World Champs 2018!

Lorne now has 2 World Champion Boat Crews from the 2018 World Life Saving titles held at Glenelg, South Australia in November!

Our ‘Lorne Edge’ crew won Gold in the Open Women’s Surfboats, following their Silver at the 2018 Australian Titles, and ‘Lorne Again’ won Gold in the Masters 160 class following their Gold at the Aussies.

The Lorne Growlers crew won two medals – Silver in the Masters 140 class and Bronze in the Reserve Grade men.  The crew last won a World Title in Italy in 2004 (Open Men) and this was their first competition together in over a decade, and had previously won several Aussie Gold and several Bronze medals – great work !

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Lorne’s A grade Men’s crew, ’31s’ was pipped on the line and came fourth in the finals.

Our IRB crews also competed and the Lorne Orcas came an amazing 4th in the Teams category!

Our crews comprised:

Lorne Edge: (from the bow) Chantal Guziak, Megan Grierson, Peta Glaister and Michelle Yann; Sweep: Geoff Matthews


Lorne Again: Paula Matthews, Shea Grant, Tamara Brawn and Megan Grierson; Sweep: Geoff Matthews.

Lorne Growlers: Bad Kerr, Andrew Duffield, John Halloran, Jarred McCombe; Sweep: Alistair McCombe

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Lorne 31s: Andrew Downie, Jordan Hooper, James Walsh, D’Arcy Frawley; Sweep: Geoff Matthews.

Thanks for representing us so well and good luck to all our crews and competitors this season!  Thanks to Gail McCombe and Caitlin McCombe for the photos.  Go Lorne!

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December 4, 2018 Peter