Saturday, December 20, 2014

Latest details 6.30 am Sunday

Looking at Forecast and also live reports from Paekakariki...more NW in the swells than we'd like and an increase in wind in latest forecast.....we will see more on the angles when we pass there at 7.30 am...and make a call on whether to hold from Plimmerton Boating Club or Ngatitoa. Ph Sharlene for updates 027 4581 005

The forecast is Northerly to NNW 25 kmh to 40 kmh.

We will aim to start the event from Garden Road, Raumati....we will be down there from 7.30 am....the event starts at 9 am.

The course will finish by the boat ramp on Ocean Parade, Pukerua Bay a distance of 14 km.

There will be an exit strategy if anyone's feeling off colour they can finish at Paekakariki opposite the Surf Life Saving Club...the distance is 6.5 km.

Both courses you can paddle them around 30 to 50 metres offshore the whole distance if you a straight line the farthest you'll be offshore (14 km course) is 1.5 km......farterest offshore in a straight line.... Raumati to Paekakariki is 300 metres.

All paddlers must paddle within their limits as they would do while they are training...there will be no motorised craft following the paddlers every craft has the ability to self rescue and you'll all be carrying your cellphones to call us if you've exited off the course early or have encountered any problems.

Lock this number into your cellphone now: 0274 581 will need to show us your cellphone in a waterproof case at registration.

If we find that the sea conditions are ratty on the way to the start we may choose to shift the course in some way shape or form.

We have to cover everyone's safety who ever turns up...all we ask is for everyone to be patient and trust our judgement that we are looking after everyone's best interests on the water.

Every paddler must read the event information which is here in the second to last post :

Safety is Paramount.

Call Chester 022 6455 820 or  04 976 1795 if you have any questions or concerns.

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