Annual award winners were announced at the AGM this week, a highlight of which was the presentation of the Monty Trophy for Distinguished Service. This infrequently awarded trophy was presented to Brooke Archbold in recognition of decades of service to Auckland Coastguard. A past-President, Senior Rescue Vessel Master and Coastguard Instructor, Brooke also project managed the build of two of ACI’s heavy vessels, Lion Foundation Rescue and Trillian Trust Rescue.
He has championed boating education for many years and was instrumental in the formation and growth of the Coastguard Boating Education service..
Other highlights included the awarding of the President’s Cup – also not necessarily awarded every year – to Conor Carr and Trainee of the Year to Emma Psaila.