SLSA has reviewed the Surf Sports Manual (SSM) in consultation with States, subject matter experts and others.
The amendments to the previous edition are summarised in this Bulletin and are now in effect.
To read further, please click HERE
The ASRL represents the surf rowers of Australia, guiding the development and promoting the advancement of National surfboat competition at both grassroots and elite levels.
Australia’s premier surf boat event will be heading to a new location in 2020, bringing over 3000 competitors, supporters and event officials to the region.
The 2020 Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) Open will be held at Mollymook Beach from 14 – 16 February 2020 and with almost 350 crews from 86 clubs competing at the 2019 event, thousands of surf life savers from far and wide will head to Mollymook for three days of exhilarating surf boat racing.
It is the biggest stand-alone surf boat racing event in Australia with divisions of surf boat racing being contested including Open Male, Open Female, Reserve Male, Reserve Female, Under 23 Male, Under 23 Female, Under 19 Male, Under 19 Female and Masters.
The event also features Australia and New Zealand representative crews do battle in a Trans-Tasman challenge, the Interstate championship, and the final of each division to be crowned on Sunday (Masters on Friday).
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE - CLICK HERE
The ASRL can confirm that the National Team Selection Event will be held at NORTH CRONULLA, NSW on Sunday 15 December 2019.
Under 23 Male (Development Team)
Under 23 Female (Development Team)
The Australian team will compete against New Zealand in February 2020 at the ASRL Open. We can confirm there is a full carnival on the day before for crews to compete in. We are also proud to announce that the trials will be live streamed in full!
More information including nomination process and other supporting activities will be released in the coming weeks.
The ASRL are committed to delivering world class events, and the National Team Selection Event is a high priority of the ASRL.
ASRL 100 Year Emblem Competition - we need YOUR HELP!
We want YOU to design a complete ASRL emblem to celebrate 100 years of Surf Rowing in Australia. This logo will be showcased across ASRL lines and incorporated in the singlet design for the ASRL series.
Emblem can be drawn in any format (digital or freehand), as long as it is legible to be converted if necessary. 4 colours maximum in the produced design.
Emblem to be submitted by 5pm Monday 17th of June with the winner announced at the ASRL AGM 29th of June
- Be legible on a singlet or other merchandise;
- Incorporate current colour scheme;
- square or portrait orientation
WHAT IS PROVIDED
- Current ASRL logo
The winning entry will WIN free entry into the ASRL Open for your Crew and a specialised polo with your design. If the winning submission if from an official an alternative prize of same value will be arranged. The prize will also be altered if won by a junior competitor)
Please note - by submitting your work to the ASRL competition you are releasing your IP (Intellectual
property), please be aware that your design may need adjustment for print.
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE OF 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
|Date:||29 June 2019|
Surfair Beach Hotel
923 David Low Way
Marcoola, QLD, 4564
* An open forum for all members will follow the AGM *
Call for ASRL Committee Nominations:
In accordance with the ASRL Constitution Clause 20, the ASRL Committee hereby calls for nominations for President, Secretary and 3 Vice-Presidents.
These positions are currently held by Michael Brooks - President, Natasha Tunney - Secretary, Don Cotterill, Grant Wilkinson, and Geoff Wilson Vice-Presidents
Don Alexander, the Treasurer and Three Vice-Presidents – Nick Sampson, Jay Parkin and Edwina Wright - continue in their current positions for a further 12 months.
Nominations must be made in writing, signed by 2 current ASRL Members and accompanied by the nominee’s written consent. Nominations must be delivered to the ASRL Secretary no later than 28 days prior to the 2019 ASRL Annual General Meeting, ie,1 June 2019
TO READ THE FULL NOTICE, INFORMATION RELATING TO THE POSITIONS VACANT AND TO DOWNLOAD A NOMINATION FORM, PLEASE CLICK HERE
The Australian Surf Rowers League is devastated to hear the tragic news of the drowning of two highly respected members of the Port Campbell SLSC in Victoria. Andrew Powell, 32, and his 71-year-old father Ross, both experienced lifesavers, attempted to help a 30-year-old male when he got into difficulty while wading in heavy surf at the mouth of Sherbrook River about 10.40am on Sunday 21 April 2019.
The two men, who were Life Members of the Port Campbell Surf Lifesaving Club, were unable to be saved when their boat flipped and they died at the scene.
A third member, Phillip Younis, is in The Alfred hospital in a serious but stable condition, and our thoughts are with this member and his family and friends.
Andrew Powell, who joined the SES at 16, was also a dedicated farmer like his father and won young farmer of the year in 2017.
The men’s family released a statement through Victoria Police in recognition of their bravery and selflessness:
"Ross (Po) dedicated much of his life to contributing to his community. But above all, he was a cherished husband to Val, a dedicated father to Brett, Natalie, Dale, Kerryn and Andy, and dearly loved brother to Marea. He was very much loved and respected by many. Andrew (Andy) was always by his dad’s side and a beloved partner to Amber, son and brother. We will miss our beautiful, big-hearted Andy and were so proud of the person he was – gentle, compassionate, loving and selfless – like his father. We are heartbroken. Our thoughts and love are with Phillip (Fuzz) Younis and his family whilst he recovers."
What an AMAZING CARNIVAL!
To our team, thank you so much! This includes;
- Tamara as referee, you were a rock for the carnival
- All officials, and a huge shout out to the girls in the bunker locked away for four days doing draws and results on the app
- The host club, what an amazing unit! Peter and the team, thank you
- The ASRL committee, weekly meetings were held for this event!
- The lifeguards, say no more! Gurus and the best at what they do.
- All of the water safety team
- The live stream team, three days strong!
Thank you to Team Navy, Destination NSW and the Sutherland Shire Council for their support of this event.
And finally - the competitors! 328 crews from 86 clubs from six states. Your support of this event is what makes it possible. Thank you.
|UNDER 19 FEMALE |
1 – Queenscliff Rockets
2 – Avalon Beach Chanels
3 – Dicky Beach Tooshies
4 – Noosa Scrub Turkeys
5 – Wauchope Bonny Hills Team A
6 – Dicky Beach Dandelions
UNDER 19 MALE
1 – South Curl Curl Sneaky Nuts
2 – Palm Beach Plumbers
3 – North Cronulla Young Guns
4 – Dicky Beach Gerbils
5 – North Cronulla Yaps Juniors
6 – South Curl Curl Underdogs
UNDER 23 FEMALE
1 – North Cottesloe Resoulte
2 – North Cronulla Funky
3 – Newport Thunder
4 – Bilgola Rippers
5 – South Maroubra Motley Crew
6 – Tallebudgera Two Strokes
UNDER 23 MALE
1 – North Cronulla Funky Colts
2 – South Curl Curl Lamp
3 – Currumbin Krakens
4 – Palm Beach Peppers
5 – Northcliffe Hurricanes
6 – Alexandra Headlands Dusty Hill Wines
|RESERVE FEMALE |
1 – Noosa Head Chums
2 – Newport Nudibranches
3 – Batemans Bay Phoenix
4 – Umina G Stringers
5 – Tallebudgera Toucans
DNF – Palm Beach Pineapples
1 – Currumbin Gunners
2 – Ocean Beach Sailfish
3 – South Curl Curl Sneans
4 – Glenelg Fury
5 – Gerringong Naps
6 – Mona Vale Chocolate
1 – Lorne Edge
2 – Tallebudgera Kaylews
3 – Palm Beach Patriots
4 – North Cronulla Bluey
5 – Eloura Wilko
6 – Avalon Beach OW
1 – Bulli Gold
2 – Batemans Bay
3 – North Cronulla Purds
4 – Avoca Z Crew
5 – Corrimal Black
6 – St Kilda Angry Otters
FULL MASTERS RESULTS - CLICK HERE
For the 2019 ASRL Open we are proud to announce we are streaming everyday from 8am right through until the final race! Yes that's right .... over eight hours of surf boat racing LIVE for the three days.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL TIME!
Start time is;
8:00am NSW time
8:00am VIC time
7:30am SA time
7:00am QLD time
6:30am NT time
5:00am WA time
Our live stream links are now available, please share these with your family and friends! There are a number of ways you can watch the action:
We are happy to announce the draft order of events for the 2019 ASRL Open! Please see the attached.
Please note that Reserve Women are now with the Reserve Men on Friday in block two. We see this as a positive move for the event. Some key reasons are;
* The U23 Men seeding (Interstate crews) was deemed as an unfair process due to the lower numbers. The seeding process for Reserve Men and Women due to the larger entry numbers makes more sense than with categories with lower numbers
* We hope that some Masters crews will give Reserve Women a crack in the afternoon block of racing on Friday
* We see having the U23 Men on Saturday on the same day as all of the other U19 and U23 crews as a positive change for competitor engagement
Please note that as per previous years, the program is always subject to change due to weather conditions, final entry numbers etc.
Entries are NOW OPEN! Get your Competition Officer to visit carnival.sls.com.au/ and enter via 'ASRL' section.
The 2019 ASRL Open is proudly supported by Destination NSW and Team Navy. Visit Sydney.com for travelling information including accommodation options.
Visit: ASRL Open 2019 Facebook Page
Newsletter #15 - August 2018 issued
What is covered in this newsletter:
• Local events bookend World Championships
• IRB and Surf Boat training
• Stay and play at Glenelg: book with the Oaks
• 40 days until the close of normal registrations
• Looking for a home away from home? Let Somerton SLSC look after you!
• Holden Home Ground Advantage supports LWC2018
• Experience the best of South Australia
• August Instagram Challenge
• Stay up to date
You can read the full Newsletter by Clicking HERE
The ASRL Committee would like to notify all Members and interested parties of the date and location for the 2018 ASRL Annual General Meeting
You can read the AGM AGENDA by clicking HERE
Only one nomination was received for each Committee position so there is no requirement for vote; ratification will be required required for the following positions:
President – Michael Brooks
Treasurer – Don Alexander
Vice President – Edwina Wright
Vice President – Jay Parkin
Vice President – Nick Sampson
**** ROWERS FORUM ****
Immediately following the AGM, a Rowers Forum will be held.
The AGM and Forum will be Live Streamed on Facebook: www.facebook.com/navyasrl so absent members may have a chance to ask questions into the Forum.
We would like to sincerely thank Russell Lamb for his hard work compiling the rankings.
You can see the National Rankings (and add comments if you are registered on this site) by clicking HERE
Short Course Championships and Aussies Timetable
At present we are in discussion with SLSA about the introduction of another Australian Surfboat Medal for Short Course racing and this survey will hopefully provide us the information we require to best understand the membership thoughts. To read more and participate in the Survey - PLEASE CLICK HERE
ASRL Open 2018
We said we would't run from surf and we didn't BUT boy what a weekend and that is due to many people holding hands and working hard to keep everything rolling along!
Our Referee Tamara Brawn and Sectionals Peter van Duren and Bobo White lead a great team of Officials who to the last one we owe a huge vote of thanks. The girls and ladies in the Bunker doing the draws didn't see the sun for 3 days which is an amazing effort and the pressure they are under has to be witnessed to understand.
Our Water Safety IRB Crews led by Peter Burst were tireless and the Safety Response Team led by Joel Wiseman did a great job in the way they monitored and communicated during the three days.
The Elouera Surf Club and their band of workers didn't stop for the duration. The Sutherland Shire Council and Staff were wonderful to work with and the Shire Lifeguards, you are a great team of professionals. Not just in the way you assisted us in decision making but your rescue skill out on the water is first class. Thanks to all those who assisted and competed, creating such a great weekend for all.
Full Results will be posted here very shortly! In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure we have posted nearly 6.5 hours of the Live Stream of Day 3 in HD and without interuption below.
You can visit our ASRL YouTube Channel for more footage from the weekend racing by clicking HERE
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!
Click HERE for all the information you need to know. Competition closes 2 February, 2018!