New SLSNZ Powercraft Advisory Group

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

SLSNZ has recently formed a Powercraft Advisory Group to provide oversight and guidance on the use of IRBs, RWCs, ATVs, 4WD Vehicles and any other powered rescue and surveillance equipment.

The Group will report directly to both the National Lifesaving Committee and the National Sport Committee.

The successful applicants, David Clarke (Palmerston North) Shane Edwards (Sunset Beach) David Pontin (Levin-Waitarere) Leif Neilson (United North Piha) and Blair Quane (Sumner), bring a wide range of experience and knowledge to the Group which will be supported by David Hickey (National Powercraft Officer).

In addition further expertise both internal and external to SLSNZ will be sort as and when required.

The first meeting will take place in Auckland on Saturday 1 December with the agenda to include:

  • Election of Chairman
  • IRB Injury Research
  • IRB Instructors
  • Mercury engine throttle return spring trial
  • IRB Sport
  • Advanced IRB Award

With the rapid advancement of technology, there are indeed exciting times ahead for the application of powered equipment to surf lifesaving.

For more information, please contact:

Dave Hickey, National Powercraft Officer
Phone 027 280 6420