Australian Ocean Racing Series

Anytime Fitness Australian Ocean Racing Series

presented by Shaw and Partners

The final AORS point score is now available. Click here.


The Anytime Fitness Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) presented by Shaw and Partners is a national ocean racing series attracting competitors across a number of ocean racing disciplines including Ocean skis, Surf skis, Stand Up Paddleboards, Prone Paddleboards and Outrigger Canoes.

The series will travel around the country to Australia’s most popular beaches showcasing men and women competing in a variety of categories in the only ocean racing series of its kind.

We welcome back continuing sponsors to the series Anytime Fitness, Thortz, Epic Kayaks, Fenn, Nelo, Vaikobi, Mocke and Kani. We also welcome our new sponsors to the series Shaw and Partners, Motionize, Anchor Building and Super Mario Surf Skis.

The AORS is supported by Australian Canoeing.

Click here for further information.


AORS Events 2016-2017

We are pleased to announce the 11 events of the AORS Series for 2016-2017.

Information regarding the star rating is outlined below.


# Date Event Location Star Rating
1  10th Sept 2016  Pacifica Downwind  Coffs Harbour, NSW


2  24th Sept 2016  ‘The Chucky’ – Charles Stewart Memorial Cup  Fishermans Beach, NSW 3
3 30th Oct 2016  Natural Gas SA Ocean Paddling Series O’Sullivan Beach, SA


4  19th Nov 2016  Fenn West Coast Downwind  Perth, WA


5  24th Nov 2016 Triple SSS – Sunset Surfski Series- Race #1 Perth, WA


6  26/27th Nov 2016 The Doctor  Rottnest Island, WA


7  30th Nov 2016  Triple SSS – Sunset Surfski Series- Race #2  Perth, WA


8  10th Dec 2016  Palm 2 Pines  Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW


9  7th Jan 2017  Gold Coast Classic Ocean Race  Gold Coast, QLD



 14th Jan 2017

 Moon Island Classic

 Newcastle, NSW 2
11  26th Feb 2017  Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach  Sydney Manly, NSW


Click on the event name to be directed to the event website for more information and to enter each event.


How the points work

The winner at each event will get the points allocated below based on the star rating. Each subsequent place getter will get 1 point less. In events with less than 100 competitors the gap between places will be 2 points.

We will use the results for each competitors 11 best stars (from a possible 25). (Due to the cancellation of SA race this has changed to 11 stars). Juniors (U19) however will be from the best 9 stars.

Competitors can do as many or as little of the events.

Those that do not do 11 stars worth of races will still be ranked on the points from the events they have completed.

If at the conclusion of the series there is a draw the competitor with the best result at ‘The Doctor’ event will be used.


  • 4 Star events – Starts at 1200 points
  • 3 Star events – Starts at 900 points
  • 2 Star events – Starts at 600 points
  • 1 Star events – Starts at 300 points


AORS categories

The competitor’s age category is based on the age as of the first AORS event (10th September 2016).

  • Ski Open Male
  • Ski Open Female
  • Ski Under 19 Male
  • Ski Under 19 Female
  • Ski Over 40 Male
  • Ski Over 40 Female
  • Ski Over 50 Male
  • Ski Over 50 Female
  • Ski Over 60 Male
  • Ski Over 60 Female
  • SLSA Spec Ski’s Male
  • SLSA Spec Ski’s Female
  • Double – any paddle craft
  • Mixed Double – Any mixed team of a male and female competitor or at least one female, any double craft type
  • SUP Male
  • SUP Female
  • OC1 Male
  • OC1 Female
  • Prone Paddleboard Male
  • Prone Paddleboard Female

Australian Canoeing will recognise and award Australian Canoeing National titles and medals – gold, silver and bronze – to the top three series winners in the single ocean racing ski and the double ocean racing ski categories only.  To be eligible for a national award a minimum of 3 races must be completed.  The age categories for these awards are in accordance with the ICF age categories for both male and female as follows and using the competitors age as at the 1st January 2017 as follows:-

U16, U18, U23, Open, 34-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65+.