The Australian IRB Championships are this year being hosted by Mooloolaba SLSC from 17-19 July, 2015. Shane and Mark Edwards are heading there as a racing team with Taylor Shrimpton and Lewis Powell as patiants to compete for the first time. Treating it as an information gathering trip in the hope of more teams heading over there next year, we wish them well.
The Bill Wynne Scholorship trip has proved invaluable in making such a trip possible with new contacts in Australia. Sunset Beach will be hosting an Australian team coming to New Zealand in September to compete at 90 mile beach.
Shane and Mark have been training with an Australian IRB getting used to the smaller, more compact boat with a cover over the front of the pontoons. Take a look at the pictures