2019 NSW Country Title Report for Tacking Point SLSC

February 2019 Cudgen SLSC

Well SLSNSW Country Titles have come and gone.

TPSLSC have travelled with numbers to Kingscliff to battle the best that NSW Country has to offer. No doubt throughout the whole weekend you would have heard “Tacking Point” called out numerous times over the PA system for all to hear.

It was fantastic to see our club members representing us in nearly all disciplines, water and beach. Water is especially pleasing, to see Masters and Cadets numbers growing and being very competitive. It has been a long time for TPSLSC to hold some real premier results in the Opens. Finn ASKEW is now the Open Surf Swim Champion and Open Ironman Champion which is a real bragging right for our club.

For those who went to State when it was held at Cudgen, it was the time of the Japanese Tsunami. There was no beach whatsoever and the event had to be held about 2kms north.

2019 is a totally different scene with massive amounts of sand in front of the surf club. As always with Cudgen the sweep was present and causing havoc.

Saturday was the pick of weather, sunny and hot and the surf was about 1.5 metres. It is so refreshing to see a major carnival held where we have surf, not a lake. Sunday was a totally different story with the odd 2 metre wave busting through and the sweep really powering up. Sunday really did test competitors surfs skills but that’s what it is all about. A test who can navigate the surf the quickest, not just be the fastest swimmer, board or ski paddler.

The big stand out for our club of course was Finn ASKEW he finished with 12 medals! 6 being Gold! That is an outstanding effort. Finn is classed as a second year U17 and stepped up into the Opens and now holds two Open titles, which is great.

In regard to our U17s they were very dominate between Tom OSBORNE, Chris BROOMBY and Savanah SUMSKY. They not only won medals in the team events they stepped up into the U19s as well and proved a force there winning Silver and Bronze medals.

U15s also proved very competitive with new recruits Jesse HIATT and Ty-Jesse BRABANT. In the U15 board relay, Jesse HIATT and Jack STRAHORN put Ty-Jesse in a good place to “monster” the field and win Gold. When Ty-Jesse competes, the inner competitive animal emerges and look out. A very dominate display. This effort also allowed Jack to win his first

NSW Country Championship Gold medal. Well done! Unfortunately, the U15 board rescue was cancelled and Jesse and Ty-Jesse-were the defending champions.

In the Masters arena we saw some new to the sport and also proven competitors. Raelene MYERS, the ever-reliable performer, with 7 medals, achieving a Gold in the 40s surf swim. New to Tacking Point Rob HIATT and Luke MORRIS winning 2 Gold each. Luke in the board race and Rob in the ski race. They then both teamed up in the double ski 30+ and won Gold from behind after a difficult start. Clarissa MORRIS won 3 medals with a Gold in the flags. Tom SUMSKY showed class in the 50s sprint leading the field all the way winning by an impressive margin.

Down the end of the beach our nippers did us proud, clearly the best dressed on the beach in their Elders Real Estate uniforms. Tyse Thrower in the U12s water event was dominant, with 3 medals one being a Gold in the board race. His older brother Tahj didn’t have any luck in his favoured event but still walked away with a couple of medals. Other nippers did extremely well providing valuable points to our overall point score.

So, after all of our athletes efforts we finished 7th in the point score which is fantastic! We were behind our local rivals Port Macquarie in 6th and only by 40 points. This is a great effort considering we had about 30 less competitors there than them. It is great to see Port Macquarie and Tacking Point back dominating the branch in friendly rivalry.

As always, it takes a whole club to achieve these results, it’s not a fluke by any measure. Many thanks to Scott STRAHORN who towed the gear trailer and assisted Dave MOORE. The ever-ready bunny Dave MOORE, as always, there first on the beach, usually the last and making sure that everyone has got what they need to complete. Dave also helped me out in the IRB water safety. A big thank you for all the water safety and age managers. Given the big sweep it was very testing conditions and no doubt some fears, and tears had to be overcome in the younger nippers. Thank you to all Officials for stepping up on the weekend.

A big thank you to club Assessors and Registrars for getting our members proficient and patrols hours in and doing all the carnival management entries, thanks Wazza White.

State is only a few weeks away, being the last two weekends of the month and entries close very soon. The rashie allocation has already been closed. Aussies is also another big event to think about, so let us know if you are going. Congratulations to all who attended as our club was on show and I never heard any bad reports about our members conduct/sportsmanship. Keep training, surf sports do make you better prepared for rescues in the surf and its great fun, especially on trips away. Well done!

