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Vale Graeme 'The ZOM' Knox

With greatest of sadness we wish to inform you all of the passing of Graeme James Knox, AKA The Zom peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday 27th May after a tragically Short battle with Cancer.

Zom was a Giant in the Sport of Surfboat Rowing both here and abroad, leaving a legacy of positive change to Racing we as Rowers enjoy to this day.

Zom Loved his family and his extended family of Boaties all over the World. In recent times Zom had made the microphone “his Own” as one of our Sport’s Premier Boat Race Commentators’ across all levels of Competition.


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DATE: 27 JUNE 2020
TIME: 10.00am AEST
LOCATION: Virtual AGM (100% online)

* An open forum for all members will follow the AGM * 
Due to the current health emergency in Australia with the COVID‑19 and the restrictions in place for close proximity, we will be holding a Hybrid (physical location) and Virtual (online facilities) AGM. Our Constitution under “Objects” says that we must “(b) act at all times on behalf of and to represent the interests of the Members and surf rowing throughout Australia and worldwide”. Australian Securities and Investments Commission also has some guidelines on this subject in support of the Hybrid and Virtual AGM during this health emergency in Australia. The electronic vote will be available as required to undertake the business of the meeting.

Call for ASRL Committee Nominations:
In accordance with the ASRL Constitution clause 20, the ASRL Committee hereby calls for nominations for Treasurer and 3 Vice-Presidents. These positions are currently held by Don Alexander – Treasurer, Nick Sampson, Edwina Wright and Rod Costa - Vice-Presidents.

Continuing in their current positions for a further 12 months are Michael Brooks - President, Natasha Tunney - Secretary and Don Cotterill, Grant Wilkinson and Geoff Wilson - Vice-Presidents.

Nominations must be made in writing, signed by 2 current ASRL Members and accompanied by the nominee’s written consent (form available via the link below). Nominations must be delivered to the ASRL Secretary, no later than 28 days prior to the 2020 ASRL Annual General Meeting, ie, 10:00am, 30 May 2020.


2020 Surf Boat Online Moment of Reflection

Each season at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, it has been our practice in the boat area, to pay our respects to those of the surf boat fraternity who have passed away since the previous season, called the 'Moment of Reflection'
This year, due to the cancellation of the 2020 Aussies, we are acknowledging those who have passed with a video via the ASRL website and social media channels, where we can still pause to quietly reflect on our surf boat mates.
We sincerely thank those who have assisted in providing the information and photos which has allowed us to prepare this presentation. A special mention to Mike Tamblyn ... this is his baby, and we are proud to continue the tradition in the modified format.
Time listings for each reading can be found HERE
Surf Boat Trophies for all occasions

Want to thank a sweep, praise a sponsor, reward a crew or thank a representative from your club?

Mike Tamblyn's Surf Boat Trophies make surf boat trophies to cater to the many aspects of our great sport of surf rowing ranging from :
• A replica trophy to give to a sponsor on boat launching day
• A memento to the person honoured with their name on the new boat
• Appreciation from a crew to their sweep or coach or special individual
• Club presentation night for outstanding crews and perpetual trophies

All our trophies are made from selected Australian timber and materials. Each trophy is individually made to your requirements

Visit www.surfboattrophies.com.au for more information or contact Mike Tamblyn phone 0414 659 701 or email: mike@tamblyn.com.au

AGM 2020
ASRL Statement - May Conference & 2020 AGM

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis the ASRL have made a number of decisions in the best interested of all members, and to follow current state and federal government guidelines.


The annual May conference has been postponed with a date to be determined throughout the year. We are aiming for this conference to held in September, although this is pending future state and federal government guidelines.


After seeking advice from Dept of Fair Trading NSW we are going to hold our Annual General Meeting as a ‘virtual’ AGM (online only). We are working on confirming the technology to hold the AGM and once we are comfortable with the technology, we will announce a date for this to be held.

The ASRL committee would like to wish the best for our members for the uncertain times ahead. We look forward to seeing you on the beach once again later in the year.

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2020 ASRL Open - New Location, Same Great Event!

2020 ASRL Open Mollymook

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, 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).


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