Researchers from the Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia are using novel technology to help the Western Force rugby union team reduce the effects of long-distance travel and optimise their performance in the upcoming Super Rugby competition.
A WA woman who had no pulse for almost 20 minutes after suffering a suspected heart attack on City Beach was brought back from the dead by two surf lifesavers (including UWA Sport Recreate instructor Nick Wagstaff) now hailed as heroes.
Lifeguards and volunteer surf lifesavers Nick Wagstaff, 22, and Blair Redfern, 26, said they refused to give up on the 66-year-old Perth woman during the marathon CPR and resuscitation effort.
The semi-final placings went down to the wire at the 2017 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta. Racing started on time at 1230hrs on the now familiar shifty Easterly course in 5 - 8 knots with streaky puffs and plenty of taxing shifts. Late in the afternoon the breeze did shift into the South allowing for the more traditional longer course with fewer boundary issues.
However the game has moved up a gear and it was the boat handling and tactical nous of these young match race teams that was the difference between a semi-final place and an early ride home.