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Rubber Ducky Race 2

October 10, 2013

Raced at Oriental Bay due to weather forecast and the forecast was wrong. Our aim is to hold all races at Greta Point with Oriental Bay is a last resort as we understand getting there is an issue.

That said we still had a good race in the rain and wind. Craig Jones and Tyler Maxwell came through with Glenn Muirhead and the Flannery brothers from the back markers and we recorded Craig with line honours by 1 second. The double of Tom Bowen and Rob caught the handicappers eye and they were clearly line winners whilst Kelsey Moffatt took out the female line honours. See Results tab for race results, to look at previous races hit the + button up top of page.

Rubber Ducky Races

October 1, 2013

Race 1 – Great evening, a little breeze and some waves assisting down the bay. Great paddle Craig Jones just nosing out Tyler Maxwell in the mens single seaters with Annabel Ramsey from Mary McBride showing the winter paddling was worthwhile and the doubles went to Colin and Jerome. A total of 33 boats on the water, a great start to the race season – see you all next week. See Results tab for race results. 

Training Camp September 2013

September 19, 2013

Training Camps are a great way of developing skills and making significant gains in a short period of time.  Our previous camp in May of this year was a great success so we have decided to host another camp on the 28th and 29th of September at Forest Lakes, Otaki.  We would like to invite you to this fantastic opportunity to develop your kayaking skills and knowledge, and have a bit of fun at the same time.

The camp is open to anyone who wants to learn more about kayak technique. All disciplines of the paddle sports will be catered for. e.g. K1′s, TK1′s, multisport, surf ski’s, ocean ski’s, sea kayaks.

The camp will include:

  • technique discussion
  • on water instruction
  • training sessions
  • fun on water activities
  • Canoe Olympics
  • Video analysis
  • team boat instruction
  • handicapped races

If you require a kayak for the weekend just let us know on your registration form as we plan to take all our club gear to the camp.

The camp is fully catered so all you will need is a positive attitude and motivation to want to learn and have a great time.

More details on the programme of events attached here

To register your place please complete the online registration form by clicking Training Camp September Poster

Payment details are as follows and will also be listed in your confirmation once you complete your registration form.

Internet banking:

03 0502 0378388 00, reference of your “name” and code as “SeptCamp”.

Porirua Puffer Duathlon – Sunday 22nd September

September 17, 2013

Hi all

The first of our Kayak Duathlons is on this Sunday, 22nd September.  This type of racing is heaps of fun and we have a great course lined up for this weekend.

Race Details:

  • Entry Fee = $5.00 (click here to complete entry form)
  • Race briefing – 8.30am
  • Race start – 9am


  • Open men and woman
  • Junior U18 & U16 & U14
  • K4’s available for juniors – so make a team up and take on the seniors.

The Course

Kayak – Distance approx. 6km

Starting at Te Pene Ave, kaykers will paddle North past the club rooms, past the end of the boat sheds and head north to the turn around at the tire (before entering the channel) before heading back south to the kayak to run transition at the club rooms.

To level the playing field somewhat, Juniors will start at the jetty by the club rooms and go directly up to the tyre and back (effectively Juniors will have a small head start over the open paddlers)

Run – Distance approx. 8km

After a speedy transition runners  will follow the track around the Whiteria Park – running up and over the hill towards the golf club (there will be markings here) and then down to the carpark on the north coast. From here its a right turn around the shoreline (the water will be on your left hand side as you run south) back to the clubrooms for a well earned drink.

There will also be a shortened run course option which turns at the little inlet before the poles and turn 180deg to right and run back down the shoreline to clubrooms (approx. 2km distance run).

Kayak and Run Course Map

Porirua Puffer Course

Full Run Course Map

Porirua Puffer - Full Run Course

Entry Form

Complete your online entry form by clicking here:

Please note that entry fee of $5.00 is payable by internet banking.  Bank Account Details are provided at the end of the online entry form.

We look forward to seeing you on the start line!


Upcoming Events

September 8, 2013

Hi all


Its time to get going on the water… Checkout the events calendar attached. It is in a booklet form so if you print it off in duplex form you will have handy booklet to refer to.
All events are also listed in our “Upcoming Events” page


Download booklet here Events – August 2013




10km CRNZ Series – Race 5 Hosted By MKRC

July 28, 2013

CRNZ is running a nationwide 10km series and Mana is hosting race 5 on Sunday 4th of August.

Date of Event 4th August
Time of Event 8am registration open, 9am   races commence
Venue Mana Kayak Racing Club
Race Format 9am – Tyros

9.10am – U14 & U16 Men   and Women, K1 & K2

9.15am – U18, Open and   Masters Women, K1 & K2

9.20am – U18, Open and   Masters Men, K1 & K2

Proposed course format Tyros = 2 x 1km lap

U14 & U16 Men & Women   = 6 x 1km lap

U18, Open and Masters, Men   and Women = 5 x 2km lap

Categories / Races Include kayaks, surf skis and   multisport

Tyros = 2 km

U14 & U16 Women K1  =  6km

  U14 & U16 Women K2  =  6km
U14 & U16 Men K1 =  6km
U14 & U16 Men K2 =  6km
U18 & Open Women K1  = 10km
U18 & Open Women K2 =   10km
U18 & Open Men K1  = 10km
U18 & Open Men  K2 = 10km
Masters (35+) Women K1 = 10km
Masters (35+) Women K2 = 10km
Masters (35+) Men K1 = 10km
Masters (35+) Men K2 = 10km
Entry fees – $20.00


Registrations can be completed online at CRNZ site ( and there will also be the ability to register on the day.


This is a great chance to see where your paddling is at from your winter training, or to just get out and have a bit of fun racing with others.

Important Notice For All Mana Paddlers

May 21, 2013

During daylight hours:

  • Mana Kayak Racing Club strongly encourages and recommends the wearing of life jackets for all paddlers regardless of age, paddling and swimming ability.


During hours of darkness:

  • Mana Kayak Racing Club advise that it is compulsory for any paddler leaving the clubrooms when dark, or expecting to return to the club in the dark, to be wearing a life jacket and to have a white light facing forward of the paddler, and a red light facing to the rear of the paddler.