Mollymook beach will roar to life in July when the State and Australian Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Racing Championships are held within weeks of each other.
The State Titles will be held on July 2 and 3 and more than 150 competitors will take part in the competition.
The Australian titles will be held on July 22 and 23 and the number of competitors skyrocket to 550.
“The recent storms have evened the sand on the beach making it perfect for racing,” said Rod Austin, Mollymook Surf Club president.
“We always love having these events, they bring our club members together and everyone pitches in and has a memorable weekend.
“We enjoy the weekend as much as the competitors do,” he said.
This is the second year Mollymook has hosted the NSW Championships and they are looking forward to stepping up and hosting the Australian Championships.
Councillor Allan Baptist said it would have a huge impact on tourism in the region.
“It will fill the place up for winter,” he said.
While Mollymook does not have a competing team at either event, the club is focused on ensuring both carnivals run smoothly.
“We are looking forward to welcoming the best of the best,” said Adam Woodward, club captain.
Vice- president John Patterson encouraged people to come down and watch some of the events, saying IRB racing “made brilliant viewing for the public”.
The club would also like to hear from anyone who can give an hour of their time on July 22 and 23 to help at the Australian Championships. Please contact Les O’Sullivan on 0417655401 or John Patterson on 0407934168 if you can if you would like to be part of the action.
Check out photos from last year’s event here: http://www.ulladullatimes.com.au/story/3180152/mollymook-beach-roars-to-life-photos/
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