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On the 14 November, we had the blessing of the new 8.8m RIB at Station 5 Durban, Spirit of Surfski 6.In 2007, Billy Harker, got the Surfski community to join hands and support NSRI after paddler Casper Kruger was rescued in False Bay.An extensive and nail-biting sea and air search was launched for Casper when he failed to make the finish of a race in Gordon’s Bay.He was eventually found nearly seven hours later, clinging to his ski just as the sunset. This incident inspired members of the Surfski community to donate to NSRI via a monthly debit order and their contributions have totalled over R6.7 million to date.If you would like to support this initiative please call Lianne at the NSRI Call Centre on 021 430 4701 or send her an email to Please let Lianne know that you would like to support the Surfski initiative.You could win one of five R10 000 prizes each month as well as a R100 000 in our annual December draw. For R50 per month, you will get 2 tickets giving you 10 entries each month and 2 entries into the December R100 000 draw. Nicky Armstrong, past Mayor of Westville chatting to our volunteers Ann Harker, Billy Harker's mom had the honour of blessing the Spirit of Surfski 6 “May God bless her and all who sail in her” From left: Tracy, Ann and BIlly Harker The Harker Clan with Station Commander, Jonathan Kellerman and CEO Dr CLeeve Robertson Volunteer Crew getting ready to take Spirit of Surfski out for a demonstration The “Spirit of Surfski 6” performs a boat display in the Durban HarbourThank you to Trevor Steenekamp for the images.
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