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.

Course & Race Details

2019 Course and Race details will be updated shortly

2018 Course Maps Below

  • Open & Masters Marathon Race
    Batemans Bay Bridge to Nelligen Bridge and return 26km. (male & female categories) various craft classes available. View our course map
    Pre-Qualifier: To enter the 26km Marathon Race categories, you must have participated in a marathon distance of at least 20km or be affiliated with a paddling club. If you feel you can achieve this distance and do not qualify for the above and wish to enter, please email race organisers for acceptance before submitting entry at info@batemansbaypaddlechallenge.com.au.
  • Half-Marathon Race
    Batemans Bay Bridge to Big Island and return 13km. (male & female categories) various craft classes available, including SUP
    View our course map
  • Paddle Dash
    Batemans Bay Bridge up-stream, turn around marker buoys and return 6km. (male & female categories) various craft classes available including SUP
    View our course map

Race starts, check-in and briefing details

These are the 2018 race starts, 2019 details to be released shortly.

The Open & Masters Marathon all classes (26km) race will commence at 10.00am.  Check-in can be completed on Friday night at the Coachhouse Marina Resort, 49 Beach Road, Batemans Bay from 5pm-9pm or up to and no later than 30 minutes before race briefing on Saturday morning at Korners Park the race location.   Race briefing 9.30am.

The 1/2 Marathon all classes (13km) race will commence at 10.45am.  Check-in can be completed on Friday night at the Coachhouse Marina Resort, 49 Beach Road, Batemans Bay from 5pm-9pm or up to and no later than 30 minutes before race briefing on Saturday morning at Korners Park the race location.   Race briefing 10.15am.

Paddle Dash (6km) race will commence at 11.30am. Check-in can be completed on Friday night at the Coachhouse Marina Resort, 49 Beach Road, Batemans Bay from 5pm-9pm or up to and no later than 30 minutes before race briefing on Saturday morning at Korners Park the race location.  Race briefing 11.00am.

Race Results for 28 April 2018

race results 2018

Race Results for 6 May 2017

race results 2017