Canterbury - Wāhine on Water
Tel: 021 190 1432
Wāhine on Water Christchurch is happening Sunday 11th October 8.30am!!!
ALL FEMALES WELCOME FROM ALL CLUBS!! It is going to be an absolute stunner of event!
See below the vision from those who have developed the Wāhine on Water Project, from BP Leaders For Life. An epic project developed by Phoebe Havill, Julie Conway, Paul Hardy and and Phil Pirie.
To get more females involved, competent and confident in IRBs.
50% of Surf Lifeguards are female, yet only 28% of our IRB drivers are Female. This is something we are looking to address through pairing inexperienced lifeguards with an experienced Female IRB mentor. The intention of the networking day is to provide women more time in the boat in a supportive low stress environment.
This event is targeted at females from any club who would like to spend a fun day in an IRB learning tips on driving and crewing from some of the best Female IRB drivers in the Region.
All attendees are asked to please register through your club captains, head instructors, patrol officers or whoever your go to person at your club is! Get in quick as spots will fill up!! Club coordinators, please then pass the names and abilities on to us at the contact below.
8.30am start until 4.30pm.
Pre-Requisites: Lifeguard Award. All ages welcome over 14.
Candidates will be split dependent on skill level with the main focus of the day to get time in the boat and discover your passion for IRBs. It will involve a lot of fun activities for all levels from never having been in an IRB before, to already having your IRB drivers.
What to Bring:
-Wetsuit (+ booties and jacket)
-Snacks and lunch.
-Warm Clothes that can get oil on them.
For club coordinators- please bring 1 boat per 4 people and one club support person per 4 who is an experienced IRB driver or IRB instructor. (male or female). Any struggles with getting boats or helpers please let us know and we can see what we can do to help you out!!
Any feedback, or if you would like to host a Female IRB networking day in your region. Please contact the Wāhine on Water team: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Rules and Restrictions dependent.