The Victorian Surf Lifesaving Masters Championships were held at Lorne on Saturday, February 11 2017 when Venus Bay sent its first ever team and achieved phenomenal success. The Masters Championships are an over 30s event and attracts the top competitors across the state. There were almost 500 lifesavers competing across a variety of surf sports including: Ironman, Board, Swim, Surf Boat and Beach events.
Venus Bay sent a team of eight and won eight medals during the competition. Standout performances came from Troy Harvey who won gold in the Men's Sprint and bronze in the Men's Beach Flags and Kimberley Gee who won silver in the Ironwoman and 2km run and bronze in Beach Flags, Beach Relay, Rescue Tube Race and Single Ski.
Craig Watson, club president, was thrilled with their achievements. "Not only is this a fantastic achievement by the competition team, but it also sets a wonderful example to our younger members around longevity and commitment to lifesaving and team spirit. We are already planning next year's assault on the championships and will aim to send at least double the size of this year."
Venus Bay finished 15th out of 31 clubs in the overall placing.