scoop.co.nz 24 Mar, 2021 21:30 am

Bp Surf Rescue South Island Championships Is Back!

Bp Surf Rescue South Island Championships Is Back!
Surf Lifeguards from across the country are set to showcase their skills and fitness at Waikouaiti Beach this weekend for the bp Surf Rescue South Island Championships. This iconic event is the largest South Island inflatable rescue boat (IRB) racing ...

This iconic event is the largest South Island inflatable rescue boat (IRB) racing competition on the Surf Life Saving Calendar and, with the 2020 event cancelled due to Covid-19 lockdown, excitement for this weekend is palpable.At this year’s event, dozens of the nation’s finest male and female IRB crew members, representing 10 Surf Life Saving Clubs, will line up to test their mettle.Crews from Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin Surf Life Saving clubs (and one North Island interloper) will line up to showcase their skills, fitness and technique amongst their peers.Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) Sports Event Manager, Mark Inglis, says this full-day event will be packed with speed, skill and stiff competition, and members of the public are encouraged to join in the excitement.

Clubs attending Brighton Surf Life Saving Club Nelson Surf Life Saving Club Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club St Clair Surf Life Saving Club St Kilda Surf Life Saving Club Sumner Surf Life Saving Club Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club Warrington Surf Life Saving Club p NEW ZEALAND POLITICS Gordon Campbell: On Why Emirates Team New Zealand Is A Really, Really Bad Look Now that the patriotic frenzy has died down, maybe we should all look in the mirror and reconsider the implications of our America’s Cup victory being won by a team called “Emirates Team New Zealand”?“IRBs are used in countless rescues on New Zealand beaches every year.

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