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.
The Far South Coast Branch Surf Life Saving NSW and the organising committee are proud to announce the dates for the upcoming 2007/2008 XV George Bass Marathon.
Commencing Sunday 30th December 2007, and finish Saturday 5th January 2008
7 days, 7 legs & 190km's of the best coastline in Australia.
The George Bass Marathon is 33 years old this year, a phenomenal feat in today’s high pressure sporting environment. The Bass has had it’s detractors over the years, mainly from crews who say “we’re a sprint crew”, but only those who have taken the time to compete understand the real benefit afforded from this race.
The fundamental requirement for any crew success is to have a good endurance base to work from. There is no better endurance base than the training required to match race for 7 days on end, over an average of 2.5 hours per day.
The record speaks for itself as crews continually follow up a Bass year with fantastic results at the Nationals. This started right from the very first Bass in 1975 when Victorian crew Point Lonsdale finished 3rd to Cronulla & Bulli in the Bass and went on to win the Nationals at Dee Why.
Many other crews have repeated this result including Bulli, North Cronulla, Grange, North Steyne & Austinmeer with, countless others filling semi and final positions as a direct result of the Bass racing.
Last Bass it was the turn of the Canberra Vikings rowing for Batemans Bay who went of to contest finals at both the NSW & Australian Championships directly after winning the 2006 GBM.
Read all about the event and download your Entry Form by visiting the official website here.
You can also view an external link of fantastic photos of the 2006 George Bass Marathon by Michael Stone by clicking here
George Bass Steering Committee
Bert Hunt Ph: 0412 440 763
Lionel Franks Ph (02)4474 4327
Fund Raising & Sponsorship
Greg Malavey Ph: 0428 428 869
Ski Race Representative
Steve Johnston Ph: (02) 4474 1389
Dave Pheeney Ph: (02) 4474 2432
Dr.Chris Fenn Ph: 0418 663 352
Web Site Enquiries
Michael Pheeney Ph: 0403 130 931