Quinns Beach leg of Inflatable Rescue Boat Series to rescheduled

Sorrento SLSC is ready for the series to start on Sunday.
Sorrento SLSC is ready for the series to start on Sunday.

THE inflatable rescue boat (IRB) series was due to start on Saturday at Quinns Beach but was cancelled because of the weather.

It will be rescheduled for mid-June, with date and venue to be confirmed.

Therefore, the series will kick off with round two this Sunday at Leighton Beach.

“The Mullaloo IRB racing squad stepped up their training from October last year with strength and conditioning land sessions and more recently, with three water-based IRB sessions a week,” surf sports general manager Sandy Clarke said.

“With the addition of some extra female drivers and increase in overall team size, the squad will have all events covered and in many cases, multiple teams entered.”

Sorrento SLSC has also been training hard, with sessions starting early in November. This Sunday, the club will have 11 individuals competing across four teams in both male and female events for the single, tube and mass rescue events and in the male teams event.

“Most of our crew are in their first season,” lifesaving director Garry Bunford said.

“The team shows a lot of promise for the coming season and state titles; they have been working hard to be able to pull their skills together in the last couple of weeks, which is in perfect timing for the upcoming competitions.”

Mullaloo SLSC will host round three on May 29 and Sorrento will host round four on June 5 before the State Championships at Trigg beach on June 26. The national championship will be in New South Wales from July 22 to 24.

“Mullaloo will be the only WA club competing at this competition,” Clarke said.