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

Online website entries close on the 26th April 2018 at 9pm.

All races have prizes for both Male and Female within each race category.

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)

  • The Bridge Plaza 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.
  • The Batemans Bay Soldiers Club Open 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
  • The Innes Boat Shed Paddle Dash
    Batemans Bay Bridge up-stream, turn around marker buoys and return 8km. (male & female categories) various craft classes available including SUP
    View our course map

Race starts, check-in and briefing details

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 (8km) 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