City of Canning Equipment Grants
Earlier this year we gratefully received a $500 grant to allow the purchase of two additional handheld VHF transceivers. This allows our sea bots to maintain direct communication with our support vessels and onshore bases.
These were put to good use during Swanabout, a 30 hour sea scout event earlier this year where youth members attempt to cover as many km as possible. As the youth members are not under direct supervision for this event this allowed our Leaders and adult helpers to maintain radio communication with them at all times. In this year’s Swanabout, Canning boats covered a total of 448 km and our two sea boats, Sea Hawk and Southern Star achieved 2nd place and third place respectively.