Six-time state champions

Kiama Downs team after winning their sixth consecutive IRB state series on the weekend.

Kiama Downs team after winning their sixth consecutive IRB state series on the weekend.

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A local surf life saving club has once again left statewide Inflatable Rescue Boat competitors in its wake.

The Kiama Downs team powered home to claim their sixth consecutive NSW premiership series on the weekend.

Kiama Downs were frontrunners all season with impressive victories each round, securing the title over Caves Beach and Queenscliff.

“We have a good core of people who have been competing for 15-20 years,” team manager Steven Guy

“A lot of work goes into teammanship and skills.”

The reigning champions blitzed the field in 11 events overall including three out of four in open male and female and over 35s mixed events.

Equipment also plays a crucial role in performance, and the club has won another motor for its efforts in the series.

“The club’s in a good position financially, we have local and state government support,” he said.

“We win a motor pretty much every year, that helps.”

Team members enjoyed sunny conditions at the final round of the series at Cape Hawke near Forster on the weekend.

This was the final chance to race not only for points, but also fine-tune their preparations for next month’s State Championships at South West Rocks.

Captain Nathan Foster sais he’s very proud of the club.

“It’s very nice to win this season especially as we didn’t know how we would go with not having an over 45s mixed team,” he said.

“We hope our form can continue into next month’s state and Australian IRB Championships.”

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