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Kayak Krazy Mana 10km Event Information – Sunday 26th June

June 3, 2016

Date: Sunday 26th June 2016

Venue:  Porirua Harbour, Onepoto Rowing Club/Mana Kayak Racing Clubrooms

Entry Info:      Enter Online at by clicking here, or on the day (please bring the entry form from the website) see below.


Race Categories

This 10km race will be split into 3 races (2 for younger paddlers) with points for each race of the series. The person with the most points will in the series. There will be 10mins between the last paddler finishing and the start of the following race.


Race No Age group Boat type Distances
Race #1 Race #2 Race #3
1 (9am) Tyro – Men & Women (Primary and Intermediate age paddlers) Any boat except K1 2km 1km
1 (9am) Novice – Beginner paddlers of any age, generally have not raced before Any Boat 2km 1km
1 (9am) 14 & Under Men & Women K1 & TK1 3km 2km
2 (10am) 16 & Under Men & Women K1 5km 2km
2 (10am) 18 & Under Men & Women K1 5km 3km 2km
2 (10am) Open Men & Women K1 5km 3km 2km
2 (10am) Recreational Men & Women Open to all boats including surf ski and waka 5km 3km 2km

Ages are as 26th June 2016



Race 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th+ rest
#1 20 18 16 14 13 10 9 8 7
#2 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6
#3 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3



Race programme

8.00am           Registration opens

8.45am            Race briefing

9.00am            Tyros & Novice & U14 paddlers (2km)

10.00am          U16, U18, Open, Masters, Recreational boats (10km)


Entry Process

Entry fees must be paid before starting the race, the fees are as set below:

Open and Masters (over 18)              $20

Under 18 years                                   $10


Enter online via the Canoe Racing NZ website.

Entries will be taken on the day at registration, please complete and bring along the entry form that can be found on the CRNZ website. All entries will close at 9am.


Course Information

10km Race Course_June 2016

Red – 2km Course – 2 laps

Green – 3km Course – 2 laps

Blue – 5km Course – 2 laps


Rules and Race information

There will be a race briefing at 8.45am and additionally just prior to each race. All paddlers must follow the instructions contained in the briefing.


Paddlers must complete the course as per the course set in the race brief.

All paddlers 14 and under must wear a PDF. The event manager reserves the right to make all paddlers wear PDF’s if the conditions require. Please bring these to the event.

In the event of a capsize the paddler should put their hand up for assistance from the safety boat. The paddler may re-enter their boat and complete the race without penalty as long as there is no advantage gained.

All paddlers must have a number displayed on the front left of their boat, stickers will be supplied.

All paddlers must follow the instructions of the event manager or safety boat staff.

Boat will be checked for safety before the start of the race.

Mana Kayak Racing Working Bee

June 17, 2015

Mana Kayak Club Working Bee

21 June 2015 (yes this Sunday)

10am to 12pm
(but parents are welcome to start earlier while kids are training)

Good Evening Everyone,

Just a reminder that this coming Sunday (21 June) is our working bee day.
The club building is a great resource, without which we would be running our training ops off the car park. So now is the time to look after it, and make sure it serves us well into the future.
If anyone is unavailable, please let Joern know (check your emails for contact details)



Who organises materials (assumption is that relevant expenses will be reimbursed by the club, see Greg or Kim):


  • Boat polish
  • Fresh patches for toilets
  • Rubbish bags
  • Swim noodles or padding (for padding on racks)
  • broomstick (for additional paddle holder)


  • Paint new rack (to avoid rust build up)
  • Building material for fixing walls in toilets and the main hall (where the break in was)
  • Building tools, plasterboard, spare wood, crews, etc


  • Trailer for taking rubbish away (will leave on site on Sunday)


  • Lawn mower
  • Line trimmer
  • Relevant gardening tools (rakes, shovels, etc)

Other volunteer

  • BBQ meat and rolls

Task forces

  1. Coordinator and task allocation: Joern (will bring a whip 😉


  1. Toilets, showers and change rooms (cleaning)
Task leader Greg


NOTE: going forward we will have cleaners, but its included in here to do a DEEP CLEAN, top to bottomPeople required3 for women, 3 for menResourcesCleaning gear, disinfectant, etcTasks-          Sweep & mop the floor

