Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racing is an exciting sport that gives surf lifesavers the chance to put their rescue skills to the test.

The purpose of the Inflatable Rescue Boat competition is to:

  • Improve the skills and technique of IRB drivers and crew
  • Allow crews to demonstrate their techniques and abilities to perform rescues
  • Bring crews together to discuss and improve IRB techniques and operations
  • Promote safety awareness techniques for the crew and patients in simulated rescue scenarios

IRB crews consist of a driver and a crewperson. The objective of the IRB race is to rescue a ‘patient’ or ‘patients’ from the water in the quickest time.

2019 IRB Series and Championships  Circular 40, 2018/2019

  • IRB Racing Series Round 4: Saturday, 25 May, Mullaloo SLSC
  • IRB Racing Series Round 5: Sunday, 26 May, Mullaloo SLSC
  • IRB Racing Series Round 6: Sunday, 16 June, Sorrento SLSC
  • IRB Championships Scrutineering: Saturday, 22 June, TBC
  • IRB Racing State Championships: Sunday 23 June, Mullaloo SLSC

Past events

2019

  • IRB Racing Series Round 3: Saturday,11 May, Secret Harbour SLSC – Results
  • IRB Racing Series Round 2: Sunday, 28 April, Trigg Island SLSC – Results
  • IRB Racing Series Round 1: Sunday, 14 April, Fremantle SLSC – Results

2018

  • IRB Racing Series Round 1: Sunday 6 May, Fremantle Beach, Results
  • IRB Racing Series Round 2: Sunday 20 May, Mullaloo Beach, Results
  • IRB Racing Series Round 3: Sunday 27 May, Trigg Beach, CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • IRB Racing Series Round 4: Sunday 17 June, Sorrento Beach
  • IRB Racing State Championships: Sunday 24 June, Scarborough Beach

Key Documents

IRB Competition Rules

IRB Hull Compliance Check Form

IRB Outboard Engine and Prop Guard Compliance Check Form

IRB Propeller Safety and Compliance Check Form

IRB Competition Training Log Form