George Bass moved to Wagonga Inlet

Organisers of the George Bass Surfboat Marathon have been forced to row an inland course for the second day in a row with dangerous conditions persisting on Tuesday, January 5. 

The Broulee Capitals compete on the Moruya River on Monday, January 4, 2015, after the George Bass Surfboat Marathon was moved from open seas. It will be held on the Wagonga Inlet on Tuesday due to rough conditions.

The Broulee Capitals compete on the Moruya River on Monday, January 4, 2015, after the George Bass Surfboat Marathon was moved from open seas. It will be held on the Wagonga Inlet on Tuesday due to rough conditions.

Marathon organiser Andrew Edmunds said conditions were did not favour a race at sea. Narooma Bar, Bermagui Bar and Moruya were not ideal for support boats to cross and there was “messy dangerous surf at Coila and Narooma beaches”. 

"Today's race will be a circuit race on Wagonga Inlet,” Mr Edmunds said.

“A briefing will be held on the course at 9am at Quota Park, near Taylor's Boat shed, Riverside Drive Narooma," he said.  

Racing will be delayed an hour and skis would start at 10am. 

Mr Edmunds said organisers would try ensure the inland course was a similar distance to the 22km course from Tuross to Narooma. 

"We never like going inland, but have looked for a number of options and a race at sea today was just not possible.”

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