You can find the draft program of events by clicking HERE
Entries close: Friday 2 Feb
Cost: $40 per head
U19 Rowers: Free entry and free ASRL Membership
Late Entries: Friday 9 Feb carries a late fee making entry $60 per head
Payment: Clubs/Crews will be invoiced on entry and full payment must be received prior to racing commencing as a requirement of entry
Singlets & Caps: If you haven’t already received your new racing singlet and cap they will be available for collection at the Open. To collect you MUST have sent the attached sizing spreadsheet to include all crews per club at the time of entry. Your gear will then be bagged and ready for collection at the Open. You can find the size spreadsheet by clicking HERE(Excel or other.xlsx software required)
Special parking and unloading requirements will be in play and will be advised closer to the date.
It is planned to run the two Areas directly to the South and North of the Elouera clubhouse. Warmup areas are going to be a tight issue to manage so your cooperation with the Referees will be appreciated and will help with keeping to program.
*The ASRL Committee has issued a PRE-COMP NEWSLETTER - You can CLICK HERE to read the online version.
ASRL Open - Overall Information
vWow just on 320 crew entries will be a massive event
vGood numbers in each Division
vMasters entries are static so the increase has come across the divisions with Open Female down from 34 to 26 and U19 Female up from 15 to 24
vThe minimum number of races every crew will enjoy is three
vThe start times are looking like 7.30 each day and will be confirmed on the ASRL Website and Team Navy ASRL Facebook in the days prior to the event
vEven with a 7.30 start we are still going to be racing after 5 on both Friday and Saturday and that is allowing for a 7-minute race turnaround time so every competitor will need to work with the Officials to achieve this or we finish in the dark
vIt is great to have the crew entry numbers but to complete the program giving every crew the best experience in just three days is a massive task so if everyone pulls together it can be done.
vArea splits are now being developed and will be available on the Website and Navy ASRL Facebook
vWe are Block racing and the draft program can be seen by clicking HERE
vLike always we are dealing with Surf so the Referee and Competition Committee will have the final say on necessary changes but hopefully none will be required
·Really no need to say this but let’s all remember we are all volunteers from competitors through Officials to Workforce so let’s bring our best manners
·If asked it would be appreciated if crews could jump in and lend a hand with Stand shifting etc
·We will have around 50 Officials covering the whole three days so let’s keep that in mind as this is a huge workload for what is basically 3 x 10-hour days on the beach
·If you are finished for the day or the weekend and can help by jumping onto a Stand to help judge or maybe Marshall or Check start please talk the Ares Referees. You will probably be a welcome addition as you provide some rotation for tired officials
·For Masters will be immediately at the completion of Masters racing on Friday
·The Second Block will commence with U23 Male division to provide that small gap for the Masters medals for any crews intending to double up and race Reserves but you will need to have someone organising shifting your boat into position because of time constraint in the timetable
Backup Venue Information
At the time of writing the Surf Forecast looks a little scary. We are hopeful as we get closer this will change but in any event, we are working on the alternate option.
We will be shifting north along the same stretch of beach and the surf and surf direction will dictate how far north. In the very worst case we would go right up the end and tuck in behind the reef but let’s stay positive that the work done by the Elouera Surf Club to present a great event for you will eventuate right in front of the Elouera clubhouse
You will find an area map above setting out the beach access for unloading into the North and South areas. It also shows the Trailer parking location but cars will have to be disconnected and moved into the allocated car park or alternate street parking.
Our map was originally showing a Shuttle but this isn’t happening so a bit of a walk for the driver but nothing too difficult.
Elouera will have parking and unloading wardens so please respect the job they have to do as this is dictated by Council and designed to not block our already restricted access points.
2018 TEAM NAVY ASRL OPEN AREA SPLITS
Here are the AREA SPLITS for the 2018 Team Navy ASRL Open! Thanks to our carnival referee Tamara Brawn for assisting with this process.
