SLSGB IRB Championships 2007- 7th October 2007

This weekend saw the Surf Lifesaving Association of Great Britain's 6th National Inshore Rescue Boat Championships.  This year’s competition took place at Bournemouth Pier; the perfect setting for the event.  Hundreds of spectators stopped along the esplanade to watch the 2007 IRB Championships.  Clubs from all over Great Britain displayed their skills and fitness performing high speed rescues using the Arancia inflatable surf rescue boats.

1Hayle’s A team took 1st place in the mass rescue, winning the Warren Mitchell trophy as well as taking 3rd spot in the single rescue and coming second in the overall team scores with 69 points.  Hayle C also put in a great performance and took 2nd place in the tube rescue event, ending up just behind their A team with 63.75 points in the overall team scores. 

2Local teams from Branksome gave an outstanding display of skills, winning the single rescue event and scooping second place in the mass rescue and single rescue events.  Branksome’s A team showed that they are still a hard team to beat in an IRB by winning the overall team scores with 78 points.  All three of Branksome’s team put maximum effort in on the day.  Branksome ladies team took 1st place in all three events and helped to put there club on top in the overall club points score with 213 points. 

3 Southbourne, Aberavon and Porthmawr proved on the day that their teams are on top form as usual and it was great to see new teams from Polzeath, Saunton Sands and Mumbles.

Many thanks go out to those who helped in the running and organisation of the event, it was very difficult with an increased number of teams this year but overall the event was a success.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2008n IRB Championships, in the hope that more clubs will become interested in this fantastic event.

 

MENS

Overall Pointscore Mass R Points Place Tube Points Place Single R Points Place TOTAL POINTS
Branksome A
27
2
21
4
30
1
78
Hayle A
30
1
15
8
24
3
69
Hayle C
21
4
27
2
15.75
7
63.75
Southbourne A
24
3
19.5
5
18
6
61.5
Aberavon A
19.5
5
30
1
10.5
9
60
Branksome B
0
18
6
27
2
45
Polzealth
10.5
10
9.75
10
19.5
5
39.75
Saunton B
6.75
12
16.5
7
15.75
7
39
Southerndown
16.5
7
0
21
4
37.5
Hayle B
15
8
12
9
6
12
33
Saunton A
12
9
9.75
10
6
12
27.75
Mumbles A
9
11
9.75
10
6
12
24.75
Langland Bay
4.5
14
9.75
10
10.5
9
24.75
Sauton C
0
24
3
0
24
Porthmawr A
18
6
0
2.25
15
20.25
Porthmawr B
0
5.25
14
10.5
9
15.75
Aberavon B
6.75
12
5.25
14
2.25
15
14.25

 

WOMENS

Overall Pointscore Mass R Points Place Tube Points Place Single R Points Place TOTAL POINTS
Branksome W
30
1
30
1
30
1
90
Southbourne W
27
2
27
2
27
2
81
SAUNTON w
24
3
0
3
24
3
48

 

CLUB POINTS

BRANKSOME
213
HAYLE
165.8
SOUTBOURNE
142.5
SAUNTON
138.8
ABERAVON
74.25
POLZEALTH
39.75
SOUTHERNDOWN
37.5
PORTMAWR
36
MUMBLES
24.75
LANGLAND
24.75