Omanu Classic


The Omanu Classic is a fast-paced afternoon carnival with a large prize pool on offer.  It features a full range of water events, with board, ski, swim and boat events. The surf boats will be using the racing to prepare for the next round of the national series, while the carnival will be ideal preparation for surf athletes getting ready for a busy January.

The feature race of the Classic is the Ian Porteous Memorial Ironman, with its distinctive 'M' shaped course and a proud history of producing outstanding winners. Ian Porteous was an Omanu stalwart who died suddenly in 1995, a day before the club's annual long-distance carnival.  His great mate and fellow clubbie Denny Enright decided the 1996 event would be an ideal tribute and the event has grown since then.

There are some impressive names on the Ian Porteous trophy, with Aaron Jarman, Cory Hutchings, Andrew Newton and Matt Sutton all having tasted success. Jarman (1995 and 1996) and Sutton (2006 and 2009) join 1998 and 2008 winner Damian Munro as the only double winners.

Download the event flyer and entry form here (pdf, 850kb)