Wanda Inter-Cities results

A young senior surf/craft (12 athletes) competed at Inter-Cities last weekend at Wanda.

Some great results as seen below;

1st U15 Male 2km Beach Run - Max Stapley

1st U15 Female Surf Teams - Kiah Taylor, Malin Taylor, Bryar Lunney & Denver Richards

1st U15 Female Cameron Relay - Bryar Lunney, Denver Richards, Mali Taylor & Kiah Taylor

1st U19 Male Taplin Relay - Lachlan O'Grady, Beau Wheeler & Joshua Bond

1st U19 Female Ski - Jamie Brinkworth

2nd U19 Female Board - Jamie Brinkworth

2nd U19 Male Board Relay - Joshua Bond, Brad Nees & Calvin Richards

2nd U19 Male Board - Beau Wheeler

2nd U17 Male Ski - Lachlan O'Grady

3rd U19 Male Surf - Beau Wheeler

3rd U17 Female Ski - Bridgette Lockhart

3rd U17 Iron-person - Emma Brown

3rd U17 Female Surf - Emma Brown

3rd U17 Male Surf - Brad Nees

3rd U17 Female Taplin - Emma Brown, Bridgette Lockhart & Morgan Richards

3rd U15 Female Board Relay - Denver Richards, Kiah Taylor & Mali Taylor

Well done to everybody including parents who looked after the kids during the course of the day. 


Ocean Thunder - 4th in the final!

The "Calvin Petrol Station & Mint Car Wash" Men's A Crew of Paul Jones, Dean Roberts, Heath Mercer, Ben Lowe & Dan Porra competed in the 3rd round of the Ocean Thunder Boat Series at Dee Why last Saturday (12 January).

In hot conditions with minimal assistance with the swell the crew performed outstandingly. In the 6 pointscore rounds the crew finished with 1 x 1st, 2 x 2nd & 3 x 3rd to finish 4th leading into the money rounds! They were there in every race leading a majority of the times only for crews to get a little bit of assistance in better alleys drawn.

The guys made it through to the final 6 which then turns into a double race, with one of the rowers (unlucky Dan...but apparently the only one who can run fast) having to run up the beach around a turning flag whilst the rowers & swep get the boat ready to race back out to sea for the second leg, quite gruelling and taxing on the body especially in the hot conditions, during the day a few light southerlys came through causing conditions to change when closer to the bouys out to sea.

4th place in the final & a long day at the office. Just beaten by Currimbin, Bateman's Bay & Manly. Well done to the guys they are rowing unreal & clearly on the pace with the best crews in the land.

Major Sponsor Rick Calvi from Calvi Petrol Station & Mint Car Wash came along for the morning & bought a box of mangoes, cherries & figs from his families petrol station. He was suitably impressed with the commitment of the guys & how good they raced during the day. Sweep Paul Jones even got him a gig with the beach commentator and the family business was given great exposure all day. 


Young Guns at Collaroy

The Collaroy International Young Guns Surfboat carnival was held last weekend; this carnival is for male surfboat rowers in the U/19’s & U/23’s divisions and female rowers in the U/23’s. Bulli were represented with one crew in each of the three divisions and displayed great surfboat speed throughout the day. With very flat conditions all day and very little wind, there was no room for error and all racing came down to boat speed.


With all crews qualifying through the three round, round robin formatt, the U/19s progressed straight through to the semi-final. The U/23 men and U/23 women contested the quarter-final with the women progressing to the semi. After a great row by the 23 men’s crew on a very uneven course and being eliminated, officials decide to run a repecharge round due to the uneven course which our boys won convincingly.


The 23 women’s campaign ended in the Semi-final after a “not so great start” but the crew showed great boat speed and proved they are definitely a threat this season and they would like to thank Allana Roscoe for filling in for them again this season. Both the boys crews qualified through the semi-final with a 1st place from the 19’s and a 3rd place from the 23’s to get a start in the final.


With ally two being the worst ally of the day, funny enough both Bulli crews drew…… ally two. The 23’s lead the final and turned first, to watch four crews skip away on runs on the return leg finishing in 5th place. The crew would like to thank Curtis Allnutt for filling for this carnival who produced a huge effort over the 8 races on the day.  The U/19’s, being in the same ally as the 23’s had the same story; turning a very close second, again there were no runs in ally two, and they too watched other crews skip away on runs coming home. The boys dug deep to finish a very respectable 4th.        


With the flat conditions and the best crews attending, this carnival did show that all three crews are up there with the best in each division. There is still work to be done, but we’re looking good heading into the business end of the season.

All the rowers would like to thank fellow members that assisted with patrol swaps on this particular Sunday. 


Big weekend for Surf Sports athletes this weekend!

Good luck to everybody racing this weekend in surf sports events;

Hannah Minogue is travelling to Victoria to race in Surf Iron-man Qualifying Series.

Men's A Boat Crew racing at Dee Why in Ocean Thunder, currently sitting in 7th position.

Senior Surf/Craft squad (4 masters athletes) racing on Friday night at the Cronulla Masters Carnival & (12 athletes) racing on Saturday at Inter-Cities at Wanda. 

U19 Men's, U23 Men's & U23 Women's crews racing on Sunday at Collaroy in the Young Guns Boat Carnival.


100th Year Book - Orders required now!

Recently we held our 100th year celebrations in October 2012 with a big 3 days of activities, the main function being a formal luncheon at Panorama House Bulli Tops where 250 guests relived great times as members of the club.

Bulli SLSC has employed a local author to write a story about the history of the club as this season is our 100th birthday (13 February 2013). Our 100th Year committee have been working hard and are working through the finishing touches to the book and are hoping to have it available in the not to distant future, on our birthday would be nice. If any person wishes to order a copy of the book we need to know ASAP. Cost $50.

Please contact Keith Caldwell mkcaldwell@bigpond.com to express an interest in purchasing a copy of the book and payment arrangements.