A HIGH-OCTANE EVENT, INFLATABLE RESCUE BOAT (IRB) RACING HAS A LARGE FOLLOWING IN QUEENSLAND AS COMPETITORS FROM CLUBS AROUND THE STATE FIGHT IT OUT FOR SURF RESCUE SUPREMACY.
Aside from the thrills of the competition the event is a real reinforcement of lifesaving skills. The races are all about simulating rescue situations and testing the abilities of drivers and crew people as they’re transferred to a competitive setting.
Ocean Roar is the dedicated IRB competition series which features five rounds of competition throughout the season with each round attracting on average, 280 competitors. The competition works on a cumulative point-based system with the winning team awarded the Premiership Title at the end of the series.
The event is a popular precursor to the Queensland IRB Championships which sees over 300 competitors go head to head in the pinnacle event of the season.
UPDATE: In line with the directive from the Australian Government and health authorities, SLSQ has made the unfortunate, yet necessary, decision to postpone the 2020 Ocean Roar – IRB Premiership Series until further notice. SLSQ will be reviewing the situation in June and updates will be sent to clubs with an outcome.
2020 ‘Ocean Roar’ IRB Premiership Series
Round 1: 9th & 10th May (Tugun SLSC)
Round 2: 23rd & 24th May (Alexandra Headland SLSC)
Round 3: 6th & 7th June (Met Caloundra SLSC)
Round 4: 20th & 21st June (Kirra SLSC)
2020 QLD IRB Championships
3rd, 4th & 5th July (Mooloolaba SLSC)
2020 Australian IRB Championships
23rd -26th July (Mollymook SLSC)
Please note that all information and documents relating to these events can be found on the SLS Members Portal.