IRB qualifications

1st November 2016

Seven new IRB drivers, 10 Crew awards

Red Beach lifeguards recorded an impressive pass rate at an IRB exam held at Muriwai Beach on Sunday 29 October.
Seven members gained their IRB Drivers award and a further 10 members passed the Crewman exam.
The west coast beach threw up some challenging conditions for the candidates with a messy 2m swell. The Red Beach team handled it all very capably.
The club extends a big ‘thank you’ to IRB instructors Peter Kramer and Michael Smith who provided instruction to the lifeguards during a 12-week training course.

IRB Drivers (7):
Douglas Burfoot, Sean Casey, Jonah Cleminson, Hamish Gledhill, Emma Hildesley, Harry Mellor, Sam Readman.
IRB Crewmen (10):
Douglas Burfoot, Tania Denvir, Joshua Gudsell-McKenzie, Jade Hughes, Dylan McDermott, Mike McDermott, Justin Parkes, Blake Readman, Camille Small, Zoe Turner.