Race Divisions, Course & Entry Details

Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge
CLYDE RIVER BATEMANS BAY 27 April 2019 – You don’t want to miss it!

Open & Masters Marathon Race
  Batemans Bay Bridge to Nelligen Bridge and return 26km. (male & female categories) various craft classes.
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Open Half Marathon Race
Batemans Bay Bridge to Big Island and return 13km. (male & female categories) various craft classes including SUP
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Paddle Dash
Batemans Bay Bridge up-stream, turn around marker buoys and return 6km. (male & female categories) various craft classes including SUP
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Race Divisions

Below explains the distances and the matching division which you will choose based on your approximate speed and paddle time. If you are inexperienced take the more conservative approach and go down a division or if unsure email Marathon@paddlensw.org.au for clarification before entering.

DivisionDistanceTime to PaddleApproximate Speed
126km<2:10(>12kph)
226km2:10~2:15(11.5-12kph)
326km2:15~2:20(11-11.5kph)
426km2:20~2:30(10.5-11kph)
526km2:30~2:35(10-10.5kph)
626km2:35~2:40(9.5-10kph)
726km2:40~2:50(<9.5kph)
813km1:20~1:45(~10kph)
913km< 1:20(>10kph)
1013km1:20~1:25(~10kph)
1113km1:25~1:30(~9.5kph)
1213km>1:30(<9.5kph)
136 km00:30~00:50(9-10kph)

(Note that speeds are approximate only)

Race craft options

  • K1
  • K2
  • C1
  • C2
  • ICF Ocean Ski
  • Spec Ski
  • Other (non-ICF) Single
  • Other (non-ICF) Double
  • SUP

*Note also that life jackets are a requirement for ALL paddlers in this event.

*SUP MUST have a leg rope, a life jacket is not mandatory but is highly recommended. The Clyde River is not closed for the event and therefore other vessels may cause wake, it is recommended for your own safety a PFD is worn. If you are paddling an inflatable SUP board you MUST wear a life jacket.

Registration

No registrations will be taken on the day and registration closes at midnight on the 25th April. Entries can only be accepted on our electronic entry form opening soon.

Entry Fees

Entry Fees are in accordance with PaddleNSW Marathon Series. Upon entering the event your entry fee will be confirmed.

Early Bird – closes at midnight Tuesday 23rd April

Published Early Bird Entry Fee = $55.00

  • $20 Discount if PaddleNSW Member
  • $35 Discount if Under 18
  • $15 Discount if 18-24
  • $5 Discount if Over 65

Standard Fee – between close of Early Bird and Close of Entries (midnight Thursday 25th April)

Published Standard Entry Fee = $65.00

  • $20 Discount if PaddleNSW Member
  • $35 Discount if Under 18
  • $15 Discount if 18-24
  • $5 Discount if Over 65

CHECK-IN MUST BE FINALISED AT 10:00AM 15 MINUTES BEFORE RACE BRIEFING AT 10.15AM