AORS Series Info 2023
Below is the list of events for the 2023 series. Please note that additional events may be added to the calendar.
Each event has a star rating which is used for the point score. See below for further information.
Click on the event names to be redirected to the event websites.
Please note that the list of events may be subject to change.
|Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach||Sydney Harbour, NSW||Sun 19th Feb||2|
|Shaw and Partners Forster Race Weekend|
|Shaw and Partners Forster Nine Mile Cup||Barrington Coast, NSW||Sat 22nd April||2|
|Shaw and Partners Forster Ocean Classic||Barrington Coast, NSW||Sun 23rd April||3|
|14 Beaches, Paddle QLD Championships||Gold Coast, QLD||Sat 12th Aug||1|
|South Australian Ocean Paddling Series #1||Adelaide, SA||Sun 13th Aug||1|
|The Chucky, Charles Stuart Memorial Cup||Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW||Sat 2nd Sept||2|
|South Australian Ocean Paddling Series #2||Adelaide, SA||Sun 10th Sept||1|
|North Bondi Surf Ski Classic – Event Cancelled||North Bondi, NSW||Sat 7th Oct||2|
|South Australian Ocean Paddling Series #3||Adelaide, SA||Sun 8th Oct||1|
|Shaw and Partners Coolangatta Gold Downwind Paddle||Gold Coast, QLD||Sat 14th Oct||1|
|Shaw and Partners 20 Beaches||Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW||Sat 28th Oct||3|
|Surf Safari||Hobart, TAS||Sat 4th Nov||1|
|The Cut Run||Mandurah WA||Sat 11th Nov||1|
|Dr Benjamin Hewitt Sunset SurfSki Series #1||Perth, WA||Thur 16th Nov||1|
|Shaw and Partners WA Race Week|
|Fenn West Coast Downwind||Perth, WA||Sat 18th Nov||2|
|Dr Benjamin Hewitt Sunset SurfSki Series #2||Perth, WA||Tue 21st Nov||2|
|Dr Benjamin Hewitt Sunset SurfSki Series #3||Perth, WA||Thur 23rd Nov||2|
|The Shaw and Partners Doctor||Perth, WA||Sat 25th Nov||3|
This year the AORS will be following the International Canoe Federation (ICF) racing categories for single skis (in 10yr increments only for the Over 40 and above age groups).
Primary Categories (Male and Female)
All Ski primary category competitors are automatically entered in the Ski Overall secondary category. For example a Junior, Over 40 Ski or SLSA Spec Ski competitor is also entered in the Ski Overall secondary category. As per previous years, Oceanpaddler will use Ski Overall results when presenting results for the Ski Open results.
Competitors age is as of 31/12/2023. That is the age bracket the competitor is turning in the 2023 calendar year.
For example: The first year a 15-18yrs Surf Ski competitor can compete is the year in which his/her 15th birthday falls and the last year he/she may compete in that category is the year in which his/her 18th birthday falls. That is they must be 15-18yrs as of 31/12/2023.
Competitors can only enter one category. For example a 50 year old entered in the SLSA Spec Ski primary category is not eligible for Over 50 Ski points and prizes, only SLSA Spec Ski primary category and Ski Overall secondary category.
The AORS series points requirements has been updated to reflect the cancellation of the North Bondi Surf Ski Classic 2 star event. Competitors now must acquire a minimum of 13 stars ( as opposed to 15).
There are a total of 29 stars across the whole series. Each event has its own star value with three events having a 3 star rating. To get your maximum points you must acquire a minimum of 13 Stars and you must compete in at least one 3 Star event.
In doubles you need to acquire a minimum of 8 stars to get your best ranking.
By arranging the points this way competitors will be able to compete in both doubles and singles over the season.
If you have raced in more than 13 stars of events we will drop your lowest scoring races. We may be required to split a result due to the number of points already acquired.
If two or more competitors end up on the same point score the result from The Doctor will decide the winner. If neither competitor raced in The Doctor then we will use the 20 Beaches followed by Forster Ocean Classic result.
|Placing||1 Star Event||2 Star Event||3 Star Event|
|14||1 point gap onwards||1705||2440|
|18||2 point gap onwards||2370|
|22||3 point gap onwards|