Richard BROOMBY
Director of Surf Sports

Final Results: 2019 SLSNSW Envirobank Country Championships

Place

Last Name

First Name

Event Class

Event Type

Team

Points

1

Robinson

Keiran

2km Beach Run

4022 40-49 Male 2km Beach Run

6

1

Morris

Clarissa-Jane Isobel

Beach Flags

2343 30-39 Female Beach Flags

6

1

Sumsky

Tom

Beach Sprint

1328 50-59 Male Beach Sprint

6

1

Morris

Luke

Board Race

1305 40 – 49 Male Board Race

6

1

Askew

Finn

Board Race

166 U/17 Male Board Race

6

1

Thrower

Tyse

Board Race

1688 U/12 Male Board Race

6

1

Brabant

Ty-Jesse

Board Relay

172 U/15 Male Board Relay

Team A

6

1

Hiatt

Jesse

Board Relay

172 U/15 Male Board Relay

Team A

6

1

Moore

James

Board Relay

172 U/15 Male Board Relay

Team A

6

1

Strahorn

Thomas

Board Relay

172 U/15 Male Board Relay

Team A

6

1

Hiatt

Robert

Double Ski

460 30+ Male Double Ski

Team A

6

1

Morris

Luke

Double Ski

460 30+ Male Double Ski

Team A

6

1

Askew

Finn

Iron Man

125 Open Ironman

6

1

Hiatt

Robert

Single Ski

1276 50-59 Male Single Ski

6

1

Askew

Finn

Single Ski

156 U/17 Male Single Ski

6

1

Askew

Finn

Surf Race

110 Open Male Surf Race

6

1

Askew

Finn

Surf Race

112 U/17 Male Surf Race

6

1

Myers

Raelene

Surf Race

2202 40-49 Female Surf Race

6

2

Perkins

Linda

Beach Flags

2345 40-49 Female Beach Flags

5

2

Lacey

Jack

Beach Sprint

1721 U/09 Male Beach Sprint

5

2

Osborne

Tom

Beach Sprint

188 U/17 Male Beach Sprint

5

2

Perkins

Linda

Beach Sprint

2326 40-49 Female Beach Sprint

5

2

Brabant

Ty-Jesse

Board Race

167 U/15 Male Board Race

5

2

Morris

Clarissa-Jane Isobel

Board Race

2303 30-39 Female Board Race

5

2

Askew

Finn

Board Relay

170 U/19 Male Board Relay

Team A

5

2

Broomby

Christopher

Board Relay

170 U/19 Male Board Relay

Team A

5

2

Osborne

Tom

Board Relay

170 U/19 Male Board Relay

Team A

5

2

Askew

Finn

Board Relay

171 U/17 Male Board Relay

Team A

5

2

Broomby

Christopher

Board Relay

171 U/17 Male Board Relay

Team A

5

2

Osborne

Tom

Board Relay

171 U/17 Male Board Relay

Team A

5

2

Morris

Luke

Double Ski

30+ Mixed Double Ski

Team B

5

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2

Morris

Clarissa-Jane Isobel

Double Ski

30+ Mixed Double Ski

Team B

5

2

Askew

Finn

Iron Man

127 U/17 Ironman

5

2

Thrower

Tahj

Iron Man

1665 U/14 Ironman

5

2

Thrower

Tyse

Iron Man

1667 U/12 Ironman

5

2

Myers

Raelene

Rescue Tube Race

2220 40-49 Female Rescue Tube

5

2

Myers

Raelene

Single Ski

2274 40-49 Female Single Ski

5

2

Askew

Finn

Single Ski Relay

158 U/19 Male Ski Relay

Team A

5

2

Broomby

Christopher

Single Ski Relay

158 U/19 Male Ski Relay

Team A

5

2

Osborne

Tom

Single Ski Relay

158 U/19 Male Ski Relay

Team A

5

2

Thrower

Tyse

Surf Race

1615 U/12 Male Surf Race

5

2

Morris

Clarissa-Jane Isobel

Surf Race

2200 30-39 Female Surf Race

5

3

Myers

Raelene

2km Beach Run

4023 40-49 Female 2km Beach Run

4

3

Sumsky

Tom

2km Beach Run

4024 50-59 Male 2km Beach Run

4

3

Lacey

Jack

Beach Flags

1743 U/09 Male Beach Flags

4

3

Morris

Grace

Beach Flags

2743 U/09 Female Beach Flags

4

3

Manning

Hayden

Beach Sprint

1722 U/08 Male Beach Sprint

4

3

Myers

Raelene

Beach Sprint

2326 40-49 Female Beach Sprint

4

3

Osborne

Tom

Board Race

166 U/17 Male Board Race

4

3

Myers

Raelene

Board Rescue

4039 40-49 Female Board Rescue

Team A

4

3

Perkins

Linda

Board Rescue

4039 40-49 Female Board Rescue

Team A

4

3

Myers

Raelene

Iron Woman

4031 40-49 Ironwoman

4

3

Askew

Finn

Single Ski Relay

159 U/17 Male Ski Relay

Team A

4

3

Broomby

Christopher

Single Ski Relay

159 U/17 Male Ski Relay

Team A

4

3

Osborne

Tom

Single Ski Relay

159 U/17 Male Ski Relay

