July 9 - 15, 2017: Issue 320

Newport SLSC IRB Under 23 Team Win Bronze In 2017 State Championships

Newport SLSC's U23 Rescue Team 'Guns n Buns';  Melisse Cooper,  Nickolas Singh,  and Keelan Smith, have won a bronze in the 2017 NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Championships - photo courtesy Jess Menzies.
Newport Surf Life Saving Club  
July 2nd, 2017
Congratulations to Newport on a great result at the 2017 NSW IRB Championships last weekend
Newport had 6 teams make finals at South West Rocks:
35+ Tube rescue came in at 6th place
U23 Tube Rescue came in at 4th place
U23 Tube Rescue came in at 6th place
U23 Teams Rescue came in at 4th place
Rookie Mass Rescue came in at 8th place
U23 Rescue came in at 3rd Place!

Huge congratulations to the whole team as Newport came in 9th for the entire carnival and the second club on the Northern Beaches.
An amazing effort from the entire team this season!

Avalon Beach SLSC
Congratulations to all Avalon's IRB competitors who competed at this year's State Championships. President Richard Cole makes special mention of Matt Mayall and Blake Taggart with patients Amelia Barber and Todd Barber for their 4th placing in the U23 mass rescue. Thanks also to Life Members Kevin Veale, Warren Young and Bill Wall who drove up the coast to support the team.

Bungan Beach SLSC
Great results for this club too - 4 Grand Finals placings and another Bronze - this one in the Under 23 Mixed Mass IRB.

Congratulations to Queenscliff SLSC too - 7 Grand Finals placings with one Silver and two Bronzes.

35+ Mixed Mass IRB
6 Queenscliff SLSC 
Tony Hawk
Callan, David (M) Lantelme, Matteo (M) Robledo, Alicia (F) Sursok, Shaun (M)

35+ Mixed Tube IRB
6 Newport SLSC 
Old Port 
Edwards, Matthew (M) Singh, Nickolas (M) Smith, Guyren (M)

Open Male Rescue IRB
3 Queenscliff SLSC 
Selosse, Andrew (M) Yandle, Harry (M) Yandle, Elliot (M)

Open Male Teams IRB
6 Queenscliff SLSC 
Old Mate
Elkins, Jayson (M) Larach, Jade (F) Sammut, Evan (M) Shearsby, Adam (M) Stewart, Shaun (M) Sully, Jesse (M)

Rookie Mixed Mass IRB
3 Queenscliff SLSC 
Cleary, Declan (M) Lantelme, Matteo (M) Robledo, Alicia (F) Schnorpfeil, Hannah (F)
6 Bungan Beach SLSC Inc 
Bait Boy
Ball, Isabella (F) Bryden, Joshua (M) Crago, Matthew (M) Montgomerie, Callum (M)

Rookie Mixed Rescue IRB
4 Bungan Beach SLSC Inc 
Bait Boy 
Bryden, Joshua (M) Clark, Amber (F) Crago, Matthew (M)
6 Bungan Beach SLSC Inc 
Ball, Isabella (F) Clark, Aidan (M) Montgomerie, Callum (M)

Under 23 Mixed Mass IRB
3 Bungan Beach SLSC Inc Clarky 
Ball, Isabella (F) Bryden, Joshua (M) Clark, Amber (F) Clark, Aidan (M)
4 Avalon Beach SLSC Team A
Barber, Todd (M) Barber, Amelia (F) Mayall, Matthew (M) Taggart, Blake (M)

Under 23 Mixed Rescue IRB
3 Newport SLSC 
Guns n Buns 
Cooper, Melisse (F) Singh, Nickolas (M) Smith, Keelan (M)
4 Queenscliff SLSC 
Sweet Action
Larach, Jade (F), Sammut, Evan (M), Yandle, Harry (M)

Under 23 Mixed Teams IRB
2 Queenscliff SLSC 
Sweet Action
Cleary, Declan (M) Lantelme, Matteo (M) Larach, Jade (F) Sammut, Evan (M) Yandle, Harry (M) Yandle, Elliot (M)
4 Newport SLSC 
Heat is on
Budd, Lauren (F) Cooper, Melisse (F) Doyle, Tara (F) Doyle, Nathan (M) Singh, Nickolas (M)Smith, Keelan (M)

