JUNIOR STATE TITLES

Portsea had a team of 39 strong competitors, ranging in ages from U9 - U13. This year, a changed program meant the State Championships ran over 3 days. Courtney Hancock, national ironwoman and first year as Portsea’s Junior Competition Team coach, was on hand for the whole weekend to give encouraging words to kids ... More

January Carnival and Competition Team Report

Portsea is one of Victoria’s biggest ‘holiday clubs’ and it becomes a hive of summer activity each year for 3-4 weeks.  The competition team is no different and starting with a Boxing Day point to point swim, we moved into ‘intensive training and race mode’. The team’s highlights of summer at Portsea ... More

Club Champs 2020

Just like the days of the Nutrigrain Ironman competitions where Portsea Back Beach would turn on the surf and deliver 7ft plus sets, this year’s Club Champs day was no different! Long range forecasts for Sunday had some members quivering in their thongs, but the call was made to continue as Portsea members aren’t known ... More

Ocean Grove Carnival Report

The first of the regular carnivals for the season was a double header at Ocean Grove on Dec 7/8.  Portsea had 12 juniors competing on the Saturday and another 12 youth/seniors on the Sunday. First up on Saturday was the juniors.  Conditions were challenging – just how many of our Portsea juniors like it. Some fields ... More

Portsea Third in Victorian Endurance Championships 2019

Portsea arrived at Mornington last Sunday with a team of fifteen hardened competitors.  Every bit of toughness would be needed for the conditions – cold, windy, bay chop, rain and even a burst of hail for the IRB crews out to sea.  Our hard fought races paid dividends with our best club result in living memory –third ... More

COURTNEY HANCOCK MEETS OUR COMPETITORS

What a fabulously typical weekend of Victorian weather to welcome Courtney (or Courtz as she prefers to be known).  It was just the conditions our competitors battle so often at the beach throughout the racing season. Gusty squalls, bursts of pelting rain and sprinklings of sunshine were the theme of the day. Ham... More

Portsea SLSC paddlers planning assault on iconic Molokai

A growing group of Portsea lifesavers have begun preparations for a crack at the unofficial World Championship of ocean ski racing, the Molokai Challenge. Lead by Charlie Schall, the group has set itself the target of taking part in the 2020 edition of the race, to be held next May.   There are several ... More

2019 Youth Aussies

It was with great excitement that 9 members of the Portsea Youth team headed up to North Burleigh, Qld for the 2019 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (“Aussies”). It was a fabulous fun-filled weekend and all team members represented the Red & White with distinction, competing strongly with some terrific ... More

Senior State Titles Warrnambool

This long report is testament to our success and the managers’ details from multiple areas, in multiple events, and reflects the team excitement that has occurred as our younger members stamped their authority in the competition arena.  For the first time in years, the Senior State Titles moved back onto the long ... More

Portsea Junior Comp Team Season Review

The Portsea Junior Competition Team Committee has always sought to encourage participation in junior competition because we genuinely believe that it has a significant role to play in the development of the future leaders of our club and the broader community.  The personal growth of our team members throughout the ... More