Australian Ocean Racing Series

Australian Ocean Racing Series

presented by Shaw and Partners Financial Services

Oceanpaddler is thrilled to announce the signing of Shaw and Partners Financial Services as the naming sponsor of the 2018/2019 Australian Ocean Racing Series.

The Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) 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 2018/2019 AORS is set to be the biggest year yet with the support of Shaw and Partners. 

AORS Events 2018-2019

This season we have made some changes to the AORS. We believe these changes will make it easier for competitors to travel to the events, to pick and choose events and also benefit event organisers.

The AORS will be made up of a maximum of 15 events. Of these events, there will be four Major events plus one floating Major event. (The floating event is a different location each year.) The remainder of the events will be the National Series events.

To obtain your maximum point score for the AORS you must compete in three (3) Majors and three (3) National Series events. You can compete in all the events if you like, however, we will take your highest scores from the three Majors and three National Series events.

* Blue text indicates MAJOR events. The floating major event for 2018-2019 is the Fenn West Coast Downwinder. 

# Date Event Location
1  Sat 25th Aug 2018 Pacifica Downwind

(Online Entry)

Coffs Harbour, NSW
2  Sat 15th Sept 2018 Charles Stewart Memorial Cup Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW
3  Sat 20th Oct 2018 Gold Coast Classic

(Facebook page)

Gold Coast, QLD
4  Sat 27th Oct 2018  LifeFlight Ocean Paddle  Sunshine Coast, QLD
5 Sat 3rd Nov 2018 Surf Safari  Hobart, TAS
6 Thurs 15th Nov 2018 Triple S Sunset Surfski Series #1 Perth, WA 
7 Sat 17th Nov 2018 Fenn West Coast Downwind  Perth, WA
8 Thurs 22nd Nov 2018 Triple S Sunset Surfski Series #2 Perth, WA
9 Sat 24th Nov 2018 The Doctor  Perth, WA
10 Fri 7th Dec 2018 Triple S Sunset Surfski Series #3 Perth, WA
11 Sat 8th Dec 2018 Natural Gas SA Ocean Paddling Series Adelaide, SA
12 Sat 15th Dec 2018 20 Beaches Ocean Classic  Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW
13 Sun 3rd Feb 2019 Great Ocean Paddle   Torquay, VIC
14 Sun 24th Feb 2019 Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach Sydney Harbour, 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

To obtain your maximum point score for the AORS you must compete in three (3) Majors and three (3) National Series events. You can compete in all the events if you like, however, we will take your highest scores from the three Majors and three National Series events.

For doubles to obtain maximum points the team need only compete in one (1) Major and two (2) National Series events. Once again doubles can do as many events as they wish and there will be double categories in all events.This will enable paddlers to compete in both doubles and singles throughout the series.

 

The points will work on a sliding scale as follows: 

MAJOR EVENTS

  • 1st – 1000
  • 2nd  – 980
  • 3rd – 963
  • 4th – 949
  • 5th – 938
  • 6th – 929
  • 7th – 922
  • 8th – 917
  • 9th – 914
  • 10th – 913 
  • 11th onwards – one gap point between placings 912,911,910 etc

NATIONAL SERIES EVENTS

  • 1st – 500
  • 2nd – 490
  • 3rd – 482
  • 4th – 476
  • 5th – 472
  • 6th onwards – one gap point between placings 471,470,469 etc

 

AORS categories

Competitor’s age category is based on the age as at the first AORS event (25th August 2018).

All competitors are automatically entered in the open category of their discipline. For example a 45-year-old Ski Paddler enters the Ski Over 40 category he will also be entered in the Ski Open category. 

Competitors can only enter one category. For example a 50 year old entered in the Spec Ski is not eligible for Over 50 points and prizes only Spec Ski and Ski Open.

Categories

  • 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
  • SLSA Spec Ski’s Male
  • SLSA Spec Ski’s Female
  • Open Double 
  • Mixed Double 
  • Female Double
  • SUP Open Male
  • SUP Open Female
  • OC1 Open Male
  • OC1 Open Female
  • Prone Paddleboard Open Male
  • Prone Paddleboard Open Female

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