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Ocean Thunder 07/08 - Carnage Preview

Filmed at Ocean Thunder 07/08 - Round 2, Dee Why on 15th December, 2007, this clip is an early cut of just some of the action to be televised on Fox Sports.  Visit Ocean Thunder's site for further event details. (2 mins) 
click on the play button to start the video Thanks to The Rad for the YouTube link  FOX SPORTS viewing times: Channel Date Time Day Round No FOX2 10/03/2008 3:00 PM Monday 3 FOX1 11/03/2008 9:00 AM Monday 3 FOX3 21/03/2008 1:00 AM Thursday 1 FOX3 21/03/2008 2:00 AM Thursday 2 FOX3 21/03/2008 3:00 AM Thursday 3 FOX3 03/04/2008 6:30 PM Thursday 4 FOX1 07/04/2008 11:00 PM Monday 4 FOX2 09/04/2008 6:00 AM Tuesday 4 FOX2 10/04/2008 1:00…

Navy George Bass Marathon - Results Day 1

The Navy George Bass Surf Boat Marathon has kicked off with a flying start in Batemans Bay on Sunday morning. More than 1500 people crowded jetties, the bridge and shoreline to watch the 15th George Bass Marathon kick off. This year’s marathon is set to make history, with men and women crews competing in every single leg of the 180km event. Female competitors from North Steyne, Woolamai, Moruya, Canberra, Broulee, Woolamai/Bilgola, Bermagui took to the water in the first leg from Batemans Bay to Moruya. There was some very close racing in the open men’s division with crews from Tathra, Narooma, Pambula, Canberra, Bulli, Burnie (Tasmania), Port Kembla, Broulee, North Steyne, Batemans Bay and Moruya battling it out.

Vale - Bill "Woofa" Barnett

It is with deep regret and sadness that the ASRL advises it members and the public on the passing of esteemed Life Member and mate to all, Bill "Woofa" Barnett, at Mona Vale on early Friday morning, 21.12.2007.  Woofa was 78 years and much loved and admired by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.  He will be sorely missed, a great loss to the world of surf boats and rowing. Woofa's Ashes Scattering  10.00am Monday 28th January, 2008 Australia Day Holiday Woofa’s family and representatives of North Narrabeen SLSC have decided on the Australia Day Holiday (Nationally) 28th January for his ashes scattering and celebration of a wonderful era in surfboats. Factors had to be considered in choosing this date…

Ocean Thunder Round 2 Results

Jack Patison’s defending series champions, Ego Platinum Austinmer, are sitting pretty on top of the Evive Ocean Thunder Pro Surf Boat Series pointscore after a spectacular round two at Dee Why on Saturday.   Austinmer (pictured left) finished fourth in the double-race final behind Skilled Avoca, Your Style North Curl Curl and e-Go Pacific Palms.   But consistency is the name of the game and after the smaller conditions of round one and the testing two-metre surf which greeted the crews in round two on Saturday, the “Austi” boys are on top. 

George Bass News

“Navy George Bass Surfboat Marathon” Newsletter No 8 December 07 New Major Sponsor Announced The Royal Australian Navy have agreed to join with us as the Major Sponsor for the 2007-08 “Navy George Bass Surfboat Marathon”. The committee is delighted to announce this sponsorship and look forward to working closely with our sponsor in providing a great event.

Newsletter - March 2008

Welcome to the 4th Edition of the ASRL Newsletter.. The Newsletter will be produced on a monthly basis for everyone to reference. This is a good opportunity for all State Based Surf Rowers Leagues to pass on any information to the rowers. This newsletter is also open to anyone that wishes to pass on any important information that is related to Surf Boats. If any State based league wishes to contribute to this newsletter or if anyone has anything they wish to pass on. Please contact the Editor; Chris De Jong 0410 330086 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Australian Surf Rowers League Inc

   An introduction to the ASRL Inc  The ‘League’ was born in New South Wales circa 1992 as the International League of Australian Surfboat Rowers Inc. (ILOR) and was headed by Zacca Watts, Zom Knox and Matt Clymer.  Loosely it was the New South Wales League.    In 1993, the ‘League’ was approached to compete in the Uncle Toby’s series alongside the Ironmen.  The Ironmen had been sanctioned by SLSA to compete in the series, remembering that SLSA was sponsored by Kellogg. SLSA refused to sanction the inclusion of surfboats in Uncle Toby’s. A committed group of boaties met with SLSA officials at Manly clubhouse on September 10th 1993 in an attempt to resolve the impasse.  At the same time, season…
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