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The Batemans Bay Business & Tourism Chamber will host the Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge. It will take place on the Clyde River estuary between the Batemans Bay Bridge and the Nelligen Kings Highway Bridge crossings.

The event will be managed, supported and promoted by the Batemans Bay Business & Tourism Chamber. Additional operational personnel on the day will be provided by local services. On water safety and rescue will be undertaken by Stan Wall from Lifeguarding Services Australia. The safety of all participants and officials is our primary goal. During the event Lifeguards, volunteer surf lifesavers, Marine Rescue NSW and the NSW State Emergency Service have combined to provide a Multi-Agency approach to your safety and wellbeing. This includes having race escort boats and jets skis, check in and course craft and first aid facilitates at both the start/finish and at Nelligen.  The event will be coordinated by Lifeguarding Services Australia (LSA), LSA has provided event safety for over 18 years at some of Australia leading events and continues to provide professional ocean lifeguards to Eurobodalla Shire Council.

It is intended to have a number of category type races that will be undertaken by paddle only type watercraft, consisting mainly of kayaks, SUP and canoes and similarly human paddled power craft. The races/paddles will occur during a time limit of approximately 4 hours (due mainly to tide timings on the day.) The races will occur over the mainly ‘slack water’  period at low tide, scheduled between 10.00 am and 2.00pm.

26km Marathon Race

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
Craft ClassesCategoriesEntry Fee1st Prize2nd Prize
K1Open Male
Open Female
$80
$80
$250
$250
TBA
TBA
K2/DoublesOpen Doubles$160$250TBA
Surf SkiOpen Male
Open Female
$80
$80
$250
$250
TBA
TBA
Ocean SkiOpen Male
Open Female
$80
$80
$250
$250
TBA
TBA
OC1Open Male
Open Female
$80
$80
$250
$250
TBA
TBA
OC2Open Doubles$160$250TBA
K1, Surf Ski and
Ocean Ski Combined
Masters* Male
Masters* Female
$80
$80
$250
$250
TBA
TBA

*over 50s may choose to enter an open category if wanting to compete against certain craft

Note: If we receive greater than three entries from over 50’s in each category (for non-masters designated categories) we may create a masters category within that open category. Certificates of recognition will be awarded in this instance.

13km Half Marathon Race

Craft ClassesCategoriesEntry Fee1st Prize2nd Prize
K1Open Male
Open Female
$60
$60
$150
$150
TBA
TBA
K2/DoublesOpen Doubles$120$150TBA
Surf SkiOpen Male
Open Female
$60
$60
$150
$150
TBA
TBA
Ocean SkiOpen Male
Open Female
$60
$60
$150
$150
TBA
TBA
SUPMale$60$150TBA

8km Paddle Dash

Craft ClassesCategoriesEntry Fee1st Prize2nd Prize
Single CraftOpen Male
Open Female
$50
$50
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
DoublesOpen$100TBATBA
SUPMale
Female
$50
$50
$100
$100
TBA
TBA
Single CraftUnder 18 Male and Female$40PrizeTBA