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Welcome to Ocean Racing

Discipline Representative


Jullian Norton Smith



QC Ocean Racing Committee Member
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The big news in ocean racing in Australia is the official endorsement by Australian Canoeing (AC) of Ocean Racing as a sport discipline under the AC banner.

Ocean Racing will join the likes of Sprint and Marathon with an official series which will decide the first ever Ocean Racing national champions.

As part of this an Ocean Racing Technical Committee has been set up to guide the sport with the assistance of the AC infrastructure.

Australian Canoeing are very excited about bringing the fastest growing paddle sport in the country under the AC framework and believe both the sport and AC will benefit from the relationship.

Discipline Representative

Coach of the Year (2014 & 2015) (South Coast Branch Surf Life Saving)

Spanning a career of over 20 years in both sprint canoeing (kayaking) and surf life saving, Julian is proud to have been named as one of Australia’s top athletes.

Over the past 3-4 years he has helped Mermaid Beach SLSC become a top 25 club coaching his athletes to several gold, silver and bronze medals plus having Hayley Bateup and Emma Dick qualify for the KNG Series.

A former World, National and State Champion, Julian has acquired level 2 coaching certificates in sprint canoeing, surf life saving and level 1 in snow skiing.

Julian is a ‘Working with Children Blue Card’ holder and has experience working with all ages, levels and abilities.

“I started coaching because I felt I needed to give back to my sport (Surf Life Saving and Kayaking). Their is nothing better than seeing an athlete achieve a new goal, take the perfect stroke or have a life changing experience. P2F will help you with all aspects of paddling and train you to any level. We also specialise in training athletes for the KNG Series and the Coolangatta Gold”.

Sporting Results


World Championships – 6 finals (best finish 4th)

World Cup / International – 8 firsts, 5 seconds, 1 third and 3 other finals

National – 11 firsts, 9 seconds, 6 thirds and 3 other finals

State – 5 firsts, 6 seconds and 7 thirds

Surf Life Saving

World Championships – 2 firsts and 1 second

National – 1 first, 3 seconds, 5 thirds, 14 fourths, 7 finals (including 13 Open Ski Finals)

State – 6 firsts, 2 seconds, 2 thirds and numerous finals (including 3 back to back Open Ironman titles and 2 back to back Junior Ironman Titles – Tasmania)

Branch – 1 second, 2 thirds and numerous finals

Awards and Acknowledgments


Australian Junior Kayaking Overall Champion 1991

Australian Kayaking Grand Prix Overall Point Score Champion 1998


Top 10 Finalist Caltex Sports Star Tasmania 1994

Third Tasmanian Surf Life Saving Rookie of the Year 1992


1998 The Robbie Nay Memorial Award for Best Competition Performance – Taplin Relay

Northcliffe SLSC

1995 Australian Club Point Score Champion – Surfers Paradise SLSC


1997 For Sporting Excellence – Griffith

1998 For Sporting Excellence – Griffith

1999 For Sporting Excellence – Griffith

QC Ocean Racing Committee Member