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News & Updates
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.
Good morning paddlers, the first ever Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge is ON!! The weather will be perfect and if you haven’t checked in yet (registrations are closed now), please do so asap this morning from 8am! Our team is ready for you to pick up your race numbers and race information!
Bring your family along, while you race they can enjoy all activities (from 10am) such as 2 km double kayak fun runs, live music, seaplane flights, kayak exhibitions, massage, colouring and fishing casting comps, face painting, and much more… Korners Park, Batemans Bay. #BBPC2017 #batemansbaypaddlechallenge #races #paddle
All paddlers READY TO GO! www.batemansbaypaddlechallenge.com.au
Tomorrow = Saturday 6 May = Race Day with amazing weather and a superb Clyde River paddle course. Don’t forget to join us tonight for check-in and bonfire night.With any last minute enquiries just messenger us via Facebook page. For urgent issues contact David Seymour on 0448 266 425.
Good luck, enjoy and…go for it, paddlers!
All Batemans Bay locals are invited to come and join us in the activities tomorrow (Friday) night in Korners Park (North side of the bridge), to start off the first ever Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge! From 5-9 we will create a cosy atmosphere with live music, bonfire at the beach, fire pits, marshmallow toasting, fire twirlers and food & coffee… so bring the family for a great night out.
This is an alcohol free family friendly event.
On Saturday 6 May it will be sunny and 23 degrees so come along for all activities or enter the Family Double Kayak Fun Run (2 km) from 12.00pm! Click here for more info (entering on the day is possible!)
Saturday from 10.00am – 2.30pm is going to be a sea of colour and activity!
- Main Paddle Races start from 10.30am – Presentation around 2.15-2.30pm
- Our fun double kayak paddles (2km) start from 12.00 and will be run in waves over a few hours. Bring you own kayak or hire one on site.
- Kids activities, face painting, colouring competitions and fishing casting competitions
- Live music
- Disko as MC
- 2EC broadcasting between 10am-12pm
- Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board hire
- Seaplane flights
- Food & Coffee
- Massage tent
- Kayak supplier display
- Lucky Boat Number draw at the end of the day with prizes to the value of around $4000 to be won.
- and much more….
Please be aware that it is mandatory that all participants in the Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge wear an approved PFD (life jacket) whilst participating within the races. Failure to wear a PFD whilst participating in an event will result in disqualification and will void individual insurance cover. It is advisable that all participants should provide their own PFD, however some limited numbers of PFD’s will be available for hire at the event registration marquee. Those paddling a SUP can choose not to wear a life jacket provided that you are attached to the board with an approved tether rope. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org! Info: www.batemansbaypaddlechallenge.com.au
Always wanted to see what the Clyde River looks like from above? Come and watch South Coast Seaplanes go from the waters edge and take your own scenic flight up the river! Watch the competition unfold from the air and take in the unspoilt Clyde River and oysters farms.
South Coast Seaplanes will fly in around 9.30am and will land on water. The seaplane will be available for flights till 1.30pm. In the afternoon you will see the seaplane flying over with a camera filming the event from the sky! www.batemansbaypaddlechallenge.com.au
Live music, food & drink vans, kids activities onshore and… a 2km fun paddle run for families. All this and much more this Saturday 6 May at the Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge on the NSW South Coast!
2EC East Coast radio station with host Kimmi will be broadcasting live from Korners park from 10am-12pm. So all join us to cheer on the races and ENJOY! www.batemansbaypaddlechallenge.com.au