This weekend will see the New Zealand High Performance
Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Trial taking place at Maranui Beach in
A total of 12 crews from 11 different Surf Life Saving Clubs
around the country will race in a three round series in Mass
Rescue, Rescue and Tube Rescue events.
The selectors will be looking to select one Open Men's and one
Open Women's crew to represent New Zealand at the 2018 Lifesaving
World Championships in Adelaide later this year.
They will also be looking at future development areas with
identifying potential talent for the 2020 Lifesaving World
Surf Life Saving New Zealand Sport Manager Mike Lord says New
Zealand last had a representative IRB team compete at the 2003
Tri-Nations Challenge at Mount Maunganui with a crew of Chris Scott
and Jaron Mumby from Opunake.
"It's been a while since we've had a national team compete on an
international stage so it's an exciting time to be involved in IRB
racing," he says.
Racing begins at 9am.
Good luck to all those taking part.
For more information, please contact:
Mike Lord, Sport Manager
Phone 0274 571 025