An under-23 category for men’s crews is being introduced to surf boat racing in New Zealand for the coming season. It will replace the current under-21 category.
The new age category will make its first appearance at Round One of the Trillian Trust Surf Boat Series in Wellington on November 28 & 29.
The decision to introduce it was made after more than 12 months of research, consultation and discussions. An under-23 surf boat category is raced in Australia.
A decision to introduce the same category for women has been deferred until a review is completed after the 2009 Nationals in Gisborne.