Riding on the crest of a wave

Hayle surf life saving club has just returned from the National Inshore rescue boat (IRB) championships held in Bigbury, South Devon. The competition tests the skills of IRB drivers and crew through various simulated rescues.

Once again, the sun was out for the IRB championships. The Hayle team were in great spirits after their success in the European championships, and their teamwork paid off with excellent results.

The open men’s teams won a National title in the mass pick up. Team Hayle managed a clean sweep in the IRB Teams race, winning gold, and silver, joint bronze with both Hayle teams (comprising of 2x drivers, 2x crew and 2x patients in each team) in the IRB teams race. This was all complimented nicely by a bronze in the single pick up race. The Masters men’s team (over 40s) won a national title in the single pick up, a silver in the torpedo rescue and a silver in the mass rescue. There were lots of happy faces, as each of the 14 team members came home with at least one medal.

The club is now looking forward to sending a team to Rescue 2014 World Life Saving Championships held in Montpellier, South of France, next September.

If anyone is interested in sponsoring the Hayle Surf Life Saving Club for future events or for more information about the club and inshore rescue boats or going to the worlds please call Dave Parker 07967213204


Top photo:
Back row left to right, Nick Trestrail, Ian Hughes, Phil Needham, Leon Batten, Dave Parker,
Front row left to right, Harry Lee, Alan Roberts, Laura Smith, Vicky Burlingham, Ben Holtaway, Amy Jolly, Nick Pearson, Dan Latham and Simon Squibb

Bottom photo: Two of our younger patients Amy Jolly and Vicky Burlingham with the mass rescue trophy
Hayle IRB Champs - Amy & Vicky