2014 ASRLSA Navy Series Surf Boats – Aldinga (moved to Victor Harbor)

January 6, 2014Competition Results

The third ASRLSA Navy Cup series carnival originally located at Aldinga was moved to Victor Harbour due to extreme wind conditions. The move meant the event had flat water, however strong gusty winds throughout the day meant the crews hit head on winds as they turned the buoys which made the row back to shore an extremely tough one.

Henley Results

Henley Royals 1st U19 Men
Henley Pirates 1st U23 Women
Henley Strikers 2nd U23 Women
Henley Emuettes 3rd U23 Women
Henley Mackdogs 2nd Open Men
Henley Blues 7th Reserve Men
Henley Silverbacks equal 10th Reserve Men

News report courtesy ABC Australia.

This carnival was the State Selection event for crews to travel to Stockton next month to represent S.A. Congratulations on behalf of HSLSC to the following crews who have successfully secured a position to Stockton. Henley has again demonstrated our club’s emerging strength as a premier surf boat rowing club, representing 50% of the S.A team that will be travelling to Stockton on 7 – 9th February to defend our ASRL national relay title which S.A won last year.

Good luck to all our S.A rowers.

Henley Royals (U19 Men) – Joseph Fazzalari, Isaac Size, Bryce Wallis, Liam Forest (Sweep: Fazz)

Henley Pirates (U23 Women) – Bianca Parker, Mia Ciccarello, Sarah Melios Traver, Courtney Smallacombe (Sweep: Hocko)

Henley Dirty Birds (U23 Men) – Jake Fitzgerald, Daniel Murdock, Stefan Starkey, Colby Grace (Sweep: Hocko)

Sunday’s carnival also attracted extensive media coverage providing great exposure for our sponsored boats – Icon , Clipsal & Freedom.

In addition to the success of the above crews, special mention to the following Henley crews for their outstanding achievements on Sunday:

  • Our Open Men – Mackdogs were very close to selection finishing in the top 3, knocking on the door of Southport.
  • The U23 Women – Strikers who continue to earn respect with exceptional dedication to achieve their best.
  • Congratulations to Mulchy’s crew who rowed beyond our expectations of a new rowing crew in their first carnival.
  • The Silverbacks also present at each carnival, rowing with good old fashion grit.
  • Fitzy’s new crew – the Emuettes who show huge potential and is rapidly making their presence felt.
  • Henley being a family friendly club, seeing Shannon (filling in with the Emuettes) and her daughters Courtney & Regan all rowing against each other in the same race. How many sports do you get the opportunity for that to happen?
  • Masterchefs Gary Fazzalari & Gary Tredrea’s secret recipe for yet again producing a winning U19 State crew and helping to develop the younger members of HSLSC.
  • Fitzy for setting new levels of high vis technology.
  • Colby (Superman) Grace for rowing in two divisions – Open Men & U23 Men (10 races!)
  • James Doherty for officiating for Henley at 96 years of age when we struggle for officials! At your age Jim you should know better and looked at the weather, but we know you wouldn’t have missed seeing HSLSC compete for quids!

Finally, thank you to the Henley members who came down and helped host the carnival – Patrol members Scott Mather, Russell Watkin, Shannon Asa and Rae Lawson. Hocko for getting their early to lay the cans and Tess Catering for the Officials.

Jamie Butterfield
Boat Captain

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