We’re excited to confirm that for the 2016 event there will be some new changes.
For the first time ever there will be equal prize money across all divisions. Open Men, Open Women, Vets Men and Vets ladies. There will also be a prize for Champion Boat (fastest overall time) for both Men and Women (to be won by the fastest boat regardless of race division).
In terms of race rules and regulations, these will be provided to each crew prior the event when entries are received. A pack will be provided. For female boat crews the make up is 8 rowers, 1 sweep and 1 reserve.
For male boat crews the make up is 8 rowers and 1 sweep for the Batemans Bay to Moruya, Bermagui to Tathra and Tathra to Pambula legs. For all other legs the makeup is six rowers and 1 sweep. (i.e. crews can rotate rowers, have rest days etc on the shorter legs).
Composite crews are allowed and must be noted on the entry form. It is preferable if it is limited to two surf clubs.
In other developments the Ski marathon will include two categories open to both men and women. Regular SLSA skis and also “non spec” craft - such as ocean kayaks/racers etc. Note the non spec craft will still be assessed by scrutineers to determine sea worthiness prior to entry. Competitors in non-spec craft are still required to be proficient SLSA members.
The Bass will be providing two complimentary campsites, one at Moruya and one in Tathra. A small security deposit will be required for crews’ wishing to camp but this is fully refundable.
Please share and get the word around. See the form below:
Regular Entry Fees
$900 per boat (8 rowers + sweep)
Ski Marathon $300 per competitor.
Please return form, along with payment to:
George Bass Surf Boat Marathon
PO Box 3194
Payments can also be made (using your club name as reference) by direct credit to:
BSB 062 575 Account No 1012 6520 using your club name as reference
For further information please contact:
Andrew Edmunds – 0427 871 207 or Tony Rettke – 0427 941 467
Surf boat categories
Masters Men - Minimum age 30, combined boat age 320.
Masters Women - Minimum age 30, combined boat age 320.
Junior Women (Under 23)
Junior Men (Under 23)