Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs) first came into use for Surf Lifesaving in 1968, and are now used in more than 60% of surf rescues. There are over 200 IRB's operating in clubs throughout New Zealand.
IRB racing is an exhilirating part of Surf Life Saving Competition.
Crews of 2 (driver and crewman) race in male and female senior, open and under 21 categories.
The driver must have held their IRB Drivers award for at least 2 years, and the crewman must hold a current IRB Crewmans award.
Competition events include:
There are a number of competitions held throughout New Zealand ranging from local interclub competition to Regional and National Championships
LOCATIONCnr Marine Parade and Beach Road, Waimairi, Christchurch
Friday 11th November 2022 to Sunday 19th March 2023
Saturdays: 11:00 to 17:00
Sundays: 11:00 to 17:00