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2020 ASRL Open - Mollymook Confirmed as Host Venue

ASRL Statement - 17 January 2020 As previously noted your ASRL Committee have been in contact with all the stakeholders re the suitability of Mollymook hosting Team Navy ASRL Open since bushfires devastated parts of the NSW South Coast. We have now received written confirmation from the RFS and Shoalhaven City Council letting us know that Mollymook is the preferred venue for the Open. However, we are currently updating a final safety plan in consultation with local authorities, and we expect this to be completed in the next 72 hours. This is encouraging news and we ask boaties from across Australia to attend the Open and support the local area by bringing the economic impact to the region that comes…

2020 ASRL Open - Mollymook Update

ASRL Statement - 6 January 2020 We have all seen the devastation which is currently occurring around the country by bush fires. Our thoughts are with all those affected by these fires and especially our members who have been directly impacted. Many of us on the George Bass Surfboat Marathon witnessed first hand what effect these fires can have. With the Team Navy ASRL Open being held at Mollymook in approximately 5 weeks time the ASRL is aware of the situation in that area. We are in contact with all stakeholders including the RFS and local authorities. We are currently talking and listening, taking advise as the situation develops. Our strong intention is to hold the Open as currently planned…

2020 Aussies - Program for Surf Boats

Surf Life Saving Australia have released the program for #aussies2020Please note;* The surf boat referee will advise the morning of competition, the order of events* Please use this as a GUIDE ONLY, please check with the surf boat referee frequently throughout each competition day for any changes to the timetable below* Continue to monitor the SLSA members portal for updates* Please contact SLSA for further questions if you have anyMonday 20 AprilAll Masters events, start to finishTuesday 21 AprilOpen Male and Open Female Short Course, start to finishWednesday 22 AprilRounds for Reserve Male, Reserve Female, Under 23 Male and Under 23 FemaleLifesaver Relay heatsThursday 23 AprilRounds for Open Male, Open Female, Under 19 Male and Under 19 FemaleLifesaver Relay Semi FinalsFriday 24…


The ASRL Committee and Event Referee Tamara Brawn have confirmed that the order of racing for 2020 ASRL Open is the SAME AS PREVIOUS YEARS!FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARYAM - Masters rounds to finalsLate morning - Reserve Male and Reserve FemaleMid afternoon - InterstatesSATURDAY 15 FEBRUARYAM - Under 19 Male, Under 19 Female and Under 23 FemaleLate morning - Open Male, Open Female and Under 23 Male3 x rounds of Tran Tasman (AUS v NZ) throughout the daySUNDAY 16 FEBRUARYAll categories elimination and finalsPLEASE NOTE - Confirmed block times will be made available closer to the event.Entries are NOW open! https://carnival.sls.com.au/ and entries close 2 February.Any questions please email the 2020 ASRL Open designated email address - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Each year Surf Life Saving Australia and Surf Life Saving New Zealand select an Open Male, Open Female, U23 Development Male & U23 Development Female surf boat crews to represent their country in the annual Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Test Series. The 2020 Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Test Series will be held on Saturday 15th February at Mollymook Beach, NSW with the 3-test series to be run alongside the ASRL Open program. Crews selected to represent their country will not appear on the normal ASRL Open program in their respective division until Sunday’s racing. To be considered for selection crews must nominate through the below link and attend the Australian Surf Boat Team selection event at North Cronulla on 15th December 2019.…

2020 ASRL Open - New Location, Same Great Event!

Australia's Premier Surf Boat Event Heads to New Location 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,…

National Team Selection Event

The ASRL can confirm that the National Team Selection Event will be held at NORTH CRONULLA, NSW on Sunday 15 December 2019.Categories are;Open MaleOpen FemaleUnder 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 REQUIRED ELEMENTS- Be legible on a singlet or other merchandise;- Incorporate current colour scheme;- square or portrait orientation WHAT IS PROVIDED- Current ASRL logo The…
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