CoastguardMana Saving Lives at Sea



Mana Ocean Race Challenge

Posted by Mark Presling
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Operation Details
Date/Time: 
Sat, 30/04/2011 - 09:00 - 15:00
Operation Type: 
Other
People Assisted: 
10
Total Volunteer Hours: 
42

Coastguard Mana spent the day on the water with a crew of volunteers to assist the organisers of the Mana Ocean Race Challenge - a 29km paddle for outrigger canoes, kayaks and surf skis that took them from Mana to Paraparaumu Beach.

Conditions on the day started off calm with light southerlies, but the wind built to around 20 knots later in the course creating some more challenging seas conditions for the competitors.

On the way home from Paraparaumu Trust Porirua Rescue was waved down by a boat that was experiencing engine troubles. We took the vessel under tow and began towing them towards Mana. After a short while the crew of the other vessel were able to bypass the fuel problem and were able to make their own way back to Mana with TPR shadowing them all the way back.

Locations

Start 41° 5' 57.3144" S, 174° 51' 51.5808" E
Finish 40° 53' 26.556" S, 174° 58' 45.9624" E
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