The return of the… Welly Paddlers Winter Series 2013
Do you paddle a surfski, outrigger, canoe or SUP? Then this event is for you. It’s primarily about participation and catching up with your paddling mates but those looking for some competition will find what they are looking for.
Paddle K1 or TK1? Then the races held in Onepoto and at Ngati Toa could be suitable to accommodate these craft, although it will depend on the conditions and whether you are confident for the conditions as there will be no support boats and you must be able to self-rescue if needed.
If you are interested in racing in K1 or TK1 then the best way forward would be to get in touch with whoever organises each event, and talk to them a few days before to see what the forecast is and what course options are available. Race Organisers and phone numbers are below and in the attached flier.
To download the official event flier click here Welly-Paddlers-Winter-Series-2013
Race dates and venues:
- Sunday, 26 May; at Shelly Bay or Haitaitai; organised by Chester, 022-645 58 20
- Sunday, 16 June; at Ngati Toa Domain; organised by Jörn, 021-125 09 97
- Sunday, 7 July; at Petone or Wellington; organised by Chester, 022-645 58 20
- Sunday, 28 July; at Onepoto; organised by Turi, 021-685 625
- Sunday, 18 August; at Hikoikoi / Petone; organised by Chris, 027-651 53 79
- Sunday, 15 September; at Ngati Toa Domain; organised by Jörn, 021-125 09 97
Time: meet at 9.15am, race start at 10am (to allow those travelling from as far away as Wairarapa and Palmerston North)
Distance: about 10km for surfskis and outriggers, up to 5km for SUP and juniors
Safety: Paddlers must carry all necessary safety gear such as life jackets, appropriate for each craft, and must be confident in self-rescue techniques! There will not be any support boats. Keep an eye on www.metservice.co.nz to get an indication of the conditions you may encounter, but the course will be set to ensure suitable conditions.
Cost: $5 per paddler ($5 for a single, $10 for a double, $30 for a W6), or $2 per junior-paddler (up to J19). All money goes toward spot prizes, and Fergs Kayaks will multiply the retail value of the spot prizes.
Prizes: There will be loads of cool spot prizes; in the 2012 series we had prizes worth more than $2,300! All you need to do is participate. The more often you race, the higher the chance of winning a prize. Prizes are handed out at the final event. Don’t miss out!
Notices, photos and results: announced at www.hoetonga.co.nz and www.wellypaddlers.blogspot.co.nz. The race venue will be confirmed 24 hours before the event on those sites. Results and photos are posted within three days of the event.
Beavertown Badboy 2013
The Beavertown Badboy is back to sap your strength and get rid of the mid winter blues.
When? Saturday 20th July 2013 – 12:00pm Registration, 1pm start
Beavertown Badboy Shield for fastest time.
Prize giving - Following last competitor finishing to be held at The Cornerstone.
All competitors are eligible for Spot Prizes (Must be at prize giving to collect)
This year there will be a two person team event: leg 1 21km, leg 2 11km. The changeover is at the first portage at the Blenheim Rowing Club.
For full race details and entry form, click here Beavertown Badboy 2013 Entry