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IMG_2203Volunteer crew and their families, sponsors, donors and supporters gathered today for the naming ceremony and blessing of 'Spirit of Day' at Station 3 Table Bay Rescue Base. The late Bernard Day, sponsor of the 6.5m RIB (rigid inflatable boat) was remembered and honoured by Quentin Botha, Station Commander.IMG_2211IMG_2213IMG_2216 Dr Cleeve Robertson (CEO) welcomed all the special guests on behalf of Sea Rescue.Reverend Peter Langerman blessed the Spirit of Day Reverend Peter Langerman blessed the Spirit of DayAfter the blessing, the traditional cracking of champagne and pouring it over the vessel was performed by the late Bernard Day's partner Rosemary Nathan.IMG_2230 IMG_2220 Rosemary Nathan, partner of the late Bernard DayCrew launch the Spirit of Day for a water display Crew launch the Spirit of Day for a water displayIMG_2245IMG_2253Our platinum partners from Italtile and I&J shared in the celebrations as well.From left: Sergio Galli and family and right, Paul Couzi and family (Italtile) From left: Paul Couzis and family and Sergio Galli and family on the right (Italtile)Quentin Botha (Station Commander), Innocent Dwayi (I&J) and Stuart Moerdyk (Corporate Fundraiser:NSRI) Quentin Botha (Station Commander), Innocent Dwayi (I&J) and Stuart Moerdyk (Corporate Fundraiser: NSRI)Wendy, Stuart, Krista and Alison (HQ), Johnny Albert and Bruce Davidson (Station 2 Bakoven) Wendy, Stuart, Krista and Alison (HQ), Johnny Albert and Bruce Davidson (Station 2 Bakoven)Hennie Taljaard (Honorary Life Governor) and wife Hennie Taljaard (Honorary Life Governor) and his wife ZenobiaRosemary and all her friends coming to support her Rosemary with her friend and daughter who came to support herVolunteer crew of Station 3 Table Bay Volunteer crew of Station 3 Table BayImages available for download on our Flickr page.
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