The “Hannan” competition is a 4 person teams “species” competition that is runs over the 3 boat competitions.
The idea is for the whole 4 person team to work together to endeavour to catch as many different species as possible over the 3 boat comps. (This seasons boat competitions are held at Sorrento on November 30th, Newhaven on February 22nd and Port Fairy on May 17th).
The various different species are added to one team scoresheet and only one per species counts. i.e. If the team of 4 divers jointly catch 17 different species at the first competition at Sorrento they then need to target only different species at the 2nd and 3rd boat competitions.
Winning team scores have been as high as 30 species . Over the years, this has been a very keenly contested competition , especially for those who don’t want to chase the same old regular species every competition. Four person teams can dive in different areas and out of different boats to target different species. It is amazing to see which species come in when targeting them. Often divers only weigh 1 or 2 species each in the later comps in the season to help their teams win.
The Hannan competition is NOT an extra competition day but runs in conjunction with the boat comps. It also does NOT have any extra sign on fee and the only pre requisite is that you are a financial member of the Australian Underwater Federation.
The Jim Hannan Memorial Cup and 4 smaller trophies will be awarded to the winning team of four divers.
You can sign on and nominate your four man teams at the first competition at Sorrento or email them to Rob Torelli at firstname.lastname@example.org
(NOTE: You will still need to sign on at the competitions, but you need only nominate your team once) Any queries feel free to email Rob Torelli at email@example.com