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30/07/2021
Surfeit of lifesaving skills on display
by Mornington Peninsula Magazine

Portsea Surf Life Saving Club and Frankston Life Saving Club made their mark in the Victorian Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships at Lorne SLSC last month. The two clubs were the sole Mornington Peninsula representatives in the championships, with Portsea picking up a gold, three silvers and three bronze medals, and Frankston taking home a bronze.

Portsea were the clear winners in the under-23 women’s tube rescue event and backed this up with silvers in the open men’s tube rescue, the under-23 men’s tube rescue and the under-23 men’s teams rescue, as well as bronze in the open women’s tube rescue, the open men’s rescue and the under-23 women’s rescue. Frankston came third in the open women’s IRB rescue.

Life Saving Victoria’s manager of aquatic sport, Simon Butterly, praised the skills shown by the competitors after the season was interrupted halfway through by COVID-19 restrictions. “LSV congratulates all of our IRB racing competitors for their huge efforts,” Mr Butterly said. “IRB racing is an exciting and challenging event that pits our best IRB drivers, crew and patients against one another in challenging conditions, putting their rescue-ready skills on display.”

Open men’s rescue: Williamstown S&LC 1, Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 2, Portsea SLSC 3.

Under-23 men’s rescue: Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1 & 2, South Melbourne LSC 3.

Open men’s tube rescue: Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1, Portsea SLSC 2, Brighton LSC 3.

Under-23 men’s tube rescue: Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1, Portsea SLSC 2, Brighton LSC 3.

Open men’s mass rescue: Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1, Williamstown S&LC 2, Elwood LSC 3.

Under-23 men’s mass rescue: Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1, South Melbourne LSC 2, Brighton LSC 3.

Open men’s teams rescue: South Melbourne LSC 1, Williamstown S&LC 2, Elwood LSC 3.

Under-23 men’s teams rescue: Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 1, Portsea SLSC 2, Elwood LSC 3.

Open women’s rescue: Williamstown S&LC 1 & 2, Frankston LSC 3.

Under-23 women’s rescue: Williamstown S&LC 1, Ocean Grove SLSC 2, Portsea SLSC 3.

Open women’s tube rescue: Ocean Grove SLSC 1, Elwood LSC 2, Portsea SLSC 3.

Under-23 women’s tube rescue: Portsea SLSC 1, South Melbourne LSC 2, Brighton LSC 3.

Open women’s mass rescue: Brighton LSC 1, Ocean Grove SLSC 2, Elwood LSC 3.

Under-23 women’s mass rescue: South Melbourne LSC 1, Wonthaggi LSC 2, Ocean Grove SLSC 3.

Open women’s teams rescue: Brighton LSC 1, Wonthaggi LSC 2, Williamstown S&LC 3.

Under-23 women’s teams rescue: Wonthaggi LSC 1, Ocean Grove SLSC 2, Brighton LSC 3.

Open IRB relay: Williamstown S&LC 1, Brighton LSC 2, Ocean Grove SLSC 3.

Overall results – open: Williamstown S&LC 61 points; Brighton LSC 48 points, Ocean Grove SLSC 42 points.

Overall results – under-23: South Melbourne LSC 56 points, Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC 43 points, Brighton LSC 36 points.

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