–          Empty rubbish bin(s)

–          Wash out rubbish bin and put in new liner

–          Clean vanity area

–          Wipe all surfaces

–          Remove mould from walls with bleach or vinegar

–          Check all lights are working

–          Toilet

o    Scrub bowl

o    wipe down all toilet surfaces with disinfectant, including water reservoir

o    put in Duck ‘freshpatch’ into toilet bowl

o    stock up toilet paper

–          Urinal

o    Scrub walls and floor close to urinal (remove mouldy spots)

o    Scrub urinal

o    wipe down all urinal surfaces with disinfectant, including water reservoir

o    put some Duck urinal balls / patches into urinal

–          Shower

o    scrub walls

o    remove sand & rubbish from shower floor

o    scrub floor

o    clear out drain


  1. Outside building and foreshore
Task leader Glenn
People required 6
Resources Lawn mower, line trimmer, bins for collecting rubbish washed up on foreshore, gardening tools to clear up  the area around the side of the building; trailer to get rubbish to tip
Tasks –          collect all material washed up (including all washed up wood) on foreshore between jetty and Titahi Bay Road

–          mow / line trim / clear the side of the building of all weeds and overgrown grass

–          clear any rubbish and leftover materials accumulating between building and waka ama racks and around the side of the building

–          clear the street gutter around the entrance area (remove weeds)

–          clean the light in the entrance area



  1. Cleaning/polishing of boats, storage of boats
Task leader Matt Warren
People required 6
Resources GRUNT Klenashine oxidiser, lots of old rags
Tasks –          clean and polish club boats (especially singles)

–          identify any repairs (make notes on a list)

–          remove any redundant stickers

–          replace all broken soft material / cushioning on all racks


  1. Building maintenance and repairs
Task leader Brian
People required 4
Resources Building tools, plasterboard, spare wood, broomstick, high ladder
Tasks –          Fix broken walls in women and men’s toilets

–          Install third rack line on eastern wall

–          Fix all wooden foldable cradles

–          Install an additional two racks to hold paddles in the left storage room

–          Install some shelving in the storage room that can hold kayak seats (needs to be able to drain) – currently they are stacked but they tend to fall over

–          Fix hole in wall in main hall (where the break in was)



  1. General cleaning and sorting out
Task leader Joern
People required 5
Resources Broom, cleaning gear
Tasks –          Storage rooms

o    Clear out storage rooms and sweep floor

o    Right unit to hold wet gear (life jackets, sprayskirts, spare kayak seats)

–          Kitchen

o    Go through all cupboards and shelves, remove any rubbish / items no longer required or organise

o    Clean fridge

o    Clear out rubbish

o    Wash rubbish bin, and put in new liner

–          Main hall

o    Sweep floor

o    Wash down the entrance door to kayak rooms

o    Sort out tool box / organise any items lying around

o    Tidy up notice board

–          Entrance to building

o    Sweep floor

o    Clear out any rubbish

o    Clean window and entrance door

–          Upstairs storage

o    Stack boat bags tidily

o    General tidy up


  1. BBQ: Parents to run a BBQ

Mana Kayak Racing AGM 2015

April 17, 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Mana Kayak Racing Club that will be held on Wednesday 6th May 2015. The AGM will be held at Greg Adlam’s home at 400a State Highway 58, Paremata. Details are attached below.

At the AGM the committee will present the financial report and we will hold elections for the 2015-16 committee. If there are any remits or discussion for the meeting please forward these to Matt Warren at by Tuesday 28th April.

We will also have a brief planning session for the upcoming season. Planning information is included in the AGM notice pack.

Everyone is welcome, RSVP is appreciated.

Notice of 2015 MKRC Annual General Meeting

Strategic Plan 2012 – 2016

The Committee

Blue Lake 1 – 18-19 October Rotorua

September 18, 2014

Blue Lake 1 Sprint Regatta

The first Blue Lake event will be held in October and the club will be travelling to compete at this event. This will be the first opportunity of the year for racing and seeing how your training has been going over the winter months.

