Mullaloo dominates at 2018 WA IRB Racing Championships

Mullaloo SLSC flying high after winning the 2018 WA IRB Racing Championships. Picture: Vivienne Greenfield
Mullaloo SLSC flying high after winning the 2018 WA IRB Racing Championships. Picture: Vivienne Greenfield

MULLALOO Surf Life Saving Club is flying high after the 2018 WA Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Racing Championships wrapped up on Sunday.

The club won the overall championship as well as the best male and female team awards.

Coach Cameron Rapley said the club started pre-season training in October with the goal of defending last year’s series championship.

“This year the coaching group restructured an extensive program that concentrated on strength and conditioning, combined with a swim program and sprint sessions,” he said.

“The group embraced the new format and with great commitment, the results have been transferred into their performances this year.”

Rapley said the club had dominated at all three rounds this year with several teams making finals in each of the events.

“Even after a long pre-season and weather-interrupted season, the focus and commitment was as strong as ever,” he said.

At the final round, Mullaloo won eight out of the nine open and female categories as well as the men’s Mullaloo A crew winning the Dave Clark shield for the best male team of the season.

“This is the third consecutive year we have taken this honour,” Rapley said.

“Not to be outdone, the Mullaloo A female crew also took out their shield for the best female team of the season.

“The performance of the team throughout the year and at the state titles consolidated them as the club to beat with the winning of the series championship for the second consecutive season.”

The club will now prepare for the national championship in NSW from July 13-15.