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ASRL AGM 2019 - Notice of Meeting


Date:  29 June 2019
Time:  2.00pm
 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


VALE - Ross and Andrew POWELL

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."


2019 ASRL Open Results
ASRL Open 2019 - Results


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.

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 

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 

1 – North Cottesloe Resoulte 
2 – North Cronulla Funky 
3 – Newport Thunder 
4 – Bilgola Rippers 
5 – South Maroubra Motley Crew
6 – Tallebudgera Two Strokes 

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
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


ASRL Open 2019 - Live Stream
ASRL Open 2019 - Live Stream


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.

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:

DAY 1 - https://vimeo.com/316499552

DAY 2 - https://vimeo.com/316214208

DAY 3 - https://vimeo.com/316214437


Team Navy ASRL Facebook page

Check out the TEAM NAVY FACEBOOK PAGE or our forum pages for draws and latest info.

ASRL Open 2019
ASRL Open 2019 - Draft Order of Events

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

Worlds 2018
Lifesaving World Championships 2018 Update

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

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The 2019 ASRL Open Finals were hotly contested! Some finals went right down to the wire! Here is the video package of the event including all eight finals.

2019 ASRL Surf Boats Interstates

The 2019 Surf Boat Interstates went right down to the wire! Here is the video package of the event including all three relays and eight individual races.

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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

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