Event Program

Entries Open

Welcome to the 4th running of the annual Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge part of the 2020 PaddleNSW Marathon Series (bonus round). Combining the original Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge and the PaddleNSW Marathon Series has given us the opportunity to combine both events into one and still cater for all levels of paddlers in what will be a unique and enjoyable experience on the mighty Clyde River.

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 the location of the past 2 events. 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 as the Korners Park carpark is still open. The volunteers will direct you event location.

event location map drop off access

Presentation
Approximately 3:00pm

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

Race craft options

  • K1
  • K2
  • SUP
  • Canoe Single
  • Canoe Double
  • SKI Single
  • SKI Double
  • Other (Rec) Single
  • Other (Rec) Double

Check-in

Opens: 9.15am
Closes: 11.00am

Race Briefing

This year we only have one race briefing for all classes at 11:15am. Check-in must have been completed by 11:00am and everyone must attend the race briefing.

Start Times

Race Briefing is at 11:15am

  • The 27km Race Starts at 12:00 Midday.
  • The 12km Race Starts at 12:30pm
  • The 6km Race Starts at 1:00pm.

All subsequent starts at approximately 1-2 minute intervals thereafter.