The club will stay at together at a house just out of Rotorua and we will need some parents to help with travel.

The cost will be around $140 per person and will include entry fee, accommodation, dinner and contribution to getting the gear to Rotorua.

The regattas start early on Saturday morning and will finish on Sunday afternoon. You will need to travel to Rotorua on Friday afternoon/evening.

Please put your name on the sheet at the club or email the club if you are interested in going along. Entries are due in just over two weeks so we need you to let us know if you are coming along.

Please see Mark, Greg or Brian if you have any questions.

2014-15 Events

August 18, 2014

Check out the list of 2014-15 has been posted in the Upcoming Events page. Put these in your dairy and get up to speed for the 2014-15 season.

Mana Madness 10km Race – Sunday 27th July

July 20, 2014

The Mana 10km race is happening this Sunday. It is part of the Get ready for a fantastic day of racing on a challenging but fun course. The 2km loops with a couple of extra turns will give the opportunity to make a break from the pack. There will be food and prizes available after the race and ribbons for the place getters. Contact Matt for more details

Mana Madness 10km Event Information

Entry information can be found on the CRNZ website. Kayak Krazy 10km Series

Tuesday races on again

January 16, 2014

The Kupe/Mana kayak race series has kicked off again after the Christmas break. Come along on Tuesday evenings for some competitive racing. Start times are on a handicap basis with slower paddlers getting away first, and you’re grouped with others of a similar standard, so there’s always someone nearby. Races are usually 5-7 km and the first group off the start line departs an 6:30pm. The venue is normally Hataitai beach but in a strong southerly we occasionally change to Oriental Bay. The Kupe (and Mana) Facebook page confirms the venue on the day. Results are posted in the same place on race night.

The course is chosen to suit conditions and may be laps of the bay or a trip round the Carter Fountain in Oriental Bay, generally staying fairly close to shore. PFDs are required by all entrants. Racing is open to kayaks, surf & ocean skis and waka amas, single and double. Stand up paddle boards are welcome but the course is the same.

Entry is free to members of the Kupe and Mana kayak clubs and $5 per boat to non-members.

Report to race officials by 6:15 pm on race night.

Sandy Winterton
President, Kupe Canoe Club

Crane time trials

January 5, 2014

To enable paddlers and coaches to assess improvement over time we have devised the “Crane time trial”. The familiar rusty crane on one of the boatsheds east of the clubrooms is the starting point with the finish at the jetty, distance is 190 meters. We will do this regularly and if you are on the water on that day then results will be posted and comparisons can be made. We will try and do this regularly but there will be variables such as high / low tide some /no wind etc. See results on Results tab

Latest Newsletter and December Training Camp

November 22, 2013

There has been a lot going on at MKRC of late, and there is a lot coming up!

  • Blue Lake 2
  •  Wellington Secondary Schools Awards
  •  Training camp
  •   Rubber Ducky Series

Check out the latest newsletter here (BL2 Newsletter) and information on the upcoming training camp on 30 Nov and 1 Dec  (Training Camp December Poster)

Please register your place at the upcoming training camp here.

See you on the water!

Paddles up


Rubber Ducky 7

November 12, 2013

A fairly decent Wellington zephyr for paddlers last evening. The Cobham Drive / Marina course was great for the downwind legs of the four lap course and a bit hairy getting from Greta Point and back for some paddlers.

Real improvement across the paddlers now noticeable in these Tuesday night races, both in time to paddle and technique –  great to see. This week Glenn Muirhead in K1 moved through the field off back mark and took out line honours with James Flannery on ski only a minute behind, which is a great paddle. Really interesting race amongst the three women paddlers with it being close between Annabel Ramsay, Dianne Morgan and Kim Daubney for the first two laps and the Annabel was able to shake Dianne on the fourth and last to take line honours. Other good paddles from Ian Gillies, second across line on ski and Andrew Bluck in his swallow powering home. For full results of this race and all races to date see results tab ….