Palm Beach has had a rich history of Surf Boat racing. More recently our history has continued under the reins of Arnie Eussen who has developed two competitive crews of boat rowers. Palmy has a Male Reserve team known as the ‘Sultans’ and a Female Reserve team known as the ‘Vixens’.
A number of training sessions are available across the season for our boaties and generally, run early mornings. We are always keen for new recruits so if you are you keen to get involved or would like more information, contact our Club Administrator who will be able to put you in contact with the Club’s coach.
COACH – Steve Coady
What is Surf Boat Racing?
A boat crew has five people, four rowers + one sweep, the sweep controls the boat with an oar and directs the rowers. Boat crews start at the water’s edge holding their boats ready. On the starting signal, crews row around their assigned turning buoy situated approximately 400m offshore and return to the beach. The winner is the first crew to pass their boat between the finish flags on the beach.
Our Crews compete in approx. 10 events throughout a season:
- ASRL Open in Shellharbour (300+ crews)
- Coffs Harbour Annual craft carnival
- The Navy Series (Tugun, Tallebudgera & Mermaid)
- BP QLD Cup (Maroochy, Coolum & Alex Headlands)
- State Titles
- Aussie Titles