BATTLE OF THE BOATS

SINGLETS &
T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE
HERE
Shirt for website.png
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram
  • YouTube Social  Icon

STOP PRESS: • ALL UPDATES IN THE LEAD-UP TO AND DURING THE EVENT WILL BE POSTED ON THE BATTLE OF THE BOATS                                   FACEBOOK PAGE PLEASE ALSO CHECK OUT OUR INSTAGRAM FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR CARNIVAL.

                        • ALL COMPETITORS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR PINK VEST. LIMITED VESTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

                        • ALL TEAMS MUST HAVE PAID PRIOR TO EVENT TO COMPETE IN RACES. NO PAY NO PLAY

2020 ENTRIES & PAYMENT

Saturday 22 Feb 2020 – Sunday 23 Feb 2020

Entries are open! ENTER NOW and pay online with credit card

 

OR

 

Pay via Electronic Funds Transfer:

Pacific Palms SLSC
BSB 062-540

Account No: 10135953

Please use BoB and your club / crew name as a reference

 

OR

 

Enter code "INVOICEME" at checkout to receive an invoice PAYABLE BY DATES BELOW (If entering on Last Minute cut-off date you will have to transfer funds whilst waiting for invoice!)

Entry fees: 

Division

Open Women

Open Men

Reserve Women

Reserve Men

U23 Women

U23 Men

Masters Women

Masters Men

U19 Women

U19 Men

Tim Knight Club Relay

Early Bird Payment

due by 13 Feb 2020

 

 

$110 per crew

 

 

 

$90 per crew

FREE ENTRY 2020

Last Minute Payment

due by 18 Feb 2020

 

 

 

$130 per crew

 

 

 

$110 per crew

FREE ENTRY 2020

IMPORTANT!

If payment has not been received by the due dates given above, your entry will be withdrawn so draws can be changed in time. No pay, no play!​

 

• It is the responsibility of each club to ensure that all crews entered are eligible to compete and all members proficient – when registering on Friday night or Saturday morning a representative sweep from each club will be required to sign off on this.

• If you have any question emails us - bob@pacificpalmsslsc.org.au

Follow Battle Of The Boats on FACEBOOK

2020 Battle Of The Boats RESULTS

Hamilton Sunscreen Logo.jpg
Bakers Delight logo Forster.jpg

Battle of the Boats 2015         Courtesy of Leah New • Forster Films

 
 

ABOUT

 

PREMIER COMPETITION – PRISTINE LOCATION
Battle of the Boats offers a high volume of guaranteed racing against quality competition in an idyllic setting – a perfect gauge in the lead up to State and Aussies! The block format means most competitors only commit to being on the beach for a morning or afternoon, avoiding the all-day-drain experience. Supporters enjoy spending time in Pacific Palms, too!

 

This year we have taken on board much of your feedback regarding racing options, entry fees, prize money, medals, etc. 

 

We have retained our reduced our entry fees in 2020 so they are more closely aligned with other surfboat carnival entry costs.

We know you’re here for the racing and not the prizes, but we love our BoB medals and they will remain up for grabs for the first three placegetters in EACH DIVISION! 

 

Prizemoney on offer so far in 2020:

Open Men – thanks to Pacific Palms SLSC

Open Women – thanks to Pacific Palms SLSC

U19 Men – Robbo’s Row thanks to Steve Scott

Tim Knight Club Relay - thanks to the Knight and Williams families

Thank you to those who took the time to provide feedback at BoB2019. You responded, we listened and have made the change most people requested – the dropping of seeding for races. With a guaranteed 6 races for most divisions you will have to bring you’re a-game to every race… and that’s why we all LOVE surfboats! 

 

We always appreciate constructive feedback and/or suggestions for future carnivals – just send an email or see us on the beach in February!


Please remember our beautiful beach is in a National Park – no dogs, no camping, no fires and place your rubbish in the correct bin!


REGISTRATION OPEN: click here
PROGRAM

BACK TO TOP

Martin and Ko.png
  • Wix Facebook page
Palm Grove-Jerry crop.jpg
Hamilton Sunscreen Logo.jpg

photos courtesy of dave ellis & michelle genovese

ACCOMMODATION


For accommodation contact one of the following sponsors or services:

MCC DESTINATION SERVICES
General booking enquiries:
T-1800 692 805
E-tourism@midcoast.nsw.gov.au

BLUEYS RETREAT

285 Boomerang Drive

Blueys Beach

1800 22 00 21

Click HERE for website and more info.

 

 

BLUEYS MOTEL

186 Boomerang Drive

Blueys Beach

02 6554 0665

Click HERE for website and more info.

