George Bass Surf Boat Marathon

Good luck to our Open Men’s & Veteran Men’s crews that will be contesting the 2014 George Bass Surf Boat Marathon commencing on Sunday 29 December from Batemans Bay and concluding on Saturday 4 January at Eden. It is 7 days of rowing over approximately 190kms, a demanding race testing everybody’s physical & mental capabilities.

Our Open Men’s crew should give the race a big shake with a likely duel with Moruya Vikings who are the defending champions. The boys have been training hard for this event over the past 3 months and are ready.

Our Veteran Men’s crew have also been putting in the hard yards on the water & in the gym in preparation for the event. It should be very interesting to see who will challenge these guys on the water & also in their social activities.

Of course behind the scenes the planning & logistics of this tour has been gradually gaining momentum. Team Manager & Club President Keith Caldwell is very excited to be leading the charge with the crews & support staff.

Open Men’s Crew – Paul Jones (sweep), Dean Roberts, Heath Mercer, Ben Lowe, Dan Porra, Adam Barlow, Kyle Mercer, Damien Clark & Mitch Roberts

Veteran Men’s Crew – Shane Geloven (sweep), Rod Mercer, Chris Mercer, Craig Lunney, Glenn MacMIllan, Jason Byrne, Chad Carruthers, Kingsley Baker & Lincoln Costello

Support Staff include Carol Lowe, Anita Porra, Maria Caldwell, Barry Lowe, Mal Nelson, Garry Horne, Andy Geloven, Garry Roberts, Matt Roodenrys & Luke Sheils.

A massive thanks must also go out the following sponsors/supporters of this touring team, namely Calvin Petrol Station & Mint Car Wash, Hornby Transport, Bulli Fruit & Veg, Thirroul Bowling Leagues & Recreation Club, Bulli Pharmacy, FINZ Swimwear, Bulli Surf Life Saving Club & Ballistic Signs.     


Ex Boatie wins Xmas Day Handicap Swim

53 members & friends faced the starter at our Xmas Day Handicap Swim on Wednesday 25 December @ 9.30am

Overcast grey skies & calm surf conditions, warm water temperature & a fair swim greeted the competitors. After much review of the members ranging abilities in the swimming departure handicap start times were read out with the usual whinging & moaning from the regulars.

When the whistle blew, the 'Go' starters entered the water with the final two swimmers Ben Allen & Lachlan O'Grady entering the water after '120 seconds'. 

Placings were as follows;

1st Peter Long (ex boatie)

2nd Luke Sheils (current U23 boatie)

3rd Adam Barlow (current Open George Bass boatie)

1st Veteran Nathan Cattell

1st U17 Boy Connor Basham

1st U17 Girl Denver Richards

1st U14 Boy Coen Taylor

1st U14 Girl Jasmine Locke

After the swim Club President Keith Caldwell presented the winners & random members with prizes found in his assortment of items he has in his 'Äladin's Cave' of goods. By mid morning everybody had left the beach to spend Xmas Day with their loved ones.

Massive thanks to our members that patrolled on Xmas turned out very ordinary with showers all afternoon making it very unpleasant to be at the beach, but of course there were still families that had tents set up & swam through the afternoon.       


Hannah Minogue sits 8th with one round to go!



Hannah Minogue continued her strong performances at Newcastle recently in rounds 3/4/5 of the Nutri Grain Iron Woman Series. The last round being on the Sunsine Coast Queensland in late February 2014.   


Nippers Xmas Party Santa is coming!

Bulli SLSC Nippers Xmas party will begin at 9.30am this Sunday 15 December.

There will be some fun activivties on the beach for those wanting to participate.

A free BBQ will be on with sausage sandwiches and drinks. Santa will be arriving with lolly bags for all nipper kids that attend Sunday's Xmas party.

A jumping castle will also be available for the kids enjoyment so come along and have some family fun and enjoy the end of year break up party.


General Meeting Sunday 22 December

Dear Members

Bulli SLSC Inc will be holding a General Meeting for members at the Club Room at Bulli Beach on Sunday 22nd December at 4.00pm.

Christmas celebrations will be at the clubs major sponsor Bulli Workers club following the meeting.

All members & their families are invited to attend.