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Green­hithe’s Nick Waite is the lucky win­ner of Boat­ing New Zealand’s dinghy and out­board sub­scriber com­pe­ti­tion.

The pack­age – worth $4,000 – com­prises a 3m True Kit Tac­ti­cian in­flat­able dinghy and a F2.5hp Yamaha four-stroke out­board. Waite is a rel­a­tively new boatie, but says the dinghy is per­fect for in­tro­duc­ing his two daugh­ters – So­phie (8) and Chloe (6) – to the sheer joy of mess­ing about in boats. “To say that the girls are pleased is some­thing of an un­der­state­ment.” When Boat­ing dis­cov­ered that the Waites were new to boat­ing – and that none of them owned a life­jacket, a quick call to Survitec Group sorted the prob­lem. The com­pany kindly do­nated RFD lifejackets for the two girls and dad. The True Kit is a three-man dinghy, so Mum will have to swim or watch from the shore!

Waite says the boat will prob­a­bly be used most ex­ten­sively down at Pauanui, where his in-laws have a home on the es­tu­ary.

“I can think of noth­ing more re­ward­ing than ex­plor­ing that es­tu­ary with the two girls.”

Have boat, ready to ex­plore. From L-R: So­phie, Nick, Truekit sup­plier Rod Daw­son, Chloe and Boat­ing’s Brett Pat­ter­son.

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