Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) 2018/2019 Events

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The Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) is a national ocean racing series open to competitors across a number of ocean racing disciplines including ocean skis, surf skis, standup paddleboards, prone paddleboards and outrigger canoes. New for this season the series has received a commitment from Shaw and Partners Financial Services as the title sponsor of the 2018/2019 Australian Ocean Racing Series.

The Australian Ocean Racing Series is made up of a maximum of 15 events. Of these events, there will be four Major events plus one floating Major event. (The floating event will be at different location each year.) The remainder of the events will be designated the National Series events.

Competitors accrue points by competing in the events.To obtain your maximum point score for the AORS you must compete in three (3) Majors and three (3) National Series events. You can compete more events if you’d like, however, AORS will take your highest scores from the three Majors and three National Series events.

2018/2019 schedule

  • 15 August: Pacifica Downwind – Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • 15 September: Charles Stewart Memorial Cup – Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW
  • 20 October: Gold Coast Classic – Gold Coast, QLD
    • Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) Major Event
  • 27 October: LifeFlight Ocean Paddle – Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • 3 November: Surf Safari – Hobart, TAS
  • 10 November: Moon Island Classic – Newcastle, NSW
    15 November: Triple S Sunset Surfski Series #1 – Perth, WA
    17 November: Fenn West Coast Downwind – Perth, WA
    •  Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) Major Event
  • 22 November: Triple S Sunset Surfski Series #2 – Perth, WA
    24 November: The Doctor – Perth, WA
    • Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) Major Event
  • 7 December: Triple S Sunset Surfski Series #3 – Perth, WA
  • 8 December: Natural Gas SA Ocean Paddling Series – Adelaide, SA
  • 15 December: 20 Beaches 2018 – Manly & Palm Beach, Australia
    • Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) Major Event
  • 3 February: Great Ocean Paddle  – Torquay, VIC
  • 24 February: Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach – Sydney Harbour, NSW
    • Australian Ocean Racing Series (AORS) Major Event

How the point system works

To obtain your maximum point score for the AORS you must compete in three (3) Majors and three (3) National Series events. AORS will then take your highest scores from the three Majors and three National Series events.

For doubles to obtain maximum points the team need only compete in one (1) Major and two (2) National Series events. Once again doubles can do as many events as they wish and there will be double categories in all events. This will enable paddlers to compete in both doubles and singles throughout the series.

The points will work on a sliding scale as follows:

Major Events

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

National Series Events

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

Competitors divisions

Competitor’s age category is based on the age as at the first AORS event (25th August 2018).

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

  • Ski Open Male
  • Ski Open Female
  • Ski 19 & Under Male
  • Ski 19 & Under Female
  • Ski Over 40 Male
  • Ski Over 40 Female
  • Ski Over 50 Male
  • Ski Over 50 Female
  • Ski Over 60 Male
  • SLSA Spec Ski’s Male
  • SLSA Spec Ski’s Female
  • Open Double
  • Mixed Double
  • Female Double
  • SUP Open Male
  • SUP Open Female
  • OC1 Open Male
  • OC1 Open Female
  • Prone Paddleboard Open Male
  • Prone Paddleboard Open Female

Learn more at oceanpaddler.com/events/australian-ocean-racing-series

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