Course & Race Details/Results

Why paddle the beautiful Clyde River & participate in this event?

  1. Deep water
  2. No weed
  3. Protected waters – typically low wind conditions
  4. Fast racing conditions
  5. It’s a Go & Away Race (not laps)

All courses will be identified on the water with marker buoys.  Support and rescue craft will be on the water to render emergency and capsize assistance.

Start times will depend on tide times for the Clyde Estuary.  The race times will coincide roughly with an end of tide sequence and slack water.  Participants should check with this website or social media announcement one week prior to race day.

Race course must be completed to be eligible for main prizes and for boat number draw (lucky prizes) at the presentation.

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Race Results for 6 May 2017

race results 2017

Course & Race Details

Website entries close on the 5th May 2017 at 9pm. Entries will also be accepted at the Check-in tent on the evening of the 5th May up until 9pm.

All races except the 2 paddle runs have prizes for both Male and Female within each race category.

Main Races & Paddle Run- Boats will be put in the water at the beach of Korners Park and will paddle to the race start line up-stream (north side of the Batemans Bay bridge)

Family Double Kayak Run will commence from the shores of Korners Park.

  • Bridge Plaza Open Marathon Race – Proudly Sponsored by Bridge Plaza Batemans Bay
    Batemans Bay Bridge to Nelligen Bridge and return 26km. Single (male & female categories) & double vessel category
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  • Bridge Plaza Open Masters Marathon Race (over 50 years) – Proudly Sponsored by Bridge Plaza Batemans Bay
    Batemans Bay Bridge to Nelligen bridge and return 26km. Single (male & female categories) & double vessel category . This is a sub category of the Open Marathon and will start at the same time. You can enter either the Open Marathon or the Open Masters Marathon (you choose). The only difference is the prize pool
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  • Open Half-Marathon Race –  Proudly Sponsored by Batemans Bay Soldiers Club
    Batemans Bay Bridge to Big Island and return 13km. Single (male & female categories) & double vessel category
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  • Youth race (under 18 years) – Proudly Sponsored by Big 4 Nelligen Holiday Park
    Batemans Bay Bridge up-stream, turn around marker buoy/return 8km. Single (male & female categories) & double vessel category
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  • Paddle run – A day on the water – Proudly Sponsored by Innes Family Boatshed
    A fun day on the water. Batemans Bay Bridge up-stream, turn around marker buoys and return 8km (multi-person or single vessel) (bring your own kayak or hire one of ours)
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  • Family Double/Single Kayak Run – Proudly Sponsored by Coachhouse Marina Resort
    Off the beach – marked course across river and marked buoys approximately 2km return. A teenager or adult must accompany a child under the age of 12 years in a multi-person vessel (bring your own kayak or hire one of ours.) To view hire rates
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Race starts, check-in and briefing

The Open & Masters Marathon all classes (26km) race will commence at 10.30am.  All check-in must be completed on Friday night at Korners Park, Batemans Bay (up until 9pm) or up to and no later than 30 minutes before race briefing on Saturday morning.   Race briefing 10.10am.

The 1/2 Marathon all classes (13km) race will commence at 11.15am.  All check-in must be completed on Friday night at Korners Park, Batemans Bay (up until 9pm) or up to and no later than 30 minutes before race briefing on Saturday morning.   Race briefing 10.50am.

The Youth Race and Paddle Fun Run all classes (8km) race will commence at 11.45am.  All check-in must be completed on Friday night at Korners Park, Batemans Bay (up until 9pm) or up to and no later than 30 minutes before race briefing on Saturday morning.   Race briefing 11.20am.

Family Double Kayak Run will commence at 12.00pm. There will be multiple paddle runs but the first paddle will commence at 12.00 and all others will be 30 minutes apart. Last race will be at 1 or 1.30 pm depending on numbers.  Event briefing will occur before each commencement.