LSV Youth and Senior State Championships ends in a fight to the finish

It was a day of fierce competition at the LSV Youth and Senior State Championships today in Warrnambool, with the last race of the day, the open men’s Taplin, being won by Torquay SLSC over favourites Half Moon Bay SLSC, who came in third to close the weekend of racing.

Local lifesaving sport legend Sophie Thomas of Warrnambool SLSC had a huge two days of racing, including coming first in the open surf race and open iron events, as well as 3rd in the open board race.

“She also came first with the Warrnambool team in the open ski team event, open board team event and anchored the open Taplin, which they won from behind,” says Kirsty Clark, LSV’s aquatic sports manager.

The event is able to be put on thanks to the generous support of major event sponsor Engine, as well as Surf Life Saving Australia sponsor’s Westpac, DHL and Holden.

“None of it would be possible without the dedicated team of volunteers both on and off the beach who work tirelessly to make sure the youth and seniors can enjoy a great couple of days at the beach, competing and catching up with friends from clubs around the state,” says Ms Clark. “Thank you to everyone who made it such an enjoyable weekend of competition for everyone.”

Final results of the junior and senior competition will be revealed on Tuesday. Watch this space!
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