The Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge 27th & 28th April 2018
Friday 27 April 2017 – Check-in and Event Launch Dinner
Friday Night is a very special evening and we would love you to join us for a sit down dinner with our special guest speaker Robin Bell. Robin has competed in three summer Olympics and has won a bronze medal in the C1 event in Beijing in 2008. He also won the overall world cup title in C1 in 2005 & 2008. The price is $50 per head which includes canapes, welcome drink, main meal and dessert. To book in for this please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Early race check-in will be from 4pm at the Coachhouse Marina Resort, Batemans Bay. Take the pressure off and check in before race day.
Saturday 28 April 2018 – It’s Time to Relax.
Between 3-5pm before we warm you up beside the Bonfire we have some on-shore and off-shore entertainment comprising of a canoe polo demonstration, novelty boat race and a beach volleyball competition.
From 5-9pm it’s time to relax and hang out around our cosy bonfire, while listening to live music, eating yummy food from our local food stalls, and then closing with our fireworks extravaganza. After a day of racing you will deserve a night of relaxation and fun. Everyone is welcome and the local community are invited along to share in the occasion. So bring your family and friends and chill back by the warmth of the bonfire and friendly festive atmosphere.
THIS IS AN ALCOHOL FREE EVENT.
Race Day Saturday 28 April 2018
All participants must familiarise themselves with event conditions prior to participating in the event. Payment of the entry fee and registration are taken as your acceptance of those conditions.
Final details of the program will be confirmed on this website. If participants have provided a contact e-mail address, any major change to the program will be provided in advance by e-mail or text message.
On Saturday 28 April, elite paddlers start time will be approximately 10.00am. Following the Bridge2Bridge course from the Batemans Bay Bridge to Nelligen Bridge and return. Following along the picturesque Clyde River via Rocky Point, Big Island, Little Island, Razorback Rock and Nelligen, approximately 26kms return.
The first race being the Open Marathon will commence at 10.00am. To view all course and race details click here
All the races have cash prizes for the top finishes.
The sandy shore and grassed banks of the Clyde River is our marshaling area, located at Korners Park on the North-side of the Batemans Bay Bridge. Ideally located for this activity with beach access for both paddlers and kids. Food stalls and music will entertain us all day. It’s a quick walk across the Batemans Bay bridge to the centre of the shopping district. The bridge Plaza is just across the bridge and is our main shopping precinct.
On course commentary will keep the crowds informed of our progress and we are providing support pre-race for vehicle parking, vessel unloading, marshaling and post-race stacking at the loading beach. On site will be support tents and marquees offering food and refreshment and a number of local industry support activities.
* Kids activities on the beach carried out by BCF Batemans Bay including Casting Competition and Colouring Competition. Great prizes to be won.
* Kids face painting
* Stand up Paddle Board hire at only $20 per hour. Supplied by South Coast Paddler.
* Live Music
* Food & drink stalls
* Massage tent for those pre-race massages or post race body nurturing. Want to book something now email email@example.com
* Information market for all your paddle needs
* Kayaks will be available for hire.
Suggested vehicle parking arrangements
There will be no event duration parking permitted at the Korners Park area. Participants can access Korners Park car park area to unload watercraft and gear, but you must remove vehicles to other assigned parking areas.
Limited street parking on Wharf Road will be available.
Dedicated event parking will be provided within the Wharf Road area and overflow parking will be available at Mackay Park on the west side of the highway opposite the main town centre.
Volunteers will direct you to all the designated and available parking.