Rowers ready to make waves in Mullaloo

Mullaloo under-23 women’s crew Chix with Stix training at Hillarys, included (back) Shannon Browning, Maxine Singh, (front) Jess Sivec and Rebecca Singleton.
Mullaloo under-23 women’s crew Chix with Stix training at Hillarys, included (back) Shannon Browning, Maxine Singh, (front) Jess Sivec and Rebecca Singleton.

MULLALOO Surf Life Saving Club will host the first round of WA’s arm of the Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) Series this Sunday.

The four-round series will consist of more than 40 crews from about 10 surf clubs around the state competing in open, reserve, under-23 and under-19 men’s and women’s and masters divisions.

The series will have crews battling for individual honours as well as the chance to represent their state at the ASRL Open in February in NSW.

Mullaloo surf sports general manager Sandy Clarke said it would be a busy weekend for the club, which is also hosting the final rounds of the Pre-Season Cup across both days, in the lead-up to the grand final at Scarboro SLSC next weekend.

“Our surf boat section has been busy recruiting over winter and we have several new youth teams competing this weekend with a few more as the season progresses,” she said.

“Competing for the first time this weekend will be Chix with Stix, an under-23 female team, and Steelbeams, an under-23 male team. Pirates, our open male team, and a female reserve crew will also be competing.”

Sorrento SLSC will have two crews competing this weekend in both the open men’s and women’s divisions.

“Although both crews have new members rowing, we are expecting to be more than competitive,” business and marketing director Christine Cougan said.

Racing will be to the north of the clubhouse at West View carpark starting at 8am with five rounds of 400m short course racing followed by finals about 1pm depending on weather conditions.