The BP Surf Rescue New Zealand Championships is the national
event for IRB's in New Zealand.
This prestigious event will be held this year in the South
Island at Warrington SLSC from 27-29 March 2015, with over 100
crews competing this will once again be a popular and spectacular
The BP Surf Rescue New Zealand championships will start on
Friday, and there's likely to be over 300 competitors from around
23 clubs donning wetsuits for three days of racing.
This event page can be shared with the link sport.surflifesaving.org.nz/irbnats
- Entries are now closed for
the BP Surf Rescue New Zealand Championships.
- Lifejackets can be worn at the BP Surf Rescue
NZ Championships and are recommended for all Drivers and
- Helmets can be worn at the BP Surf Rescue NZ
Championships and are highly recommended for Patients and
recommended for Drivers and Crewpersons. (note if helmets are worn
then they are required to be in club colours or wear your club
bennie over top.
- Rule Clarification: The current 9.5.2, (c)
rule in the Surf Sport Competition Manual has been reviewed by the
IRB Advisory group and the following ruling will apply when being
- "9.5.2 The
Procedure" (c) The engine, completely removed from the transom
including the safety strop, is positioned vertically at the rear of
the IRB. The handler may support the engine in a vertical position
with their hands.
- SLSNZ will
not be running an After Party Sunday night this year.
Below is some information for Team Managers and Clubs to
think about if you are going to organise an afterparty for your
- Hosting a
party can be as fun as the event itself, but every responsible host
knows that it's only a great time if every guest gets home
safely.Here are some tips to help you throw an entertaining and
- As guests RSVP, confirm that
they have a plan for a safe way home via a non-drinking designated
driver (rideshare service, public transportation, taxi,
- Plan activities like party
games or door prize drawings that do not involve alcohol and engage
people, resulting in a lower consumption of alcohol.
- Do not
push drinks! Drinking at a party is not mandatory for having a good
plenty of food to keep your guests from drinking on an empty
- Avoid too
many salty snacks, which tend to make people thirsty and drink
non-alcoholic beverages or mocktails for non-drinking designated
drivers and others who prefer not to drink alcohol.
serve alcohol to someone under 18 and never ask anyone under 18 to
serve alcohol at parties.
despite your efforts, some of your guests have had too much to
drink, never let them drive home
- Have the
number of a taxi service or a rideshare app on hand or offer your
sofa to guests who need to stay put.
- Have fun -
but not too much fun. To be a good host, you should stay
within your limits in order to make sure your guests stay within
- Hosting Safe
Parties Guide - PDF
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