Sirens boat crew excels in first round of boat series

7th December 2014

Five wins from five starts at Wellington’s Lyall Bay

The Red Beach Sirens surf boat crew in action at Lyall Bay.

The Red Beach Sirens crew took out the open women’s division at the recent opening round of the NZ Surf Boat Series.
In the flat conditions of Lyall Bay, the crew of Zita Talaic-Burgess, Ashleigh Jenkins, Madison Smith, Kelly Andrew and sweep Shane O’Halloran were dominant in snaring five wins from five starts.
The weekend’s contest also doubled as the first selection event for the New Zealand and New Zealand Development crews. Those selected will compete against Australian crews in the Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Challenge at Waihi in February.

The Red Beach Pirates placed second on overall points in the U23 men’s division. The club also had two other crews at Lyall Bay. The Boomers competed in the open men’s division which attracted 17 crews. And the Red Beach Bangers had their first competitive outing in the open women’s division which drew 12 crews.
Next up in the series is the Whangamata Surf Boat Spectacular on January 2.

Results from Round One:
Open Men:  Muriwai Mongols 1, North Beach Beavers 2, New Brighton Killa Beez 3.
U23 Men:  Rarangi Blue 1, Red Beach Pirates 2, Lyall Bay Lil Boys 3.
U19 Men:  Whangamata 1, Waihi Beach 2, Sunset Beach 3.
Open Women:  Red Beach Sirens 1, North Beach Black Betty 2, Muriwai Cats 3.
U23 Women:  New Brighton Honey Beez 1, Muriwai Muzzies 2, Titahi Bay Tims Tarts 3.
U19 Women:  Muriwai Minis 1, TItahi Bay Tigers 2, Orewa Aces 3.
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The Red Beach Pirates finished in second place on overall points in the U23 division.
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The Red Beach Boomers crew racing in the open men's division.      Photos by Jun Tanlayco Sports Images.