This season we have three IRB crews competing in the Under 21 Mens, Senior Mens and Womens divisions of the BP National Surf Rescue Series.
They have had great results this season, including third place in North Island Senior Men Tube rescue, and are currently placed 3rd in the Senior Men Division and 2nd in the Womens division.
Series Results are:
Round 1 – Omaha Beach, Omaha
Senior Men – 4th in Single Rescue, 4th in Assembly Rescue and 4th in Teams Event
Womens – 5th in Single Rescue, 4th in Assembly Rescue and 2nd in Teams Event
Round 2 – Whangamata Beach, Whangamata (North Island Champs)
Senior Men- 2nd in Tube rescue, 2nd in Single Rescue and 4th in Mass Rescue
Women – 2nd in Tube Rescue, 5th in Mass Rescue and 2nd in Assembly Rescue
Under 21s- 4th in Assembly rescue
BP Surf Rescue Nationals – Warrington Beach, Dunedin
The three IRB teams travelled to Dunedin to compete at the Nationals at Warrington Beach, Dunedin.
Teams left Auckland bound for Dunedin. After a quick stroll around the city, after some Velvet Burger and picking the gear up from Mainfreight (one of the sponsors), we set out for Warrington for scrutineering, and a qet a quick feel for the beach.
First day of racing. Tube was up first. The Seniors made it thru to the Quarter Finals, and the U21’s made it thru to the Semi’s. The Woman’s sadly got knocked out in the heats, (which were basically Semi’s). The Open Teams did well in the heats and will be in the quarters tomorrow. Along with the Mass and Assembly.
Another day of racing, Mass and Assembly Rescue. Aswell as the Open Teams event, of which Ruakaka sadly got knocked out in the quarters due to a disqualification.
Two teams also collected their medals for the BP Surf Rescue Series. (Senior Chad Cahalane, Nick Crayton-Brown and Lea Turner. Woman’s Liana Bennet, Amanda Gentil an Kayla Gentil.)
The 3rd and final day of racing! The day started with every IRB taking part in a tribute cruise around the arena for a Sumner SLSC life member who passed away overnight.
The Senior team were then straight into the semis for Assembly. After lunch it was time for the single rescue, which all teams made it through to different stages.
Final results to follow
The 2011/2012 IRB Teams are proudly supported by: