The Australian Surf Rowers League would like to introduce two incoming ASRL Vice Presidents. The incoming members replace Don Cotterill (did not re-elect) and Nick Sampson (moved into President role). GRANT HOWE (Tasmania) - One Year TermFather of
The Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) are proud to announce REX DALE as the forty-sixth inductee into the ASRL Hall of Fame. Pictured are Rex's boat crew at Dee Why when winning gold at Australian Championships in 1975 - Peter Grant, Bob Luce,
Congratulations to Nick Sampson (Avalon Beach SLSC) who has won the election for the role of President of the Australian Surf Rowers League. We would also like to thank Phil Chipman for putting his hand up to nominate for the position. Nick nomina
We witnessed another Australian Surf Life Saving Championships to remember! Congratulations to those who came away with the results they were after. A full list of results is now avilable. CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS For detailed results
On behalf of the ASRL Committee and Carnival Referee Tamara Brawn we would like to thank everyone for their support of 2021 ASRL Open. Our officials were amazing, the work party excellent and the water safety crew outstanding. Below are the resul
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AUSTRALIAN SURF ROWERS LEAGUE INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 Venue: Tallebudgera SLSC, 10th July, 1:00pm
Please note the venue date/time may change due to covid restrictions
Please note due to the growing COVID-19 situation in NSW, the ASRL Annual General Meeting has moved to Queensland. Attendance restrictions may apply. We will release further information closer to the Annual General Meeting.
AUSTRALIAN SURF ROWERS LEAGUE INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 - AGENDA Venue: Wanda SLSC, 10th July, 1:00pm 2 Marine Esplanade, Cronulla NSW 2230
Please note the venue date/time may change due to covid restrictions
We have one position, President that requires a vote. Voting will open for this position at 1:00pm on Wednesday, 23rd June and close on Saturday, 10th July at 1:00pm.
All current Financial Members, Life Members and Hall of Fame Members will receive an email providing a unique link for access to the vote, controlled by our webmaster Perry Brennan. Members will be asked for a simple yes or no. To be the successful candidate for president a simple majority of votes is required.
TO READ/DOWNLOAD THE FULL AGENDA AND OTHER AGM INFORMATION CLICK HERE
Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) NOTICE OF 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Date: 10th July 2021 Time: 1.00pm Location: St Kilda Surf Life Saving Club, St Kilda VIC
* 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
Rory Gillespie, the Treasurer and Three Vice-Presidents – Nick Sampson, Rod Costa 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 2021 ASRL Annual General Meeting, ie,13th June 2021
All fully completed surveys will go into the draw to win a Garmin vívoactive® 4 Shadow Gray with Silver Hardware watch valued at $579 or one of ten fitness packs including a Bopp Sport Activity Bottle, Mako Beach Towel and Zen yoga mat, all with the ASRL logo.
Please note this IMPORTANT messaging about the COMMUNICATIONS throughout 2021 ASRL Open.
*From Thursday night, we will only be using Team Navy ASRL Facebook and Team Navy ASRL Instagram @TeamNayyASRL for updates throughout the ASRL Open. We will NOT be using email/website for any of the days. Please ensure that you have access to at least one of these platforms, or at a minimum a couple of members of the crew. We will do our best to share key messaging to state based groups, although you need to get onto the platforms listed for the most up to date information
*All draws, results and schedules will be on the ASRL mobile app. You can get this in your App store on iphone or Google Play Store on android
THE 2021 TEAM NAVY ASRL OPEN COMMITTEE HAS ISSUED AN IMPORTANT BULLETIN THAT ALL INTERESTED ROWERS, OFFICIALS AND ATTENDEES SHOULD READ CAREFULLY. THIS IS THE FULL AND FINAL UPDATE TO BE RELEASED PRIOR TO THE EVENT AND SHOULD CONTAIN ALL OF THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW.
Please take the time to read the latest updates throughout this publication.
The program below is for 2021 Team Navy ASRL Open, due to be held at Mollymook on Friday 5 March through to Sunday 7 March 2021.
The program is pending any further COVID restrictions and final numbers.
FRIDAY 5 MARCH 07:30 - Masters 10:30 (EARLIEST) - Interstates 12:30 (APPROX) Reserve Male and Reserve Female to commence racing at the conclusion of Interstates
SATURDAY 6 MARCH 07:30 - Block one, Under 19 Male, Under 19 Female and Under 23 Female Racing will commence at the conclusion of block one for Under 23 Male, Open Male and Open Female * If additional racing is required from Reserve Grade on Friday this will be included in block two
SUNDAY 7 MARCH 07:30 - Finals for all divisions We will be pushing racing until later in the day on Sunday (if required) so please be prepared for a full day on the beach.
New Date; Friday 5th March to Sunday 7th March 2021
With the current border restrictions, the ASRL Committee has pushed back the Open by 2 weeks to give the best opportunity for all states to attend.
“It’s a national event and we want everyone there” said ASRL President Michael Brooks.
Mr Brooks added “With every possible option explored and extensive consultation done with every state this was our best date working in with various state titles , Easter and Australian Titles. With this decision made the event will proceed regardless even if borders don’t allow all states to attend”.
The decision has also been made to reduce the program back to our traditional 3 day event. Stay tuned for program details including the Interstate Championships. What we can confirm is we will have a full days racing on Sunday, so if you choose to leave early, you do this at your own risk to missing finals.
The committee would appreciate clubs to enter early to allow planning of the event, remembering that the Team Navy ASRL Open has a full refund policy should crews have to withdraw, or the event is cancelled, due to Covid 19 Border Restrictions.
Entries are now open and have been extended until 19 February 2021, and invoicing won't commence until this date. For more information on entry information (note extended cut off dates) please CLICK HERE. In addition, officials EOIs close on 1 February, and CLICK HERE to complete the EOI.
9 January - Entries open 5 February - Entries close, invoicing occurs 10 February - Late entries close (additional $15 fee) 12 February - Payments due
As you are aware, we are in an uncertain environment due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our refund policy is we will refund all entries if the event is postponed or cancelled due to COVID/border restrictions. For our latest statement on this please CLICK HERE
An insightful ASRL President's update is now available via the link below. Michael Brooks revisits the year that was and provides key updates on ASRL initiatives, such as the upgraded ASRL app..
By now, all members who have subscribed to our Newsletter would also have received notice of the ASRL looking to secure an alternate plan B date for the 2021 Open (click here for ASRL statement). We are keeping a close eye on the situation and will keep you informed as new information comes to hand. Obviously we are still hoping to run the event as originally planned,
All members are encouraged to read the FULL update which can be found by clicking HERE
It is with a heavy heart we inform you that Dennis Patison passed away on Saturday 14 November.
Dennis was one of the truly good guys of surf boat rowing. Dennis, father of Jack, was the backbone of the Austinmer SLSC for many decades. He was a remarkable sweep, a brilliant coach, and most importantly, a friend to all. Dennis remained active within the sport after he finished sweeping by mentoring Jack and Austinmer crews, and he was also a race starter on the national stage.
Dennis was inducted into the Australian Surf Rowers League 'Hall of Fame' in 2007.
Photo obtained via Facebook Wording supported by Bert Hunt
Please leave your tributes on the Facebook post via the button below. We will share funeral arrangements as they are made available.
The service will be followed by refreshments and food at the Mt Gravatt Hotel.
Anyone from the surf boat community who is interested in attending Bristles' funeral in person must RSVP due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact Aaron Tannahill via firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0474 233 139 who will pass on details to the family.
A memorial service will be held at South Port in South Australia when COVID-19 restrictions ease. In addition, the funeral on Friday 23 October will be live streamed at the following times; 11am QLD 12pm NSW/ACT/VIC 11:30am SA 10:30am NT 9am WA * Live stream details including a link will be made available in the coming days.
Today we are sad to announce the passing of one of our great mates. Bristles, as he was known to all, was a bloody good bloke. He was first a Husband, Father and Grandfather and our thoughts are with wife Robyn, son Brendon, daughters Chrissie and Jacky in this especially tough Covid time when families are locked away from proper goodbyes.
The sport of Surf Lifesaving and particularly Surfboats is very rarely fortunate enough to have a Bristles on their team. He was everything you could expect from a leader. He was hard working, diligent, tough, compassionate, a mentor to many and a friend to all. His contribution and involvement in surfboats as a Sweep well into his 70’s and as an Administrator for longer is a lesson in hard work and dedication.
In his youth Bristles was a Champion Ten Pin Bowler and that sport’s loss was a massive gain for surfboat rowing. Bristles joined the ASRL Committee in the 2010-11 season and held the role of Treasurer continuously until he retired at the last AGM in 2020. In that time Bristles was an integral part of the ASRL team that delivered so much in the area of policy change and technology development for the sport that will live on as part of his legacy.
On this very sad news day, please take the time to read a gentleman’s story. Remember him as he would have wanted: he faced his inevitable death as he did everything else with a level of dignity and stoicism.
Tonight, we raise a Schooner of the best Coopers Pale Ale as we share some quite time to reflect on a life well lived.
Bert Hunt Life Member - Australian Surf Rowers League
YOU CAN READ MORE OF BRISTLE'S STORY AND JUST SOME OF THE MANY TRIBUTES BY CLICKING HERE
On behalf of the ASRL committee I am delighted to announce we have signed a contract with Destination NSW for 3 years for the ASRL open. The agreement sees funding provided from the NSW government which allows the ASRL to continue to put on the biggest and best surfboat carnival in the world. The funding reduces the ASRL’s financial commitment to the event, which paves the way for the ASRL to continue to improve our sport through other investments such as technology, youth and sweep development.
Michael Brooks ASRL President
YOU CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE, PRESS RELEASE AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION BY CLICKING HERE
The ASRL committee are pleased to announce Mollymook as the venue for the 2021 ASRL Open.
The dates are 18th – 21st of February.
The event has opened up to a 3.5 day program releasing restraints on competition and allowing for potential Covid crowd restrictions.
The masters will be held on the Thursday afternoon and competitors are encouraged to celebrate their event, or rest and prepare for entry into the reserve grade the following day.
The final race on Sunday will be completed at 2:00pm, medals ceremony to follow.
It is widely known that the Covid environment is constantly changing but your carnival committee is planning the event as normal in anticipation for a successful event. Updates will be provided each month.
We are proud to announce that the National Team Selection Event will be held at TUGUN in Queensland.
With that announcement, it is also important to note that today the Queensland Premier announced the closure of the Queensland border with NSW.
19 weeks out from the event at the ASRL are still planning on running as planned.
SLSA are in contact with SLSNZ and both parties are keen to see the Test Match proceed in February, even if this means being flexible around dates and locations of both the National Team Selection Event and the Test Match (currently the Selection Event is scheduled for 12 December 2020).
The above said the restrictions around Covid-19 will have an impact on such events.
We will provide an update to the membership on the 1st day of each month.