The name of this event pays tribute to a long running Hawkes Bay Multisport event in the 80's & 90's called "The 3 Rivers" Organised by Janet and Bill Turvey.
This event is part of the Canoe Racing New Zealand 10 km / 5km / 2.5km "Kayak Krazy Winter Series" and also one of 4 events of the Welly Paddlers "Cold Kiwi Series"
The aim of the event was to primarily see that Hawkes Bay has an event in the "2019 Kayak Krazy Series" and that it will continue to thrive well into in the future.
For the Welly Paddlers Team of Sharlene Winiata and Chester Burt it is a return to Hawkes Bay where we lived from 1991 through to 2000. We would also like to see that this event equally engages all the paddle sports in Hawkes Bay which includes K1, waka ama, surf life saving, multisport, ocean racing surf skis & sea kayaks.
short course - click on any image to enlarge
2.5 km (1 lap) short course - under 14's
5 km (2 lap) short course - under 16 - under 18 - novices
12 km long course Seniors - anyone not wanting to do this course, can choose the 5 km short course
Two crucial pieces of information :
1. Event detail here : https://www.facebook.com/events/403651980399191/
2. All paddlers please LIKE the "Welly Paddlers" Facebook page to engage in the pre event news feeds of weather, course changes and updates. If the weather is inclement or the Ngaruroro River is severly flooded we may need to move the event into the Pandora Pond and Estuary areas in Napier......we will post 3 event updates on the Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday prior to the event.
Please be aware that there will not be a knock up cuppa and food post event......however the paddlers will be in the mix for some great spot prizes and cash which will all come from the event entry fees. We will be heading to one of the cafe's in Clive to have a snack and catch up after the event, so all welcome to join in.
Our aim is to post the results on our Face book page within 1 hour of the event and also include a series of 12 quick photos....which will be added to the same evening of the Event.
This event is one of 30 Events that we Organise for the Paddle community. We hold an event every month and also Organise a weekly Paddle Series in Porirua.
Our two key Events are "The Motorway Classic" (Wellington -March 23, 2020) & "The Foxton Loop Race" (Foxton - August 31, 2019)
View the Event Calendar on the left hand side of this page for more.
We look forward to seeing you all at Clive
regards Sharlene & Chester