AREA ONE - NORTH Area One
Alexander Headland SLSC Avoca Beach Bilgola Bondi Bulli Burnie Coffs Harbour Coolum Beach Corrimal Cronulla Currumbin Dee Why Dicky Beach Gerringong Glenelg Helensburgh-Stanwell Park MacMasters Beach SLSC Manly Mona Vale Moruya Mullaloo Newport North Cottesloe North Wollongong Northcliffe Ocean Beach Palm Beach NSW Palm Beach QLD Port Elliot Port Kembla Portsea Redhead (NZ) Seaspray South Maroubra St Kilda Tannum Sands Tugun Umina Wanda Warriewood Williamstown Windang Wollongong City Woolamai Beach Woolgoolga Yamba
AREA TWO (SOUTH) Anglesea Avalon Beach Batemans Bay Brighton SA Broulee Surfers Caves Beach City of Perth Collaroy Coogee NSW Elouera Era Fairhaven Freshwater Henley Kempsey-Crescent Head Kurrawa Lorne Maroochydore Maroubra Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc Mordialloc Muriwai Noosa Heads North Bondi North Cronulla North Curl Curl North Narrabeen North Steyne Ocean Grove Orewa Penguin Port Campbell Queenscliff Red Beach Somerton South Curl Curl South Port SA Swansea Belmont Tallebudgera Titahi Bay Torquay Wauchope Bonny Hills
MASTERS - AREA TWO (SOUTH) Alexandra Headland SLSC Anglesea SLSC Avalon Beach SLSC Avoca Beach SLSC Batemans Bay SLSC Bilgola SLSC Brighton SLSC (SA) Broulee Surfers SLSC Bulli SLSC Burnie SLSC City of Perth SLSC Coolum Beach SLSC Currumbin SLSC Gerringong SLSC Kempsey-Crescent Head SLSC Manly LSC Mordialloc LSC Noosa Heads SLSC North Cronulla SLSC North Steyne SLSC Inc. Ocean Beach SLSC Port Kembla SLSC Queenscliff SLSC Redhead SLSC Somerton SLSC St Kilda LSC Wanda SLSC Inc Warriewood SLSC Williamstown Swimming and LSC (Inc.) Windang SLSC
12 Feb 2018 - ASRL Committee Event Update
ASRL message re forward planning of the 2018 Navy ASRL Open in the case of a forced location change:
The key for us is to not panic but to have some developed options that can be circulated before crews reach the beach. We must not lose sight that we a surf sport and at times conditions can be tough, we shouldn’t as our first option be looking to run away from surf based off the back of our lowest dominator.
The options as we currently them:
The surf behaves and we stay and run to program
We trust the forecast and shift the show on the day or days when the prediction is out of control
We run some divisions all the way to finals if that matches the forecast
We shift some divisions to some flatter locations and complete their program or shift them back for finals dependant on forecast
In the event of time issues because of the size of the surf we revert to elimination plus repechage system allowing a minimum of two rows
A combination of the above will get us out of trouble if required but the pressure will go onto the back of beach detail.
With this information you will also see
our backup beach plan and this can shift further north if required
the surf report and comment as of early Monday 12 Feb. 18
Remember we are dealing with a sever weather event way out at sea so anything can change and we are doing our best to stay across the available information and will make the best decisions we can but you will be racing and you may be racing in big surf so our best advice is to come prepared.
Let’s hope this additional preparation is all wasted and the surf gods leave us be.
Please keep watching the ASRL Website and ASRL Facebook for updates and information as we have it and remember surf is the first part of the word surfboat.
Team Navy and the Australian Surf Rowers League are giving YOU the chance to win a Navy experience in your state.
This could be anything from having a look at submarines, simulator experiences, ships, boats, crafts, aircraft ... the opportunities with Navy are endless and Team Navy will be offering an experience for a crew PER STATE! (Team Navy will decide the experience per state)
How to win:
You need to create a 1-2 minute video highlighting the synergies between the comradery, teamwork and honesty demonstrated in surf boat rowers and navy personal. What similarities do you see between the Navy and surf boat rowing? Get creative!
Key information is below: - Each state will have one winner for a full crew of five members to participate in a Navy experience, chosen by Team Navy. - Competition closes 5pm 2 February 2018 - Competition is open to all 2017/2018 ASRL members and entry is as a whole crew, not as an individual.
Get creative and don't forget to #TeamNavyASRL in all of your surf boat social media posts!
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