Volunteer 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.
Dr Cleeve Robertson (CEO) welcomed all the special guests on behalf of Sea Rescue.
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.
Rosemary Nathan, partner of the late Bernard Day
Crew launch the Spirit of Day for a water display
Our platinum partners from Italtile and I&J shared in the celebrations as well.
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)
Wendy, Stuart, Krista and Alison (HQ), Johnny Albert and Bruce Davidson (Station 2 Bakoven)
Hennie Taljaard (Honorary Life Governor) and his wife Zenobia
Rosemary with her friend and daughter who came to support her
Volunteer crew of Station 3 Table BayImages available for download on our Flickr