Blue Lake Kayak Regattas
Clubs from around NZ come together to the beautiful Blue Lakes in Rotorua to compete in a range of events and age groups. The distances raced are 200m, 500m and 1000m in K1’s, K2’s and K4’s and the age groups range from Tyro’s (intermediate school) to masters.
Refer to CRNZ website for more details on these regatta’s.
Our club encourages all members to come up to these events as they are a lot of fun and it is a fantastic weekend competitions and companionship. The club stays together in accommodation at Lake Rotoiti.
The cost for this weekend is approx. ($15 trailer, $10 BBQ, $50/ $70 entry fee, $10 accommodation) $110 plus your own food.
Blue Lake 1—12/13 October Blue Lake Rotorua
Blue Lake 2—7/8 December Blue Lake Rotorua
NZ Canoe Sprint Championships 14-16 Feb 2014 Rotorua
NZ Marathon Canoe Championships 5/6 April 2014 Karapiro
Rubber Ducky Handicap Series
The ducks will be out again for Wellingtons most popular and exciting kayak racing series. Competitors are put into groups according to your speed/ability which gives all competitors a chance of winning. At no stage are you left out the back in this series — there’s always going to be someone around you, which makes for exciting racing.
The races are generally 5km –6km in distance and consist of a series of laps. If conditions are suitable we will race around to the fountain in Oriental Bay and Back.
The cost is $5 for non members and free for MKRC and Kupe members.
Rubber Ducky Handicap Series October 1st—Dec 10th
(every Tuesday evening Hataitai Beach, Evans Bay at 6:15pm)
The kayak camps provide the ultimate opportunity to develop your kayaking skills and knowledge. Two solid days of kayaking in fun and supportive environment.
The camps are suitable for all abilities with our coaches being spread across all participants. There is also plenty of opportunities for one on one instruction.
One of the highlights of all Mana camps is meal times, great banter and conversations as we cook up a delicious meal.
Camps two and three will be more focused on preparing our athletes for the upcoming national regatta’s. Lots of video work as we hone the skills and combinations of those crews and K1’s.
Camp 1—28/29 September – Forest Lakes, Otaki
Camp 2—1 December – Wellington (Training Camp December Poster)
Camp 3—1/2 February – Wellington