The club recently received delivery of a new IRB, which was funded through our association with the Freshwater Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank. Our club has received significant financial support from the local community bank for a number years, starting with the sponsorship of our 3 Points Challenge event, and also through funding of vital surf rescue equipment. This is the second IRB in the past couple of years that the Bank has funded, helping us to renew our aging fleet of power craft.
The official christening of the boat saw Geoff Dyer honoured, with the IRB bearing his name. Geoff was one of the first IRB crews going back to the early 1980’s when they were first introduced. In subsequent years Geoff has been better recognized on the beach helping out as the U6 age manager, a role he has undertaken for the past 26 years, and has only this year “retired” from.