Under 23 Mixed Tube IRB
3 Queenscliff SLSC 
Sweet Action
Sammut, Evan (M) Selosse, Andrew (M) Yandle, Harry (M)
4 Newport SLSC 
Guns n Buns 
Edwards, Matthew (M) Smith, Keelan (M) Taurins, Liam (M)
6 Newport SLSC 
Pebbles and Bam Bam 
Doyle, Tara (F) Doyle, Nathan (M) Smith, Guyren (M)
Newport SLSC's 2017 NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Championship Team - photo courtesy Jess Menzies.

Kiama Downs Crowned Champions

Monday 3 July 2017
By Surf Life Saving NSW
Kiama Downs SLSC has put on a dominant display to claim their second NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Championship in a row at South West Rocks SLSC over the weekend.

The South Coast club took out the State title finishing on 92 points ahead of closest rivals Caves Beach (71) with South Maroubra (37) impressively claiming the final spot on the podium.

It was a comprehensive victory by the small Kiama Downs team winning 10 out of the 19 events throughout the two days of racing.

Kiama Downs IRB Captain Nathan Foster says the club is very happy to achieve the goals they set.

“It was always a goal of ours but more hope than an expectation. We couldn’t be happier especially with the 21 point margin,” Nathan Foster said.

“We didn’t know the final results until it was announced at the presentation ceremony. It was pretty satisfying to find out we’d won as everyone puts in a lot of hard work each year.

“We’ve been pretty good with injuries and have kept the team together. We also have better depth than we ever have before and it’s pleasing to see if one crew doesn’t go so well there’s always another team in the mix.”

Nine of the gold medal performances came from three dominant wins each in the 35+ Mixed, Open Female and Open Male events. The weekend was capped off with their final victory coming in the Open Mixed IRB Relay.

Caves Beach proved they have some of the best crews in NSW with their U23 Mixed team blitzing their opponents in all four formats.

Third placed South Maroubra put in a memorable effort in turning their form around after finishing 11th in the Premiership Series. The Sydney club claimed line honours in the 35+ Mixed Tube and made multiple visits to the podium across the weekend.

Woonona flew the flag for the Illawarra with impressive wins in the Open Male Teams and Rookie Mixed Rescue events while Coogee was too good in the Rookie Mixed Mass race.

Despite a dominant performance from Kiama Downs in the Open Female events, Catherine Hill Bay showed their class in the Open Female Tube event to claim gold.

The focus for NSW crews now turns to the Interstate and Australian Championships coming up at Cudgen Headland on 14-16 July.

The NSW team will be out to defeat their northern rivals who have had a strong hold on the Interstate Trophy for a number of years. While Kiama Downs will be chasing North Burleigh and recent QLD Champions Kurrawa to be crowned the best in the country.

“Our drive starts again in eight days to head up to Cudgen Headland for the Interstate and Australian Championships. We’ll train this weekend, check our gear then get up there and see what we can do,” Nathan Foster concluded.

Surf Life Saving NSW Sports Manager, Rob Pidgeon says he’s very thankful to South West Rocks SLSC for hosting a great event.

“The conditions were on our side over the weekend and South West Rocks proved once again to be a fantastic host for such events,” Rob Pidgeon said.

“Congratulations to Kiama Downs SLSC, they thoroughly deserve their victory and we wish all our NSW crews the best of luck at the Australian 

“This IRB season has been outstanding thanks to all involved who made it possible and we look forward to welcoming more surf lifesavers to be part of the sport in the future.”

The Interstate Championships kick off on Friday 14 July with the Australian Championships beginning in the afternoon and continuing over the weekend at Cudgen Headland SLSC.

Download the 2017 NSW IRB Championships results in PDF below
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Kiama Downs SLSC IRB Team - photo courtesy SLS NSW

2017 NSW IRB Season

Published on 4 Jul 2017 by Surf Life Saving NSW
The 2017 NSW IRB Season visited Caves Beach, Mollymook, Ocean Beach and Cape Hawke for the Premiership Series, and concluded at South West Rocks for the State Championships! 

Here's just a snippet of the highlights from the season.