Australian Lifeboat Championship, South Australia
You’ll see a lot of action like on the Baywatch show at the lifeboat championship, taking place at Adelaide’s Glenelg beach in July 2011. You’ll see lifeboats everywhere.
Red once made headlines on the American Baywatch TV show. More than 500 Australian rescue athletes participated in the event. Events include competitions on the sea, the coast, and in the swimming pool.
Watch them steer their iconic red canoe over the waves or work together under the pressure of a hypothetical rescue situation. Then, visit the coastal suburbs of the historic suburbs of Henley or the Port of Adelaide, or take the tram ride to Adelaide to discover vast restaurants, parks, and cultural attractions.
Coolangatta Gold Competition, Queensland
You need more than one spirit of steel to complete the Coolangatta Gold triathlon in November. Yet every year, at least 500 athletes from all over the world sign up to participate in this challenge.
Male athletes canoe, windsurf, paddle surfers, and run exhausted on the sand in a 50km race from Surfers Paradise. The team race follows the same schedule, but the female athletes compete on a shorter track from Greenmount. Join thousands of spectators along the beach and cheer for athletes to overcome the fatigue.
Rescue World Championship – 2012, South Australia
Rescue athletes from around the world will return to Adelaide’s beautiful Glenelg beach to take part in the 2012 World Championship in November. Rescue 2012 is expected to attract thousands of athletes.
Join guest athletes and locals for the opening and closing ceremonies before exploring a little more about South Australia. You can tour the Barossa Valley, Kangaroo Island, Fleurieu Peninsula, and even the rugged Flinders Ranges on a day trip from Adelaide.
Western Australia’s Ironman Competition in Western Australia
The peaceful seaside town of Busselton, near the Margaret River area, will host this challenging triathlon in December. The race begins at dawn and includes 3.8km swimming, cycling 180km car, and 42.2km. Anyone can join, but 1,400 sign-ups will run out very quickly.
Contestants can roam in the bustling Ironman Village, warm up with a swim on the Busselton Breakwater, and celebrate at the contest closing party and awards ceremony.
After that, the beautiful scenery of Margaret River was beckoning. Snorkel in green bays, surf from clean beaches, hike through towering forests, and pamper yourself with delicious food and wine.