Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo - Sea Guardian on display at RPAYC
by Damian Devine on 21 Mar 2014
Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo - The vessel Sea Guardian, the historic 14.6 metre Solent Class ex-RNLI lifeboat, is currently berthed at the RPAYC and will be on display during the Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo this weekend.
On behalf of the owner John Bauer, the RPAYC extends an invitation to members and visitors to come down and view the vessel at the Pittwater Sail Expo this weekend. John is only too happy to show interested parties onboard. The vessel is berthed on the Services Wharf at the RPAYC marina.
The Sea Guardian has saved scores of lives over the past 45 years. She started her working life in Ireland, where it performed 150 rescues and saved 76 lives, before it came to serve in Wollongong in 1993 and then St Helens in 1998.
The boat is probably most known for its fight against 24 metre waves and 160km/h gusts in the tragic 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race when it pulled 10 yachts to safety.
The Sea Guardian was later called upon again in 2007 to rescue passengers off stricken Sydney Hobart competitors when they were caught up in strong winds while 43 nautical miles of the North east coast of Tasmania.
Click here to view the operations log from the resuce of Warlord and Wedgetail in 2007 as published in Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
Event website: click here