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Wonthaggi women a force to be reckoned with in Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships

Young women of Wonthaggi winning the under 23 womens inflatable rescue boat (IRB) teams.

By news@gippsland - 6th July 2021 - Back to News

Wonthaggi Life Saving Clubs open and under 23 womens inflatable rescue boat (IRB) teams have come away from the TRE Motorsport Victorian IRB Championships with one gold and two silver medals, as well as being named the most improved team for season 2021.

Wonthaggi LSC, Waratah Beach SLSC and Venus Bay SLSC represented the Bass Coast, with the Wonthaggi women's team were named the most improved team for season 2021 and came away with noteworthy results

Wonthaggi LSC, Waratah Beach SLSC and Venus Bay SLSC represented the Bass Coast, with the Wonthaggi women's team were named the most improved team for season 2021 and came away with noteworthy results

Taking the race

Team Wonthaggi took out the under 23 womens teams race comfortably and placed second in the open womens teams rescue and under 23 womens mass rescue events. Fellow Bass Coast clubs Waratah Beach SLSC and Venus Bay SLSC also made the road trip to Lorne SLSC for the championships and made it to the final round of several events.

Pleased with the skills and efforts

After the season was interrupted halfway through due to COVID-19 restrictions, LSV Manager Aquatic Sport Simon Butterly was very pleased with the skills put on display by the athletes. "LSV congratulates all of our IRB racing competitors for their huge efforts in the Victorian Championships this weekend," Mr Butterly said.

"IRB racing is an exciting and challenging event that pits our best IRB drivers, crew and patients against one another in challenging conditions, putting their rescue-ready skills on display. We also thank our officials and duty boat drivers for their long hours on the beach to ensure our competitors could race."

"Lorne Surf Life Saving Club for hosting the event, our team managers and coaches for preparing a fantastic group of athletes and the competitors themselves for an awesome weekend of racing."

Results of the race

Rank Open Mens Rescue Rank Open Womens Rescue
1st Williamstown S&LC 1st Williamstown S&LC
2nd Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 2nd Williamstown S&LC
3rd Portsea SLSC 3rd Frankston LSC
Rank Under 23 Mens Rescue Rank Under 23 Womens Rescue
1st Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1st Williamstown S&LC
2nd Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 2nd Ocean Grove SLSC
3rd South Melbourne LSC 3rd Brighton LSC
Rank Open Mens Tube Rescue Rank Open Womens Tube Rescue
1st Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1st Ocean Grove SLSC
2nd Portsea SLSC 2nd Elwood LSC
3rd Brighton LSC 3rd Portsea SLSCUnder
Rank 23 Mens Tube Rescue Rank Under 23 Womens Tube Rescue
1st Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1st Portsea SLSC
2nd Portsea SLSC 2nd South Melbourne LSC
3rd Brighton LSC 3rd Brighton LSC
Rank Open Mens Mass Rescue Rank Open Womens Mass Rescue
1st Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1st Brighton LSC
2nd Williamstown S&LC 2nd Ocean Grove SLSC
3rd Elwood LSC 3rd Elwood LSC
Rank Under 23 Mens Mass Rescue Rank Under 23 Womens Mass Rescue
1st Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1st South Melbourne LSC
2nd South Melbourne LSC 2nd Wonthaggi LSC
3rd Brighton LSC 3rd Ocean Grove SLSC
Rank Open Mens Teams Rescue Rank Open Womens Teams Rescue
1st South Melbourne LSC 1st Brighton LSC
2nd Williamstown S&LC 2nd Wonthaggi LSC
3rd Elwood LSC 3rd Williamstown S&LC
Rank Under 23 Mens Teams Rescue Rank Under 23 Womens Teams Rescue
1st Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1st Wonthaggi LSC
2nd Portsea SLSC 2nd Ocean Grove SLSC
3rd Elwood LSC 3rd Brighton LSC

Open Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Relay

Rank Open IRB Relay
1st Williamstown S&LC
2nd Brighton LSC
3rd Ocean Grove SLSC

Overall results - Open

Rank Overall results - Open Points
1st Williamstown S&LC 61 points
2nd Brighton LSC 48 points
3rd Ocean Grove SLSC 42 points

Overall results under 23

Rank Overall results under 23 Points
1st South Melbourne LSC 56 points
2nd Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 43 points
3rd Brighton LSC 36 points

Pictures from Life Saving Victoria.


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