British Inshore Rescue Boat Championships 2010

Bournmouth 25th Sept 2010

Once again the sun shone on what was the biggest and best British IRB Champs so far. A record entry of 71 teams from 8 clubs competed in the four disciplines of Tube Rescue, Mass Rescue, Teams Rescue and Single Rescue in what was a superb day of IRB racing, in flat conditions, but with a testing shore break and a challenging beach topography at low tide. Congratulations to Hayle who took top spot in the Men's event; to Saunton Sands who won the Ladies event and to the combined team from Saunton Sands who took out the British Championships and the Charles Thomson Memorial Trophy. Individual events and trophies went to;


  • Tube Rescue (RNLI Trophy) - Whitsand Bay A

  • Mass Rescue (Warren Mitchell Trophy) - Southbourne A

  • Teams Rescue (SLSGB Trophy) - Saunton Sands A

  • Single Rescue (Arancia Trophy) - Hayle A



  • Tube Rescue (Bill Ezekiel Trophy) - Whitsand Bay

  • Mass Rescue (Barrus Marine Trophy) - Whitsand Bay

  • Single Rescue (Ken Mitchell Trophy) - Southbourne


An over 40’s Masters event was run for the first time and although there were no points or medals this time it was still hotly contested. Whitsand Bay took the honours in all three events but are going to have to fight hard to retain their supremacy as clubs have indicated that they will be entering more Masters teams next year.