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.
Quick ASRL updates, important news, what's going on, where to be and anything else you need to know about Surf Rowing!
Members attending the ASRL Open at Shellharbour this coming weekend should take a look at the recent posts page of the forum where you will find updated information on what you need to know about racing on the weekend. You can access the forum by clicking HERE.
It's official ... the Team Navy ASRL Open will be available worldwide .... LIVE!!!! The Team Navy ASRL Open along with the Interstate Championships and the Tran Tasman competition will be live streamed with live panel discussions, beach interviews, multiple cameras and expert commentary!
The live stream broadcast schedule is:
Friday 19 February 3:30pm - 5:30pm AEST (approx finish time) | Saturday 20 February 9:30am - 12:30pm AEST (approx finish time) | Sunday 21 February 9:30am - 2:00pm AEST (approx finish time)
Click HERE for more information and links
This weekend (Sat & Sun 23rd & 24th Jan) the ASRL Committee will be trialling some new video technology that we hope will prove very beneficial to Members and all surf boat enthusiasts into the future. As part of the trial, Saturday's and Sunday's Manly Carnival highlights will be streamed via the ASRL's YouTube Channel at 12.00 midday on both Saturday & Sunday. You can access the ASRL YouTube Channel by clicking HERE.
ASRL Membership is a $25 fee in NSW payable upon crews entering as via the SLS Carnival Entry system in the ASRL section. Click on BOAT PRIZE and enter your crews into the National Short Course Championship event at Manly. For NSW and in fact all crews the payback is:
• Membership to the ASRL with voting rights
• Supply of this seasons YELLOW Navy singlet and sun visor
• Tokens in the NEW BOAT PRIZE DRAW
• Entry into the ASRL National Short Course Championship event held at Manly on Sunday 24 Jan
• Pretty good value for the $25 per head cost
Manly ASRL National Short Course Championship Sunday 24 Jan:
National Short Course Championship entries close next Wednesday 20 Jan at 11pm
Wearing of the new YELLOW Navy Singlet is compulsory for the Short Course event and those late entries that don't yet have the new singlet can collect at the morning briefing on Sunday if not at the Manly event on Sat.
Entries close 5pm Thursday 11 Feb at $40 per head. Late entries close 18 Feb at $55 per head
ASRL Newsletter #59 for December 2015 is the final Newsletter for the year and contains heaps of information to keep you informed for the rest of the season. If you didn't receive the Newsletter in your Inbox, you can read the online version by clicking HERE. If you'd like to receive future Newsletters directly via email, why not sign up HERE!
The ASRL is now calling for nominations from all Officials to nominate to attend the ASRL Open on the 19 to 21 February at Shellharbour.
Officials are asked to complete the attached nomination via the Survey Monkey link below
Further information - Download the SLSA Circular << HERE >>
Crews are reminded that they must complete the Official SLSA nomination form to be eligible to compete for selection as the Australian Surf Boat Test Team. The selection trial will be held at Elouera on Sunday 20 Dec commencing at 8am. No other restriction applies and any crew that completes the nomination form will be included into the draw.
For selection into The Australian Surf Boat Team, all nominations must be submitted via the Survey Monkey link by: 11pm, Sunday 13th December 2015 (link below).
Further info: download this SLSA Circular << HERE >>
ASRL Membership for the 2015/16 is now open. In each of the States we have worked with the State based rowing body to set out the list of fee and how each State will work. It is very important that whoever from your club does the event entries understands the process. For more information, click HERE
Team Navy and the ASRL Committee are excited to confirm that we will put a brand new surfboat up for grabs as a prize that will be drawn at the ASRL Open. The boat must be and remain prominently branded "Team Navy" for a minimum of 3 years.
You can read more about how the competition will work by clicking HERE
Update on Key Program Dates for the 2015/16 Season:
These key dates are now locked down:
a) Navy Season Launch: Surfers Paradise Sat 5 Dec. Hard hitting competition for all
b) Navy Youth & Open Relay event: Surfers Paradise Sunday 6 Dec
c) SLSA National Selection Event: Elouera Sunday 20 Dec. Test crew selection
d) National Youth Development crew selection: Manly Carnival Sat 23 Jan
e) Navy Manly carnival: Sat 23 Jan. Open all divisions
f) ASRL National Short Course Championship: Manly Sunday 24 Jan. Open and age divisions
g) ASRL Open: Shellharbour Friday 19 to Sunday 21 Feb
Any further updates will be posted as they become available
The ASRL Committee for the forthcoming 2015-16 season was decided at the AGM held last weekend on the Gold Coast. Click HERE for the results. The 2015 ASRL Annual Report is also available for download on the page or via the "Document Downloads" section here on the website (About => Minutes & Newsletters).
As mentioned in the recent Newsletter the ASRL Committee are now underway in running out a State by State member Forum. Adding significant importance to these Forums is the fact that we have now also been endorsed to be part of running out the SLSA National Review of Surf Sport and Recreation as it sits within the overall organisation.
These Forums will be must attend so you are now invited to read the discussion topics that we will be covering in each location. To read more about the Forums, click HERE
The ASRL 2015 AGM is fast approaching (Sat 18 July). The Agenda has been set and Committee Nominations for the forthcoming year have been accepted. All current Members are encouraged to have their say and cast their vote for the Committee. ASRL Newsletter #56 has just been released and it contains inmportant information regarding the AGM, Committe Nominations and Electronic Voting.
An Itemised List of ASRL Committee Achievements since 2006 is available by clicking HERE
Exercise your right and use your vote! We hope to catch up with you all at the AGM on 18 July.
19 Australian, 2 New Zealand and 5 Turkish Surfboats rowed on the Gallipoli peninsular in a spectacular show of emotional respect to the diggers and Turkish soldiers of the Gallipoli campaign. Each boat had at least two crews of rowers so 300 rowers were part of this amazing spectacle. The event, which wasn't a race, was conducted in the extremes of weather ranging from freezing and wet to beautiful and sunny. Read the full article with video/pics HERE
Thank you to the 520 rowers who completed this survey. That number identifies how important you all feel about improving our sport. Attached you will find the complete unedited survey including comments from 63% of you that took the time to give us all an insight into your thoughts on what is good and not so good. We have done our best to break the key issues out of the actual survey and the many comments into a summary to make it easier to digest all that has been said and that summary is also included.
We will now start working back to the various levels in SLS with this supporting information to build a case for more consultation and to bring change into some areas that desperately need them.
You can see the results & summary of the Survey in this forum post HERE
Committee currently looking at how to fit in a Boat Relay at the Open
The ASRL Committee has released a new Surf Rowers survey and are inviting current and non-current members and rowers to participate. Results of the survey will be used in future discussions with SLSA. Current ASRL members who have provided an email address should have already received their invitation directly via email. For those of you who would like to participate and who have not received an invite, you can access the survey by clicking HERE.
You will need to register (Name & email address only) to participate. Responses are anonymous. One survey response per email address. We encourage all surf rowers, past & present, to participate.