Registration from 9.30 am
briefing at 10.45 am
Start 11.00 am
This event needs to be run on the very highest of the spring tides.....hence the start time being later than most events we organise.....please note that the event is on SATURDAY.
Previously Organised by Ruahine White Water Club for the past 28 years...this event is now being Organised by *** Welly Paddlers *** and the good news is that we are returning to the original venue in the Foxton Township.
The Event start / finish is at the end of Wharf St - 300 metres from the main street of Foxton....this is behind "Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom" - The Dutch Maori Museum.
We will have 3 x distance options :
12 km (Long course) - head north out the wide section of the loop, turn left once you've reached the Manawatu River, paddle approx 1.25 km then turn anti clock wise (from right to left) around the first island (marked in red) then back to the finish..... the start / finish buoy is marked in yellow.
6 km - short course head south - 2 x laps back up the skinny section of the loop
and back the same way....... the start / finish buoy is yellow.....the turn buoy is marked in red
3 km - short course head south - 1 x lap back up the skinny section of the loop and back the same way......the start / finish buoy is yellow.....the turn buoy is marked in red
The main condition of entry is that you need to LIKE the Welly Paddlers facebook page so that you are engaged in recieving the event news feeds. All paddlers must read all the event info before the event - as this shortens the time the safety briefing takes.
Open to :
all kayaks - all waka ama - all surf skis - adventure racing doubles - prone paddle boards - stand up paddle boards - surf canoes
All paddlers must wear a PFD, all kayaks must use spray skirts, all ocean racing surf skis must wear a leg leash, all waka ama must carry a bailer (unless a sit on top ocean waka)
Late entry fee of an extra $10 per craft after......Thursday August 29 th at 5 pm....late entries will be taken on the day.
Entry Fees :
$60 surf canoes
Under 18 and 65+......50% discount on above fees
There will be 3 x event updates on the Welly Paddlers Facebook page on the Monday Wednesday and then the Friday in the week leading up to the event.....these posts will show weather and water levels and any courses changes
Entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Online payment - Welly Paddlers - Kiwibank 38-9016-0568806-02
Please use your - "Surname" or "Team name".....on the online banking payment "reference box"
*** We recycle ***
If you have an existing "Welly Paddlers" event number on your craft from one of our previous Welly Paddlers events...... please let us know this event number when you enter......some people have a few craft......and each craft has it's own number.
Any inquiries 022 6455 820 Emergency event number on the day is 027 4581 005
Also don't forget to also support the Wairarapa Multisports Clubs - 28 km / 12 km - Ruamahanga River Race the week before on Sunday August 25 http://www.wmsc.org.nz/Kayaking/Ruamahanga-Race