Golden day for Yeppoon crew at North Australian contest
YEPPOON Surf Lifesaving Club's over 120 years surf boats team swept the North Australian Championships field to claim their second consecutive gold medal.
The team of Christopher Beaufort, Max Bennett, Kiernan Gettinby and sweep Gary Wilkins claimed gold for Yeppoon Surf Lifesaving Club as Capricorn Coast-based clubs made it a clean sweep in the event, held in Mackay at the weekend.
While the Yeppoon SLSC team won the race, Emu Park Surf Lifesaving Club teams claimed silver and bronze in the race.
The Yeppoon men showed their fitness to also win the surf boat skins race, finishing once again ahead of the two Emu Park teams.
Emu Park SLSC's Sharon Reynolds won gold in the 45-49 year female rescue tube race in the pool and the surf race.
Samuel Bell won silver in the open men's surf race before combining with fellow Emu Park SLSC members Matthew Hebbard and Brian McLeod to win silver in the open men's surf board relay.
Bell and McLeod won silver in the open male surf board rescue.