PALMS GROVE HOLIDAY APARTMENT

Phone: 0407 659 224

palmgrovepacificpalms@iinet.net.au

 

MOBYS BEACHSIDE RETREAT

Boomerang Drive, Boomerang Beach

www.mobys.com.au

BACK TO TOP

M

  • Instagram
  • Facebook Social Icon
 
 

EVENT INFO

• ENTRY IS ONLINE HERE

• For details relating to adverse weather and back-up plan click HERE

• Sweeps’ Meeting 7.00am Saturday in front of recorder’s tent

• Guns go up at 7.30am Saturday and 7.00am Sunday
• If clubs have 2 or more crews racing in the same division they must provide 2 or more boats      for these crews to reduce boat movements and time delaysbetween areas.
• 5 rounds of Masters Men and Women (if sufficient entries permit stand-alone women’s    category) with the top 6 going through to a final. 3 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday.
• 5 rounds of Reserves with the top 12 to race 2 semi finals. Top 6 go through to the final. 3  rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday.
• At the discretion of the Referee there will be 4 rounds of Open Men and Women on the  Saturday leaving 2 rounds on the Sunday to decide the top 6 crews through to the final.
• The Club reserves the right to cap entries. This would be done on a first in basis. Late entries    risk missing the cut.

 ••• ALL COMPETITORS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR PINK VEST •••

PARKING DETAILS
 
Teams please download the following documents just before the event (may change, please follow any instructions given on the weekend):
 
Traffic plan HERE
 
Parking plan HERE
 
Parking details HERE

 

BACK TO TOP

BoB_cartoon_t-shirt-2020 FLYER.jpg
 

RULES

DOUBLE DIPPING

We understand that some crews are eligible to enter and race in two divisions, e.g. Open Men and U23 Men. In 2020, if you elect to pull out of one of these categories, you will be removed from both – all or nothing! (Unless pulling out due to injury in crew but another of your club rowers is available and eligible to row in remaining division.)

 

MASTERS WOMEN

A Masters Women's category will be run again this year if a minimum of 5 crews enter. Spread the word and get your entries in if you want to make this happen!

TIM KNIGHT CLUB RELAY

1.   Club may select to row crews in any order

2.   On starter’s gun any team rower to run from lane marker to touch back of team boat

3.   Crew not to jump into boat until runner touches back of boat

4.   Row course

5.   On approach to beach one crew member to run from boat around marker and return to touch back of team boat

6.   After runner leaves boat all team can assist in turning craft and preparing for next leg

7.   Crew may only start after runner touches back of team boat

8.   Row second leg of course

9.   Repeat rules 4, 5 & 6 until all crews have completed course legally

10. On final leg approach race is completed by crew member leaving boat and running to touch lane marker


BACK TO TOP

GALLERY

 

AVAILABLE

AT THE MERCH TENT

SINGLETS & T-SHIRTS

 

For more details &

orders email

SINGLET ORDERS

2019 BoB CARTOON LAYOUT-white.png

BATTLE OF THE BOATS 2014

 

BATTLE OF THE BOATS BACK-UP VENUE INFO FOR CLUBS

 

We understand that Wallis Lake does not provide an ideal surfboat racing environment given the lack of surf, shallow depth and limited space. Please understand that we are obligated to provide a backup venue. Given that most crews have accommodation pre-booked and will still travel to Pacific Palms regardless of surf conditions, we will continue to provide the opportunity for crews to row regardless of weather conditions given the close proximity to State Titles. 

 

BoB2019 saw the best possible opportunity for conditional rowing in a competition setting in the lead up to State Titles – we know it was a hard slog and paid off for some crews at State!

 

Please note the following:

 

  1. The backup venue for the event is Wallis Lake at the Pacific Palms Recreation Club. We are required by SLS to have a backup venue for the event.

  2. A check of the swell forecast for the weekend will be undertaken on Thur 20 Feb 2020. If unsafe/unrowable surf conditions are forecast and look highly likely a decision will be made on the evening of Thur 20 Feb 2020 to relocate the event to the backup venue.

  3. In the unlikely event the decision is made on Thur 20 Feb 2020 to relocate the event to Wallis Lake (notice of which would be posted on the BOB Facebook page), crews wishing to withdraw from the event would be refunded 75% of the entry fee if they notify bob@pacificpalmsslsc.org.au by 2pm on Friday 21 Feb 2020.

  4. If a later decision is made to relocate the event to Wallis Lake, i.e. on Friday 21 Feb 2020 or Saturday 22 Feb 2020, crews who advise they would like to withdraw from the event will be refunded 25% of the entry fee.

  5. All key communications in relation to the event will be posted on the Battle of the Boats Facebook page.

 

The current long-term forecast looks good. Here’s to a great weekend of racing at Lizzy Beach!

PACIFIC PALMS SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

© 2020 PACIFIC PALMS SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
BoB Palms Team 04