Australian Ocean Racing Series

Australian Ocean Racing Series

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 AORS series will showcase the largest and most successful ocean racing events in the country, amongst them the iconic Doctor, the 20 Beaches Ocean Classic and the Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach to name a few.

We are thrilled to have the ongoing support from Shaw and Partners Financial Services as the naming sponsor of the series for the next three years. 

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AORS Events 2021 - Cancelled

The AORS 202 series is cancelled. Please check the individual event websites by clicking on the event links below as some events will still proceed, but will not form part of a series.  

AORS Events 2022

Below is the draft list of events for the 2022 series. We will be looking at incorporating one or two more additional events. 


1Sun 20th FebManly Wharf Bridge to BeachSydney, NSW
219th MarchThe ChuckyNorthern Beaches, NSW
Forster Race Weekend
3Fri 22nd AprilNine MileForster, NSW
4Sat 23rd AprilShaw and Partners Forster Ocean ClassicForster, NSW
5Sat 4th JuneShaw and Partners Hells Gates 38Sunshine Coast, QLD
6Sat 20th AugustSA Ocean Series RaceAdelaide, SA
7Oct (date TBC)Shaw and Partners North Bondi Surf Ski ClassicBondi, NSW
8Early Nov (date TBC)Surf SafariHobart, TAS
9Sat 12th NovMandurah DuelPerth, WA
Shaw and Partners WA Race Week
10Sat 19th NovFenn West Coast DownwindPerth, WA
11Tue 22nd NovDr Ben Hewitt SSS Race #1Perth, WA
12Thur 24th NovDr Ben Hewitt SSS Race #2Perth, WA
13Sat 26th NovShaw and Partners DoctorPerth, WA
14Fri 2nd DecDr Ben Hewitt SSS Race #3Perth, WA
15Sat 10th DecShaw and Partners 20 Beaches ClassicNorthern Beaches, NSW


# Date Event Location
1 Sun 20th February Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach Sydney, NSW
2 Sat 19th March The Chucky Sydney, NSW Major
Forster Race Week
2  Fri 14th May  Nine Mile Forster, NSW Series
3 Sat 15th May VÖOST Forster Ocean Classic Forster, NSW Premier
4 Sat 17th July Shaw and Partners Hells Gates 38 Noosa, QLD Series
5 Sat 28th Aug SA Ocean Paddling Race Adelaide, SA Series
6 Sat 11th Sept The Chucky Sydney, NSW Major
7 Sat 25th Sept Gold Coast Classic ENTER HERE Gold Coast, QLD Series
8 Sat 30th Oct Shaw and Partners North Bondi Surf Ski Classic Sydney, NSW Major
9 Sat 6th Nov Surf Safari Hobart, TAS Series
10 Sun 14th Nov Mandurah Duel Mandurah, WA Series
Shaw and Partners WA Race Week
11 Sat 20th Nov Fenn West Coast Downwind Perth, WA Major
12 Tue 23rd Nov Dr Ben Hewitt SSS Race #1 Perth, WA Series
13 Thur 25th Nov Dr Ben Hewitt SSS Race #2 Perth, WA Major
14 Sat 27th Nov Shaw and Partners Doctor Perth, WA Premier
15 Thur 2nd Dec Dr Ben Hewitt SSS Race #3 Perth, WA Series
16 Sat 11th Dec Shaw and Partners 20 Beaches Classic Sydney, NSW Premier

AORS Categories

Categories – Male and Female of the following:

Competitors’ age category is based on your age as of the 1st January 2022. For example, if you are 17 on the 1st January 2022 you can race the Under 17 category.

All competitors are automatically entered in the Open Ski category of their discipline. For example a 45-year-old Ski Paddler enters the Over 40 Ski (40-49yrs) category he will also be entered in the Open Ski category. 

Competitors can only enter one category. For example a 50 year old entered in the SLSA Ski is not eligible for Over 50 Ski (50-59yrs) points and prizes, only SLSA Ski and Open Ski.

Series Points

Details on event ratings and how the points will work will be updated soon.

Series Points

The events are rated as Premier, Major and Series (as outlined in the list above).

To get maximum points competitors will need to do 8 events. 

    2 x Premier
    3 x Major
    3 x Series

Premier events can be used as Major events and Major as Series events and the points adjusted accordingly (halved). You would only do this if you have the required amount of races in the higher rating.

Premier events have double points to a Major event and Major events are double points on Series events. You can use your Premier events as a Major event and Major event as Series event points.  They will be halved if used as the lesser rated event.

To obtain your maximum point score for the AORS you must compete in two Premier, three Major events and three Series events. You can compete in all the events if you like, however, we will take your highest points from two Premier, three Major and three Series events. 

****If two or more competitors end up on the same total AORS adjusted points then for The Doctor event will be the deciding result.

**** If we are forced into a lockdown situation because of Covid where two or more states cannot travel, the current leaders of the series in the various categories will be deemed the winners and place getters for the AORS season. 


1st – 2000
2nd – 1960
3rd – 1926
4th – 1898
5th – 1876
6th – 1858
7th – 1844
8th – 1834
9th – 1828
10th – 1826
11th onwards – two point gap between places 1824, 1822, 1820 etc


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


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


Sat 27th Nov

Shaw and Partners 20 Beaches Ocean Classic

Sydney, NSW

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