News & Updates
All our professionally taken race and event photos of Saturday’s Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge are now uploaded into an Album on our Facebook page.* Thank you to professional photographer John Fraser Photography who did all this amazing photography work for absolutely nothing. If anybody is interested in purchasing any of the photo’s contact John on (02) 4472 2395 or: firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to use the photo credits ‘John Fraser Photography’ whenever sharing these gorgeous images!
Thank you John, your work has captured incredible moments and memories of the very first Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge!
*Soon to be uploaded to our website too.
Have a look for all times and entries of the Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge 2017:
See you all next year!
Okay it’s time for some results. Overall results will be available shortly. The individual races results are as below. Congratulations to the winners and thank you again for making your journeys to join us and we hope to see you all again next year
26kmOpen Marathon Male
1st Matt Blundell
2nd Dylan Van der Meulen
3rd Brendan Crowe
26km Open Marathon Female
1st Montannah Murray
2nd Kyla Johnstone
3rd Rochelle Christian
26km Open Masters Male
1st Brett Greenwood
2nd Darren Lee
3rd Laurie Fitzpatrick
26km Open Masters Female
1st Margaret (Meg) Thornton
2nd Sharyn Galloway
26km Open Doubles
1st Samson Hollywood & Dion Carter
1/2 Marathon Open Male
1st Joe Halsey
2nd Trent Birkett
3rd Nick Ziviani
1/2 Marathon Open Female
1st Jules Bowett
2nd Sue Fine
3rd Chelsea Yarrie
1/2 Marathon Open Doubles
1st John Tucker & Greg Sutcliffe
Male 1st – Joshua Sansom
Female 1st – Mel Staunton
8km Paddle Fun Run
1st Overall John Costin
All participants will receive an email with their individual results.
We will make a Gallery with all images and videos on this website at a bit later stage, but for now enjoy all great shots, live feeds, videos and even a gorgeous drone video on our Facebook page Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge!
Friday night 5th of May 2017 the kick-off of the Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge 2017 took place, with a great JJ’s bonfire, fire pits, live music, food & coffee vans and… marshmallow toasting for the kids!
The crowd was a perfect mix between paddlers checking in for their race the next morning and locals coming out to ‘lounge’ near the fire and listen to the live music. All with our iconic bridge in the back… Batemans Bay at its best!
Thanks everyone for joining us and all volunteers and businesses for making this first check-in night a huge success! And extra thanks to JJ’s at the Marina for sponsoring this event and supplying all cosy furniture as well!
Photo courtesy of David Wallace Photography
We can look back on an awesome first ever Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge with 120 participants in a variety of different vessels and categories! Many thanks to all paddlers for coming out from as far as Melbourne and Sydney to explore our #unspoilt Clyde River!
We could not have organised this event without a very dedicated (volunteer) organising committee, all generous sponsors, media partners and partners, a huge group of day volunteers, stall holders, food & drink vans, bands & performers, kids entertainment, kayak providers, SES, Life Saving, Lions, Scouts and many more organisations and companies that have generously donated time, effort or donations towards our event.
We will ask all of you by email for your feedback on the event. Please let us know on how we can improve it to be an even better event! If you can’t wait for your survey invitation, feel free to email us: email@example.com. And… many photos more to come. Thanks again!
Bring your family along to the Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge today. While the paddle races are on, you and your family can join in all activities (from 10am) such as 2 km Double Kayak Fun Runs (bring your own kayak or hire one), live music, seaplane flights, kayak exhibitions, massage, colouring and fishing casting comps, face painting, and much more… Korners Park, Batemans Bay.