards rescue – and may just help save a life.
One of the latest crazes gaining worldwide momentum is Cardboard Boat racing. The first of its kind locally was held at the Durban International Boat Show this afternoon.
Competitors were required to build their own race boat using only duct tape, cardboard and a healthy imagination.
A large number of spectators were thoroughly entertained as the fleet took to the water and made their way around the course. Durban NSRI crew were on hand to assist any flounders.
After the race all the boats and surplus cardboard will be sold for recycling with the proceeds donated to NSRI reported Andre Fletcher.
The winner of the lifejacket – valued at R1500 – which was kindly donated by Aqua Academy, is Andrew Olden. Thank you very much to all who supported us at the boat show and especially Clifford from Aqua Academy!