Team A

4

3

Askew

Finn

Taplin Relay

142 U/17 Male Taplin Relay

Team A

4

3

Broomby

Christopher

Taplin Relay

142 U/17 Male Taplin Relay

Team A

4

3

Osborne

Tom

Taplin Relay

142 U/17 Male Taplin Relay

Team A

4

4

Hiatt

Jesse

Board Race

167 U/15 Male Board Race

3

4

Thrower

Tahj

Board Race

1686 U/14 Male Board Race

3

4

Hilkemeijer

Anthony

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Manning

Steve

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

McAllister

Jacquie

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Moore

James

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

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4

Morris

Luke

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Morris

Clarissa-Jane Isobel

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Myers

Raelene

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Myers

Brett

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Slattery

Sandra

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Slattery

Alyssa

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Strahorn

Thomas

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Strahorn

Scott

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Strahorn

Kellie

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Strahorn

Jack

March Past

383 Open March Past

Team A

3

4

Brabant

Ty-Jesse

Surf Team

319 U/15 Mixed Surf Teams

Team A

3

4

Hiatt

Jesse

Surf Team

319 U/15 Mixed Surf Teams

Team A

3

4

Moore

James

Surf Team

319 U/15 Mixed Surf Teams

Team A

3

4

Slattery

Alyssa

Surf Team

319 U/15 Mixed Surf Teams

Team A

3

4

Strahorn

Thomas

Surf Team

319 U/15 Mixed Surf Teams

Team A

3

4

Strahorn

Jack

Surf Team

319 U/15 Mixed Surf Teams

Team A

3

5

Laundry

Tom

2km Beach Run

4020 30-39 Male 2km Beach Run

2

5

Perkins

Linda

2km Beach Run

4023 40-49 Female 2km Beach Run

2

5

Laundry

Tom

Beach Flags

1343 30-39 Male Beach Flags

2

5

Schubert

Cooper

Beach Sprint

1716 U/14 Male Beach Sprint

2

5

Mace

Mabel

Beach Sprint

2720 U/10 Female Beach Sprint

2

5

Hewens

Auraiha

Board Race

2686 U/14 Female Board Race

2

5

Brabant

Ty-Jesse

Iron Man

128 U/15 Ironman

2

6

Reilly

Aneeka

2km Beach Run

2744 U14 Female 2 km Beach Run

1

6

Chichester

Craig

2km Beach Run

4022 40-49 Male 2km Beach Run

1

6

Slattery

Sandra

2km Beach Run

4025 50-59 Female 2km Beach Run

1

6

Sumsky

Tom

Beach Flags

1347 50-59 Male Beach Flags

1

6

Sumsky

Savana

Beach Flags

2100 U/17 Female Beach Flags

1

6

Hiatt

Jesse

Iron Man

128 U/15 Ironman

1

7

Askew

Finn

Single Ski

154 Open Male Single Ski

7

Strahorn

Kellie

Beach Flags

2345 40-49 Female Beach Flags

7

Myers

Raelene

Board Race

2305 40-49 Female Board Race

9

Strahorn

Kellie

2km Beach Run

4023 40-49 Female 2km Beach Run

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11

Goldie

Megan

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Hewens

Evie

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Hewens

Auraiha

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Mace

Mabel

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Mace

Amelia

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

McAllister

Bronte

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Morris

Grace

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Northam

Milla

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Reilly

Mia

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Reilly

Aneeka

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Robinson

Lucy

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

11

Strahorn

Lucy

March Past

3712 Junior March Past

Team A

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