2021 BOP IRB Long Haul
Date: Sunday 2nd May 2021
Venue: Whakatane SLSC - Ohope Beach, Whakatane
Time: 10:00am start, to approx. 3:00pm
The Bay of Plenty IRB Long Haul is back for its eighth year after a COVID cancellation last year. This event calls upon some of the best IRB crews in the country to battle it out along the magnificent Bay of Plenty coastline, as they race from Ohope Beach to Mount Maunganui.
The 2021 event will again be a Stage Race, set over 5 stages, where all teams will all start together in a Mass start, and then race side by side to the next destination, where only seconds will separate first to last when they hit the beach to start each of the physically demanding stage challenges. Crews will have 10 minutes to recover before the next mass start setting them on their way to the next stage challenge.
Depending on conditions, Crews will race for approximately 3 – 4 hours. At each of the 5 stages, Crews may be required to assemble and break down their equipment, perform rescues and carry out a number of other challenging exercises.
Do you have what it takes to take on the “Long Haul?”