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 spills and 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 crewpeople 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, 200 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 400 competitors go head to head in the pinnacle event of the season.
2013 IRB Carnival Schedule has been announced:
Ocean Roar (Round 1) – Bribie Island 27th April 2013
Bribie Island results http://sportqld.srv01.carnival.sls.com.au/eventmgr/results/report/public/153/1
North Burleigh results - http://sportqld.srv01.carnival.sls.com.au/eventmgr/results/report/public/156/1
64.05.13 - EOI Official Nominations - 2013 QLD IRB Championships
2013 Ocean Roar IRB Series - Round 1 Overall Pointscore
2013 Ocean Roar IRB Series - Round 2 Overall Pointscore
49.04.13 - 2013 Ocean Roar IRB Premiership Series - Round 1 Final Bulletin
2013 Ocean Roar IRB Series - Official Appointments
40.03.13 - 2013 Ocean Roar IRB Premiership Series - EOI Official Nominations
41.03.13 - 2013 Ocean Roar IRB Premiership Series - Entries Bulletin
2013 Ocean Roar IRB Premiership Series - Team Managers Declaration
Bulletin 4-12-13 IRB Competition - Gear and Equipment 2013
Circular 78-12-13 New Approved Propeller Guards for IRB Operations
Circular 133.11.12 - EOI Host Venues - 2013 Ocean Roar IRB Premiership Series
2012 Bribie IRB Carnival Results
IRB Racing Safety Reporting Procedures:
In conjunction with the Surf Sports Committee, the IRB Competition Panel has created some IRB safety reporting documents for all IRB coaches to fill out for every IRB racing training session.
These documents include an Injury Report Form, Water Based Pre-Training Risk Assessment Form and Daily Training Log. The Daily Training Log and Water Based Pre-Training Risk Assessment Form must be filled out prior to every session and if necessary the injury report must be filled out as soon as an injury occurs.
Please take note if an injury does occur the following documents must also be included; SLSA Incident Report Log, MSQ Marine Incident Report Form & IRB Injury Report Form. Copies of these documents must be sent in with the Daily Training Log and the Water Based Pre-Training Risk Assessment Form.
These new documents must be returned to Ryan Bennett at Surf Life Saving Queensland at the end of every month. The forms will be collated and filed in the event of any injuries sustained during training and/or competition. Please note: All clubs must also ensure a copy of the MSQ form is sent to their local office within 48 hours of the incident occurring.
Any queries should be directed to Surf Sports Development Coordinator Ryan Bennett on (07) 3846 8000.
Please return all forms to:
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