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Nationals 2017

This year the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships were held in New Brighton, Christchurch. The South Island delivered three days of quality race conditions and a mixed bag when it came to the weather - there were times where the water temp felt warmer than that of the beach! Credit to the officials and organisers who kept the event running efficiently. The team came together every evening to catch up on the events of the day, giving the team a chance to share their results and for our team of loyal supporters to relax together.

A big congratulations to those who came away with medals:

Open Men - GOLD (long course), SILVER (short course)
U23 Men - SILVER (long course)
U19 Women - GOLD (long and short course)
Open Men, Open Women, U19 Women - BRONZE Surf Boat Relay

Congratulations also to those who made finals over the weekend:

Open Women Long Course Surf Boat Final - 4th 
U23 Men Short Course Surf Boat Final - 4th
U23 Women Short Course Surf Boat Final - 4th
Mixed Open Double Ski - 4th (Marty McDowell and Brooklyn Saunders)
U16 Beach Relay - 5th (Toby Devine, Jake Devine, Alan McVicar, Liam McVicar) 
Open Board Race - 6th   (Bronagh Ryan)
U16 Beach Sprint   -  7th (Jake Devine) 
Open Board Rescue - 9th (Bronagh Ryan and Caitlin Clarke)
U16 Surf Race - 9th (Caitlin Clarke)
U16 Diamond - 9th (Caitlin Clarke)
Open Surf Race - 11th (Bronagh Ryan)
U16 Board Relay - 11th (Alan McVicar, Jake Devine, Liam McVicar)
Open Womens Taplin - 11th (Bronagh Ryan, Brooklyn Saunders, Caitlin Clarke)
Open Ironperson - 11th (Bronagh Ryan)

To cap the weekend off, Titahi Bay won the SLSNZ Surf Boat Club of the Year trophy for the second year in a row!