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Welcome to the 5th running of the annual Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge.

This year the event will be held on the Clyde River foreshore in front of the BIG 4 Batemans Bay Easts Riverside Park which is right next door to Korners Park. With the new Batemans Bay Bridge under construction Korners Park is being utilised as an equipment holding compound. We are thankful for the support of the Caravan Park to allow us the use of the grassed land in front of the Caravan Park.

2019 Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge event location map

Drop off & Access
The drop-off zone will be the same as previous years and located within Wharf Rd. However, there will be no parking provision directly adjacent to Korners Park. All event parking will need to be sought where available within Wharf Road or as directed to available paring areas at the East end of Wharf Road.


Boat Wash Down Area
Due to Covid-19, we cannot provide a wash-down area. Therefore we suggest you bring your water and associated gear to wash down your boat on the grassed area.

event location map drop off access

Presentation
There will be no presentation this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Distances and Classes

This year the race returns to ‘Classes’ in preference to ‘Divisions’, and you need to enter in the correct Age/Boat Type Class when you complete your entry. Ages are calculated as at Event Date.

6km
U18 Female Single
U18 Male Single
U18 Double
U18 Female SUP
U18 Male SUP
Open Female Single
Open Male Single
Open Double
Open Female SUP
Open Male SUP
50+ Female Single
50+ Male Single
50+ Double
50+ Female SUP
50+ Male SUP
65+ Female Single
65+ Male Single
65+ Double
65+ Female SUP
65+ Male SUP

12km
U18 Female Single
U18 Male Single
U18 Double
U18 Female SUP
U18 Male SUP
Open Female Single
Open Male Single
Open Double
Open Female SUP
Open Male SUP
50+ Female Single
50+ Male Single
50+ Double
50+ Female SUP
50+ Male SUP
65+ Female Single
65+ Male Single
65+ Double
65+ Female SUP
65+ Male SUP

27km
U18 Female Single
U18 Male Single
U18 Double
U18 Female SUP
U18 Male SUP
Open Female Single
Open Male Single
Open Double
Open Female SUP
Open Male SUP
50+ Female Single
50+ Male Single
50+ Double
50+ Female SUP
50+ Male SUP
65+ Female Single
65+ Male Single
65+ Double
65+ Female SUP
65+ Male SUP

Check-in

Check-in from 9am at the event site. Check-in will close at 10:30am.

Race Briefing

The Race Briefing will be supplied via email prior to the event.

Start Times

From 11:00am for the 26km paddlers, with the 13km and 6km paddlers to start at approximately 15 minute intervals thereafter.

Scrutineering

All boats will be checked prior to entry to the water to ensure that all paddlers have the required safety gear and correctly positioned boat numbers.
26km paddlers will also be checked to ensure they have adequate fluids and food.
Please DO NOT enter the water other than through the designated Scrutineering gates.

Minimum Progress Cut-Off

26km paddlers are required to have reached the 6km Buoy within 50 minutes after starting.
Paddlers who have not reached the 13km Course Turn Buoy at the bottom of Big Island (6.5km) within 50 minutes, will be instructed to turn around and return to the finish line.
This represents a paddling speed of approx 7.5km/hr.
If you cannot maintain this speed, regardless of tidal conditions, or if you are concerned about your ability to meet this requirement, you should enter one of the shorter distances.