Challenging Conditions at the Scarboro IRB Racing Carnival

Our first com­pet­i­tive car­ni­val at Scar­boro was an event­ful one. The surf was big and the shore dump was noto­ri­ous­ly chal­leng­ing. Once again, the blue and gold was dom­i­nant, as a team say­ing we did well is an under­state­ment. Our skills shone bright­ly with the high­light of the day being the fact that the male teams final con­sist­ed of 6 boats, 5 of those being Mul­laloo. That’s an impres­sive show of team­work, ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment by the boys.

In chal­leng­ing con­di­tions the girls did excep­tion­al, stamp­ing their author­i­ty on the com­pe­ti­tion across mul­ti­ple events and mak­ing sure they were known.

The com­pe­ti­tion was tough,  the sup­port was fan­tas­tic but an unfor­tu­nate inci­dent was the main focal point cut­ting the day short of most final events.

Coach Cam Rapley’s take on the day:

“As a com­pet­i­tive team we were dom­i­nant. As a life­sav­ing club we were impres­sive to say the least.  The main focus going into the car­ni­val was for the group to work togeth­er and con­cen­trate on how we will suc­ceed as a team. This was real­ly impor­tant for our first com­pet­i­tive car­ni­val as we have a lot of new team­mates this sea­son and inte­grat­ing every­one in the team is only pos­si­ble if we work as one. This was tak­en to the next lev­el after an unfor­tu­nate inci­dent with one of our team­mates, which saw the team jump into action as life­savers and show the very best of their life­sav­ing and pro­fes­sion­al skills. The care and exe­cu­tion of the skills we all learn with­in this club and the surf move­ment as life­savers was on show and real­ly con­sol­i­dat­ed the impor­tance of our life­sav­ing and edu­ca­tion pro­grams. When real­ly need­ed the true skills came through and they were noth­ing to do with com­pe­ti­tion. As a coach you are proud of your teams suc­cess. As a life­saver, when the need aris­es you’re in awe of the skills and exe­cu­tion of the peo­ple around you in a real life emer­gency sit­u­a­tion. Well done to all is just not enough.

A big thanks once again to our sup­port­ers, the offi­cials, man­agers, coor­di­na­tors and patient boat dri­ver. We don’t get to do what we do with­out you all.

We now turn our focus to the Port Bou­vard car­ni­val on Sun­day 20 Sep­tem­ber and look for­ward to putting our best for­ward at a beach that has nev­er seen an IRB car­ni­val before.”

Stay tuned & Go Mul­laloo!

Chelsea Bull & Cam Rap­ley 

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